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Heavenly Sword (PS3)

Heavenly Sword (PS3)
alaScore 80

193 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the action and design. The gameplay and story are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the multi player mode.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Heavenly Sword (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 193 reviews)

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Heavenly Sword (PlayStation 3)

 

Ever since it was first shown, Heavenly Sword has drawn comparisons to God of War. Like SCEA's flagship franchise, Heavenly Sword has great production values, exciting combat, and an enjoyable story with interesting characters. What it doesn't have is...

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Heavenly Sword

 

Back when Sony first announced the PlayStation 3 there was one game in the snippet of tech demos that stood out for me. That title was known as Heavenly Sword....

Extremely High Production Values ; Jaw-Dropping Visuals ; Incredibly Deep Combat System

Way Too Short ; Combat Can Feel Empty At Times

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Heavenly Sword

 

Heavenly Sword was given an important task by the Sony faithful. It was heralded as one of the premiere launch window titles for the PlayStation 3. For a system that needed to live up to a whole lot of hype (and still does for many), that's a tough...

In the end, Heavenly Sword did not reach the level of awesome I was hoping for. If the whole game was as good as the presentation, it would easily be game of the year, but it's more flash than substance. And those visuals of massive towers, castles,...

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Heavenly Sword (PS3) Review

 

Can Nariko out-Kratos the God of War himself? Or is she doomed to be remembered as the main character in an over-hyped letdown of a game?

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Heavenly Sword

 

Some people feel this next-gen console war is over. Between Microsoft's Xbox Live infrastructure with a solid title lineup and Nintendo's "casual gamer" onslaught with the Wii, it is felt that Sony has dropped the ball irrevocably this time around. The...

Whichever side of the fence you may be on, you will find Heavenly Sword's six to eight hours of gameplay to be an exhausting, immersive thrill ride that kicks into high gear early on and just keeps coming at you until the end credits roll. For all of...

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Heavenly Sword

 

When Sony first showcased the power of the PlayStation 3, they used a playable demo of Heavenly Sword as one of the featured videos to wow onlookers. Although this consisted of just one very small arena stage, this gave hope to fans of Sony that this...

With beautiful graphics, an incredible story, awesome music, and fast-paced gameplay, you would think that Heavenly Sword would steal the spotlight from all games released this holiday season. While it is true that Heavenly Sword is definitely a good...

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Heavenly Sword

 

Though a hack 'n' slash button masher at its core, Heavenly Sword does a good job of diversifying the action by giving you three distinctive stances, each from which you unleash different, eye-poppingly delicious moves or a strung-together...

Though clearly a

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Heavenly Sword

 

Each year there are a few standout titles that seem to make it to the forefront of the hype meter. Hype can literally be described as the anticipation

In the end, Heavenly Sword is really the first major standout title for the PS3 since its console debut. The only complaint that I have is its longevity, as you can finish the game in a day or two. But even that does not detract from the fact that this...

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Heavenly Sword

 

Surprisingly, Nariko looks and feels much better the second time around.

Spectacular cut scenes; incredible voice acting; significantly improved framerate

Still a bit choppy during serious action sequences; little variation in enemy combatants

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Heavenly Sword

 

Beautiful girl, beautiful game; each with their own little issues.

Not to sound like a broken record, but if you don't have a proper surround sound system, you're missing a big part of the next-gen experience. The audio is an incredibly important part of a game like Heavenly Sword, and Sony and Ninja Theory have come...

Product Specifications

Emotionally charged, stunningly beautiful, and delivering unprecedented dramatic character performance, Heavenly Sword showcases the power of PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system. A dramatic tale of revenge sees Nariko, a fiery red-haired heroine, embark on a quest for vengeance against an invading King and his army. The story builds around the ancient Heavenly Sword, which once belonged to a powerful deity. It can never be wielded by a mortal without it slowly but inevitably draining their life-force. When the invading King (played by Andy Serkis) destroys the warrior clan that guards the Heavenly Sword, the clan leader's daughter, Nariko, takes up the sword in a desperate fight for survival. Nariko must now pay the ultimate price as she embarks on one last mission of vengeance against the King and his army before her life is finally and irreparably overtaken by the omnipotent Heavenly Sword...

Game

ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:1
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:16+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren gem

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Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Sony
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Heavenly Sword

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Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action
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