Perhaps the most beautiful and coloful post-apocalyptic game you will ever play.
As you've probably read in a thousand other reviews, ENSLAVED is a retelling of the classic tale Journey to the West. If you play video games solely for the input-> output reaction and gameplay then this probably isn't the game for you. If, however, you can appreciate a good experience then ENSLAVED will take you on a journey you won't soon forget.
The game is absolutely gorgeous, with heavy themes of nature reclaiming civilization. Any working technology looks pieced together and rather junky. SO many colors! Great contrasting visuals and a rather interesitng, slightly cartoonish arstyle. Sort of remeniscent of Jak and Daxter
The combat sections are fun at first but due to a lack of depth become pretty repetitive by the end. Platforming and climbing are a bit too easy, but the smooth animations give it a very fluid and satisfying feel. Trip offers some tactical options and certain segements let you skip combat in favor of climbing your way around. The gamplay isn't stellar but it was by no means bad. The Cloud was ♥♥♥♥ing awesome though.
Trip and Monkey are both dynamic, round characters with whom you can't help but fall for. Seriously Trip is straight waifu material (especially sexy robot Trip hnnngh) and Monkey is husbando tier as well. The voice work is top ♥♥♥♥ing notch and the Mocap is fantastic. Trip and Monkey's relationship is realistic and organic in all the best ways. Their interactions are some of the games highest points.
The story starts very well, giving you a general idea of the purpose but focusing almost entierly on the here and now. The end chapters are a bit..odd and seem to not fit so well with the rest of the game but really the cast holds it together. It's also rather short (7~8 hours) but I feel like it was a good length overall
Runs really well on my system (a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ laptop) and other than some ocassionally big stutters when loading a new area the game ran like a dream on high. Motion blur should be turned off right away though. Shit is disgusting
All in all, I really loved this game. It is unique and charming and I really fell for the characters. One of the best games I've expeirienced in quite some time. SOLID 9/10