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Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PC port is coming this week (so in 1-2 days?)

DocSeuss

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I've heard nothing but good things about this game, sales figures aside.

Really looking forward to playing it the right way.

I've heard bad things. Some dude wrote a review about how wrong it was for us white guys to enjoy a game entitled "enslaved" because we'd never experienced slavery and how exploitative it was of the idea of slavery since the protagonist, who is enslaved, still has power and wins over his slaver.

I'm saying that the bad things I've heard were really stupid.
 

alr1ght

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Don't do it. It's still a bad to mediocre game even if you take away the things that dragged down the console release (tearing and horrendous performance).
 

Marjar

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I remember trying it out and finding it really boring. The "platforming" can barely be called that and the combat gets old rather fast.

I didn't get all that far, so maybe I'll give it another shot.
 

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After playing through the new Devil May Cry I'm actually excited to check this out. I've only played the demo on the 360 way back when it was released and don't remember anything about it. But after DMC my opinion of Ninja Theory has become very positive.

The game is no DmC. Like others said, it is basically Uncharted with melee instead of shooting. Platforming is very simple and the game basically plays itself. Even on hard it is a breeze.

But it looks great, the art design is awesome, the character graphics are great (especially the face modeling), and the story is rather good. It's a good relaxing game.
 

Miker

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I really enjoyed this game, and the I'm also in the minority in thinking the ending was good. Kinda weird to throw this out during such a busy week, but if it's 20 or less I'll bite.

I also enjoyed the ending. I suppose you can make the criticism that it's a bit of a non-ending, but it left the game on such an interesting note I don't mind.
 

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PS3 version. 360 version was better according to feedback here and from Digital Foundry.

The Digital Foundry article said the differences between the platforms are quite minute. They gave a recommend to the 360 version only when forced to make a decision, they directly said either version is fine.

Payment options just added to the Enslaved Sub

7 minutes ago Changed PurchaseRestrictedCountries – JP › AM AZ BY GE KZ KG MD RU TJ TM UZ UA LV LT EE
7 minutes ago Changed AllowPurchaseFromRestrictedCountries – 0 › 1

 

Dog Problems

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The game is no DmC. Like others said, it is basically Uncharted with melee instead of shooting. Platforming is very simple and the game basically plays itself. Even on hard it is a breeze.

But it looks great, the art design is awesome, the character graphics are great (especially the face modeling), and the story is rather good. It's a good relaxing game.

For the right price, that's good enough for me. :p
 

Clawww

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What system? Played on 360 and I had no issues with it whatsoever.

You have got to be lying, or daft or something. The tearing, stuttering, input lag, etc. is fucking atrocious, I've never even heard of fans of the game act like it isn't a drawback to the game.
 

diffusionx

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For the right price, that's good enough for me. :p

Yea, definitely - like I said it's not a bad game at all. But just don't expect DmC. NT made significant strides forward on mechanics that you don't see here. Probably because of the collaboration with Capcom.
 

Dog Problems

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Yea, definitely - like I said it's not a bad game at all. But just don't expect DmC. NT made significant strides forward on mechanics that you don't see here. Probably because of the collaboration with Capcom.

Devil May Cry just made me want to check out their past work, more than anything. I'll probably get a copy of Heavenly Sword at some point as well.
 

Trogdor1123

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cant wait to see if there are changes. Would get it on PC if they actually made some upgrades to it.
 

nbthedude

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Yea, definitely - like I said it's not a bad game at all. But just don't expect DmC. NT made significant strides forward on mechanics that you don't see here. Probably because of the collaboration with Capcom.

It's a fairly easy game, no doubt, but I think you are under selling it a bit. There are a couple of pretty cool unique mechanics such as:

1) Stealth gameplay until you are caught dynamically changing into combat gameplay. I know games like Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 have recently done this well but Enslaved did it pretty well before these games.

2) A mix of mid range shooting combat and melee combat that is pretty neat risk/reward.
 

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You have got to be lying, or daft or something. The tearing, stuttering, input lag, etc. is fucking atrocious, I've never even heard of fans of the game act like it isn't a drawback to the game.

Wasn't enough to cause me to notice it or hate the game for it. I'm not alone in this. And no, I'm not "lying or daft or something."
 

jcm

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I can almost hear the controversial and venomous blog posts from a number of gaming news outlets being typed.

I know. And not only that, but it's ugly and it doesn't suit her character at all. It's just poorly executed fanservice.
 

diffusionx

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It's a fairly easy game, no doubt, but I think you are under selling it a bit. There are a couple of pretty cool unique mechanics such as:

1) Stealth gameplay until you are caught dynamically changing into combat gameplay. I know games like Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 have recently done this well but Enslaved did it pretty well before these games.

2) A mix of mid range shooting combat and melee combat that is pretty neat risk/reward.

Well, I haven't seen many sections I could completely sneak past, and I don't like the shooting controls. It doesn't feel right. I barely use it. A higher framerate might help things.
 

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For the right price, that's good enough for me. :p

Ehh, that's overselling it. A more accurate comparison would be Prince of Persia (the one where you couldn't die), except slower, less visually interesting, and with a botched second half.
1) Stealth gameplay until you are caught dynamically changing into combat gameplay. I know games like Tomb Raider and Far Cry 3 have recently done this well but Enslaved did it pretty well before these games.
Practically every stealth game (or game with stealth) with melee elements does this. Thief, Metal Gear, Uncharted, etc.
 

Enco

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Oh snap Topaz.

I remember trying that ages ago. You need Photoshop if I remember correctly.
 
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Worst game I ever played. .

why do I get the feeling you are either exaggerating or havent played a lot of games?


granted I havent played this, but from just looking at videos, I find it hard to believe that it could ever be close to the worst game ever. Seriously.
 

dEvAnGeL

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Well, it sure as hell the game won't be out today, I'm going to bed GAF, good night, hopefully tomorrow we will be able to enjoy the game once again
 

Ocaso

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Any brave souls want to tell us if the PSN version features any form of performance enhancements? I imagine not, but won't really know until someone tries it out.
 

seldead

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Definitely keen for this. Always wanted to play this game based on its art style, figured itd look rad on pc.