Review - Enslaved: Odyssey To The West (Crush! Frag! Destroy!)

CFD!'s Rob Rich reviews one of 2010's most overlooked titles:

"I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical about Enslaved: Odyssey To The West when it was first announced. I mean, I enjoyed what little I’d played of Heavenly Sword and all, and it’s not that I doubted Ninja Theory’s ability to make a great game… it’s just that it seemed so far off. Then I played the demo and suddenly (like most people, I’m sure) I became very, very interested indeed.

"Of course, we all know that a demo isn’t always indicative of the final product. Sometimes they’re great, but the full game falls prey to various issues along the way that turn it into a big pile of yuck. Other games (i.e. Dead Space) are great, but have absolutely crappy demos that make you think the devs would have done better to just avoid releasing one entirely. So the real question is just how well does the demo represent the finished product? Is Enslaved every bit as epic and enjoyable as that first chapter, or does it peter out after a strong start?"

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Ndigity2859d ago

Despite some frustrations, I really did like this game.

RobsteinOne2859d ago

As did I. My biggest frustrations were the all-too-common audio bugs.

ShadowPraxis2859d ago

I honestly had very, very few issues with this one. It was in my personal list for 2010's GOTY. I also didn't find the melee combat as blah as a lot of people said they did. *shrug*

tigresa2859d ago

I'm not gonna lie, from what I read in this review, now I feel like I've missed out. Severely, since this type of game is usually a big deal for me. Will get on that! Thanks. :D

ShadowPraxis2859d ago

As I've said repeatedly - this is going to be this year's "Beyond Good & Evil." Mark my words.

RobsteinOne2858d ago

Or Psychonauts.

Either way, it's a damn shame.

ShadowPraxis2858d ago

And by that, I would like to clarify and say "A game with critical and fan love that sold horribly and in a year will be a game everyone WISHED they had played"

Giantsquirrel2859d ago

I wish the damn thing hadn't bugged out and refused to load my save or else I would've had a fair shot at finishing it.

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