Here is the first 10 minutes of Heavenly Sword...
It is a really good game I enjoyed/enjoying immensely.
I love this game. The story, Graphics & in-game animation, the soundtrack and the gameplay. It's just amazing and so well done :) I wish it was longer though :(
Thank you God of War for making this genre popular again. Now hurry up and come out you too ;)
The final battle. The ending of this game was bar none the best I have seen in years. The game may have been short for some but to get to the end of it was a pleasant trip and finished with a spectacular finale.
The ending battle is amazing, but it should not be posted,
People should experience it for themselves.
Another 15 minutes and it would have shown the ending.
You seem confused. The title says "the first 10 minutes of Heavenly Sword" not Gears of War.
You must be an xbot that never played the game. Typical comment from an idiot fanboy…
I didn't know Morpheus had a extra green pill too? O_o
A truly great game, best game on ps3 in my oppinion =)
It's the best game on any system. I especially love the projectile based levels and the Kai levels, where you can control the projectile with the Sixaxis. Brilliant. I love the first level you get to control Kai. You can aim her arrow at the largest Keg of Gunpowder for a really cool chain reaction. I can replay those levels over and over again. They are such cool fun. Edit. I like the way you can control Nariko to pick up almost any object and throw it with the Sixaxis. Love those bodies bouncing off walls. I also like the fact the arrows don't disappear, no matter how many you shoot. I shot twenty into one guys head, he!
Definitely the best game on the PS3...as far as storyline goes.
I haven't seen voice acting in a game like this...maybe EVER. Andy Serkis did such a fantastic job of directing that.
Three cheers for a game that deserves more!
*mumbling* freakin' halo
Anyone else confused by (suspicious of) the Halo 3 scores?
Dude, why did you even mention Halo??? This is about Heavenly Sword.
I love the game, I've played it for a good 20 odd hours, watched my girlfriend play it and it's almost just as enjoyable to watch as it is to play.
Just enjoy the article about HS and leave Halo to the Halo threads PLEASE!!!
Does it matter what halo 3 gets if you dont like it, you dont like it.
I havent played halo 3 so i dont know i never relie on reviews there waist of time.
Back to topic
This game is great im not sure how far im in but im in the big cadge fighting the boss and its bloody hard to get the timing right to hit the swords back lol
When you hear the *CLING* and it starts to head back, hit triangle.
I really wish it was longer though. The last battle was easily one of the greatest moments in my videogame life. carving your way down a path filled with a army reaching then end then turning around and realizing that every one of the 500+ enemies that you just killed are still lying on the ground like you just made a nice little body sidewalk. I know that a lot of people will not believe that there are that many people on screen or that many bodies lying on the ground but there nothing you can do about that. I dont know how good Gears of War is but i could imagine that for a lot of ps3 owners this game will be there Gears.
Graphically this game beats all iv'e seen, but Bohan is really superhard to beat.
I got stuck on that place to, realy hard to get the timing right. But i got it at last=)
How, I want to beat him so I can play it again from the beginning:-)
I just beat him yay lol
Its pretty hard, indeed. You need to keep pushing.
You can break (or reverse) his fire ball and flash attacks if you counter attack (in power stance, AFAIR) and send those flashes and fireballs back to him. This causes a lot of damage. But its really hard.
Happened to me, that I had a slight advantage right before I was dying when he started to shoot this blue flashes - and killed me several times. The blue ones are harder to dodge then the fire balls. I usually us the triangle.
Best thing is to let him attack and counter as fast as you can. The triangle opens his defense and allows you to attack without being blocked. Its hard, though. You'll get about 2-4 strokes and that's it. And then have to do it again.
In the second part, same thing, a bit harder, though. Square is useless, because that guy is usually flying above you, you can't reach him. But if you open him up again, he'll step down to earth and there's your chance.
The third part was pretty easy. Dodge the ravens with the long range stance, and keep pushing. He is easier to reach, he looks like he's exhausted at that point already.
...on Hell mode, and it's pretty damn satisfying. I wish there was more unlockable bonus content, though.
I'm still in the process of working my way through HS and would agree that it is one of the more, if not most, cinematic experiences in terms of how the story unfolds.
In terms of length, I think it's just about perfect and like the way the chapters and segments are constructed. My schedule doesn't afford me the leisure time for dedicating gaming as it did when I was younger. So the ability to play through HS (or any game) in short spurts as opposed to extended sessions probably makes the game seem much longer to me.
In fact, there is a great reader letter in this month's issue of GI that illustrates this aspect. Games that extend to tens or hundreds of hours don't appeal to me simply because I know I'll likely never be able to invest the time needed to see the finale.
