Here is a very informative video review of Heavenly Sword from Zapak.tv
They are funny to listen to, but at least they know te game more than a lot of "credible" sites. Yes I'm talking about you Gametrailers that called him king "Botan" These guys make some comparisons to some unlikely but acceptable games which shows that they are actual gamers.
Listen again - because i can't understand what you american's say half the time.
After you have gone through science/math in college, you will understand Indian/Asian/Arabic dialects...
@ deep ---- yep, we know how to talk properly, it's not "tomaaaaaaato" it's "tomato"
*I'M American and i can hardly understand anything American's say, you aren't alone. lol.
I didin't understand anything they said,what did they give Heavenly Sword?
It got "a really good game" ^^
if you interact alot with a diverse range of people - esp ESOL But the main points: ...not a button masher... ...need to understand blocks and counters... ...3 main stances with different purpose/attacks... ...control of projectiles with six-axis used in minimal way... ...great dialogue and characters(esp Bosses)... ...Kai missions welcome break... ...Boss battles are too few... ...short length of play(6 hours) but due to it's quality may not be noticeable... ...for him, unlikely to have replay value ... ...really good game that he would buy if he had the money... ...one of the better Ps3 titles for quality, gameplay and graphics.
and some people were bashing gears for having 8 hours single player.although it has great online play will take ur time 4 weeks. this show disc space is not going to change the direction/size of production for games.if developer want to make game with 20-30GB they will do it no matter it will be in 1 disc 2 disc or part of it has to be instated in hard drive @above:bubble for the translation
...reviewer encountered the final boss in ** about ** six hours... ...the rest of the game wouldn't have taken much longer... Apologies for not picking that one up. But the reviewer is clear that the game was short.
This one just moved to a rental. I am not spending 60 bucks for 6 hours that is pathetic. Sony better get some games out soon as their exclusives are not turning out very well. Lair = crap Heavenly Sword - 6 hours of ganmeplay (with no online) We better hope that Warhawk is good (which from the sounds of things it is) and Uncharted takes more than 6 hours to beat. Come on Sony announce some games!!!!
Your point is? If it's to do with time, you better do your homework. Warhawk is purely multiplayer. Gamers are going to be playing that little beauty for months to come. But if you want to rent Warhawk for three months then you go ahead. You obviously know alot more about gaming than any of us. It's the quality of the gameplay not how long it is. You buy a game for what you expect to get from it - an enjoyable experience. And you know well before hand if it has MP/SP. Length is of little importance if you still get that enjoyable experience. Again....GEARS OF WAR!!!
6 hours for a single player adventure game is simply too short. WTH Ninja theory? I still am going to get HS though because I am addicted to the gameplay. I played the demo roughly 150 times. There isn't a game out there like this one. The combat system is incredible and IMHO this game is a solid 9 / AAA title even though it's very short. I can see myself playing this game more then a few times because of the depth of the combat system. IMHO the creators of Ninja Gaiden and God of War could stand to learn a thing or two from Ninja Theory.
Gears was 7-9 hours, which is still short, but its got very good online multiplayer that enhances the replay value. 6 hours for heavenly sword is inexcusable though with the massive amount of hype its gotten. And a full 1.5 hours of that is cutscenes too, add in the shooting missions, and that leaves the game looking pretty sparse on the actual cobat, which from the demo was great and was the best part of the game. Between this and lair I'm pretty disappointed in the ps3 this season. Hopefully uncharted will make up for these two.
For me Heavenly Sword, Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted are filler titles that I will play when I need a break from Warhawk, UT3, (possibly) Haze and COD4. btw, why did you edit you response from 6-8 hours to 7-9? Depending on difficulty Gears of War is a short game. On insane it could take 10 to never but on easy you could probably run through it in 5 or 6 hours. I went with 6 hours because most people are casual gamers and usually play on casual. Again 6 hours is only for people that have already completed the game once. You can't run through Gears in 6 hours the first time through unless you are a skilled / vet FPS player.
I edited my response b/c I wasn't sure on the length of gears. I know it took me about 8, but I googled it to see the average length so it wouldn't just be my experience w/ the game. As for those games being filler or whatever, you obviously prefer online multiplayer shooters, but I play those on my pc. For consoles I prefer single player and sports games so for me games like lair, mgs4, heavenly sword, uncharted, etc are the reason I got a ps3, so when they don't live up to the hype its pretty disapointing.
