Upplagd: 29 januari
One of my personal favourites, I just love the story, setting and characters of Enslaved. You play as Monkey, an athletic and strong man that ends up with Trip, a technology-savvy, intelligent and beautiful woman. They must stick together in order to survive in the wilderness of post-apocalyptic America.
Story: I really like what Ninja Theory have done to modernize and put a sci-fi twist on the classic Chinese story of Journey to the West. Throughout your travels, Monkey and Trip develop a strong relationship with a hint of romance, that is both endearing and heartwarming. This rapport between the two is interrupted by Pigsy, an eccentric, fat man with a knack for technology and invention. He is very funny at times and I liked him as a character.
Graphics: The great use of the Unreal Engine 3 engine, allows the game to look stunning. The vistas are breathtaking and simply a joy to explore and collect Tech Orbs (which are used to upgrade Monkey's combat skills).
Gameplay: The game has simple yet satisfying combat for veteran and casual gamers alike. Some of the finishing moves look very cool in slow-motion and pulling off a dodge right before an enemy hits is immensely gratifying.
In summary, Enslaved is one of the most underrated games and I hope that Ninja Theory consider making a sequel to the game in the future as the story has a lot of potential to expand.
I give the game an 8/10.