'Every once in a while I get surprised whilst reviewing a game. The truly epic games have such huge hype building up to their release that it’s difficult for the game to live up to the expectation created. By the time it releases you have heard and seen so much of the game that to some degree the content and mechanics are almost dated before you have even ripped open the packaging. By now you are surely wondering where my surprise was with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. It started subtly as I escaped the slaver ship in the opening mission and continued to build as the adventure unfolded. I was waiting to tire of the characters, puzzles or plot and to my surprise I never did."