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Heavenly Sword


#1 zodiac308   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:45 AM

Is this a good game? I like hack n slash but never thought once to try it. Any other recommendations would be appreciated. Thx in advance. I also could not seem to find a new cheap copy at all through amazon. Is this game rare now?

#2 serenitygod   on the brink CAGiversary!   412 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:07 AM

GR8 and very short. Got an awesome soundtrack (it won some pretentious BS award) art direction is nice with a developed combo system and reasonable story. I like the aftertouch system (You can tilt your controller to change the flight-ath of arrows etc.)
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#3 zodiac308   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   40 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:54 AM

Found a cheap copy on eBay so I'll hit that up. Thx!

#4 smartbombUK   STFU Donny CAGiversary!   178 Posts   Joined 2.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

I second this, amazing game and could give enough of today's games a decent run, would love trophy support but there's no chance of that sadly.

#5 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2405 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:38 PM

Very underrated game. While it is a God Of War clone, I like it better than God Of War.

Solid story, appealing characters. Actors having fun chewing scenery. Andy Serkis does a great job as the villain and features Anna Torv as the heroine, pre-Fringe.

The action is good. I like the change-up in characters to give some variety and enjoyed using the repeating crossbow as a weapon. As said above, it is one of the few games that uses the SixAxis motion control to guide projectiles.
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#6 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   11560 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:42 AM

It was more of a cult hit than underrated. I personally didn't care for it other than Andy Serkis, because the gameplay wasn't groundbreaking and it was one of the last games to force you to use six axis before Sony gave it up. I literally got stuck on one part mashing all sorts of buttons trying to control a flying disk, only to go online and find out I was supposed to be moving the actual controller around.

I was not amused.

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#7 FrankySox   KB24 MAMBA CAGiversary!   3023 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:28 AM

It was more of a cult hit than underrated. I personally didn't care for it other than Andy Serkis, because the gameplay wasn't groundbreaking and it was one of the last games to force you to use six axis before Sony gave it up. I literally got stuck on one part mashing all sorts of buttons trying to control a flying disk, only to go online and find out I was supposed to be moving the actual controller around.

I was not amused.


Heh, that's the same thing that happened to me. Sad thing is I was really enjoying the game up to that point. The Six-axis controls being a requirement really annoyed me. I didn't know how many instances of this there would be throughout the game so I just gave up on it. May give it a try again sometime soon because like most have said the combat was really fun.
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#8 thelonepig   Greasy Pork Pirates! CAGiversary!   5914 Posts   Joined 9.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

The six-axis is not a requirement. There is a menu option to turn it off, in which case you control trajectory with the analog stick.

#9 jkam   Smash It Up CAGiversary!   10224 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

I enjoyed it.

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#10 TheLongshot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2405 Posts   Joined 5.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:37 AM

Actually, I probably enjoyed it more once I figured out you move the controller around. Before then, it was just annoying the crap out of me that I couldn't control anything. I got pretty good with my aim with it too.
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#11 king9x   King of NYNEX CAGiversary!   378 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

The six-axis is not a requirement. There is a menu option to turn it off, in which case you control trajectory with the analog stick.


I stopped playing this game after the first time it forced me to control an arrow with the SixAxis. I believe that was early in the game.

Never thought about checking the options to turn it off.

Back to my backlog stack you go, Heavenly Sword.

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#12 Jodou   Infamous CAGiversary!   11560 Posts   Joined 6.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:12 PM

The six-axis is not a requirement. There is a menu option to turn it off, in which case you control trajectory with the analog stick.

You'd have a point if they had a tutorial pop up and allowed you that option. For the rest of us who were clueless, we were stuck using wii controls. I'm just glad these games did poorly and six axis was put to rest early.

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#13 Rig   Rig = Lunar CAGiversary!   13346 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 19 December 2012 - 04:24 PM

I really enjoyed the game. It wasn't very long, sadly.

#14 bob330i   just lookin' CAGiversary!   2915 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:02 AM

I enjoyed it also and had no issues using the six access control scheme. Good story line and the graphics were great for a release (or near release?) title. You can get it cheap at GS for 8.99 used if you can find one. I saw it the other day.

#15 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   5958 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:55 AM

I love this game still wishing for a sequel.
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#16 dohdough   Sum Dum Guy CAGiversary!   6437 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:42 PM

Great game while it lasted and was a fun 6 hours. The sixaxis parts were actually my favorite...once I jumped on gamefaqs and figured out why shit wasn't working that is...lolz.

#17 Yanksfan   Cubs Fan Too :( CAGiversary!   5389 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:14 AM

You'd have a point if they had a tutorial pop up and allowed you that option. For the rest of us who were clueless, we were stuck using wii controls. I'm just glad these games did poorly and six axis was put to rest early.


Actually, he does have a point regardless. It is an option, which is his point.

#18 Mixer23   I was the Turkey! CAGiversary!   3143 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

Very underrated game. While it is a God Of War clone, I like it better than God Of War.

Solid story, appealing characters. Actors having fun chewing scenery. Andy Serkis does a great job as the villain and features Anna Torv as the heroine, pre-Fringe.

The action is good. I like the change-up in characters to give some variety and enjoyed using the repeating crossbow as a weapon. As said above, it is one of the few games that uses the SixAxis motion control to guide projectiles.


Completely agreed.

I like God of War(played all of the games), but this one just seemed sooo much better to me. It helped, I think, that the main character was relatable. Kratos is perhaps the most over-rated character in all of video games.

The articles I read seem to conjure up these images of Capcom executives sitting in a dark room with a cauldron and cackling about how no one will be able to buy this game used.


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