In an interview with NowGamer, Heavenly Sword developer Ninja Theory explains why PS3 no longer scares the studio and why the lessons learned from their debut have helped in creating their next title, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
"PS3 Doesn't Scare Us Anymore" Music to my ears. I just hope more depelopers can say the same thing. Valve is still scared though...:( "Antoniades continues, 'I think a lot of the games that were announced back then were tainted by that negativity about the price of the console and the things people were saying about it'." So much truth behind those words.
intimidating piece of hardware. 1 month to go and i'll be playing killzone 2. i need a ps3 now! sick of the youtube videos.
u have killzone 2 and no ps3????? Did u try it in the xbox??? lol Joking killzone is one of the most played online games on psn at this moment and uncharted 2 ( what u should not miss by the way) Warhawk is good if u are a online player also Im a bit off topic Get HS too its about 4.99 in most places now
Ps3 is making strides,360 is a good machine but be prepared for true next gen visuals,sound and free online....games I would PERSONALLY recommend are.. Resistance 1-still love that game Kz2 Uncharted 2 MGS4 And if you love other genres apart from shooters- Motorstorm PR Heavy rain LBP
halojunkie is just another new account that is just dripping with PS3 positively. PS3 fan masked as a 360 fan… nice Don’t get me wrong, the PS3 is great, but I just can’t help but feel sorry for the individuals who seem to make a career out of N4G trolling.
Heavenly Sword is really under-rated. Its a great game and ninja theory did such a good job with it. It was the first ps3 game I had which really made my jaw drop with its graphics. The area with the huge ropes with waterfalls in the background is astonishing
My list of games still stand,I did forget heavenly sword,graphics still impress which surprised me.
there was a reason i bought Heavenly Sword... to support you. and yeah.. the game was great too! now how about Heavenly Sword 2? @people above: yup... be prepared to be blown away by the true next gen graphics. specially 32 players MP games from KZ2 or Warhawk! please note that they are all humans there. not AIs.
The cast and characters in the game compel you to play and the game play is fast and furious. It is a winner in my book and still a part of my library today. I just hope that the game they are working on now is not a lesser game do to limited resources. It seems Sony just did not help them out as much last time in the advertising department. It would have been nice to see more Nariko in the real world. That chick was hot!
I don't know why people find the need to twist words for a headline, they said: "When we went into this project instead of starting from scratch with absolutely nothing we had a much clearer idea of what we wanted to do and how we could do it. The PS3 didn't scare us anymore because we were so used to it, so it's been a lot smoother." To me the way Ninja Theory talked about it came off positive, the title on the other hand comes off somewhat negative.
I hope NT gets things have changed since 2007. HS although a decent looking game is WOWing no one nowadays. I would like to see a bar pushing game but I'm suspecting Enslaved will be our typical "game is identical in both platforms" multiplat game, in other words, nothing to write home. So, I'm gonna take 'PS3 Doesn't Scare Us Anymore' as 'we are not fvkin the PS3 version'.
and at 720p.
It was ahead of its time with motion capture tech.. believable movie sequence integration (with very good lip sequenization). As state before ... its a gem- not on the level, but.. in the 'zip code' of ICO and SOTC.
According to this, Valve is bringing PORTAL 2 to the PS3. Scared of the PS3 had nothing to do with L4D not appearing on the PS3. Microsoft's money was the likely reason. http://www.playstationunive...
Dude, dont get Killzone 2. It sucks and online community sucks. Get COD:MW2 instead, I heard its better, plus you dont have to pay online.
...if you're 4. Killzone 2 MP is awesome, AND free. (What are you on about payments?!)
Can't wait to see what they do with their experience on this next IP!
Heavenly Sword 2 ?!?!please ?
Pay?? What do you have to pay for to play Killzone 2? Are you dumb or just born retard, plus MW2 was a Epic fail. Great story an online....Until you get in games were people got to spend their time using the glitchs to win a game. If you want a real war game that takes balls, then get MAG. You got to have some balls an skills to hold your own Vs 128 players that want to kill you. Try killing 20 people win only using your gun, yeah more real and more epic.
@Shendow PS3 online is free, so he does not have to pay for online. I hope this clears up your misconception. And... A real war game that takes balls has to be BF:BC2. But thats just my opinion.
i love the dramatic arrows scene. It is intense.
