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Enslaved 360

Post by rossi46 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:49 am

Crikey what a game this is turning out to be.

Almost retro now I suppose, but looks good and plays well with a mixture of old school retro platforming and the levelling-up thing found in more modern RPGs.

It's sat on my games shelf for months and my son and I decided to have a go this morning.

Anyone in here finished it?
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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by koopa42 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:07 am

I don't play retro consoles :lol:

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Post by Mire Mare » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:12 am

Yes, I finished it. I was given it as a gift. It was wrapped in hearty recommendation paper! Still, I was quite sceptical about it but I got into it straight away and enjoyed every minute! Brilliant story and the gameplay is tight and fun.

I would have to recommend it :)

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Post by felgekarp » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:54 am

One of a handfull of games I've played through twice, very entertaining, the Piggsy DLC was half decent as well.
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Post by Nemesis » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:59 am

Yeah, completed it recently after being sat on my shelf for some time. Loved the visuals and verdant colours used in a run down world. I found the DLC to be pig awful though. Very frustrating for me as I enjoyed using my staff to duff up errant mechs in the main game!
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Post by rossi46 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:52 am

We're having a blast with it so far, but I keep thinking of Dark Saviour on the Saturn. :D
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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by Joey » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:21 am

It was one of my favorite games of that year (whichever it was). I loved the world, characters, enemy design, story and everything else about it really.

The same developer put out the recent Devil May Cry reboot which is pretty good, so worth checking that out as well!
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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by Negative Creep » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:23 am

Have it on my shelf but haven't started it yet. Probably should do something about that.......
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Post by PaulEMoz » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:59 am

One of my favourite games of the generation. Tremendously well done, very playable and they actually managed to get you caring about the characters.

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Post by rossi46 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:21 pm

The emotional involvement is spot on. We're at the bit where shes just found her dad.....
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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by SuperFamiKing » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:04 pm

Loved it.......again, like others have said, one of the few games I played through more than once (even got me chasing the cheevos and I never do that)
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Post by nakamura » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:46 pm

Awful platforming and dull combat wrapped in fancy graphics and plot. I hated it.

However, and the reason I am posting in here is that their reboot of DmC was really really good. I was shocked but the calaboration with Capcom's combat designers and Ninja Theory's art team paid off. I would like to see more of it.
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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by SonicTheHedgehog » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:48 pm

nakamura wrote:Awful platforming and dull combat wrapped in fancy graphics and plot. I hated it.
Im surprised you feel that way Mart as the platforming is very similar to the platforming in ICO and the combat is also less dull than in ICO's. I really did enjoy ICO though and even though they look totally different and Enslaved is more about the story where as ICO is minimalist in style, the technicalities and mechanics are very similar.
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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by kiwimike » Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:59 pm

koopa42 wrote:I don't play retro consoles :lol:
Bastard! Only had mine a couple of years :lol:

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Re: Enslaved 360

Post by sscott » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:54 pm

I completed it, very good if somewhat limited gameplay, looked amazing back then too.
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