Heavenly Sword is a game that can genuinely claim to be a next-generation experience. Most excitingly for us this is not some clever new combat mechanic or simply more polygons; rather, it is a whole new level of story telling that doesn't simply insert pre-rendered films into the game, but integrates characters into the heart of each play component.
Our initial criticisms on the sameness of combat that led to an overall feeling of tediousness have not been completely eradicated, however, as there is still very little variation in the enemies you face, but the improvements to the framerate certainly make the combos and counters a lot easier to perform.
I rented this game back when it was released, did not get enough exposure and everything about it was burned into my memory forever. Finally bought it and I absolutely love this game. Nariko is one bad B****!
Хорошая игра. Очень разнообразная, с интересным сюжетом и колоритными персонажами. Но не могу рекомендовать ее всем подряд. Игра не идеальная, пс3 ее еле вытягивает. Я бы сказал, что она на любителя, но таких найдется много.
In an age we had great hack 'n' slash games like Devil May Cry and God of War, Heavenly Sword fails at every aspect, the combat is sloppy, the characters are goofy and badly designed, the bosses are ridiculous and we have awful stages where the game becomes a 3rd person shooter with enemy wave killing. Maybe the game did not aged well but for a hack 'n' slash fan, it just feels a mess.
Heavenly Sword is impossible to play normally on PS3 in 2023. I don't know what it looks like on the emulator on the PC, but on PS3 the game is just technically terrible. First of all, it is outdated in gameplay, and looks much worse in this regard even than the sequel to God of War. Sixaxis elements have been added to the gameplay (a terrible solution in Sony first wave exclusives on PS3). Graphically, the game does not look bad and clearly better than games of its time, but what's the point when your game does not even go to 30FPS, but in floating 20-25? How can you play a 25-frame slasher, and if there are more opponents on the screen, the FPS value can drop to 20-22 frames. It's just unplayable. Surprisingly, this is the debut project of Ninja Theory. Because not the setting, not the main character, not the plot (at least the first 4 hours) are not impressive. If you released a remaster on PS5, you can still give the game a second chance, and so this game is literally buried with PS3.
SummaryA dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-haired heroine embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. The story builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword which once belonged to a powerful deity. It can never be wielded by a mortal without it draining their life-force, killing them within hours. When the...