Heavenly Sword is a beautiful game, but the hand drawn game art is even more impressive.
Check out these amazing drawings of King Bohan and Nariko.
the artwork by far superseded the game and was my wallpapers months before the game was released.
I just wished they were horizontal so I can use them as a wallpaper for a widescreen.
ruibing, if you chose one picture and tell me your screen size, I can turn it into a wallpaper, because the original files are really huge.
Yo mom's old.
I was about to start playing through the game again this weekend. This has just set the mood for me, so thanks for posting! Bubbles.
I bought the game day one, and played it til the last day. For whatever reason I put it down, and only decided to beat the game yesterday. Does anyone besides me think that a more adult, little less crazy, Kai is going to wield the sword next?
would u marry me nariko?
Nariko is hot stuff, man. Can't wait for the sequel. She better be in it!
D X, I guess u need the vaseline also.
Microsoft wasn't joking, the fact that GTA4's exclusive levels are the size equivalent of entire games is a stealth kill. Its so amazing that its almost as if the PS3 version doesn't exist at all. Lost Odyssey is one of the best games out. But now it has become immediately clear to me, that the PS3 will not have the best lineup. Just as always, it was saving its surprises for later. And at GDC it was revealed that this year, 360 will be getting a lineup that basically obliterates the paltry PS3 lineup in comparison. Splinter Cell 5: Conviction with a new combat system for E3 All Points Bulletin Game of the Show An MMO that makes "Agency" look like a petting zoo Ninja Gaiden 2 Save film features included Champions Online An RPG that rivals World of Warcraft Star Wars: Wrath Unleashed exclusive for 2008 Too Human Goldeneye 007 / "Bean Project" A remake of the smash hit GOLDENEYE Supreme Commander http://xboxevolved.e-mpire.... Fable 2 full co-op enabled Halo Wars full system link enabled Gears of War 2 in November full system link Frontlines: Fuel to War Banjo Kazooie 3 dated for Christmas Grand Theft Auto 4 with two extra packs, expansion packs the same size as a retail game confirmed Shane Kim wasn't joking when he said the lineup was stacked. This lineup alone murders the PS3 lineup of Metal Gear Solid 4, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance 2, Tekken 6, Killzone 2, "The Agency" and the likes of LA Noire and White Knight Story. Plus FF13 isn't coming for a whole other year, it may barely release in Japan this year. So what was the clear answer again? Gee I guess I'm grateful PS3 picked it up a bit and gave some real competition, otherwise I wouldn't be getting all these incredible games this year. But as for 2008, that ship has sailed. I always knew this year secretly belonged to Xbox360, all one had to do was wait and I was right. Throw in the bombshells at E3 including a possible first look at Rare's new game, the "KILLER INSTINCT" and that's all she wrote. No ifs about it. Xbox360 is going to mutilate the PS3 in Europe with the lineup it has, All Points Bulletin and Grand Theft Auto 4 ALONE are capable of doing that!!!!! Throw in Too Human and the launch of Gears of War 2 in full HD plus Goldeneye, and ITS OVER. I hope they don't wake up with their heads scratching at 360's remarkable results this year in Europe boys, when Microsoft basically kicks Sony's ass. Funny how in this article ANOTHER surprise is also confirmed, MS has cut a deal with Sony for new movies and they both signed a joint venture. Guess they're just in it for business after all and are laughing about this.
Lost Odyssey sucks Fable 2 full co-op enabled sucks Frontlines: Fuel to War sucks what line up you talking about
Hey Sony bots, this is where I stopped reading!! "Fable 2 sucks" That shows what you know about games!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Might have to do with facts like all PS3 has this year is MGS4, LittleBigPlanet vs this huge lineup!! Oh and here's a little education!!! Too Human and All Points Bulletin are 360 exclusive!! They are both RPG's voted game of the show!! http://xbox360.ign.com 360 was just getting warmed up because great things happen to those who wait!! Watching this year alone, its going to be like the PS3 lineup never happened once APB/Gears 2 drop!!!!!
