XboxAchievements Got a news tip? tips@ps3t.org
Username
Password
 

Go Back   PlaystationTrophies.org > PS3 Games > Disc-Based PS3 Games > E (PS3) > Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-31-2010, 06:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
Allen Walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hidden Bases
Posts: 26
Default

I have mixed feelings about it. Parts of it I really liked such as the scenery and sense of scale (I love games like that, Shadow of the Colossus being a prime example). And some things I didn't like such as the gameplay which plays like a dumbed down Arkham Asylum and platforming that involves too much hand-holding. The story also could've been deeper, we hardly learned anything about Monkey's past and I felt they could've explained things more. Overall, its a good game but a rental at best. I give it an 8/10.
__________________


Gamertag - CrownedClown447
Allen Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
THe NoMaD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 324
Default

I guess it's just me and this is the first time it's happened on any game I've ever played but during this game I get motion sickness. I don't know if it's the jerky camera or when I try to move the camera around monkey and it snaps back into place but I've struggled to play this for more than an hour at a time.
__________________

THe NoMaD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
 
Salvation's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,477

Awards Showcase Word of Mouth - Bronze   Community Gaming Event Bronze   1,000 Posts
Total Awards: 3 (more» ...)
Default

I think a few reviews were a bit hard on the game, considering Playstation Magaine gave it a 6, but I found the game extremely enjoyable. My only complaint is ofcourse the few plotholes, and ever so confusing ending.

Its all good reason to give us a sequel though.
__________________

Salvation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 12:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Labartu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 5,932

Awards Showcase First PS4 Game Nights   Helping Hand   Staff - Moderator   THL Season 5 - Cross-site Competition Champions   Community Gaming Event Silver   5,000 Posts   THL Season 4 - Big Ol' Pile of Platinums   Bronzer Than Nothing   PS3T's 5th Birthday Game Night Series   Maximum Clubs Top 5   Jack of All Trades   Awesome Mystery Award
Total Awards: 16 (more» ...)
Default

To be honest? I enjoy it, but I dislike the combat mechanics. Maybe I should have backed out of pre-ordering it when I saw Ninja Theory did the game as I also strongly disliked the combat mechanics of Heavenly Sword.
Anyway, I like pretty much everything else about the game, and can't talk about the story as I didn't progress pretty far (suck-ass combat mechanics put me off playing it for long periods. :P )
__________________
Twitch | Signature by TheFlyingToaster | Site Award Winners

Labartu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2010, 12:53 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
MarioAna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Africa
Posts: 68
Default

What i liked:

Characters and interaction.
Dialog and voice acting.
Story.
Environments.
Final Boss Fight.

What i disliked:
Camera camera camera.
Simple combat mechanics.
Simple platforming which you can never mess up.
Repetetive enemies.
Technically poor (lots of screen tearing, some slowdown).

Overall it's worth a play, but get it second hand cheap.
MarioAna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 01:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
Jaytech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Germany; GMT +1
Posts: 4,142

Awards Showcase The Silver Lining   2,500 Posts
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
Default

it's a game that you play once and then move on. no replayability at all (except sardistic collectibles).
__________________

Jaytech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 11:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 11
Default

So far I am really enjoying this game. I loved Heavenly Sword when that came out.
mephirak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 01:35 AM   #18 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 47
Default

I liked it a lot but am far from blind to its problems.

The characters and story were good, but uneven and the movitivations were often muddy at best. It didn't hurt things too much, but too much was completely contrived.

Every instance, for example, where the characters split up was patently ridiculous - trip "squeezes" through a hole sized for baby rhino's and Monkey is "forced" to find another way. There are times when you can clearly see a way to reach a destination - for example a dumpster against a column - that would suitable for a fat asthmatic but apparently not up to Monkey's standards - he'd rather hope across moving gears and flamethrowing vents.

The plot sets up an antagonistic relationship with Monkey and Trip... but we really never see it. There's almost no transition here - we get the set-up and from then on they're pretty much best friends. I like where things ended up, but felt the development to get there was just plain ignored.

The combat was fine - nothing special, but nicely streamlined and cinematic. The platforming was just plain cinematic - aside from some very basic timing issues there's really no way to fail it which eliminates much of the suspense (but does make the game move much faster).

Unfortunately the game is also also glitchy as hell and has some insane decisions regarding trophy-replayability. Nothing too awful, but it definately makes the mistake of annoying the hell out of you in the after-game which puts a damper on the whole experience.

All that said the story and characters, despite their problems, are above average. Honestly the only reason I'm so hard on them is that they're so close to great - if they sucked it wouldn't be worth criticising!
kiwidust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2010, 07:07 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
crewsader06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 147
Default

seriously disappointed in what I have heard thus far on this game, I guess I'll wait for a lower price point before I dive in to this one
__________________

Last Platinum: Battlefield 4
Working On: Outlast / Castle Crashers
crewsader06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
Eye Beams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Dakotalahoma Central Junction, California
Posts: 1,150
Send a message via AIM to Eye Beams

Awards Showcase 1,000 Posts   Maximum Clubs Top 5
Total Awards: 2 (more» ...)
Unhappy

Hmm, it was okay... after I read the preview stuff from gameinformer, I thought it was gonna be grrrreat, but nope.
The combat acts weird at times if you mash buttons (especially ) in combat; and you dodge a small distance.
Can be plat'd within a week. Being perceptive will help =P



Semi-spoiler:
The boss is NOT a unique boss.




Quote:
it's a game that you play once and then move on. no replayability at all
That's pretty much the trophy hunter mentality =( No appreciation for games.

Last edited by Eye Beams; 11-08-2010 at 10:29 PM.
Eye Beams is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT. The time now is 02:31 AM.

Missing Trophies class=