Review: Heavenly Sword 9.4/10

A stunningly beautiful martial arts drama set in a mythical time and place in the Far East, Heavenly Sword, developed by Ninja Theory, takes players on a roller coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as the new artistic entertainment medium.

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MK_Red4037d ago

An amazing game and a perfect design but the game is TOO short.

nanometric4037d ago (Edited 4037d ago )

Too bad I am not going to get it, firstly because I haven't seen it selling here and secondly I cannot afford to spend that much money for such a short game and almost any game with less than 20hrs of play time and without online, yes games here are FREAKIN expensive... The game costs 1/5 of my salary ;(

EDIT: Here would be Latvia! And I think I can't rent it, at least haven't hear anything about it, but I just remembered that I can trade games with a store for about 1/10 of the original price!

cartman3134037d ago

Ouch man, where is "here"?

scotthea3114037d ago

Are you able to rent the game? I'm definitely not going to buy this title but I sure as hell want to play it and renting is a great option.

QuackPot4037d ago

Good reason for it now.

Better the original game like Killzone 2 will do.

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picker3324037d ago

I bet it's a good game but i allso heard that is too short so that's why i want buy this game plus it's look's like the combat system is too repeated,And too expensive...So forget it!!!

SWORDF1SH4037d ago

i got the game and i loved it. but gib=ving it more that 8 is jus mad. the people who give it a high score are people who havent got a idea how to review games. i loved the game coz of the visuals and great story. but on the down side it was short, it has no replay value, the combat syste was ok but not greatst gen games like onimusha and devil may cry are way way better on the combat front. but this is quite strange coz its the first game with so many negatives i would recomend for people to play even if its jus rental. this is a must have experience, is it worth £40? maybe

Antan4037d ago (Edited 4037d ago )

Bar the framerate issues, and taking everything into consideration, this is the best looking game on any console ...EVER! from animation, cutcenes, particle fx, shader usage and finally lighting. Welcome to the world of NAO32.

techie4037d ago

I concur. And simple to explain why. Huge draw distances, sharp textures (the floors are amazing...especially with the 8xAF - how many games have that!?). With beauty HDR lighting, and some 4xMSAA to get rid of jaggies. And with 2000 could you ask for more? They've created an amazing engine here, doing more than most games can dream of -

If only they could have dropped to 640p to sharpen up that framerate even moreNot going to be surpassed for a long time.

Bordel_19004037d ago

This game rocks. I love it even though it's only 8-10 hours long.

BigPappaPump4037d ago (Edited 4037d ago )

Isn't GOW and GeOW 8-10 hrs long? Why do so many people love those games but seemingly dump on HS due to its equal time length? Stop the hating and enjoy beautiful Nariko.

nanometric4037d ago

cuz fanboys are running out of straws

jtmill074037d ago

It doesn’t matter what game the ps3 puts out people will try to pick it apart. Ever since the game came out everyone has tried to down play it but the only thing they could find was it was to short.

codeazrael4037d ago

Some people don't even play the game for the story when talking about shooters, instead they go straight for live.

lonestarmt4037d ago

"Some people don't even play the game for the story when talking about shooters, instead they go straight for live. "

haha you made my point. HELLO this ISN"T a shooter, jebus. This is a action game. God, some people care more about story, than online play.

codeazrael4037d ago (Edited 4037d ago )

Gears of War story could afford to be shorter because gamers have multiplayer to give Gears a high replay value. What does Heavenly Sword do after the 6 hour story........for $60 no less?

nurayi4037d ago (Edited 4037d ago )

what bigpappa said was god of war and gears of war, you're just thinking about Gears, which is understandable given GoW and GeoW are so similar as acronyms(you may even abbreviate Gears as GoW). I spent about 9 hours on God of War and I didnt feel at all cheated by the length. HS took me around an hour longer than it took me to beat GoW and I even enjoyed HS more. I dont usually run strait through, a game, I like to take in the details; but I played GoW at the same pace.

What bigpappa was saying is that god of war never got marked down or trashed because it was short. HS is longer and better (imo) than GoW, and many people would enjoy HS as much as they did God of War if they picked it up.

Its obvious you havent played the game, as your just spouting the "6 hour and its over" stuff, if you were to claim you beat the game in under 7 hours your first time through I would laugh. Then there are glyphs to unlock on each level to get to 100% completion, and then there is hell mode, and 100% on hell mode. which is hardly "nothing" left to do after 1 run through.

so instead of calling people names and assuming something, just make sure you double check the original comment.

DeckUKold4037d ago

god of war was 15hrs and geow had a multiplayer but the PS3 has a BLU-RAY disk i feel they shoulda add alot more but that game is still CRAZY they should make it a movie

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