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Submitted by RIPSKATEDESTROY 1958d ago | opinion piece

Enslaved will be the best game of 2010

TGP writes: ''It’s not often you play a game the first time and throughout the gameplay you got that feeling that you hope this game never ends. You hope that you will keep playing this game for the rest of your life. Even though you know that it will come to an end eventually, you at least hope that the ending will leave you with a sense of closure. But it rarely does, this however came to us in our latest sneak preview, and the game? The game was Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.'' (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Xbox 360)

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Sukebe_Gamer  +   1958d ago
Good luck cause it's gonna need it. Alot of good games this year and to say it will be the best game of 2010 is a bold statement.
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1958d ago
im standing by it too 120%
8-bit  +   1958d ago
rezzah  +   1958d ago
i doubt BS2 will be part of it. If most consider the first better then BS2 has less of a chance of being GOTY. I agree with the rest of your list though.
gaffyh  +   1958d ago
Lol, this website really wants a review copy. Enslaved will be good, but I would discount any of the games that 8-bit mentioned.
Perjoss  +   1958d ago
GT5 as game of the year is unlikely, just think about that for a second, its a driving game. Heavy Rain was a good game but game of the year is also unlikely. God of War 3, Mass Effect 2 or Red Dead are good candidates.
SilentNegotiator  +   1958d ago
Typical "flashing ledges" platforming, typical combat, bad audio, average graphics.....GOTY? No.
SillySundae  +   1958d ago
Not sure about that ....
Aside from the PS3 exclusives, there is HALO Reach.
... and also Kinectimals
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NinjaAssassin  +   1958d ago
I love how people who haven't even played it (aside from the short demo) are telling a guy that has played it what to think about it. If he thinks it will be his GOTY who are you to disagree?

I, for one, am really looking forward to Enslaved. I don't know if it will be my favorite game of the year, but I am almost certain that I will really enjoy it. And you never know, it might be my GOTY too.

Edit @ below:
No, there isn't anything in the demo that makes me say that. I really enjoyed the demo, but it's what I have seen elsewhere that makes me excited for the game. In all likelihood it probably won't be my GOTY, but I am just saying that it seems like a fresh title and I don't think it is so far fetched to think that it will be some people's GOTY.

BTW, the 360 version has no screen tearing.
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nycredude  +   1958d ago

So you haven't played the demo. There is enough in the demo to surmise that it won't be goty. Graphics are just ok, very colorful. Screen tearing, mindless one button platforming with no punishment, fighting system even less deeper than Heavenly Sword, great art design and refreshing story does not equal goty. With Mass Effect 2, GOW 3, Halo Reach, GT5, Heavy Rain all out and Castlevania coming soon, there is no way in hell it is getting GOTY. I think it will be good game though.
Myze  +   1958d ago
I know a lot of people seem to want to conveniently forget about Super Mario Galaxy 2, but judging the tone of most of the reviews (not to mention it IS a great game), it has the best chance of getting the most GotY awards, especially now that LBP2 was pushed back to 2011.

GoW3, ME2, RDR, GT5, Halo: Reach, Starcraft 2 and SMG2 are the top GotY candidates.
sikbeta  +   1958d ago
Oh God! starting the Multiplat-hyping machine already?
mrcash  +   1958d ago
cyberwaffles  +   1958d ago
@ 8-Bit
i would put singularity over bioshock 2 to be honest. i find singularity to be one of the better FPSs this year, offering an awesome campaign and stellar gameplay. hell, i even heard the multiplayer is fun and unique.
bviperz  +   1958d ago
You know this article is based off his experience with the 360 demo right?
paintsville  +   1958d ago
Well I don't know about GOTY but I just preordered mine for 360. The demo was great and I was immediately hooked with the great graphics, smooth framerate, and the story seemed very intriguing.
movements  +   1958d ago
I'm sorry, but I disagree. There's no way. Not above, ME2, Not above Heavy Rain, not above God of War III, not above Alan Wake, and surely not above GT5.
AKissFromDaddy  +   1958d ago
I believe...
You choose not to believe that it may be better than those games.
RIPSKATEDESTROY  +   1958d ago
no need to be sorry about that thats your opinion and you are entitle to it. i feel this demo gave me something i havent gotten in awhile so i stand by my statement
NewsForMe  +   1958d ago
I played the demo. I always finish a demo, but not this time. Holding the thumbstick towards shiny objects and never being hit once by the enemies is boring.
x5exotic  +   1958d ago
it will surely be above HR
Active Reload  +   1958d ago
Good for you RIPSKATEDESTROY! But obviously not everyone is going to agree with you, and you know this. My reason for not agreeing with you is because, chances are highly likely that I won't be able to play all the games this year. So I'm really not at liberty to say if it will or won't.
joydestroy  +   1958d ago
not above Castlevania, not above RDR, not above Halo Reach. heck, i'd even bet that Splinter Cell Conviction is a better game.

