Swag Report: Enslaved Mini-Comic and Soundtrack


Always fun times when review copies arrive early with a little swag. Namco Bandai sent me a PS3 copy of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West this week, and with it came a mini-comic / art book created by Marvel and the game’s official soundtrack CD. The comic has some nice art in it, but isn’t anything too, too special. However, the soundtrack is 18 tracks and roughly 55 minutes of some really lovely music, from what I’ve listened to (and heard while playing the game) so far.

As for the game, I’m four chapters in (out of 14 according to the trophy list) and so far it’s exactly what I expected from a Ninja Theory game: a fun, story-driven, single-player action/adventure game with a cinematic flair and clever AI co-op elements. I’ve noticed a few quirks, namely some camera stickiness, the blinking environment pathways, and the dreaded Unreal Engine 3 texture glitch. But the game is more than solid enough so far to overcome these minor annoyances, and early on the story and gameplay have only been getting better and better with each passing chapter.

I’ll have a review ready to go for next week’s launch, so check back then for my full critique.

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