GamerNode: "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is a game that has some shiny problems. They're not glaring problems, but just shiny enough to catch your eye as you encounter them. Controlling the main character -- named Monkey either because he climbs like a monkey or is a big lovable ape -- is somewhat unresponsive and clumsy. The combat is simplistic, and can be repetitive. There are also glitches that pop up throughout the game, but rarely any that require a reset. These are things that, when combined, will understandably drive down the review score of an otherwise good game, but in the case of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, it just doesn’t work like that."