now that i'm looking at all the good games this year that i have...PS3 exclusives (that i liked) are lacking =/
sad panda
ryuzu  +   1958d ago
On the basis of that demo, this isn't even better than Alan Wake.... I think you're being rather optimistic.

Still if platforming with no jump timing, stories with weak plots, 1 dimensional characters and graphics that are limited to primary coloring makes you GOTY, then I guess you must be continually impressed with every game release.

darren_poolies  +   1958d ago
@ ryuzu

How the heck do you know that the story has a weak plot and the characters are one dimensional judging from a 15 minute demo?? :S Go and read the book or actually play the entire game, then you can comment on the 'weak plot' and 'one dimentional characters'.

More on point, I really enjoyed the demo but I can't see it beating ME2 or RDR personally.
SirRunic  +   1958d ago
Lol, Alan Wake? One of the most overrated games that I've played/beat. Won't take much to top that game.
cyberwaffles  +   1958d ago
technically AKissfromDaddy is right. who knows, this might be the most mindblowing game since...well, now that i think about it, GOW3, heavy rain, and ME2 were just that.

hard to tell really. really bold statement nonetheless.
Christopher  +   1958d ago
I believe the scores are speaking well enough for the game. Its current competition is Castlevania and it is falling below that game, let alone some masterpieces that have already come out earlier this year as well as some forthcoming games that are likely to be of similar quality to said masterpieces.
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gta2800  +   1958d ago
Judging by the demo....uh no.
RonRico  +   1958d ago
Controles based off the Demo
While responsive, there is nothing to them. You can hammer the jump button and the guy automatically make every jump. That sort of thing makes a game lame.
joydestroy  +   1958d ago
no way. that demo was crap lol
Gothdom  +   1958d ago
I wouldn't go as far as saying it's total crap, as some animations are well done, but the story is insultingly generic and the gameplay is just standard... well, the fighting is incredibly sub-standard. Nothing worth 60$ IMO.

That's my impressions based off the demo.
TVippy  +   1958d ago
It's not even a legit site... "The fastest growing.." yeah, right.
ABizzel1  +   1958d ago
This game is not winning any GOTY awards except from small sites who want to be different.

The only nominees it'll have are Best Action/Adventure and it's going to lose to God of War 3, and if not that Castlevania.

Enslaved is a poor man's Uncharted with hack and slash gameplay, a good game for 360 gamers, but for people who actually played Uncharted 2 Enslaved is a 2nd hand attempt at creating Uncharted Drake's fortune.
Silentmerc3nary  +   1958d ago
Enslaved doesn't have guns. Enslaved doesn't have underground caves (That we know of). Uncharted isn't in the future. Uncharted doesn't have giant robots.

They both have platforming Elements. That's it.

Let's stop comparing it to Uncharted.
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SpaceSquirrel  +   1958d ago
I don't know about Game of the Year but Enslaved does look like a great game
avengers1978  +   1958d ago
Bold statement, the game is going to be fun. I played the demo and can honestly say I will be getting this game, but probably not day one. Best game of 2010 has to beat Reach, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, Alan Wake, Mass Effect 2, and a slew of games yet to be released... Oh and Red Dead.
Knushwood Butt  +   1958d ago
SMG2 is a lazy re-hash of the first game. Easy milking for Nintendo.
ChineseDemocracy  +   1958d ago
I don't know dudes...

