Heavenly Sword Review

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Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 6 months ago.

Author: Andy 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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 12/11/2007

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative.

 

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CommitmentCommitment

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

CostsCosts

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

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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