Apr 16, 2011
Without truly knowing my writing about games has become about evangelism more then anything. Revisiting some of my older posts the unintended interpretation could be viewed much a push to avoid or a push to seek.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West falls under seek.
In a world flooded with more choice then anybody could ever imagine processing in a lifetime I’ve found word of mouth coupled with valued and trusted opinions is the best way to be introduced to something. This can be applied to practically anything: music, restaurants, books, brands, movies, partners and games.
Sure the Metacritic score is mixed but the only source I trust for game reviews scored Enslaved a strong 4/5 star review. One found the main female character to be a ‘selfish, dishonest and irresponsible‘ person. Another described the primary characters bound to a ‘commitment born of mutual dependency, a desired submission‘. Polarizing to say the least.
Enslaved is an experience open to interpretation along side a guided thrill ride. Something video games can do quite well.
I fully recommend spending $20 and taking a weekend or two away from Call of Duty and play this game instead. Enslaved is very approachable and the in-game performances alone are worth seeing. There are moments in this game that are genuinely fantastic.