IGN UK somehow gives Heavenly Sword a 7/10. Is this IGN's next God Hand disaster?
"So, all that in mind, is Heavenly Sword a bad game? No, it's not – although it certainly seems that someone, somewhere, forgot to ensure they were piling those glorious peripheral trimmings on a game worthy of all that Sony gold. Combat is undoubtedly the title's strength and offers some immensely satisfying thrills when you actually get your hands on your sword. Projectile combat, too, is entertaining in its own right – although nowhere near enough to carry such lengthy sequences as is demanded here. What you're paying for then with Heavenly Sword is the grandiose spectacle, the overblown production values and the chance to show just what your PS3's capable of when given the chance. It's a benchmark in presentation for console gaming and the lavishness of the show might well be enough for you to overcome the game's significant failings. There's definitely some kind of fun to be had here – albeit of the one-engaged brain cell variety – but make no mistake: Heavenly Sword takes the age-old mantra of style over substance and drags it kicking and screaming into the next generation."