Edit ya right i did not read it cause they moan all the time http://www.n4g.com/ps3/News... I hope there next game is longer than HS cause it was good for a new next gen game i hope there next game will be as good as the first but longer sorry i did not read before posting my head is all over this morning at below bubble for the kick in the ass
You didn't read the article didn't you? Hint. What they said is a good thing *wink*
Don't worry. You can kick their asses if they screwed up the PS3 version even with all this talk about knowing the PS3's architecture.
porting for ps3 is getting easy now i was happy with just cause 2 burnout call of duty and some others Im hoping Red dead is a good port.
alot of developers are scared of ps3 they dont want to show other consoles up Can u picture a ps3 exclusive call of duty? man that would just blow us away Valve are just scared cause there game would look very very good on ps3 i cant wait to see killzone 3 uncharted 3 and R3 for that matter ya game was good but working in game i remember the first week it come out and a few days later it was up for pre order i remember it been a number 1 pre ordered game for sometime HS was short no online and no coop i loved the story
Valve pees there pant every time they look a a ps3,i herd it was getting really bad for Gabe he had to start buying adult size 8XL huggies.
That's nice to hear. The PS3 did have a terrible rep when it was first released, Sony was too arrogant and the media was crucifying them every chance they got. Sony & Co. have come a long way since 2006. It's nice to see developers taking risks.
They needed to stop customers from jumping on the 360 bandwagon. There was a time there where a PS3 was hard to find and GeoW was the reason people needed not to wait. So Sony felt the need to convince people to just be patient by talking up their product and making grandiose promises(which turned out not to be that far off).
Yeah the risks they're taking are certainly starting to pay dividends now. As the first poster of this article also said, Valve are still scared, but Its not really "scared", its more like they just havent the people with the knowledge to work the system architecture especially when it comes to making a port. Most companies who are optimising this are generally companies who are making exclusives for ps3's OR porting from ps3 to 360 instead of visa-versa
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Sorry...What? Oh, I get it, is not a FPS....
HS is a masterpeice
And that game have the best facial animation in this generation, well on of the best facial animation.
The PS3 is a processing beast. It can be understandable that some developers are afraid of it because of how they have to program on it. I do not really know why we keep on getting these ports of games from third party developers that always in someway still favor the 360. The 360 is a good console and I think if it had a blu-ray or even a hd-dvd drive in it then it would be producing games that are really close to the PS3. It just feels like they scale back on the PS3 or just do not try hard enough to make it as good as possible because of the 360's limited space.
For an early title and considering they were "scared" to develop on PS3, Heavenly Sword still looks freaking amazing. If it leads on the PS3 Enslaved could be an excellent multiplatform title.
I wish they would make a heavenly sword 2. i would highly recommend the first game to anyone who loved god of war and bayonetta or DMC. i still think it puts alot of those games to shame.
I got this bundled with my ps3 and cod4 (traded in cod 4 for mgs4, since i play COD on 360 anyways). def deserves a sequel. with co-op and combi moves like that last prince of persia game. Maybe sony will contract them to do a sequel after they finish that multiplat game they are working on. cant recall the name of it off my the top of my head but i saw it on ign.
They add some trophies to this game, once enslave is done. And of course would also like to see sequel or a prequel which ever makes more sense. You know make the game longer and larger in scope, and some butler ads And you are good to go.
They had a great way of hiding that fear... Heavenly Sword is a great game
Heavenly Sword was so awesome. Somehow I don't think their newest game will be as cool, but I definitely look forward to it and hope for the best.
In my opinion the ps3 is not difficult, its just different. When developers take time to understand it, we have great results like Uncharted 2, Gow 3..
I so much enjoyed HS....the use of motion was terrific...guiding arrows to specific body parts and see the different resulting actions...was fantastic and a first. I just lol at all those complaining the game didnt have a jump button and clearly they didnt play it cause if they did they would have realized with aerial attacks it was not needed...talk about transparent
real jaw-dropping title that any new PS3 owner should make a point of picking up. Its production levels -mo cap, cut scenes, dialogue etc, still keep it up there amongst the best on the console. I believe it was originally intended as being the first of a trilogy. A great shame that with more nurturing and encouragement from Sony, NT might have gone on to be up there with the premier franchises produced by ND, GG, Santa Monica et al. Dont know if HS could be patched for trophy support by someone other than the games developer . Answer anyone?
but those who tame it get great games and even some GoTY awards! =D
Ninja theory should stfu
I checked the review they gave it and it's a 6.5 out of 10. Whaaaat? The game was incredible for a rental. I say rental because after beating it there wasn't too much to really do with it, but it was one hell of a ride. The characters have better acting than 99% of games released today I find.
