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Submitted by Theyellowflash30 1263d ago | opinion piece

3 Reasons you should play Enslaved

Back in 2010 Ninja Theory released a gripping action adventure game called Enslaved Odyssey to the West. Based off the same novel the famous Dragon Ball Z is from the game stars a muscle clad brute named Monkey and a tech savvy lady named Tripp. The game received mixed reviews but seriously even 2 years later YOU NEED TO PLAY the game! Why, you say? Well I’ll give you 3 reasons why you should. (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West — Pigsy's Perfect 10, Industry, Ninja Theory, PS3, Xbox 360)

Romudeth  +   1263d ago
This was a very cool game. People should give it a chance.
CommonSense  +   1263d ago
I agree, i haven't beat it yet cuz i've had too many other games to play and not much free time, but i enjoyed the few hours i spent with it.
camel_toad  +   1263d ago
Uh oh here come the hardcore Devil May Cry fans...
Kran  +   1263d ago
prototypeknuckles  +   1263d ago
Played it and didnt like it, kind of felt like a watered down pop08
Amazingmrbrock  +   1263d ago
I agree, I only really played the demo but the whole of that felt un challenging. Combat, climbing, puzzles. It was all so easy AI didn't feel engaged.

Maybe I'll pick it up cheap sometime.
VsAssassin  +   1263d ago
The premise of a post-apocalyptic world ruled by nature was a hook for me; however, I couldn't keep myself from coparing Enslaved to Heavenly Sword. HS simply was a magnificent title with its production values and endearing story. I can't say the same for Enslaved. Though Trip's angle showed promise, I only felt quite annoyed by her at the onset.

The puzzles and vertical traversals, ala Uncharted, also didn't really give room for error. This wasn't helped by being only able to jump when near edges. The framerate drops also killed it for me. This made the battle a bit of a chore.

I kinda felt the PoP (2008) vibe while playing it, but that Prince game was easy on the eyes. Enslaved, although sported vibrant color pallete, made me squint my eyes with those jaggies.

Off topic: Now this topic makes me want a Heavenly Sword 2. Sony make it happen!!!
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NYC_Gamer  +   1263d ago
I couldn't even enjoy the demo it bored me
PureSophistry  +   1263d ago
Pick this up- it's cheap, fun and visually unique
j-blaze  +   1263d ago
oh god not this again!
i swear i was fooled by these articles, the story wasn't good as they say, the game is clunky and suffers many technical issues....and after the horrible ending you won't go back to replay it ever again...the only good thing about this game was the colorful environment

if you want games you probably didn't play that are much much better than this game then try these:
Shadows of the Damned
Resonance of Fate
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LightofDarkness  +   1263d ago
^^^ This guy gets it. If you want a great story, quirky gameplay and a frankly stunning soundtrack, get Nier. Truly, an overlooked gem, even if the graphics are some of the worst this generation.
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1263d ago
Lol, "overlooked gem".. It was overlooked because it's nothing but a collection of free online games stolen from mini-clip and zelda re-skinned and stitched together where the main attack of all enemies is to spit slow moving BUBBLES.

It's as if they started with a good idea for a character but then didn't have the right game to stick him in, so they quickly cobbled together a load of nonsense..

The soundtrack is alright, but very repetitive.

Then again, fighting the 'JRPG THIS GAME IS AWESOME LOL' bias is always a difficult one... So this is likely to be disagreed in to the ground.

I've yet to hear anyone state what makes it a "hidden gem" other than "no one bought it, that means it's cool".

Folklore however, is an awesome game.
Calm Down Sunshine  +   1261d ago
Disagrees but no reasons why... Point proven..?
TheMasterShake  +   1263d ago
exactly what the hell i've been saying. kuddos for you, and props for shadows of the damned. that game is criminally overlooked and by far way better than this enslaved garbage.
TheMasterShake  +   1263d ago
No nobody wants to play this crappy ass game. there is a reason why it didn't sell. It Sucked. repetitive gameplay, the story was very cliche, the ending was god awful, the textures were horrible, graphics were sub par, barely any enemy types which made the game very boring, controls were clunky, etc. need i say more. screw this game.
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TheDivine  +   1263d ago
I loved it. The world was beautiful, platforming was fun and epic, it had variety in the gameplay, i liked the mystery of it and how the story unfolds, but the best part is the characters. They were amazing and had a great dynamic going. It also helped that the voice actors were some of the best ever. Most people ive seen who disliked it thought the combat wasnt deep enough. Thing is its not DMC, it served its purpose but its an adventure. Its like Uncharted, the story and adventure are the main event, the shootings not why you play it. If you want a good tps play gears, if you want adventure play Uncharted. You want good action play GOW, you want a unique adventure with great visuals and fun platforming play THIS.

