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on February 3, 2011
The game play is pretty good; it does get a tiny bit repetitive at points. What makes it a 5 star for me is the story, vary rarely does a videogame make me give a S**T about the main characters, in this game I honestly cared about there trials and tribulations. To the point where when I accidently broke the usb stick my save was on about 5 hours in, I didn't really mind starting from the beginning again, and that's saying a lot.

For the new price of $29-$39, it's a steal.

5 stars for story
4 stars for fun (only because its a tiny bit repetitive)
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on March 28, 2011
I had a blast with this game, awesome story, movie quality acting but flawed gameplay. It seems like they spent all their money on the acting, then the story, then "set design" then gameplay. It is great still though if that is the order you look for in a game (which I do). If you like games to be like 6 hour long movies that you get to help act out this is your thing, but it is a tad glitchy and the unreal engine that powers is still loves texture pop in but I loved it!
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon December 24, 2014
This game is actually A LOT better than most reviews give it, as the graphics, story and combat is all rather fun. Sure some missions and levels get a tad tedious, especially in levels where you have to backtrack---but this is true of many games.

The game is basically one long escort mission, but unlike in other such games, you often are able to leave Trip (the lady you have to escort) behind, and she can often help you out with upgrades, distracting enemies, etc.

The platforming elements with the aptly named Monkey are fairly well executed, and the flashing bricks and tree branches help you find your way easy when having to jump from place to place.

Combat is fairly fluid, but there is a difficulty curve that crops up around Chapter 3 and you are wise early on to put most of the upgrades into Combat and the Staff Weapon--especially if you choose to play the game on Hard, which is really not that difficult save for some of the stages where you have to get past Turrets using the Stun, as you often have limited ammo and have to time and land your shots perfectly in order to sneak past the turrets and take them down.

So far, Four Chapters in, this game is pretty darn fun, so if you can get it in the 10-15 dollar price range it is worth the purchase for some relatively easy achievements/gamer score and a nice 14 Chapter Campaign.
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on July 26, 2012
I bought this game from Future Shop for next to nothing as I was interested in trying something I've never seen or heard of before and ENSLAVED fit that criteria to a T.

I ended up beating it in ~10 hours, which was almost too much, considering the sometimes monotonous gameplay and repetitiveness. You'll be mashing buttons quite a bit. However, there is a certain charm to this game that some people will admire; it's why I completed it instead of letting it collect dust on my shelf.

The premise: Our protagonist, Monkey (voiced by Andy Serkis), has awoken aboard a strange vessel with no memory of how he got there. He makes a dashing escape and comes in contact with a beautiful, tech-savvy female named Trip. While he is incapacitated, she equips him with a unique headband that has two interesting conditions: if Trip dies, Monkey dies; if Monkey ventures too far from Trip's geographical radius, he dies. Monkey is forced into assisting Trip in reaching her home and finding her father, who can shed some light on their situation. Monkey and Trip are likeable characters that compliment each other well; Trip is the brains and Monkey is the brawn. The connection they form throughout the game is rather touching and is what players will probably remember most.

There were interesting and funny moments in the game, but there was just too much of the same: enemies, tactics (or lack thereof), cinematics, etc. Monkey is limited to few melee attacks, but is also equipped with a staff that fires projectiles. However, ammunition for this 'gun' is quite limited: I found myself out of ammo for the majority of the game. What the game does excel in is its graphics and environment designs; it's really quite beautiful, especially for a game maxing out at 720p HD. Also, the voice acting is quite good considering that it suffered from a lack of marketing and attention.

Fighting is not the only form of battle: at one point Monkey is controlling a boat turret and firing at enemies on shore. There are other things as well but I won't mention too much here. There is a lot of wall-climbing and acrobatics which some players may have fun with. To reach certain areas Monkey will have to make the correct use of his surroundings. My main problem with this is that the game holds your hand (figuratively) a little too much; everything you can use to scale the environment is highlighted. There's basically zero free-roaming and each area is quite small. It's fun at first but eventually it wears on you.

One last thing that made me dislike this game: the ending. You'll see. I was rather disappointed with it and it prevented me from giving ENSLAVED a four-star review.

If you're a fan of beat-em-ups I'd recommend ENSLAVED, but only if you can purchase it for $14.99 or less. It's a great time-waster if you're looking for something that doesn't make you think too much or strain your abilities.
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on June 9, 2012
This is definitely a story driven game, which is exactly what I was after. Combat is simple, but combat is not the point of this game.
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on January 16, 2011
I downloaded the demo on xbox live, and was very pleased. The first stage you escape a crashing spaceship.

After an hour or so the game gets very repetitive and boring, you do the same things over and over again. The plateforming is done for you, you just click a button and monkey jumps by himself, you don't have full control like Prince of Persia.

I would tell anyone interested in buying the game to rent it first.
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on January 1, 2015
Arrived in estimated time. Great Game.
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