Actually, I used one of the free rentals that cam with my PS3. I would love to own HS, but I beat it the night before I had to return it, so i can't justify spending $60 on it, and I have never found it cheaper (though haven't actively looked). Maybe I should break down and go to Gamestop and check for used copies Edit: Just checked Gamestop.com and they have it new for $25. That's really tempting.
Yes exactly, same situation here. The $25.00 price IS tempting now opposed to the 60+ dollar price it held for a long time..
Who cares what they have to say anymore? I'm sure anything they make in the future will be mediocre anyways just like their newest game. The fact is, the PS3 STILL scares them otherwise they'd be able to compete against the top developers like Naughty Dog & Guerrilla to make a better game this gen. Ninja Theory couldn't handle the pressure so they decided to go multiplatform and push their garbage in the sea of all the other mediocre games. It's not the first time it's happened to developers. Plenty of companies had to do the same thing because they were no longer the best once games like Uncharted 2 & Killzone 2 came out.
read the article. its just a f*cked up title, thats misleading (once again). "When we went into this project instead of starting from scratch with absolutely nothing we had a much clearer idea of what we wanted to do and how we could do it. The PS3 didn't scare us anymore because we were so used to it, so it's been a lot smoother."
Santa Monica to make hs2
Heavenly Sword is and remains a 'gem' to me.
After 7 years of God of War, maybe HS would be just different enough for them.
Heavenly Sword 2 or GTFOH
how about at least a trophy patchin seein as the game is still over the 30 dollar mark in most places. I'm sure that would drive more sales. Been lookin for a reason to pop this game back in but the trophy whore in me is pretty occupied these days.
Heavenly Sword 2 Please!!!!!!!!
Since games like HS and Lair were released, the main memory available to devs on the PS3 has increased by over 10% (~30GB), and knowledge of how to effectively utilize the SPUs has skyrocketed, for everything from animation, to shadows, to MLAA. I'll bet HS2 would be downright amazing, if it ever came to pass.
good for them, now Valve needs to take their skirts off and grow a pair a make a kick ass game for the PS3.
Valve's already making games on 3 platforms. I don't think they really need to throw a fourth into the fray.
latest Enslave pics looks excellent. One of the devs that PS3 expereince has paied off.
I getting the feeling Heavenly Sword is, for many people, one of those overlooked gems of the early PS3 and will probably get its dues once this gen ends rather than now. Absolutely nothing wrong with the game, as a game, the length being the only downside. Gameplay, story, graphics, acting, sound, music, all sublime.
To make a Heavenly Sword 2.
Story? Yes, good Acting? Superb Sound & music? Very good I loved the artwork too. Graphics? I don't think so, aside from animations, not smooth, PS2'ish at best. AI? Atrocious in my opinion, Onimusha reminiscent though Gameplay? overrated, didn't like it one bit. Just stating opinions, N.Theory are constantly being crybabies by the way, which does not diminish that H.Sword was objectively a Good Game overall.
i hope other developers change their views too, i hope we can see Devil May Cry 5 and Tekken 7 as PS3 exclusives!
Devil May Cry 5 will never be an exclusive to any console. Like Patcher said.....Those days are done. Now its down to real first party exclusive titles. I put my money on Sony.
Funny thing is, its rumored that Ninja Theory is developing Devil May Cry 5...
How about a trophy patch for HS then?????
Who's the clown that disagreed, lol..... just go.
Wow I feel out of the loop. I did not even realize that Ninja Theory was working on a new game. I will defiantly be keeping an eye out for it.
and criminally brutalized by a hater gaming media when it came out. it was nitpicked to death, with reviewers pointing out "flaws" in the game that they conveniently IGNORED in other Action games like DMC, Ninja Gaiden, and even God of War. the combat in Heavenly Sword was fun. the graphics STILL hold up to this day, with some of the best motion and facial capture in the industry (even besting the Uncharted games, which have EXCELLENT motion capture). they removed the tedious back-tracking and obscure puzzles that slow down the pacing/flow of games like Ninja Gaiden and DMC, and focuses primarily on action, and it got reamed for it. at least Heavenly Sword had a REMOTELY interesting story and characterization, instead of the ridiculous, D-rate anime fodder that are the stories of NG and DMC (don't get me wrong, NG and DMC are GREAT action games, as their combat is quality, but to try and pretend that there is even a re