"Heavenly Sword" is one of the more intriguing titles in the PlayStation 3 arsenal. As the game's fall release nears, Sony is finally pulling back the curtain on this stylish adventure, and Sun Herald has seen the gorgeous action lying in wait.
The game was initially perceived as another title in the vein of "God of War," but after playing through the second of "Heavenly Sword's" six chapters, it's clear that the heroine Nariko is carving out her own corner in the action game arena. Wielding a cursed sword with the ability to act as several kinds of weapons, Nariko has three distinct fighting stances: ranged, speed and power. These positions do more than affect how cool you look as you defeat hordes of bad guys; "Heavenly Sword" is far from a simple button-masher, and juggling these styles is at the core of its calculated combat.