Enslaved is set in a post war world in which most of the population has been dispatched by the ruling mechs or taken by the slavers. You'll find yourself battling huge machines and exploring large and beautiful areas.
The game play for this game was a little basic in some respects, the platforming was really simple in much of the game, i.e. most climbing was simply pushing a button to jump from one platform to another with no chance of mistake or falling. The battles were either hack and slash with your pole weapon or shooting plasma blast via the same weapon. Controls were pretty solid with only one or two times the joy stick would have trouble catching up with my movements after the screen angel would change, no biggie.
The graphics were really quite nice, the characters level of realism was amazing at some points in the game. The story was quite captivating, i found that I played this game in two sittings because I just wanted an answer to it all. Sound track was one of the best Ive heard in a while, really captured the surrounding environment.
This game didn't offer the most challenging game play Ive ever encountered but between the beautiful graphics and luring soundtrack and simple but fun game play I really enjoyed this game. If you are a fan of platforming this game is a good choice, Ive actually decided to play it again before sending it back to gamefly. Have fun!
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As an adapted version of a old folk-tale, presented by Namco... The game is very riveting, to say the least. A very colorful and adventurous game based in a Post-War scenario, Enslaved plays as a 3rd person, traversing style gameplay... As like the Uncharted series. Anyone who enjoys a good action/adventure game would find this title fun.
You play as Monkey. Waking up inside a slave ship, Monkey finds himself trapped in a enclosed pod. While escape seems impossible, an explosion occurs and the slave ship stars falling apart. After escaping the Slave ship's Destruction; Monkey awakens to a familiar face. Not greeted warm fully -- Monkey finds himself forced to help this woman--by the name of Trip--get back to her family. If Monkey refuses -- Trip will blow up Monkey's head.
A colorful and creative adaptation of the story of Monkey. [Also known as: "Monkey:Journey to the West"] There wasn't anything I disliked about this game. The game has a great combat system--characters' motions is fluent--beating down robotic enemies is easy. The World in Enslaved, is designed with the concept of working out Puzzles and figuring out how to evade or flank enemies -- There is multiple ways to traverse threw out the world.
Enslaved:Odyssey to the West, is a very well designed game. The concept is brilliant; the design of the level is very creative; character motion is fluent; Ambient sounds are life-like.