The demo offered sub-par platforming, with VERY familiar visuals (see Heavenly Sword), a decent battle system, and a generic "badass" male protagonist.
JohnnyMann420  +   1958d ago
Yeah... I am thinking Red Dead Redemption will take this title, in my opinion.
princejb134  +   1958d ago
i bet either halo reach or god of war 3 wins goty
i played the enslaved demo and got very bored before i finished it
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MrMccormo  +   1958d ago
After playing the demo and seeing the shortfalls of the game, I completely completely disagree.

God of War 3, Halo Reach, Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake, GT5, Super mario Galaxy 2, Dragon Warrior 9, MGS: Peace Walker, Heavy Rain, and plenty of other '10 titles are better than Enslaved.
Hellsvacancy  +   1958d ago
Fallout New Vegas and Assassins Creed BrotherHood is all i want this year (and GT5 of course)

Didnt like the Enslaved demo much, it was "ok" nothin great though, i liked it more than i did Castlevania

Fallout will b the best game of 2010 imo
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JohnnyMann420  +   1958d ago
Red Dead definitely has a bigger chance then this game as GOTY. So many people like myself have put as many hours as we did fallout and that is crazy for a non-rpg game.
MorganX  +   1958d ago
I'm not terribly impressed with the list of games you mentioned, it's all personal preference in a general sense, I do agree about Enslaved. The demo was quite underwhelming, especially on PS3 (thanks to the Unreal Engine).

I want to like it. There were no performance issues on Xbox and it looks good enough. But, there's one thing that prevents me from getting immersed and I don't know if the story explains it.

I can buy 160lb. to 175lb., metrosexual Nathan Drake performing physics defying leaps. It is a video game after all, but they rode the edge of too incredible. Enslaved crosses it. Monkey is a 250+ pound beast on steroids making even greater "leaps" across great chasms than dude raider Drake.

The story is that it is futuristic which explains the technology, but I have seen nothing that says Monkey was genetically enhanced. He's just a guy from the future, juiced up on steroids. Even in a video game, the jumps and leaps he was making, frequently, too frequently for my tastes, are just too unbelievalbe without some in-game explanation. If it hasn't already been written, it's too late to come after the fact and say, oh, he was genetically altered.

I haven't really seen the story, so maybe they do explain it, but if they don't, it's too fantastic for me to get immersed in it. It ruins the ability to escape into the gameworld for me until that is explained.
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niceguywii60  +   1958d ago
I don't doubt that it will be up there at least. This game seems like a masterpiece and has me more pumped than Castlevania.
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NinjaAssassin  +   1958d ago
Enslaved does look awesome. Personally I am more excited for Castlevania, but that's where individual taste comes into play. I am really looking forward to Enslaved as well.
Neckbear  +   1958d ago
I disagree with this.
Played the Demo. Hated it.
NewsForMe  +   1958d ago
Too many great titles this year to be true.
x5exotic  +   1958d ago
its hard with gow3,me2,RDR existing....but its sure gonna be awesome...its like an improved version of UC2's environment....with an actual story and fun gameplay
Blaster_Master  +   1958d ago
hahahahahahaha! OMG they cant be serious are they?!
tiamat5  +   1958d ago
Yeah i agree. Demo felt completely off. even walking felt wrong. Nice try and i liked how you tried to mix up the gameplay but best game of 2010 is a little to far to shoot for.
Fishy Fingers  +   1958d ago
Based on the demo, I doubt that very much, for me at least. My personal game of the year will probably be Mass Effect 2, GT5 or Black Ops. Bring on the COD hate :)
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1958d ago
I love Call of Duty.

I love REAL Call of Duty.

