Mike Suskie writes: "Enslaved: Odyssey to the West isn’t an average game at all, but rather a perplexing mix of good and bad. It’s often jaw-droppingly gorgeous and sports one of the most well-implemented escort systems I’ve ever used in a game. On the other hand, it’s also incredibly unpolished, and the simplistic combat and cumbersome camera frequently drown out Enslaved’s more impressive sequences in recurrent bursts of frustration. The game is regularly entertaining but just as often a chore, and in any other case, I’d be perfectly content to say that Enslaved’s many shining moments aren’t worth the trouble. Thing is, it’s not that simple."