More than ever, PlayStation3 needs a killer launch game. A game everyone will want to show off to friends who were unlucky enough to miss out on getting the new console. One that bowls you over the moments you load it up and still throws up plenty of 'wows' hours later. A title that defines PS3 as a trendsetter for graphics and gameplay. Heavenly Sword could so easily have been that game.
Sadly it isn't to be for the hack-and-slash 'em up, which slips under that all-important November 17 release date to emerge the wrong side of Christmas. And that's a shame, because Heavenly Sword is to PS3 what the original Devil May Cry was for PS2.