Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mr. A's review of.....Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Thought I'd bring you something different than just another movie review.

The Story
While trying to escape from a mech slave ship, Monkey, a rugged loner and the game's hero, runs into a young girl named Trip. After making a break for it, Monkey soon discovers that Trip isn't exactly another young slave girl when she fits a high-tech slave headband into him. Trip's demands are simple: help her return to her village and she won't detonate the device and fry your brain.
Given no choice, Monkey must now help Trip get back home, but standing between them and it is a post-apocalyptic New York and hundreds of angry mechs left behind from a bygone era who all want to find the nearest human and rip their face off. With super-strength, high-tech weaponry, and survival know-how, our two heroes set off into in epic journey to the west.

The Review
Let's go with the good first. Visually, this game is stunning. Everything is so bright and vibrant that it makes you almost with the world would destroy itself just so it could look like it does in this game.
The voice talent is fantastic. Andy Serkis does a great job as Monkey, though the "Brooklyn" style accent can get a little grating at times.
The game's combat is a bit repetitive and the free-running portions can be a little twitchy. Walking around can also be a tad difficult due to the camera catching weird angles.

The Verdict
Though this game is rather short (about 8-10 hours), it is a very rewarding experience. I would advise that if you want to pick this up you should wait for the price to drop (around Christmas maybe?). Overall, I'll be playing this game again and possibly for a third time. Unfortunately, I need to return Enslaved to the Red Box tonight so I won't be playing it again for a while.


That's about it for now. I know the review was kind of short, but there really wasn't any more I could say about it. GO BUY THIS GAME!!!

Jaa mata,
Mr. A
(executive producer)

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