I know this is "open" zone, but couldn't you at least stay on topic.
Well here goes.
I know I'll get ton's of disagrees but what the heck.
Splinter Cell 5: Conviction with a new combat system for E3 - BAH, this is supposed to knock off MGS4? Good luck. The MGS series is an IP that's been popular around the world for the last decade. Sam Fisher can't hold Snake's jock strap.
All Points Bulletin Game of the Show An MMO that makes "Agency" look like a petting zoo - Looks like it could be good, but don't get your hopes up too high. New developer, new IP. I wouldn't bank on their first game to be AAA. Not saying it can't happen though.
Ninja Gaiden 2 Save film features included - Great IP. Probably a great game. But the "lead/head" developer (Tomonobu Itagaki) looks like a creepy pedo. All his games are soooo vulgar it's not even funny. I like t&a/blood/violence in games, but what he does is just tasteless (dead or alive).
Champions Online An RPG that rivals World of Warcraft - That's a pretty big claim there for any MMORPG, to rival WoW. Again I say good luck with that! This is more like City of Heroes wich at best is mediocre compared to WoW. I hope MSFT doesn't make you pay a monthly subscription fee ON TOP of your Live fee. WoW killer? I think not.
Star Wars: Wrath Unleashed exclusive for 2008 - what do we know about this game other than it's "Exclusive". It could be crap, but we'll wait and see.
Too Human - Don't know much about this game, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.....I won't say nothing about it. It's a new IP, don't claim it's the Goty for 2008 if it's new. Chances are, it won't be.
Goldeneye 007 / "Bean Project" A remake of the smash hit GOLDENEYE - Goldeney, a great game FOR ITS TIME....but it's time has long since passed. Everyone will be busy playing CoD4 or whatever shooters are out there when it's realased.
Supreme Commander - No thank you, I'll play the pc version, where I can play with a keyboard and mouse, the way RTS games are SUPPOSED to be played.
http://xboxevolved.e-mpire.... - Huh? So you get your news from a Pro X-box site. yes, definately un-biased.
Fable 2 full co-op enabled - I actually enjoyed the first game, I look forward to this one. This game should be great.
Halo Wars full system link enabled - Won't comment on this one till I know more about it, but it looks like a RTS game in the Halo universe.
Gears of War 2 in November full system link - Looks like Gears 1 with improved graphics. How much of an improvement remains to be seen. Any new modes/features?
Frontlines: Fuel to War - Another game that I will refrain from commenting on until it's out and proven to be a good game. Until then, it's "greatness" is pure speculation. even if it were great, the pc version will always be better. You don't have to pay to play online. controls with mouse and keyboard.
Banjo Kazooie 3 dated for Christmas - Ratchet and Clank, already out and looks/plays amazing.
Grand Theft Auto 4 with two extra packs, expansion packs the same size as a retail game confirmed - You got us there. Nothing beats extra DLC for the game.
That's a "great" lineup eh? A MGS rip-off / wannabe, a number of new untested IPs, a couple of PC Ports, a remake of an old game, with 3 sequels to tried and tested IPs/games. The 3 sequels should be great, but you've gone and speculated that all the games you listed are going to be great, like they were established franchises already. that the weak point in your "claim". A lot of speculation to the greatness of your 360 exclusives. If you consider that great, then you're in a world of hurt when the PS3 dominates the 360 this year. It's already started.
Let me run it down for you
MGS4/MGS4 online - Splinter cell has been, and will always bee a MGS wannabe. A tried and tested IP and great game is going to deliver millions of ps3s into homes around the world. Thats why rumors/rants from 360 fanboys to bring it to their consoles still come up every second week.
LBP - User created content is ALWAYS popular. One example; (may be off topic) youtube. Point is, give the consumer the ability to create their own content, keep them hooked.
Resistance 2 - the first one came out of no-where and proved to be a great game. The second one promises to be even better. With a development studio like Insomniac, I wouldn't be surprised if that game came out and held it's own against Gears of War 2.
