Sunday, August 19, 2007
Heavenly Sword Review
Play Magazine are first out of the block with a review for the game, which is due Sept 12th (US) Sept 14th (EU). Still despite Play Magazine being a liberal sprinkler of 10's, it appears there may well be some substance behind the pretty redhead and the 10GB of sound.
Forums are reporting the game is only between 6-7 hours long, see here and here
OJ.net suggests 12-13 hours.
Unconfirmed reports that Edge magazine UK (notoriously low scorers) have given the game 6/10 see gametrailers.com
Play Magazine 10/10
"What MotorStorm has become to racing and Odin Sphere to action role-playing, Heavenly Sword is now to 3D action: Perfection."
"Gamers can and should busy themselves by taking in the compelling saga of Nariko and her heavenly blade. It is without a doubt a journey worth taking, even if the road to the end is somewhat bumpy."
"an incredibly cinematic experience. It may invite comparisons to other action titles, but I can safely say that Heavenly Sword is a unique and captivating adventure with a style all its own."
Cheat Code Central 84
"By and large, this is a game you should consider playing, whether you rent it or add it to your library of purchased games. I wouldn't say it's a title worth buying the PS3 for"
Electronic Gaming Monthly 83
"motion control adds an unprecedented layer of complexity and fun to an otherwise familiar fare"
Game Revolution 83
"One of the few games I’ve felt the urge to replay on a harder difficulty, just because those 7 hours were so sweet"
"Inspired by good taste, rather than looking up the recipe and coming up with something that's not quite as good as the original"
"a God of War knockoff, and after plowing through another room of identical enemies you may eventually lose the urge to see what's around the next corner."
IGN (UK) 7/10
"the lavishness of the show might well be enough for you to overcome the game’s significant failings. There’s definitely some kind of fun to be had here – albeit of the one-engaged brain cell"
"Heavenly Sword comes very close to being great, but nearly every element of its design falls short in one way or another."
Edge Magazine 6/10
(see link in main post, thanks tom)
Average from 11 Reviews 80.72%
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