Submitted by BIoodmask 1838d ago | review

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 - (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, PS3, Xbox 360) 8/10

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showtimefolks  +   1838d 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 FairyTail  +   1838d ago
worst comment i've seen in weeks.
YellowLightofDeath  +   1838d 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.
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ryuzu  +   1838d ago
Don't you read your own comments then?

Game-ur  +   1838d 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.
Socrates  +   1838d 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.
ABizzel1  +   1838d 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.
morganfell  +   1838d ago
Cue Tameem Antoniades complaints about everyone on the planet.
hennessey86  +   1838d ago
i enjoyed the ps3 demo so ill be picking this up
FACTUAL evidence  +   1838d ago
Guess this game might be an hour longer than Heavenly Swprd.
n4gno  +   1838d 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)
showtimefolks  +   1838d ago
demo for enslaved
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
showtimefolks  +   1838d ago
october is a huge month
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
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Lucreto  +   1838d 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.
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Naughty Dog  +   1838d ago
lol, 7.0 for Gameplay,
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.
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slave2Dcontroller  +   1838d ago
I'm with u
Except I think Heavenly Sword was sweet but enslave is GARBAGE.
THE MAX SPEED 21  +   1838d ago
8 is a pretty good score and I think you should play the full game before calling it Garbage already.
Jdoki  +   1838d ago
Looking forward to this. After playing the demo and watching a couple of vids it kinda reminded me of Jak & Daxter mixed with Beyond Good and Evil. Not saying it's as good as either of those masterpieces but it should make it a fun game.
ReservoirDog316  +   1838d ago
Sorry, accidentally disagreed.

Well, wish I could buy this day 1. If only it came out a week later then I could afford it and MoH.
Jdoki  +   1838d ago
Same here.

I'm trying to stick to a strict policy of buying a game and completing it before I buy another.

And yet somehow I still have Dead Rising 2, Dead Space and I have a feeling Castlevania and Rock Band 3 may end up emptying my wallet! :)
slave2Dcontroller  +   1838d ago
So wait
Castlevania :LOS gets a 7.5 for being like GOW3, SOTC, Uncharted n so on. But this piece of shit Uncharted wanna-be Enslave ip gets an 8 but the game play is a 7! Only thing the Enslave demo did for me was remindhow much Uncharted rocked n how hard they failed at trying to mimic it & fuck IGN. They have went from decent to a total joke! I feel sorry for people who look to their reviews to help decide rather or not to buy a game. They couldve given Castlevania a1.1 and I'd still buy it day 1 over this Un-Uncharted garbage that NT pulled out their asses.

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cayal  +   1838d ago
How is Enslaved at all like Uncharted?
THE MAX SPEED 21  +   1838d ago
except for the graphical aspect of the game , I dont understand why you think Enslaved is a Uncharted wannabe. they play nothing alike and story wise they are Two Widely different things.
slave2Dcontroller  +   1838d ago
Tell me ur kidding me. Tell me that retarded looking protagonist climbing up the ship isnt the opening scene from Uncharted2. the scenery outside wants look Unchartedish. I guess the chic is supposed to be the Elena. But who would want to run around with an asshole with red lipstick smeared across his nose n eyes. LMFAO This guy should go down as 1 of the worse lead characters ever. Hope this helps . Looking at it now, Ninja Theory hasnt an original bone in their company. Heavenly Sword is their spin on GOW. Enslave is their spin on Uncharted. I guess Capcom saw this cut n paste trend and said here, copy DMC but save urself the trouble of finding a new name for it. LMFAO
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orange-skittle  +   1838d ago
How is Enslaved like Uncharted? There's nothing comparable between them. Fallout 3 is just like Bioshock. See how stupid that sounds
slave2Dcontroller  +   1838d ago
yeah i do
but thats what happens when u use a stupid ass comparison fucktard. Bioshock didnt try to be Fallout and was CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED for its uniqueness. Fallout same thing. . Your not going to sit here and tell me that the ship falling apart and monkey dude or whatever the his name is climbing his way back up isnt a blatant rip of the opening train scene from uncharted2! Orange Skittles are the wackest flavor in the bag. Your problem is you have terrible taste in games and skittles son.Feel free to respond, I'm done talkin about this wack ass game. l'd rather be discussing better games like Castlevania or Vanquish. Or Uncharted2.
Jdoki  +   1838d ago
Wow, so much venom Slave!

I take it you don't like the game then?! Not sure you were quite clear enough.

While I can see how the Uncharted 2 tutorial inspired the start of this game, they play very differently. And just because both use colourful graphics doesn't mean anything.

And big deal even if they are similar games. Uncharted was great, Enslaved looks like fun.

If you only play the pinnacle of a genre then you are missing out on a lot of fun games.
Esena  +   1838d ago
If you played the demo and play uncharted and you DON'T think they are similar... Well then, you're not stupid, but you are close :)

The climbing sequences are pretty much exactly the same from Uncharted...
jneul  +   1838d ago
haha that is what you get for saying uncharted 2 was "overdone", obviously NT have not worked hard enough over this game and it fall's short of being a masterpiece
SexyPrawns  +   1838d ago
You didn't read what they actually said, did you?


