About the Product
- The Heavenly Sword itself can transform into three distinct weapons, each with its own accompanying fighting stance used by Nariko to vary combat styles.
- The combat engine can scale up from sophisticated one-on-one encounters to one-on-many, where enemies employ intelligent squad-based dynamics, right up to combat against battalions pushing real-time gameplay and (AI) to unprecedented new levels.
- The physics-based combat allows players to sweep debris against opponents, kick tables to halt an oncoming surge of fighters, smash the enemy into the scenery, or throw bodies into other enemies using “aftertouch” controls.
- Heavenly Sword provides a wide range of objects & weaponry including rapid fire crossbows and massively damaging bazookas.
- Coupled with real-time story evolvement and amazing set-pieces, Heavenly Sword feels like a blockbuster action movie that takes combat gameplay to new heights.
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Everything was done so well down to the smallest detail, the level of quality was outstanding. The game looked great in game and during the cut seans. There were many moments where we had to stop playing and just take in the beautiful landscape. This is definitely a game to show off your PS3 system, I like the rope running sequence myself.
The game play was also top notch. It focuses mostly on melee combat and shooting. There is no real platforming to speak of. Switching between different fighting styles (speed, ranged, and strong) and performing counters was innovative and a lot of fun. As were the shooting sequences using the sixaxis to guide arrows and cannon balls were fun as well and a great use of the technology. Overall the controls were tight and worked very well for this type of game.
I would have to say that Heavenly Sword is up there with my most memorable gaming experiences and is truly an amazing game. If you own a PS3 you owe it to your self to buy or at least rent this game. You won't be sorry.
OMG!! If I hear one more person complain about the length of this game I swear I am going to scream!! First off let me address the fact. It is obvious to me that people complained about the length, because the game is so FRIGGN SWEET and they wanted more. I simply adore the fact that this game is so short, I have a job and family of four and only get to sit and play games for maybe an hour or two here and there. Why do people put such of an emphasis on the length of a game? Saying things like "for $60 this game should be longer". No game IMO is worth 60 bucks, but that is what they charge. I don't feel justified when I spend 60 bucks on a game and it is 20+ hours long. I feel justified by how the game impressed me or how I felt after I finished it. Did I have a memorable experience and maybe how much replay value is there? Heavenly Sword addresses all these questions, with an astounding YES. The only game I have ever played twice that was 20+ hours long was Final Fantasy 7. Otherwise with most longer games I was so glad it was over, that I wouldn't dare go through it again. With short games you can play them over and over be glad you like say Resident Evil. If you want to complain about the price tag, just complain about the price tag!! But please don't place a negative on a game just because it is a little shorter than others. Simply put I would pay 60 bucks for this masterpiece faster than any 20+ hour game I can think of.
Now that I am off my soapbox, let me just say that this game is probably the best entertainment experience I have had in a long time. I say entertainment, because this game is like participating in a karate movie with a great story. It immediately pulls you into its wonderful cinematic story.Read more ›
I am a big action fan junkie, and I played and loved Ninja Gaiden 1&2, Devil May Cry, and all God of War games. So I was pretty excited for this.
The cutscenes are terrible. The voice acting is overdone, and made me cringe. Worst yet, some are unskippable. Aside from Nariko and Kai, pretty much everyone is very dislikable, from the villagers who hate you to the villians who have the worst lines I ever heard in a video game. Story is straight forward and medicore. Developers have already annouced there will be no sequel, so those that do like a continuation of the story will be disappointed.
Combat was fun at first, but I quickly realise how bad it is. There are really only 2 type of combos, ones that break shields and ones that don't. You will be mindlessly mashing buttons like crazy and randomly. I took out the final boss with the same combo I was using the whole game. There is a counter system, but it is hard to counter something if you are not in the right stance, and you will end up taking alot of cheap hits. When you fight you build meter so you can do an ultimate attack that looks very cool, but since there are 7 of these, they quickly become boring to watch. Sometimes enemies will even block the animation so you can't see it.
Roughly half the game you are shooting stuff like cannons and bows. You can steer them using the sixaxis or analog sticks. Motion control sucks in this game, analog still gives more control. But this steering becomes old really fast and I started to think why I am doing this in a hack and slash game? It is just there to mask the shallowness of the sword combat. I prefer depth in my combat.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We purchased this game for my daughter as the main character had red hair just like her. The game has really good graphics and plays well. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alice Ceballos
Not good. I can't believe no one has mentioned the fact that you can't even JUMP in this game. For something that's advertised as a hack n' slash game along the lines of Devil May... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Daniel Stratton
I am very satisfied with heavenly sword and intend to purchase more games in the near future.Published 4 months ago by john brown
I really enjoyed using all the controls of the ps3 controller. I didn't even realize it could do some of the things it did without this game.
Game itself is fun. Read more