Loved the demo -- should I play Heavenly Sword until it's out?

#1 Posted by RainVillain (480 posts) -

Scoffed at HS when it first came out because of its apparent shortness. Well it's been out for years and is quite cheap now. Do you guys recommend I play it? Also, is the combat similar enough to Enslaved?

#2 Edited by Interfect (980 posts) -

No don't bother.

#3 Posted by Yummylee (21775 posts) -

The combat is quite different from Enslaved. It's really not as bad as people make it sound to be, though. And it's very much worth the price it can be found at these days. Just don't expect it to prepare you much in the way for Enslaved - except maybe for its amazing production values.

#4 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (273 posts) -

 It depends. Do you like sixaxis related gameplay?  Some of it is cool, but I know most people kinda hate it.

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#5 Posted by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

Play it for the story and characters, not for the combat.

#6 Posted by Spoonman (75 posts) -

I found several of the missions almost impossible because of how sloppy the controls are

#7 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

The games are barely comparable imo, Heavenly Sword is a perfectly fine game with a great story, but the gameplay lets it down a little sometimes, from what I've seen and played of Enslaved, it combines brilliant gameplay with a brilliant story so I'm just gonna wait for that. Just play the demo over and over, it's awesome.

#8 Posted by nohthink (1223 posts) -
@bigmuffpi: Heavenly Sword is not really as bad as what people say. It is basically a God of War with female Kratos. It was one of the first games that utilized sixaxis in some way in the gameplay. But it is not worth buying. Story is pretty generic but it's not terrible. it's just that there is nothing really outstanding about it. If you really wanna play it, rent it, burrow it or buy if it costs less then 20 dollars(it has been out for a really long time so it should be easy to find for a really cheap price).  
 
With that said, you don't have play Heavenly Sword to play Enslaved. The only common thing you're find is that Ninja Theory focuses a lot of animations and the voice acting of the characters. The movements and face expressions of the characters are great in the both games. But you really don't need to play Heavenly Sword to "prepare yourself" for Enslaved.
#9 Edited by Unchained (1081 posts) -

I'm in the minority that really really enjoyed Heavenly Sword. Kai was among one of the most memorable characters in any series, and the action was fun. The story was kind of goofy at times, but it had a charm to it. I still have it in my collection when I've traded off a lot of other "critical darling" titles, and there is a reason for it.  
 
That said, I've played the demo for Enslaved, and I really liked it. It doesn't have too much in common with Heavenly Sword aside from the quality of the facial animations.

#10 Posted by Andheez (583 posts) -
@Unchained: @bigmuffpi: 
 
Agreed, I also really like HS.  Probably the best technical cut scenes ever and the story, and especially the characters, are interesting.  I like the combat too, it forced you to switch things up rather than just mash the most effective attack.  As for the sixaxis stuff, those parts are awesome....if you just turn of the motion controls, by all means try it, but I couldn't do it, just went back to analogue.
#11 Posted by DXmagma (317 posts) -
@Matiaz_Tapia said:
"  It depends. Do you like sixaxis related gameplay?  Some of it is cool, but I know most people kinda hate it. "
man that was the best part of the game! not the controls themselves, there were pretty crap, but the way it was used was really fun. if they made a spin off were you play as kat (or whatever her name was) with that combat the whole way through it'd be great.
#12 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

Enslaved was alright.  I played the demo last night and it didn't really grab me, didn't make me say "OMG that is so awesome"....but I'm more excited for fable 3.

#13 Posted by hedfone (1751 posts) -

you could just monkey around

#14 Posted by FakePlasticTree (449 posts) -

They're not really comparable games, but I really enjoyed Heavenly Sword. If you haven't played it give it a shot. 

#15 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

Definitely pick up Heavenly Sword. You'll get used to the combat and the way it uses the sixaxis is pretty damn good. One thing to also look at is the cut scenes. I don't know how they do it, but you can literally see all the different expressions each character makes. It's incredible. The only reason people usually hate on it is because it's short. When it first came out, I paid the full price for it because the way the game plays justifies the purchase for me.

#16 Posted by Matiaz_Tapia (273 posts) -
@DXmagma:  I agree , that was the best part!  It's just that I know it's not everyone's cup-o-tea, specially since it's  been branded as failed tech. 
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#17 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5284 posts) -

It's really just short and not great.  but not great isn't a bad thing.

#18 Posted by DXmagma (317 posts) -
@Matiaz_Tapia said:
" @DXmagma:  I agree , that was the best part!  It's just that I know it's not everyone's cup-o-tea, specially since it's  been branded as failed tech.  "
man, a 4-5 hour game based on that would be perfect for psn. doesn't need to be sixaxis either, i'm sure it would still work, if not work better, with the analog stick, singularity did it pretty well. not too mention with move out it'd be the perfect pack in game!
 

#19 Posted by Raven10 (1808 posts) -

I wasn't a fan of the gameplay. The sixaxis parts were horrible and the rest of the game was nothing special. Great story and graphics.

#20 Posted by danpat177 (142 posts) -

i liked it :) played at a mates for like 2 hours when they has passed out  
i had fun though from what i rember 

#21 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

it seemed like the combat was out of God of war. Enslaved looks different then Sword

#22 Posted by Shadow (4981 posts) -

You should play Heavenly Sword just for the cutscenes with the main bad guy.  He's the most overacted character I've ever seen in anything.  It really is something that must be seen.

#23 Posted by dudeglove (7907 posts) -
@ChristOnIce: CHEESY DUBBING FTW
 
 
  
I hope you learned your cloud whistle.
#24 Edited by Xshinobi (387 posts) -

Sure. HS was an excellent game. The last boss is a SoB tho.

#25 Posted by EVO (3914 posts) -

It's worth it just for the cannon sequence.

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