You know...the games Infinity Ward makes?
Fishy Fingers  +   1958d ago
I always prefered IW, but W@W was good and I think the jump from MW2 to Black Ops looks far better than MW to MW2.
slutface  +   1958d ago
judging by the demo....u need jesus to back u up with that claim
Rrobba  +   1958d ago
It might be good, but it won't be the best of the year. The best will be one of the following:

Gran Turismo 5
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Red Dead Redemption
Fallout: New Vegas
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
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Areeb11  +   1958d ago
hey where's gow3
Vegeta9000  +   1958d ago
This article makes no sense
Enslaved can't be Gran Turismo 5.
Pedobear Rocks  +   1958d ago
Based this on a demo?
STFU seriously.
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Tron_Rocks  +   1958d ago
Bold Statement
I loved the DEMO! It was awesome but it was only the demo. I enjoyed it more so then uncharted but to say it is the best game of 2010 is premature and shows a lack of professionalism. I still think Halo Reach wins overall but I will definitely be buying this game.

GT5, MEH... too little for too long of a wait NOT GOTY. Maybe #1 for the longest PS3 game in development ;)
saint_seya  +   1958d ago
wow dont be so defensive.. are u affraid of gt5 alredy? ;)
BeaArthur  +   1958d ago
Won't even be game of the month.
saint_seya  +   1958d ago
maybe game of the day? :P
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1958d ago
best of 2010? no

one of the best of 2010? maybe
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1958d ago
It's completely possible.

It has to go a LONG way to beat Heavy Rain, God of War III, Metro 2033, Red Dead Redemption, and Mod Nation Racers for me. :)
Roozium  +   1958d ago
Halo Reach for me.
etownone  +   1958d ago
Awesome game ..... I'll be replaying the campaign and multiplayer for years. But sadly, not 2010 GOTY.

I've always seen that go to the highest rated games of the year and there are a handful of games rated higher.
I think Mass Effect 2 will take it ..... IMO
etownone  +   1958d ago
Is this a joke?
Are people actually responding to this idiot that guarantees this will be the best game of 2010 because he payed the DEMO three times????

I liked the demo too .... but this kid needs to get off his high horse. His word and guarantee mean nada! Play the FULL game then make an informed call, that is of course if you already played other GOTY condenders, Mass Effect 2, Super Mario Galexy, and Red Dead Redemption. And the full game, not the demo
R_aVe_N  +   1958d ago
Yeah, I believe that as much as I believe Quantum Theory will win GOTY. This game will not compare to anything else that would in that area. The title is not even worth the effort to click it.
LeonSKennedy4Life  +   1958d ago
I hated the demo.

I've never been a fan of good voice acting, well-written dialogue, or gorgeous set pieces...
Active Reload  +   1958d ago
You so sarcy, ha! =P
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SQWERCH  +   1958d ago
Was terrible and so is the game, fighting robots with a staff, lol. I played the game for 2 minutes quit and deleted it from my harddrive, GOTY ya.
Vortex3D  +   1958d ago
Always amuses me that some gamers read the game marketing hype calls it the best game of the year before the actual game is out.

Is this how some gamers try to make themselves believe a game will the best for the year by believing the hype?

It's good that the marketing hypes work so well for many gamers.

I like Heavenly Sword but until I have played the entire Enslaved for myself, I don't believe any marketing hype. I have played the demo but it doesn't show much of a gameplay.
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Ares84PS3  +   1958d ago
It's April first already???
I mean, yeah the demo was enjoyable but the best game of 2010??? That is really far fetched.
Silly gameAr  +   1958d ago
I've got a really good feeling about Enslaved. Definitely think it's going to be a stand out title for 2010.

Best game? Not sure. There's a looot of competition. Castlevania anyone?
clearelite  +   1958d ago
oh whoops
I saw the title and thought this was a HHG Show article. My mistake, carry on!
xg-ei8ht  +   1958d ago
Demo was ok. but come on GOTY?
NYC_Gamer  +   1958d ago
its not even close...
BillOreilly  +   1958d ago
it looks like one of my personal goty's but mass effect 2 is best hands down. Alan wake is damn good too. The story is so good stephen king couldve wrote it. But with reach, fable 3, smg2, metroid the other m, and god of war 3 its a great year for everyone. I really love the feel of enslaved though.
albel_nox  +   1958d ago
Enslaved does have potential to be my favorite game this year but an article proclaiming it game of the year a week before release is a bit too much.
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