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Submitted by fozzness 1271d ago | opinion piece

Enslaved: Have you played it? - Hidden Gems

GamingUnion: "Before being tasked with rebooting the Devil May Cry series in the upcoming DmC, English developer Ninja Theory worked on the thoroughly enjoyable, character-driven adventure known as Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Criminally under-appreciated by the gaming public, Enslaved put Ninja Theory's signature strengths on display - storytelling, strong characters, beautiful cutscenes and excellent pacing. If anybody ever decides to pull out this dusty file and return to Monkey and Trip's universe, I'll be the first in line." (Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, PS3, Xbox 360)

mephman  +   1271d ago
It's still a shame this game didn't sell better. But, that's life.
JDouglasGU  +   1271d ago
i really hope ninja theory returns to this franchise one day.
rdgneoz3  +   1271d ago
Great story to it, though the platforming did itself and the combat ended up being just button mashing. Their attitude towards HS didn't help matters with their fans either.
ironfist92  +   1271d ago
Cant wait for DmC...this was great, but I'm still hoping for a HS2
gillri  +   1271d ago
yes I did and loved it!! amazing music, story and character

Andy Serkis FTW!!
Acquiescence  +   1271d ago
Andy Serkis alone...
makes the game worth playing. One of the greatest actors of this generation for sure - he's fearless.

Oh and... Enslaved is awesome.
Bimkoblerutso  +   1271d ago
It's sad that the DMC backlash has spilled over onto this game. I loved the game to death. The simple, auto-pilot gameplay didn't bother me anymore than it did in games like Heavy Rain or 999.
Rolento  +   1271d ago
This game was horrible when it was first announced. It even sold less than Heavenly Sword.
OmegaSlayer  +   1270d ago
The game was awful and insanely overhyped.
Story was average.
Gameplay was between mediocre and bad.

Want to play an awesome game with a cool story?
Play Binary Domain.
OcelotRigz  +   1271d ago
Like one guy said, good story, atmosphere and great characters. But let down by its shortness, easy platforming and combat.
Still, i liked it and would like to see more games that take the positives from this one.
FinaLXiii  +   1271d ago
I still have to play folklore so no.
cfountain  +   1271d ago
i did play it and loved it. sadly there wont be a sequel but tone can hope i guess.
D3mons0ul  +   1271d ago
Ninja Theory supporters seem to be relatively flawed...upstairs. Just an observation I have made.
mttrackmaster38  +   1270d ago
What an ignorant observation it was.
D3mons0ul  +   1270d ago
Because it's not what you wanted to hear? Because you don't realize that you're all a bunch of retards and everybody standing outside the fence shakes their heads at you when one of you decides to speak up.

Maybe if NT fans didn't say such retarded (literally) shit all the time, I wouldn't have this opinion of you and all other NT cocksuckers.
mttrackmaster38  +   1270d ago
The funny thing is, I don't even like Ninja Theory's games. You made an assumption. I was simply just pointing out that your observation is incredibly immature. As was your reply to my previous comment. Hating on someone for liking a video game has to be the nerdiest thing I've ever seen.
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urwifeminder  +   1271d ago
The game started out ok but got boring i got over half way through and just stopped caring ill never know what happened or care.
Olly  +   1271d ago
Honestly, I started playing this game about a month ago, and while the story is mildly interesting, the gameplay is incredibly boring and puts me off playing through to see the rest of the story. I'm surprised, because I usually love story-driven adventures, but this one isn't doing anything for me :/.
gypsygib  +   1270d ago
Yeah, would have made a perfect download game for 20 bucks...seriously. I liked it but not $60 liked it.
Seventh_Blood_Reborn  +   1270d ago
"Hidden Gems" for this game is a little to much I think.

Story was very good and I like Serkis a lot, max respect to him, the art style was good too, but the gameplay was rather shallow and approximate in some cases.

A good game after all, but definitely not a "gem" for me.

I would like to see a sequel, a philosophical sequel would be better, but only after a heavy revision of level design.
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NYC_Gamer  +   1270d ago
The gameplay needed a lot of work

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