Those with a long enough memory may recall: 1979, a cult television show and a musical phrase. Monkey magic was its mantra. Based on the Chinese novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng'en, it shares its inspiration with Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. More than a shift in medium, Ninja Theory’s interpretation substitutes magic with science, gods with technology. It has also, sadly, lost something of its heart along the way.