Submitted by BIoodmask 1685d ago | review

CVG: Enslaved Review

Pure combat fans would be better advised to try Castlevania: LOS first, but if you're after a fun ten-hour action game in the vein of Uncharted - just not quite as slick or refi ned - Enslaved is a good shout.

It's bold, fast-paced and varied, but lacks the sheen of Drake's epic adventures. (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, PS3, Xbox 360) 8/10

Game-ur  +   1685d ago
This review sums it up rather nicely.
SIX  +   1685d ago
These a$$ hats don't deserve your money. They gimped up the audio for the PS3 version for no known reason. I'm buying this used. These idiots won't see my money.
AKS  +   1685d ago
The audio at the top end appears to be higher quality, LPCM, which doesn't affect me because my receiver can handle all the audio types. It sounds quite good in my setup, playing in 5.1 LPCM.There is an error at the low end, however, which should be corrected via a patch. I suspect that they mistakenly placed 2.0 LPCM at a higher priority than DD and DTS; if that's the case, it should not be difficult to fix via a patch.
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SockMaster  +   1685d ago
I think regardless of reviews im going to get this game, maybe not now but in the future when its a little cheaper, that way if i dont like i have only spent less money then i would if i bought it now, still unsure about castlevania though.
GuruStarr78  +   1685d ago
Just rent it.....why buy it at all if thats how you feel about it.
kasasensei  +   1685d ago
Keep in mind you can not rent video games in severals country across the world. :)
Lou Ferrigno  +   1685d ago
Five finger discount?
Game-ur  +   1685d ago
Rentals cost me about 6 dollars a week, my standard way to play games. But I do buy games if I love them too much. Or long like RPGs.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1685d ago
Oblivion and Fallout 3 were my last purchases. GameFly the rest.
SockMaster  +   1685d ago
@ Kasasensei
Ah True, Well Personally i enjoyed the demo which is good enough for me, usually demos dont do a game justice but well its a matter of opinion right?

To be fair i didnt know that, i thought renting games was commonplace but i guess i was wrong!
Sarcasm  +   1685d ago
I've been playing it on the 360. The story, world, and overall concept is very good. But I feel the unreal engine is dated for this type of title. "TeH Jaggiez" makes it look terrible. And the unresponsive controls is a turn off sometimes. They put too much emphasis on canned animations.

Otherwise, 8/10 is about right.
Rainstorm81  +   1685d ago
i agree i also have been playing on the 360 and thats my take on it as well.....so far
mricecreamman  +   1685d ago
quote on quote "unresponsive controls is a turn off sometimes." you may want to learn how to play the game a lot more. the controls are actually fluid one of the best controls i've seen yet. this game is not like the unresponsive gow, hence button mashing.
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Sarcasm  +   1685d ago
GoW is far from unresponsive. I hit light attack he light attacks, I hit heavy attack he heavy attacks, i hit jump, he jumps.

Enslaved "can" be fluid, it's just when you hit attack, it animates for 1 second to attack, then when you hit jump, it animates a jump for 1 second. etc. etc.

That's what I mean by unresponsive controls. It just takes the feeling away of control from the character, which quite frankly takes a bit of the fun out of it.

Don't get me wrong, although I say GoW is responsive, the most responsive games has to be Ninja Gaiden.
hellraiserpop  +   1685d ago
I'm starting to like CVG a lot now. Their scoring system seems very consistent and professional.
Reach 9.2, CLOS 9.4, Enslaved 8, thumbs up to all those scores ^ ^
raztad  +   1685d ago
Judging by the demo 9.4 is too much for Los. Game is nowhere close to a masterpiece.

8.5 would be a much accurate score IMO.
SIX  +   1685d ago
LOS doesn't demo well. The final game really opens up. If you like this type of game do not pass it up.
ASTAROTH  +   1685d ago
Judging by the demo ENSLAVED is amazing but the reality is that the first 6 chapters are boring. Its after the first 6 that the game gets a little better. Anyways dont judge a game by a mere demo, at least try it... Ohh and LOS IS AMAZING!!
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raztad  +   1685d ago
Yeah, the demo is enough to tell about gameplay. The story sure will be epic but the gameplay is just copy of something that has been done before and in a smoother way. 8.5 sounds about right and it is a damn good score.
Sugreev2001  +   1685d ago
I enjoyed the demo a lot,and I'm not so hung up on graphics...although I do appreciate if the developers put in the effort in that area.Anyways,I think I'll wait for Castlevania's price to come down,because right now I don't have time for a 15-20 hour game.
Dellis  +   1685d ago
This game is good, don't let Neogaf or Xbox fanboys tell you it isn't

This game on PS3 has basically Gears of war visuals with

actual nice style

Also they will have patches on the PS3 version very soon

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