REGARDLESS of platform, if this hints at the quality and polish we can expect of gaming in the years ahead, then it is truly a good time to power up.
damn.. the number of people at one point of time is too amazing to see!!!
i thought this game had amazing graphics but after this i take it back the games seems to have no exploration just set scenes ur dropped in then another story cut scene which i noticed dominate thsi game i think this game clocks at least 4hopurs actual gameplay a
I explored the environments for all the heavenly pots. They are hidden everywhere. Then you can replay levels to improve your style ratings and get more glyph points. Then there is the Hell difficulty. I've spent 15 hours on it so far. It just depends on how much you enjoyed it the first time through.
I bought this game saturday, and let me tell you something: this game is one of the best game i ever played...!!!! it's fantastic!!!!!! the fighting style is really awesome, the sequences with mental control are great and tottaly funny; the graphics and the cutscenes are from another world and the facial expression of the characters are spectacular!!!!! what about the lenght???? I played for 2 hours and an half and only did 7 sequences of 43 (129/3, i supposed)!!!! That does 12-13 hours (for me, of course), and i not even fight with bosses, nor die (that will make me replay the sequence again, so moore time)... that's still few for a funtastic game but, like i said once,the first God of war was only 10-11 hours of game and IS one of the best games ever!!!!! and this game has something that means a lot to me: it's all in portuguese!!!!!!!!!!!! since the beggining that most of the games of sony had portuguese like language option!!!!!no ms game had that!!!!!!!1
I just beat (crap, forgot his name already) his fat son so I must be fairly close to the end. I really felt sorry for him, so good is the acting. I guess everyone can relate to having father issues at aleast at some point in their lives.
No one mentions how funny its is. I've literally Laughed out loud quite a few times and quite often it was a subtle joke or even a facial expression. The King is Piss funny when he makes a face in mock horror and then immediately goes back to deadpan.
I love Kai and her missions. Is it just me or is she really cute? Not in the fully blown super hot type of way Nurriko is but the slightly geeky girl who lets her hair down and takes off her glasses only to reveal how hot she is type of way. Maybe I need to go out this weekend.
Just thought I'd mention these things because they're the sort of things close minded fanboys like bluebrad wouldn't get from reading a review. Games like this are to be experienced, not mocked when you actually have no idea what you're talking about.
your over half way then.
While I don't think the game is completely perfect, it definitely is by far the most impressive cinematically (is that a word?) I have ever witnessed...
I totally agree with Serkis and the motion capture stuff...the part at towards the beginning, when she first takes the sword, and she screams for some reason...and Bohan mock screams back with a really goofy face...its unbelievable...
I too felt bad for Roach when you defeat him...but if you think thats gut wrenching, just wait...I won't give it away, but to those who played it...Its one of the only times in a video game I was truely captured by the characters...and cared about them...
I am just before the end...firing the cannon on the bohan's army...had to go to bed early last night, so didn't get a chance to finish it...I rented it, but will probably buy it now...The gameplay is fun, and I really like the combo/stance system (some of the combos you unlock towards the end w/ the power stance are totally awesome)...but I agree there is not enough unlockable stuff...the boss battles are also not very fun at times (Roach was great...but fighting that fish lady thing was horribly dumb...stupid waves and constantly running after her simply wasn't fun...)...However I feel that this sets the bar for this generation of action games...Sigma simply can't touch this on cinematic presentation...and Sigma's faster paced gameplay feels almost cheesy imo after HS (HS has a pace that makes it feel like you are truely beating the absolute crap out of everyone...the sounds of the sword, Nariko's screams after a huge combo...can't be beat so far)
A great Epic game....
MY favorite part was when Bohan was telling the Flying fox he need protection and fox was like vanishing around and stuff LOL and Bohan was like amazed lmao
and when u fight Whiptail
Looking forward to getting this game, looks like an enjoyable game.
This is one of the most beautiful game I ever played. I didn't pass it yet but I don't mind it being "short". I'll have fun passing it all over and unlocking everything. Graphics are just jaw dropping. Music and voice acting are just wow. Combat and story are epic. With the chance of more content to be released for this game (If it sells good) I suggest everyone to buy it. Its a real next gen title.
Speaking of sound FX, if theres a better sound than getting a headshot with Kai's crossbow, then I dont want to know about it.
The juicy skull break sound - I made that ;)
Kinda proud of Bohans orb projectiles as well.
This game is truly beautiful and awesome.
Wish it was a bit longer cause after finishing it, I really wanted more. But re-play value is good too.
Best game I've played in a long time.
I think the best level in the game was when you play Kai. She makes up a fake password. "Galoomploopa
i love the bow and arrows levels.
yea that scene was pretty funny.
Her levels fit in perfectly and didn't feel tacked on at all.The ending was awesome too.PS3 owners need to BUY this game to ensure a sequel!:)
i love this game so much. i finished it yesterday, and i was speechless. sure its short. but it is the best action adventure i have played for a long long time. it had more or less the same effect as tombraider 1 when it first came out to me.
when bohan talks to u in the first level(at the snow arena thing where u later jump down escaping from some arrows) i was like one "wow" after the other. the facials of bohan are soooo amazing. i was looking around me to see if i could share this with someone like:" look at that, did u see that, omg come and look at that" its deffenitly the game im showing every visit i get.
and graphically i've never seen anything like it. it blows away any game out now on any console.
people didnt give this game enough respect.;
and i also think kai is cute.. lol.. Nariko looks like jessica alba yo..
