Last night i was in the mood to buy a new game. Over the past several weeks I had been engulfing myself with some classics. KOTOR and Deus Ex had been controlling my life and I decided it was time to check out the first of this Fall's crop of good games.
The first game I went for is Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. I had played the demo recently and I thought it was enjoyable enough to purchase and I am very glad that I did. The experience is not only gorgeous to look at but also fun. Action games are not exactly my forte but this is an exception. The challenges that are presented are not only cerative but also, at times, challenging.
The story is engrossing and watching the relationship between Trip and Monkey develop is touching considering the situation that they are in. The emptiness of the environments and cities is eerie and a subtle warning is given about our own future (or I am reading too much into it) being ran by machines that we create and then turn on us. Probably not, but my love of science fiction literature and our possible impending doom from robotic dominance has me wondering if the creators were trying to send a subtle message.
Anyways, the game is fun and well worth the 60 bucks. Once I am done with this game I am wanting to check out Vanquish..another robot filled sci-fi adventure :D