This game probably is a masterpiece. Heavenly Sword got the same ratings.
Kain81  +   1838d ago
Sorry but HS got biased reviews, it was aimed as a launch title for the PS3. (Biased, Double moraled Jouranlist are the key words here)
And in my Opinion HS was/is Superior to Enslaved in every aspect.
The only negative point was, that it was short.

If NT has not abondoned Sony/HS, i think they could have done a pretty good job with the support from sony, like Noughty Dog and Sucker Punch.

But in my opinion NT is only intressted in sales, not the game itself.
Look how they bash HS, cause it has sold ONLY 1,5 mio units...i know every dev looks at sales, but ND or Sucker Punch or Insomniac they listen to their fans too (FAN service), it not only money/Sales.

But NT are arrogant, dont listen to the fans, look at DMC EmoDante fiasco, as an example.

I think NT has lost me as a respectful fan
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JohnSimpleTon  +   1838d ago
I need only say this, when have you played Enslaved to formulate such a strong opinion? sounds like someone is talking out of something other then their mouth.
SexyPrawns  +   1838d ago
I'm sorry, but movies don't get a "lasting appeal" rating. Why should video games?
Games4M - Rob  +   1838d ago
Maybe because games cost four times more than movies?
SexyPrawns  +   1838d ago
Video games are four times longer than movies.

EcliPS3  +   1838d ago
Heavenly Sword was a great game, took a bit to get used to the camera, but great nonetheless. Im expecting this to also be fantastic.
slave2Dcontroller  +   1838d ago
Heavenly Sword
is great. I'm sitting this 1 out though. I'm not trying to piss people off here I'm just pissed and brain boggled by IGN scoring this game higher than Castlevania. Its insane!
Socrates  +   1838d ago
I also don't understand how Enslaved could score higher than Castlevania, at least based off the demos. But at the same time I don't understand your utter hate for Enslaved. It looks like a damn good game.
albel_nox  +   1838d ago
An opinion can not be wrong. Maybe they rated Enslaved higher than Castlevania because they thought it deserved a higher rating. I think the new Castlevania looks lame but I'm not gonna whine and complain every time someone gives it a higher score than games I like better.
crematory  +   1838d ago
lamest combat i have ever seen with generic and too easy gameplay

save your money
xg-ei8ht  +   1838d ago
I Wouldn't call Heavenly sword a masterpiece.

Was a good game, with some excellent parts and some okish parts.

Screentearing was poor, and framerate should have been better.

Acting was good.

I'd expect enslaved is similar.

And they still haven't got a grip on PS3.

low fps at points.

Not the same engine as HS, but still the same problems.

Which means the devs are to blame for it.

Sorry it's just a fact.
Gamer_89  +   1838d ago
It deserve a 7
The demo was bad screen tearing all over the place, combat was weak acting was f**** up.
R_aVe_N  +   1838d ago
Don't get me wrong the game looks really good graphic wise, but gameplay is where it is at. This game is seriously lacking that. Graphics and story do not make up for crappy controls. The demo work horrible and showed how lame the gameplay was.
BabyTownFrolics  +   1838d ago
why are people
hating on this game? I thought the demo was fun. The platforming on the ship while the ship crashed into a post apocalyptic nyc looked really cool.


also the combat reminded me of beyond good and evil, so that was cool as well

i am going to gamefly this, cant wait to play it.
Jdoki  +   1838d ago

Looks like fun. Maybe only a rental, but fun none-the-less.
lochdoun  +   1838d ago
Looks like the PS3 can't handle this game.
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stonecold3  +   1838d ago
and yeah
360 cant handle heavy rain its the truth goes with uncharted 2 also
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Djinn  +   1838d ago
You guys can bash the game all you want. I am getting it. Everyone bashed Heavenly Sword and the game was great.
zenghangyu9   1838d ago | Spam
albel_nox  +   1838d ago
Enslaved is great. Ninja Theory may be the everyone's current developer to hate but a good game is a good game no matter who the developer is.
chasegarcia  +   1838d ago
This seems like a fair score. The demo was a 7-8/10 to me.
commander  +   1838d ago
Next to Vanquish this will be the most disappointing game of the year. Funny how XBOX fans are the only one hyping it because they think its going to be as good as Heavenly Sword.

Leave it to the xbox fans to hype multiplats and Dashboard updates
BabyTownFrolics  +   1838d ago
what about
folks like me who own and game on both the ps3 and 360 and dont get our jollies by being dicks, does the fact that we enjoyed the demo and are looking forward to playing the game mean anything to you or you just here spread your shittiness.
xza   1838d ago | Spam
saimcheeda  +   1838d ago
I expect
overall percentage to be between 77-84!
turgore  +   1837d ago
Gameplay 7 ...lol.

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