I personally couldnt put it down. It was something different in a sea of wrpgs and shooters.
nik666uk  +   1263d ago
I'd get it but I've stopped rewarding developers who can't be bothered porting their games to PS3 properly, especially seeing as they made Heavenly Sword!!!
Axecution  +   1263d ago
*Reads comments*

man people really hate Ninja Theory eh? lmao whatever, i've never played a bad Ninja Theory game. Out of ALL TWO of them, not one has been short of amazing.

I must have beaten Heavenly Sword at least 7 times by now, just for fun. >.> "TWING TWANG!?" xD ....ahhh, i have to play that again. It's like the length of two movies lmao but it's so fun.

Enslaved was good too. Not even close to the quality of Heavenly Sword but still really good. I think it just felt too "watered down Uncharted". Obviously it cant compare to Uncharted, so trying to [clearly] copy Naughty Dog was a bad idea on Ninja Theory's part. Either way though it had a great story, voice acting, graphics, etc. None of which were as good as Heavenly Sword but whatever lol
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nik666uk  +   1263d ago
A lot of people just don't like the game, hate's got nothing to do with it!
modesign  +   1263d ago
ill give you 1 reason to not play enslaved, Unreal Engine.
Deadpool616  +   1263d ago
Being a fan of Sun Wukong, I thought the story was a fun new twist to the mythology. As far as the gameplay goes, the demo I played wasn't very challenging. If they're going to showcase a demo they should give us a taste of the best aspects of the game. They shouldn't spoil everything, but they should display why I should spend $60 dollars for this game. I'm not saying the game was bad, but the downfall of the game may have been that demo. After I played it, I didn't think much of going back and playing it again.

The best examples of great demos are "God of War" and "Shadow of the Colossus". I remember playing those demos and my jaw dropped.
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wanieldiik  +   1263d ago
I really enjoyed the story and that female character (can't remeber her name) was a really good character imo.

But it did have some mediocre gameplay, performance issues and the ending wasn't good at all. But despite all that I really enjoyed the game mostly because of the story, writing and voice acting.
NeoTribe  +   1263d ago
There's so many reasons to skip this pile of trash. Enslaved has the weakest and most basic attack gameplay u can find. Story is boring and predictable. Game consist of going into one area, fighting some robots with a gay wooden staff, then go to next area and do the same thing. Rinse wash, repeat till games over. The hover board that u only use like twice in the whole game is as stupid and uninspired as it gets. His gay ass facial expression and yell he does after every robot kill is damnright annoying. He looks like a fucking monkey with a belt hanging off his ass to represent a tail, and guess wut..... his name is monkey! Isn't that clever? It steals moments from uncharted in an attemp to get some fame but fall flat on its face. I'm very pleased to know that this game bombed and put those fools out of buisness so ill never have to see another boogie board ridin monkey fucker.
Knushwood Butt  +   1263d ago
wishingW3L  +   1263d ago
only 3 reasons and all of them weak. =/
Knushwood Butt  +   1263d ago
Because Ninja Theory said it's great?
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1263d ago
I've been debating on what to get. Nier or Enslaved. They both look like games with good stories and good gameplay.
FinaLXiii  +   1263d ago
This should be on PS Plus i just wanna play the game once.
Moby-Royale  +   1263d ago
I purchased the game for twelve dollars. I enjoyed it.

It being cheap went a long way for me.

Hell fallout 3 and Enslaved are very cheap. If you haven't played them give it a shot.

It's certainly less of a gamble when you aren't throwing down sixty+ dollars for a game.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1263d ago
I liked the game art style and characters honestly even though they didn't have the weird hook that Heavnly Sword's cast has ( I still haven't seen a replacement for General Fox.)

If I had to point out flaws I would say that the hand holding gameplay. The platforming could have been way more exciting if it allowed players to jump where they wanted. Instead Monkey is programmed for a set path where if I want to explore or see a path a little shorter than the one ahead, my avatar answers with a shake of the head.

Also the combat way too easy so I had to shot it up to the hardest difficulty just to have a challenge.

Its' a solid C+/B- in my opinion because I love the premise introduced and the game has some good set pieces but the gameplay felt like it was hampered almost intentionally to give no real sense of achievement to veteran gamers.
urwifeminder  +   1263d ago
It was ok i got to a part that had i tricky jump tried 3 times traded it lol no tollerance for frustration anymore.

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