From Wired, Chris Kohler writes :
"Sony's latest PlayStation 3 game asks the question: how much are great graphics worth? My jaw literally dropped when I got my first taste of Heavenly Sword's visuals, but I soon realized that the action gameplay was not nearly as cutting-edge. And yet, the cinematics were so captivating that I gritted my teeth and pushed forward.
What's so impressive? Heavenly Sword's story, about a beautiful young warrior princess who wields the titular cursed weapon, is told through an elaborate series of cinematic scenes in which motion-capture actors like King Kong's Andy Serkis play the main characters. This results in astonishingly nuanced, human-like facial expressions."