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Heavenly Sword review

AT A GLANCE
  • Combat system is graceful & awesome
  • Artwork and design is stunning
  • Andy Serkis is the man
  • Too damn short
  • Too much time spent on Kai
  • No online content?

Ultimately, this is Heavenly Sword’s Achilles heel. It’s just too damn short. Add to this the lack of online content, and as there’s only a handful of production diaries, a Making Of and a double-dose of anime cartoons, people will end up feeling a little deflated by the extras.

Still, quality over quantity is the vibe here and there’s no doubt in our mind that Heavenly Sword is a winner and a work of art (eat that Roger Ebert!) that will help shift tons of PS3s come September. When it’s good, it’s truly magnificent and some of the final stages will have anyone with a 42-inch high-definition TV foaming at the mouth. No battle-scene compares to Nariko’s finale. Plus, Nariko’s home of the new face of PlayStation, going so far as to shunt Lara Croft from her throne as the ultimate game girl. Bring on Heavenly Sword 2.

More Info

Release date: Sep 12 2007 - PS3 (US)
Sep 14 2007 - PS3 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS3
Genre: Action
Published by: SCEA
Developed by: Ninja Theory
ESRB Rating:
Teen: Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence
PEGI Rating:
16+

7 comments

  • GiantJediMaster - December 2, 2008 11:48 p.m.

    This looks like the female version of Kratos.
  • Emiko - September 22, 2008 6:23 p.m.

    This rely is a worth-while game. I agree that it is quite short, but i disagree on the comment on the extra features. I think the xtra features were awsome. I'l give it 9/10
  • d.bhoy - September 8, 2008 12:29 p.m.

    should i buy this?
  • senser8484 - June 23, 2009 11:06 p.m.

    even though this game isnt really out there meaning that it is not the most popular ps3 game out there but if u buy this game u will definetley have no regrets cuz it one badass game
  • Crimmz - June 12, 2009 7:32 a.m.

    I just came over from the xbox camp about a month ago. I hadn't really been following up much on PS3 exclusives. I bought this game along with my new PS3 (MGS4 was the other) i really wasn't expecting much. Boy oh boy was I in for a surprise .. HS is, withot a doubt, one of the best games i've ever played - shames it hasn't been played by enough people - simply brilliant
  • australia7 - February 8, 2009 7:56 a.m.

    I enjoyed playing as Kai and using the dualshock controller to control where her arrows went. I don't like the last few battles with Bohan they are annoying. @d.bhoy even though its short its only around $40 aud and it is a good game
  • Nikiicha11 - December 14, 2008 2:04 p.m.

    I really enjoyed this game and i really cant see how you could play it in vs mode... besides the graphics are really awesome ^^ I loved it

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