IGN: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

As a trip through an interesting, beautiful world covering ground that hasn’t been effectively tread in games, with a strong narrative and engaging, believable characters, it provides something unique this Fall. If you can look past its flaws, Enslaved might surprise you as much as it did IGN.

Presentation - 9.0
Graphics - 8.5
Sound - 9.0
Gameplay - 7.0
Lasting Appeal - 6.5
Overall -

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showtimefolks2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

so LOS is getting around 7.5-8
now this should be around 8 as well

vanquish got 93 as its first review i expect that to get between 8.5-9

fallout new vegas will be the one i buy in these days value for money needs to be there for every thing else there is gamefly

also medal of honor should get some good reviews i want to play the SP since ps3 will have 2 SP i might buy that too
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capcom your reboot for DMC will be about 7.5 if NT has anything to say about it

and everyone who disagrees just waite and see NT can not i repeat can not make a great game they will tell a great story sometimes but not a overall great games
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There are problems though. There are some bizarre graphical glitches and hiccups throughout the game. Occasionally cutscenes will break, leading to characters' voices acting without their bodies and other bizarre moments. There's also some major framerate issues throughout the game, particularly on the PS3. These range from distracting to debilitating from a gameplay perspective, but luckily, they're uncommon

so even though NT had past experience with ps3 we get this well my money can be spend on other games when will these devs understand that 40million user base is large enough to give equal ports

Less avoidable are controls that feel overly loose for an action game. Monkey takes much longer to respond to input from the controller than he should. We're talking visually noticeable delays in response for most actions. Heavenly Sword had a similar problem, and there's a learning curve as you grow to compensate for it.

Lasting Appeal

While Enslaved is a good 10-12 hours long, once it's finished, it's finished, save for some minor collectable cleanup and whatever trophies or achievements you see fit to work toward.
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Natsu X FairyTail2211d ago

worst comment i've seen in weeks.

YellowLightofDeath2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

"There's also some major framerate issues throughout the game, particularly on the PS3. These range from distracting to debilitating from a gameplay perspective"

If this statement were reversed, oh boy, there would be some sweet fanboy love in here.

ryuzu2211d ago

Don't you read your own comments then?


Game-ur2211d ago

C: LOS is getting 9 and 9.5 scores from most reviewers, IGN and GS scores are whack, you can tell when Edge gives the game a higher score than them.

I just played the CLOS demo and it confirms the great reviews, even by story alone it's great, it will probably be the best story in a hack and slash game. And the gameplay is RICH. This game exceeded my expectations by miles.

Socrates2211d ago


I agree with you. After playing the CLoS demo and watching all the gameplay videos I am certain that CLoS deserves a much higher score than those ignorant reviewers gave it.

Anyway, I am also looking forward to Enslaved. Not quite as much as Castlevania, but I definitely want it.

ABizzel12211d ago

This is one of the worst reviews I've ever seen.

Gameplay and Lasting Appeal 7.0, and 6.5

Those are 2 of the most important things a game needs to be successful, and yet this managed to score an 8/10 with those low scores.

Their review basically sums Enslaved up as an average game, with good graphics, voice work, music, and story.

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morganfell2211d ago

Cue Tameem Antoniades complaints about everyone on the planet.

hennessey862211d ago

i enjoyed the ps3 demo so ill be picking this up

FACTUAL evidence2211d ago

Guess this game might be an hour longer than Heavenly Swprd.

n4gno2211d ago

"when will these devs understand that 40million user base is large enough to give equal ports "

..even better port, with better hardware (but time, money, i know...).

by the way, the "framerate issue" is approximatly the same on each console, and don't really ruin the game ("on rail" is more a problem for me)

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showtimefolks2211d ago

was aight its like this game is made for casuals no thinking for gamers if you want to jump jump on the shining pipes etc,,,,

story will be good just like it was in HS one thing NT knows and that is story

needs to save some money for sly collection/gt5 in november day one buy for both

off topic

kojima please make MGS1-3 in hd
RS you all need to make gta 3-vc and sa in HD
capcom lol dmc 1-3
and last sony jak series in HD

who is with me good night lol

showtimefolks2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

for gaming in general almost every kind of gaming is coming.

shooters,rpg,hack and slash etc,,,,

after the slow summer i am happy to finally play some good games

Lucreto2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Day one for me.

I like the fact it is according to IGN to have a great story that is a huge plus. The soundtrack as well will be good.

Now my only choice is to get it in HMV or GAME both have good preorder bonus.

Naughty Dog2211d ago (Edited 2211d ago )

Enslaved falls apart a bit in the play department, with loose controls and platforming that can occasionally lean toward autopilot.

If the gameplay sucks in Enslaved, I wonder how they are gonna fuk up DMC.

Pass. I have no confidence in NT and Hevenly Sword wasn't even that great imo.

slave2Dcontroller2211d ago

Except I think Heavenly Sword was sweet but enslave is GARBAGE.

THE MAX SPEED 212211d ago

8 is a pretty good score and I think you should play the full game before calling it Garbage already.

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