This game is on average 8's, but i think everyone who plays this game will say it deserves a 9, and it is a true AAA title for the ps3. 7 by ign is a joke. I think this proves another example on how they are reviewing ps3 games harder. Warhawk is the other.
yea warhark deserves 9s all the way.. great game
I'm starting to igonore game reviews now, just i like ignore movie reviewers, the movies they say suck are good, what they say is good ends up being a snoozefest.
very true.. reviews these days are a hit or miss.. mainly a miss
I won’t spoil anything, but the boss battles are amazing and require a Lot of strategy. Going up against hordes of enemies isn’t exactly the easiest thing either after Chapter 3 since using the same combos, let alone the same stance, leads to a lot of near-death experiences. But once you master the battle system, it’s like playing out a Hollywood action flick.
I’m on the final boss right now, and I can’t emphasize how important the Counter system is. The story’s pretty gripping as well. There’s a few aspects that keep it from reaching a perfect score, but it’s definitely a 9/10.
in thinking kai was cuter than nariko.her levels were actually fun and i loved picking those enemies off with after touch.but the overall presentation was awsome.
andy as bohan was great.gamers above are right on in saying he made his presence known and went from serious to stupid in his expressions which made it funny.very good pick for a person to be in charge of acting cinematics.
although the game is short,i liked it.the production is close to being up there to god of war.but i think i still like(hideki kamiya's)"DANTE"(fir st DMC) as head action hero on sony systems.but very good game.the new team had better not blow DMC4.
maybe kai will become a warrior and still use her sniping arrows for the sequel.sort of like gabrielle from ZENA where she became [email protected]
***EDIT*** i forgot to say......TWING TWANG!
.......................mag lev super train....................
Man it's cool with allthe soldiers attacking and using the cannon. But all in all this game is the best I've played this year this includes gears and rfom and bioshock. it's not typical. It's emotional beautiful in all aspects. You can actually feel this game. The story line is boss hoggin. This should be goty.
here here!! Style and art wins over mindless shooting again!!! That deserves a bubble!
This game is a cinematic experience that you can feel. So much so that the emotions you feel at a certain point in the game (I won’t say when but for those who have played it through know what I am talking about) made me wince in horror for the characters. It is by far the most emotion-full game I have played in forever. Games like this deserve game of the year awards, not more shooters that do nothing for the gaming industry but breed more shooters of the same.
you know how the media is though. It won't have a chance to win. Halo 3 is already crowned it and its not even out yet. If we're lucky then bioshock will win it, at least that tried to do something different. Its sad that this game will get overlooked so much. I hope heavnly sword at least gets a runner's up. :-(
I done with this game. The scene when you are using kai and saving shen is the most dramatic gaming scene i ever seen. Nothing can top that. Even it's short, it's 6-7 hour of quality gaming. I looking forward to heavenly sword 2...
I hope there is a heavenly sword 2. ITs doing pretty good, but we need it to be better. Its up to us to tell the gaming world don't listen to the reviews, its not the best rental, its a great buy. I think this game won't have great opening numbers but once gamers play it or rent it and see for themselves the sales will build and hopefully they will make another one using the same weta workshop team.
its off to a slow start but when it gets rolling it will take off
and quote me on that
So before everyone runs out to tell the world that the Nintendo Wii will be the de facto leader going forward, it's incumbent upon all of us to realize that Wii sales are falling, Xbox 360 sales are rising and with Halo 3 right around the corner, that trend will only continue until the latter cements itself as this generation's console war victor.
Up to this point, the Playstation 3 has performed about as poorly as we can expect from a console. With no games to tout as deal breakers, the PlayStation 3 is dead in the water. And while some still hope for the days of Killzone saving the PS3's day, it's time to give up hope--nothing can save it now.
You keep telling yourself cool guy. I'll wait for the amazing PS3 games coming out. Microsoft doesn't have a chance against Sony and Nintendo. That's why they HAVE to spend 80 million $ on marketing Halo...a game they are trying so desprately to declare "legendary". That fact is if you look at the top 25 selling games of all time... Halo 2 is big number 25 and Halo didn't even make it. HA. Sounds like some companys been spending alot of dough on another generic "alien killer" with no true depth or emotion anyone can relate to. Well, maybe 15 year old adolescents,as for me it doesn't cut it. Get a life and stop being a scared fanboy. Sony is going to pwm anything Microsoft can THINK of doing by millions(of consoles). It's not changing this generation buddy.
Edit: These facial expressions are ammmaaassszing...nothing like in a videogame to date. I can't wait to get this!
When the y2k bug hits only Sony will survive world war 3!!!!
Thats about how you guys sound.
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