Submitted by vgcgames 1369d ago | review

TheGameHeadz.com: Enslaved: An Odyssey to a Mess: Review (Spoiler Alert!!)

Since its announcement, Enslaved: Odyssey To The West has been highly anticipated by gamers, and critics. Building off the success of Heavenly Sword, Ninja Theory looks to offer the same level of quality in a completely new narrative. Do they deliver? You’ll have to watch the review to find out. However, The future is not as beautiful as the past. (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Ninja Theory, PS3, Xbox 360) 6.5/10

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Godmars290  +   1370d ago
The guy must outright hate NT since he starts spilling the plot three minutes in.

Not liking them myself because of their attitude, but that is something else entirely.
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King-Leonidas  +   1369d ago
i hope this game fails.
GuruStarr78  +   1369d ago
Why would you say something like that? Why would you want someone to fail who is trying to bring a new IP to the table?

I know, as a gamer, I want not only all new IPs to be hits, but most games in general, the more success, the more great new IPs we will see.....what a nice guy you are, you should be ashamed to call yourself a gamer.

I've played through it, and while it's nothing totally groundbreaking, it's fun and I hope to see a sequel with a few tweaks and maybe a longer game.
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King-Leonidas  +   1369d ago
you wonder why i hope this game fails? It's NT's attitude towards the ps3. Now as a gamer and Spartan, i cant stand that crap coming from developers.
Active Reload  +   1369d ago
Its ok to be a weirdo on the internet.
Elimin8  +   1369d ago
Sound about right..
This game was very disappointing.
RageAgainstTheMShine  +   1369d ago
Someone needs to stop these Brit developers from getting too cocky
right King L?
TerrorCell  +   1369d ago
U sir are not a Spartan. Your just some fat kid in his basement in the dark spooning his ps3
King-Leonidas  +   1368d ago
Oh noes u just discovered my dark deep secret... *runs off to mcdonalds*
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Redempteur  +   1369d ago
i watched the vid and i don't know WHAT plot it was ...Seriously ..if this vid was spoilers ,then what to you see when you watch gametrailers reviews ??
Godmars290  +   1369d ago
When a reviewer, or whatever this guy calls himself, blurts out plot points while footage everyone has already seen plays, namely what happens when Trip and Monkey at the end of game, sorry, but I consider that a spoiler. Nevermind the obvious hatred the man has towards the game if not Ninja Theory.

I'm not a fan of them either because of their endless mouth running, but the game does look interesting enough. Even though from what I've heard from other - actual - reviews, playing the demo, it sounds and feels like a platformer on rails. Doesn't speak well of what will happen to DMC, but this game shouldn't be damned for that.
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xAlmostPro  +   1369d ago
wow whats with journalists these days? -_- surely you can review a game without having to go into major storylines etc.
DaTruth  +   1369d ago
How could he put spoilers in a review? A review is for people who haven't yet played the game!
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MorganX  +   1369d ago
+1 to you.
RankFTW  +   1369d ago
This game is excellent.
FernandoMartinez  +   1369d ago
No it's not. It's mediocre at best...
Kran  +   1369d ago
Somebody who hasnt even played the game ¬¬
FernandoMartinez  +   1369d ago
I played the game trough...
Kran  +   1369d ago
Yeh. You probs played the 1st chapter and thought: No UI display? I give up on this game ¬¬
MysticStrummer  +   1369d ago
It could have used some more polish, but I enjoyed the hell out of it, The only other person on my list who played it said the same. It's better than mediocre.
evercast  +   1369d ago
Ive played the game through and loved every single minute of it. One of the best games of the year, and yes I have played all the big hits and most of the smaller hits this year. GOTY contender in my book.
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XRider  +   1369d ago
Why have PS owners changed their mind about this game all of a sudden?
MetricTwo  +   1369d ago
Because in the months of press coverage for the game, a few people associated with the studio have mentioned in passing a few things that, when ripped from their contexts in 30 minute interviews and blown out of proportion, are slightly down on the PS3. Unfortunately, the small minority of PS3 owners who treat the console as a religious figure and have taken the situation way too seriously, also happen to post about half of the comments on this site.
XRider  +   1369d ago
I just noticed a trend today. It's too bad realy with that much anger and hate one could miss out on a lot of great games.
DaTruth  +   1369d ago
@Metric Two
Where are their ripped out of their context, blown out of proportion, slightly down on the 360 remarks?

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MetricTwo  +   1369d ago
@Da Truth

For example, just yesterday or the day before there was story that reached the top "hot spot" on the site. The story was about a small portion of an interview with Alex Garland, who wrote the script for Enslaved. In it, he's explaining why he hadn't played Heavenly Sword when it came out and mentioned that he was sick of his PS3 because there wasn't anything on it at the time (this was in 2007, btw). If you read the comments, it's just amazing how many people were offended by someone saying they didn't like their PS3 three years ago.

