MMGN: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is one of those nice surprises you didn’t see coming. It appeared at the top of my review pile in a shinny case that I knew nothing about. Going in with a blank slate, the opening cinematic confused me. I had no idea what was going on, only to become more confused when the shirtless protagonist began jumping around a plummeting airship. At that point it seemed appropriate to consult Google, where I learnt that Enslaved is loosely based on “Journey to the West” - a Chinese novel dating back to 1590. However, it’s not all ancient history, rather a modern revival of a story most players won’t even realise exists. Even with such rich history, it would be easy to overlook Enslaved as it’s drowned out in a sea of readymade franchises and cash-in sequels, but then you would miss one of the highlights of 2010.