Killzone 2 - Great looking game. Don't know about gameplay yet, but we know for sure, it sure does look good.
Tekken - another tried and tested IP. One of the all time great fighting games EVER. This game will be MORE than enough to compete with the RUMORED killer instinct 3.
Home - Socializing game/app - not really my thing, but we all know that people like to socialize. Just look at the popularity of Facebook/myspace/friendster etc. If sony can pull this off right, they might draw in lots of new gamers with this social networking game.
FFXIII - Yet another tried and tested IP with droves of fans around the world. What does the 360 have to compete with this upon release? JRPs are popular in Japan (where the 360 is on life support) and around the world. This franchise IS the definition of what a JRP should be. While lost odyssey may be good/great, it is no Final Fantasy game. The name "Final Fantasy" is enough to make people in japan want to go out and buy a ps3. 360 lost again in Japan.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue/Gran Turismo 5 - makes Forza/PGR look like cruisin USA on the N64. don't even try to justify/argue for forza/pgr being superior. yet ANOTHER veteren IP set to release this year will set the bar for what racing games should be.
Socom - Another IP that has sold millions for Sony. You can bet your left nut this game will be kick ass.
Wipeout HD - This game is so fast and intense, it'll make your eyes bleed. Might not be your cup of tea though since it's got great graphics and it's fast, somehting I don't think i've seen on the 360.
The agency - a spy/espionage MMORPG. I'll take spies and espionage over a city of hereos clone. Running around shooting people is always cooler than running around being a do-gooder in tigh spandex imo.
Haze - Another FPS shooter, should be interesting, but I don't know if it can live up to it's hype.
I would also like to list a couple of games that you didn't mention in your post. I won't comment on them cuz I need to see more info on them before passing judgement.
Infamous, LA Noire, Afrika, Heavy Rain, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, echochrome, and God of War 3.
Anyone want to add to this list?
Both consoles have a great lineup. To say that the 360 lineup obliterates the ps3 lineup is just plain stupid.
Have fun being an xbox360 fanboy and playing those games on your RRoD machine.
Still one of the most beautiful games around with facial animation that cant be touched, not even by Uncharted and that quite a complement. Man, no one ever mentions, its really funny in places too, and it can just be the look on Bohans face that sells the joke. Its hard for most games to reach that level of subtlety. PS Arrow Headshot. BEST, SOUND EFFECT, EVER...
I think uncharted facial animation is alot better.
did someone hear a fart!!
...that made me buy a ps3 but unfortunatly didnt live up to my expectations
Heavenly Sword lived up to my expectations. The frame rate could have been higher, but still, one of the best produced games and best characters and acting ever. It set the standard for the genre in my opinion. Uncharted's audito/visuals are overrated IMO, this game is not.
One complaint was it was too short, I didn't think so. Maybe for hardcore gamers that sit down with a game for hours/days on end till they finish it, but those types of gamers can't appreciate the overall quality of the sound, characters, animation, story, emotion anyway.
HS is the only game I own for PS3 and I'm now waiting on Wipeout HD.
This game deserves a sequel, especially now that developers are learning to get more frames out of the Cell architecture.
I still need to play this game though...
wow that's your comeback, you're f!cking pathetic. And what's even more pathetic is 6 of you [email protected]
Wait, there is going to be a sequel? well i don't have a ps3 so i'll worry about it later.
Nice pics but so old
i hope the sequel will be announce this coming E3 2008, cross fingers!!
The artist who created those artworks is a genius. Thanks for sharing!
I bought this game last week ,,and it is brilliant,,sure it has some minor issues like the game's length but overall the game is well done
edit, add the rumored Unchared 2, heavenly sword 2, and Warhawk DLC to that list as well.
i could make a 1000 rumours to put on that list but i wont. thats stupid. you have got to put confirmed games down on a list. nice try though. allthough i think the dlc for warhawk is a might.
Warhawk DLC is very possible. Scratch the other two, even though there were talks of uncharted 2.
I finished it a long time ago, but I'll replay it for sure!
Wtf?.... stay on topic.
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