If my statement bothered you because you're a PS3 owner, you should know that I am too. That's why articles like that bother me so much. They get all of us bent out of shape over trivial comments. Plus, it encourages the kind of crap journalism that grabs snippets of an interview hoping to get more hits by pissing off fans.

Here's the link to the story I mentioned, if you're interested:
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xg-ei8ht  +   1369d ago
Spoilers isn't on regardless of not liking them, totally agree with you godmars.

But Ninja theory need to stop with the silly talk, people don't like it.

I don't think this game looks great, it looks good.
R_aVe_N  +   1369d ago
Lol that was a odd review to say the least... He was very unimpressed by the game like some of the other big reviewers. "Apparently he had nothing better to do.. So what the heck enslave him... who cares!" That is really funny if you ask me.
ExitToExisT  +   1369d ago
what a horrible review. Game is awesome
MysticStrummer  +   1369d ago
I wouldn't say awesome, but it's good. I enjoyed it.
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Baka-akaB  +   1369d ago
Game is hardly awesome , but doesnt deserve that kind of crap
FCOLitsjustagame  +   1369d ago
It's a decent game and a horrible review. It isnt horrible because of the content, I couldnt really tell much of what the content was because I was too distracted by the really loud game video and the review voice which sounds like it came from one of those applications that translate the written word. I don't think a human recorded that.
spunnups  +   1369d ago
Is the entire game based around linear climbing and smashing the Jump Button to get from one place to another? I'm basing this off the demo....It didn't seem challenging in the least. Everything seemed so automatic.
AKS  +   1369d ago
That's the introduction to the game, the first of 14 chapters, and it wss an old build. You might want to gather a bit more data. It's like reading the prologue of a classic book and saying the book wasn't impressive.
Baka-akaB  +   1369d ago
it's not like the gameplay is really that more challenging nor different ... the game is just obviously more varied later on
AKS  +   1369d ago
There are numerous upgrades, chases, collectibles, puzzles, ect. Chapter 1 doesn't have much of those things. The challenge certainly increases later in the game, although I would agree if you felt it was still too easy.
Baka-akaB  +   1369d ago
like i said , it's obviously more varied later on ... but the basic gameplay wont change and is already wrecked with buttons mashing and fake platforming .

Being honest with oneself , when you dont enjoy said gameplay and fighting mechanics , there is no way that feeling will change . And likewise if you do like it , well , no reason you'd stop .

In my case it's the reason why i'll never find HS and enslaved great , great presentation , good to great stories , but not great to play , only a good experience , and only once (IMO).
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Kroganwrex  +   1369d ago
You mean like uncharted.. I bet you wouldnt say that was automatic. Its a great style of game imo. Enslaved features incredibly similiar platofrming elements to uncharted but replaces the shooting with a slightly deeper stun/melee mechanic.
Manac0R  +   1369d ago
Ok I gotta post...
This game had it's charm but seriously check my other comments I was into this but as the game continued I realised it was all hype. The story has it's charm but by no means is it noteworthy and the ending make u feel like u just watched a b-movie. shallow. By the rave reviews I m starting to think the western press and Game industry are trying to out phase Japanese rivals. Castlevania is a far superior game. IMHO
Baka-akaB  +   1369d ago
Sure they are trying to push Enslaved ahead , but Castlevania isnt japanese this time however , and enslaved is also published by a japanese company .
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MysticStrummer  +   1369d ago
I thought the ending was cool, and... rave reviews...? I haven't seen any of those, but I stopped looking after I bought it and liked it. The Castlevania demo bored me, but I might check it out eventually. From the demos alone, I would say Castlevania was more polished but Enslaved was more fun.
Vegeta9000  +   1369d ago
This game is garbage.
And DMC will be garbage too. Ninja Theory are crap devs. Hopefully Sony gives the Heavenly Sword IP to talented devs for Heavenly Sword 2.
shammgod  +   1369d ago
who cares....Castlevania LoS is out!
fei-hung  +   1369d ago
i was looking forward to this game until I played the demo and then i realised the fight mechanics sucked some what since they relied pretty much on one combo to be excuted again and again and again. HS had a very similar problem which is what stopped it becoming an awesome game.

I hate NT and not because what they may say about Sony, but because they are up their own asses and now they have been given one of my favortie franchises to re-boot- DMC.

If the next DMC is anything like HS or Enslaved, they will have officially fcuked up one of the best games out there and I am not looking forward to that happening.

Is there no petition we can sign to get NT booted out and Platinum Games to take over?

Platinum Games know how to make a DMC game and Bayonetta is proof of it!
Baka-akaB  +   1369d ago
I feel the same about the gameplay .

I dont even really care about what they say internally or in the public . Douchebags often happens to release great games in that industry .

My probleme is with their gameplay ... wich is mostly why (even if i indeed can't stomach the look of fake Dante) i have zero confidence in their ability to pull of a proper DMC .

Imo they'll just remove DMC's gameplay uniqueness , and turn it into every other hack and slash out there on the market than apes God of War ... with even less depth than God of War

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