Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More DIYED Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a play through, despite the short comings!, 24 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Heavenly Sword (PS3) (Video Game)
For starters lets mention the good. This is a stunning game. It has a great story that keeps you interested all the way through. Not only does it have a good plot, its also being delivered to you beautifully. The script and dialogue is well written and the voice acting is superb. Some of the characters are well developed and keep you intrigued. (Bohan makes for a very interesting bad guy, although admitedly the flying fox is a tad irritating.) I love the art direction and the visual style of this game. The graphics are also absolutley stunning. Making the story seem even more real and interesting is that the character all show detailed expressions on there faces. (My sister actually walked in while Nariko was talking to the screen and said it looked so realistic is scared her. lol.) Unlike in other games where you'd get fed up of the cut scenes coming up and you just want to play, on Heavenly sword you find yourself looking forward to watchign them, and replaying them afterwards.

I've absolutley loved playing this game from start to finnish, and would certainly consider replying it, although I can't deny it also has its shortcomings, which is why it didn't get a full 5 stars from me. Its a shame really that they didn't push the boat out just a bit further to make this great game into a classic. My first complaint is that its way too short. The gameplay (although I did warm to it), can also be a tad repetitive. It does have combo's and the the blocking can involve a little bit of thought, but other than that its mostly button bashing. I do like how Nariko has 3 different stances to fight in though and despite complaints about the lack of a block button, how well she blocks does depend on the enemies attack and the stance which your in (although this feature wasn't exploited as much as I would have liked it to have been.) The power moves and use of sixaxis are pretty cool though. The sixaxis does take a while to get use to. It can be shaken when Nariko is in the air to get her back on her feet quicker, and ts also used to direct arrows and canon balls. At first this can be frustrating, but as you get further into the game it becomes second nature and quite enjoyable (although some have said its an over used feature.) The last boss I also found not to be too enjoyable to complete as it was too frustrating. And to be fussy, Nariko's hair needs some better collision mapping, at times it doesn't look too natural (but its cool all the same.)

Despite this, I would deffinatley say its worth playing this game, if for the story more than anything else. It really feels like an epic and some of the scenes at the end are very cool. I think its absolutley amazing during the large battles, the number of entities that are drawn to the screen at the same time and yet I find not a single slow down. You can keep running and taking hundreds of enemies down at a time and they will still keep coming at you. Even though I know its not perfect, I can't help but love this game...
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details