CFD!'s Rob Rich reviews one of 2010's most overlooked titles:
"I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical about Enslaved: Odyssey To The West when it was first announced. I mean, I enjoyed what little I’d played of Heavenly Sword and all, and it’s not that I doubted Ninja Theory’s ability to make a great game… it’s just that it seemed so far off. Then I played the demo and suddenly (like most people, I’m sure) I became very, very interested indeed.
"Of course, we all know that a demo isn’t always indicative of the final product. Sometimes they’re great, but the full game falls prey to various issues along the way that turn it into a big pile of yuck. Other games (i.e. Dead Space) are great, but have absolutely crappy demos that make you think the devs would have done better to just avoid releasing one entirely. So the real question is just how well does the demo represent the finished product? Is Enslaved every bit as epic and enjoyable as that first chapter, or does it peter out after a strong start?"