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if you like action games, you NEED to play this.

posted by jcbrenden (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Sep 23, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

20 out of 25 gamers (80%) found this review helpful

well, i ordered this from gamefly, but for whatever reason, i guess it got lost in the mail, and it never arrived. being the impatient 19 year old boy that i am, i couldnt wait any longer, and i ran out and bought it. i must say that i do not regret the decision in any way, shape, or form, despite the fact that i finished it in 2 nights.

the graphics are incredibly beautiful, with every single texture, polygon, and particle effect placed lovingly in its rightful place to craft one of the most realistic looking games ive ever seen. its not just that everything looks shiny and pretty, its the way that everything moves exactly like it should (with the exception of a few wonky physics glitches that can be quite amusing)

the story is as good if not better than many of the best examples of the wuxia genre. its obvious right from the get-go that the developers spent a lot of time to get the mood just right.

the gameplay is top notch, with incredibly fluid and interesting combos thanks to the intuitive nature of the heavenly sword's stances. the QTE sequences aren't over used the way they are in some games like this, and Kai's crossbow sections break up Nariko's action sections very nicely.

the length is, IMO perfect for this type of game, and if it had been more than 2 or 3 hours longer, i would have actually probably rated the game down for dragging on too long. however, the only reason i didnt give the game a perfect 10 is because of a saddening lack of extra content and things to do once youve beaten the game. yes, theres some videos, but all of them can be downloaded on the PSN anyway, so thats sorta pointless, and everything else just seems like a tacked on DVD extra.

heavenly sword is a masterpiece of a video game, and i sincerely hope that more studios push the PS3, in game cinematics, and the action genre the way this game does.

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Very Good

hevenly sword

posted by jdizzle (BRADFORD, PA) Jan 21, 2008

Member since Nov 2005

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

this was a pretty good game its probably one of the top 3out for the ps3 so far the gameplays really good its pretty easy too play and using the bow and cannon a etc. is relly fun the graphics are great and the story line is pretty good although this game kinda felt like a little bit of a rip off of god of war both in the gameplay and story line the only complaints i have about this game is you can only use 1 weapon and its pretty shot it only took me 1 and a half days too beat and theres really no replay value

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Very Good

Superior to Conan in every way...

posted by Diggler42o (ANAHEIM, CA) Jan 9, 2008

Member since Nov 2007

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

I enjoyed this game, and it would have gotten a higher rating if it had more content then it does. The entire game took less then 12 played hours to beat. I definitely wouldn't purchase this game because you'd never get your money's worth out of it. It was fun though. Similar to Conan / God of War but God of War still is easily the best of the bunch. Graphics were pretty "stellar" and the gameplay wasn't all that bad. The final battle is worth the wait though. No other game I've played so far for PS3 involves the Sixaxis? from the controllers as much. I liked that alot.

Graphics were awesome on the 1080p HD
Gameplay kept me into it the whole time
Story line kept me interested
Battle scenes and objectives were very fun

Cons: little content (5 chapters : 1 1/2 hours - 2 hours per chapter)
and thats about it lol

Rent-able? yes, it's not like it'll delay your queue long. It's a week-end beat for sure.

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