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Fantastic story driven game, fiddly controls
on 19 November 2015
I really liked Enslaved and pushed through all the little niggles to actually finish it. The acting is great, Monkey sounds like Vin Diesel but very surprisingly is voiced by Andy Serkis, Trip is voiced by Lyndsey Shaw - familiar to anyone who watched Ned's Declassified when they were younger, and of course the ultimate hero - Pigsy played by Richard Ridings.
A few of the elements will be familiar to fans of the 80's Japanese series - Monkey - where he rides around on a magic cloud, has a friend called Pigsy and of course a magic staff, but these are about the only resemblances that I can see.
The story is the real strength of Enslaved as you get more and more behind the characters, following them from triumph to disappointment, success to narrowly averted disaster, this is just as well as the controls can be fiddly and the landscape disorientating. For example jumping should be straight forward but unless you are in the correct spot all you will do is a forward roll, this happens repeatedly and I suppose you kind of get used to it. Check points on the whole are quite lenient, though there are a few which set you back quite a long way if you get it wrong - the final battle is a good example of this, and further increases the frustration of quite a difficult section. The other issue I had with Enslaved was working out what I was supposed to be doing and where I had to go to do this, I had to resort to Youtube videos a couple of times to check.
The game is definitely worth the effort to get to see the end sequence, which is very inventive and quite spectacular, and the journey there is pretty exciting too.
Overall 4 out of 5 with a mark taken off for difficulties which shouldn't really have existed and detract from an otherwise top notch game.