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Video GameHeavenly Sword Review
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Posted: 3 years ago, last updated a year 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

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Narrative (Action, Fighting and Traversal)

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: Ninja Theory (@NinjaTheory)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence.
PEGI 16 with violence. ESRB rating this TEEN in the US with blood, language, suggestive themes and violence.

CostsCosts

There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

AccessibilityAccessibility


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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