Quackpot you seemed to have misunderstood my comments. I am planning on purchasing Warhawk. I know that I will be playing that game for quite some time. That is my overall point with Heavenly Sword. It does not offer multiplayer (which I am not asking for it to provide) but it only offers 6 hours of gameplay. I cannot imagine why it would take Ninja Theory 4 years to make a game that only takes 6 hours to complete. Regardless, Sony is hyping this game to no end, and personally I think it is going to come back to bite them. From what we have read in the early reviews it will take us longer to download the 18 making of, trailers, and anime's than it will to complete the game they are designed to hype. The fact that after six hours (and 60 bux) you have nothing more to look forward to from the title makes it a clear rental for me. Perhaps you do not care about the length of a game, but I can tell you there are those of us that do. I am not asking for a 40 hour saga, but at the same time 6 hours is ridiculously short. 4 years for 6 hours of play time? It had better be a one helluva good time for those 6 short hours. Which brings me to my second issue, from the sounds of the early review it is fun, but not mind blowingly so. So in essence you will be done with this title in two days tops. Sure you could replay it, but come on. if this is what next gen has to offer, I think it is time to dust off the older consoles. I am trying to be positive here, but Ninja Theory is making it hard to do. They are pumping this game like the second coming on PSN and everywhere else yet they are selling us....the gamers...short. Ask yourself, would you buy a 60 dollar game if it only offered 4 hours of play time on single player, and did not offer multiplayer to provide continued replay value? If the answer is no, then why are you making an exception here for 6 hours??
I like the way people keep stretching the game play time for Gears... this is funny...
i think u mis heard him i think he said he only played around 6 hours with only finding 1 boss battle. so 1 in 6 hrs could be 30 hrs of game. thts wht i heard. if u wanna make sure go to 8:00 thts where he says it
The ign uk reviewers played through the entire game and said it was 6-7 hours.
diversity laughs in the face of ignorance
Have you guys ever considered that there are gamers who aren't interested in multiplayer? Have you ever thought there are gamers that are happy playing great quality SP games - however short or long they maybe? Jeez, some people. So fixated on online MP gameplay being the Holy of all Grails. Take some time to think about that guys. Open your minds why don't you. They aren't hard questions to answer. <edit> I buy a game for the enjoyment I get from it - whether SP or MP, long or short. I don't buy them for the long term value, replay or the bang for the buck. There are obviously those who don't. To each his own.
a bad mix for most people that have to part with $59.99. This is why some might choose to rent instead of purchase.
Sony needed some exclusive titles, so they set hard dates on Warhawk, Lair, and Heavenly Sword. This is the reality, and the result is evident. At least Sony has a few decent cutscenes to show-off at Walmart kiosks.
This is the stupidest comment of this whole article. You think the length of the game has to do with Sony rushin the developers? Don't you think it would have more to with the writer of the story? Did Microsoft rush Epic?
we are already hearing about HS2. They probably had to meet a deadline with Sony and were cut short but HS2 is probably ready to go depending on how the first one does. If I released a game that was only 6 hours long I wouldn't send it to game publishers before it was released to the public.
Keep in mind this is still the first year for the ps3. It has been a ruff year for sony but next year they will strike with tons of AAA titles. The 360 didnt have the best first year either.
Your right there was only 2 must have games for the 360 when it first came out on its first year(GRAW, and COD2) thats it, I think people are selling SONY short and are excepting them to deliver a ton a games when it takes time for those AAA title to be developed. If people give SONY sometime they'll see that the PS3 is a great system, that's why I'm getting mine in a few weeks.
Virus I am not knocking you, but aside from the already announced titles do you have any idea what these AAA releases next year are going to be? We already know about MGS4, GTA IV, KZ 2, and LBG....but what else is there? I was expecting to hear some announcements at Leipzeg, but instead it was a DVR with no new additional titles. I hope for all Sony fans that they announce some titles at the Tokyo Game Show. If not we are in for a drought yet again (aside from the inferior 360 ports, and shovelware).
on this review. It would've been funny (just for sh!t and giggles) if they would've closed with "thank you come again".
It's not 6 hours lol Get over it.
Do you know how long is it then? I've read 12-15 hours is the "official" length, and that would be fine. But all the reviews seem to say its shorter.
I've always wondered how they measure the time of a game. Do they remove the extra time due to them dying, so the total time is the time it takes to play the game without dying? It makes a big difference. Look at ninja gaiden, there like 5-6 hours extra from dying all the time. So a 10 hour game is now 15-16 hours. Which review was it that stated it took them like 60 hours? I'm guessing they sucked haha.