Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Image
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  • Summary: Enslaved takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two mainEnslaved takes players on a gripping, surprise-filled journey as two dissimilar characters form an uneasy union in order to survive their way through a perilous, post-apocalyptic America. A tactical action-adventure game, Enslaved centers on the complex relationship between the two main characters and challenges players to employ a mix of combat, strategy and environment traversal. With influences and contributions from top music and film industry talent, Enslaved combines beautifully rendered graphics and captivating music with seamless animation and engrossing gameplay. Expand

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Nov 18, 2013
    80
    This is, essentially, this generation's Beyond Good & Evil. A charismatic, engaging and refreshingly peculiar game that's among the most beautiful of recent years.
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    80
    You might miss optimized configuration options, but otherwise you get the complete package of this soulful action-adventure.
  3. GameStar
    Dec 2, 2013
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Nov 5, 2013
    65
    Enslaved is as ambitious as it is flawed. Those of you who can put up with mediocre gameplay and a lack of polish will find a touching, rewarding story heightened by top-notch cast performances. Others need not apply.
  5. Nov 19, 2013
    65
    Its gameplay style and combat mechanic were clearly designed with the console player in mind. When transferred to the PC, the entire experience is undercut.
  6. Nov 19, 2013
    65
    Despite some stunning art direction and a rich story complete with interesting and complex characters, Enslaved fails to provide a compelling game play experience to complement its artistic and narrative strengths.
  7. Oct 27, 2013
    60
    It’s the gameplay which remains slave to the visuals and storytelling here, in this intriguing but shallow post-apocalyptic fable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Oct 26, 2013
    10
    Really liked this game, ever since it launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 i wanted this for the PC. And they delivered a complete port for the PC,Really liked this game, ever since it launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 i wanted this for the PC. And they delivered a complete port for the PC, haven't seen any kind of bad things for the PC version, so the porting is excellent.

    Really recommend this game for anyone who likes these types of games.
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  2. Apr 11, 2015
    10
    I'm giving this game 10/10 despite some technical issues of the PC port. The story, the characters, the smooth gameplay and beautiful visualsI'm giving this game 10/10 despite some technical issues of the PC port. The story, the characters, the smooth gameplay and beautiful visuals make this interactive story (that's what this game is basically) enjoyable, engaging and thought provoking. Unfortunately the game did not gain much recognition at the time of release. Hopefully the publishers learnt from their mistakes and one day we'll see the sequel. Expand
  3. Oct 27, 2013
    8
    This game is great.The story is one of the most beautiful in gaming the world is well made and beautiful.
    the game looks grate but for a pc
    This game is great.The story is one of the most beautiful in gaming the world is well made and beautiful.
    the game looks grate but for a pc game in 2013 the graphics options lack you literally can change gama and resolution those are the options that's it no vsync no nothing.But still the game looks good.The game play is fluid and mouse and keybord work perfectly ,ther is a nice variety of enemy's and locales
    but you wont find something special in its gameplay it is typical spectaclel fighter fare with some shooting aded to the mix it is very competent at what it dose.I sugest piking up the game simply for it'superb story and well realised characters and world.The main story is not long but the game has replayability and it comes with its only DLC and all extras so there is enough content
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  4. Mar 22, 2017
    7
    Pros:

    - For the time it was a relatively good looking game with enough scenery to show it off. - The combat felt felt fine, it has a
    Pros:

    - For the time it was a relatively good looking game with enough scenery to show it off.

    - The combat felt felt fine, it has a relatively decent combo and upgrade system.

    - The story may have not been super deep but it was relatively well executed.

    - The animations and voice acting for the time was relatively well done.

    Neutral:

    - The ending was... well, I was hoping for something more.

    Cons:

    - Because it's (mostly) just you and your partner going through the world it feels so empty. If the game could have been designed to not be quite so barren it would have made it more fun for me.

    Overall: A fun game, that's somewhat unique, which is overall well done enough, that it's worth playing through even if it's quickly one time.
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  5. Oct 28, 2013
    6
    Well this game is almost a really good game. Almost. First off, it is a pretty bad port from console to PC; shocking I know. The controlsWell this game is almost a really good game. Almost. First off, it is a pretty bad port from console to PC; shocking I know. The controls are pretty wonky using a KB and mouse. The camera is equally as bad and confusing, re-arranging the direction you need to press on a whim, depending on the angle the game suddenly throws at you. The very first message you receive when starting the game on the PC is "Be sure not to turn the CONSOLE off while auto-save icon is active." So there ...

    The game is in the same vein as (tier II) The Prince of Persia Series. However, the gameplay is extremely linear, repetitive and predictable. There's a tech-tree is that is sub par, and you use a "buddy-system" with a NPC which is meh. You issue generic commands or have to throw her across to a bridge to drop a ladder basic stuff and usually annoying.

    On the plus side Voice acting is top-notch. Music is great. Graphics are decent for being a 2010 console port (but the shadows will drive you batty) Plot is so-so; however, again, the voice acting really, really drives the story and gets you involved. Andy Serkis, aka Gollum, plays the main character and hits it out of the park. The female lead does pretty awesome too.

    All-in-all, a fun game that is worth it for a run-though; however, after its won, a pretty forgettable one. Buy it on sale from Steam or something.
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  6. Dec 2, 2016
    6
    Mind you, this game is NOT a bad one. It's just that, for several reasons, I just can't recommend it fullheartedly.

    Bottom line: +Amazing,
    Mind you, this game is NOT a bad one. It's just that, for several reasons, I just can't recommend it fullheartedly.

    Bottom line:
    +Amazing, lush, beautiful, graphics. Incredible locations
    +A very interesting take on the book "Journey to the West"
    +Incredible soundtrack
    +Nice, fluid and somewhat fun combat and "parkouring-ish", assuming you managed to get the game run well enough.
    +An awesome WTF ending

    -Linear gameplay, and I mean VERY linear
    -Can get tedious and boring at times
    -Story is executed weakly
    -Characters barely develop. Relationships between them simply don't work and are growing awkwardly.
    -PC port is not optimized quite enough. I've encountered MANY technical difficulties before managing to make the game playable.
    -All in all, big portion of the game simply lacks substance, regarding depth of story and gameplay.
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  7. Jul 18, 2014
    0
    It's a rip-off game. They didn't fix for PC version. As I'm a left handed, I changed key bindings. It was hard to do so since panel keptIt's a rip-off game. They didn't fix for PC version. As I'm a left handed, I changed key bindings. It was hard to do so since panel kept moving slightly and its light blinking to distract you. When using a mouse, you can't point to certain keys, you have to move the mouse higher. After you're done changing key bindings, you had to watch a movie, then you're ready to play, but you found you can't jump and it says you need to use MouseY (I still have no idea what it is), so I went back to option. However key binding isn't there, so I had to go for menu, it means you lost saving progress. I changed jump key to Numpad 0 again. I had to watch movie again then it required MouseY again for jump. It went cycle four or five times. I've had enough of it. It kept scrambling your key bindings. I found that there are other people who have the same problems. I think it was designed for Xbox or PS4 or both, not so much for PC. Expand

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