Sunday, January 4, 2015

Steam Review: Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

Enslaved is a console-style light brawler/platformer, elevated past its flaws by story and style.

Visually beautiful and well voice acted, with an engaging story and reasonably fun fight mechanics, Enslaved is almost a great game, but flaws keep it at just very good. It is held back by movement that isn't as smooth or responsive as you want it to be and some odd lapses in user prompting. The game is also fairly short, clocking in at around eight hours. With the price lower now than when first released, the length is not an issue. Extra points for a post-apocalypse rendered in greens rather than browns. Take a few points away for making me chase otherwise pointless orbs for upgrade currency, as they are purely a game-mechanic, pulling you right out of the story flow. Well worth a look if the setting or gameplay sounds interesting to you.

Screenshot via Steam

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