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GF Rating
7.5

15073 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

An absolutely beautiful work of art!

posted by Vertisce (TOOELE, UT) Sep 15, 2007

Member since Jul 2006

34 out of 45 gamers (76%) found this review helpful

Words cannot describe the beauty of this game. While the game is indeed short, the story is very well written and keeps you wanting more. The scenery in the game is absolutely breathtaking. The fighting style of Nariko is very fun to play and easy to get used to. Controls are absolutely perfect. Kai's gameplay brings some fresh air and great use of the sixaxis to guide her arrows. The voice acting is top notch and probably the best I have ever heard in a video game. While playing through the game for your first time there are plenty of things to unlock and view after you finish. The artwork and movies just add to the pure charisma of this game. Even when the story is over you will find yourself begging for more. While not the best due to lack of online play, the replay value in this game is very high. My only qualm with the entire game is the music volume that drowns out the voices during the cut scenes. Its true that this game only supports 720p but that did not take away from the vibrant beauty of this game. I have not noticed any glitches or hitching during the 5-6 hours it took to play the game through. This game is not only worth renting but its sheer beauty and perfection makes this game a must have for any gamers collection. To sum it all up...I heard the hype...I played the game...and I was utterly blown away by this masterpiece!

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GF Rating
7

Good

Gbanks' Heavenly Sword Review

posted by Gbanks (HONOLULU, HI) Sep 17, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Not bad at all!
First off let me say that I thought this game was awesome... Unfortunately there were a few flaws.
As you have no doubt heard this game is absolutely beautiful. I won't spend too much time discussing this, but let's just say it's the best looking PS3 game to date.
In this game you play as Nariko, a female warrior up against and entire empire, and you will literally fight the empire in this game! Only the PS3 can handle the incredible fight scenes, and the sheer number of characters on screen at once (over 100 at times!). Although the fights are fun to watch, because they are repetitive and the sheer amount of button-mashing makes them more fun to watch than actually play.
On the upside the story line is good (albeit short clocking in at about 8-10 hours), and the characters are pretty well animated and acted. You will grow to love the main character and truly feel her emotions, but unfortunately it is all over too quickly. And when you do finish the game there is little to be found in the way of replay value, and you probably will find no reason to play through it again (unless you want to unlock more artwork).
Overall this was a good game, and an enjoyable experience (as it left me wanting more), but after the credits rolled I really had no desire to continue to button-mash my way through it again. Like a good movie it great on the first play through, but the more you play the more you will find that may disappoint. However since this is gamefly it is perfect for Heavenly Sword, you can rent this game, enjoy it and move on. I really cannot recommend a 60 investment though.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Good Time

posted by nsheaffer (OAK GROVE, MO) Jan 14, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

I found the game was alot of fun. It does not have a very long story line but I still liked the way it felt. I was able to play for about an hour a night and beat it in 5 days. I really liked the Six Axis when shooting Arrows and or throwing other items.

Over all, worth the rent. I would however wait till the price drops to buy.

Nathan

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