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Submitted by ShadowPraxis 1502d ago | review

Review - Enslaved: Odyssey To The West (Crush! Frag! Destroy!)

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?" (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, PS3, Xbox 360) -

Ndigity  +   1502d ago
Despite some frustrations, I really did like this game.
RobsteinOne  +   1502d ago
As did I. My biggest frustrations were the all-too-common audio bugs.
ShadowPraxis  +   1502d ago
I honestly had very, very few issues with this one. It was in my personal list for 2010's GOTY. I also didn't find the melee combat as blah as a lot of people said they did. *shrug*
tigresa  +   1502d ago
I'm not gonna lie, from what I read in this review, now I feel like I've missed out. Severely, since this type of game is usually a big deal for me. Will get on that! Thanks. :D
ShadowPraxis  +   1502d ago
As I've said repeatedly - this is going to be this year's "Beyond Good & Evil." Mark my words.
RobsteinOne  +   1501d ago
Or Psychonauts.

Either way, it's a damn shame.
ShadowPraxis  +   1502d ago
And by that, I would like to clarify and say "A game with critical and fan love that sold horribly and in a year will be a game everyone WISHED they had played"
Giantsquirrel  +   1502d ago
I wish the damn thing hadn't bugged out and refused to load my save or else I would've had a fair shot at finishing it.
Hozi89  +   1502d ago
This game played flawlessly for me on my Xbox...I just hated the ending. I wish there were alternate endings at least ya know?

aside from that I loved this game.
Traveler  +   1502d ago
Yeah I played the 360 version too (mainly because I hated the screen tear in the PS3 demo) and I didn't have any problems with it.
Traveler  +   1502d ago
I agree with the review, it's a great game that shouldn't be overlooked.
PS3gamer4life  +   1502d ago
this game was good
Esena  +   1502d ago
Solid game and solid buy. I got it when Amazon had a Gold Box event for $25. I actually had a $20 credit from Amazon so I ended up getting this game for $5 :)

Character development was great, acting was great, story was solid and kept me wanting to find out more. Sometimes the camera and combat became annoying, but overall solid game!
PAWNEDGAMER  +   1502d ago
Good game good comabat a few faults here and there as usual but overall good title.
PAWNEDGAMER  +   1502d ago
lol typing errors its a curse
Venox2008  +   1502d ago
really great game..
don't listen to trolls or other..try it themselves..I liked it from the begining to an end.. :) nice atmosphere, story and combat.. played Xbox version with no problems at all.. it really reminded for me Beyond good & evil.. :)
RobsteinOne  +   1501d ago
I'm glad a lot of people agree with me on this one. It's nice to know Rob and I aren't the only people who loved it. I just hope the lack of huge sales doesn't deter Ninja Theory from making more stuff. It probably won't, but I still hope all the same.

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