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Heavenly Sword Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Heavenly Sword, similar to Enslaved, offers a heady mix of heroic storytelling and narrative. The fighting is styled on martial arts and the main character, Nariko, uses a weapon called the Heavenly Sword which changes into one of three forms depending on what attack stance the player uses as part of a unique fighting style.

At the end of a fight at the start of the game you seem to die, waking in a field and speaking to the power within the sword about what has transpired previously. From there you go on a mission to find out what happened to your tribe.

Although Heavenly Sword initially looks like a basic fighting adventure, like Enslaved, it develops into an experience reminiscent of Ico's beauty. It's a compact and relatively short game but one that at times feels more like a movie narrative.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Ninja Theory (@NinjaTheory)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Heavenly Sword

 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Violence.

PEGI 16 with violence. ESRB rating this TEEN in the US with blood, language, suggestive themes and violence.

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