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1UP Reviews Heavenly Sword: 8/10

If you were to look at Heavenly Sword in a series of glimpses -- or, say, videos that appeared online prerelease -- you'd be forgiven for not knowing exactly what kind of game it is. Clearly, it's "action" and features a lot of fighting, but is it a God of War clone? Is it a Dynasty Warriors clone? A Sniper Elite clone? In short, yes. But the long answer is a little more complex...

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MK_Red3675d ago

Well, 8/10 from 1UP is certainly a good score. The review is also good and better than IGN's.

nasim3675d ago

Truely HS is a killer app.

even the MS biased 1up also agrees to that

:)

WOWHAWK ,HS and LAIR ----september will be a killing field for ps3

:)

WaggleLOL3675d ago

No one gives a crap about the idiotic Xbots at 1Up who are all looking to be the next little fanboy hired away by Microsoft for hyping 360 games and trashing PS3 games.

8/10 is certainly the lowest possible score they thought they could get away with after having to damage control and backpeddling for trashing Lair.

EGM/1Up trashed Killzone because they feel it threatens their crappy little Halo game

EGM/1Up trashed Lair because it is a 1080p game that looks an entire graphical generation ahead of the Dreamcast 360. It makes a complete joke of every Xbot claim that the 360 is somehow in the same graphical league as the PS3.

EGM/1Up trashed Heavenly Sword because it uses the entire 25 gig BluRay disc and it makes everyone remember that Microsoft gimped their Dreamcast 360 with the stupid 7 gig DVD drive that makes developers lives nightmares to deal with

Heavenly Sword has:

* Insanely good graphics
* No equal in facial animation and performance - Golum FTMFW!
* A deep combat system with the three different styles of fighting you need to learn how to mix up and switch between
* An amazing soundtrack

It is the definition of a 9.5/10 AAA game.

reaferfore203675d ago (Edited 3675d ago )

But ten hours? Hopefully there's something to do once you beat the game aside from playing it on harder difficulties.

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heroman7113675d ago

well WHAT DUYA KNOW. its a good game

Meus Renaissance3675d ago

This seems to be the only very good game until (IMO) Rachet & Clank and Uncharted, and for that reason - perhaps sadly - the majority will purchase it. If there were other games, then Heavenly Sword might have had some competition but there is hardly anything out there and hence this game will sell.

But I pray that it doesn't let me down. It seems to be one of those games that you either love or hate. No in-between.

FirstknighT3675d ago

"This seems to be the only very good game until (IMO) Rachet & Clank and Uncharted, and for that reason - perhaps sadly - the majority will purchase it. If there were other games, then Heavenly Sword might have had some competition but there is hardly anything out there and hence this game will sell."

If I would of said that I would of had about 50 disagrees by now! :p

thereapersson3675d ago

"For those looking for the next big triple-A action game, Heavenly Sword is close, but not quite there. To its credit, there's a scene near the end of the game where you essentially go bowling through crowds of enemies -- it makes you realize just how epic games like this are going to be a few years down the road. But for now, Heavenly Sword does one better than hint at the future. It's an example of developers doing a good job being inspired by good taste, rather than looking up the recipe and coming up with something that's a bit different, but not quite as good as the original. Heavenly Sword is on the positive side of that line: solid in its own right and definitely worth playing.

Besides, can a game that lets you pick up a body, throw it, and tilt it with the PS3 controller as it flies at other enemies be bad?"

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