PS3 Sunday, September 2, 2007 | 5:21 PM

Images of Heavenly Sword

Images of Heavenly Sword

Sony releases some new images of Heavenly Sword, which release date comes closer and closer.

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Commented on 2007-09-02 17:33:48
There was one thing I didn't like about God of War. The main character was a pasty, half-naked muscle head. Ninja Theory does the right thing and makes a game that's easier on my eyes! Oh, and gameplay's not too bad, either. Yesterday I replayed the demo and was nailing those counters.

And I, for one, don't care if critics claim it's too short. As an adult gamer with a 70 hour a week job, I don't have the patience or time for long games, unless the title has the words Metal, Gear, and Solid in it.
Commented on 2007-09-02 17:41:18
if you have a 70 hour/week job, you are making something wrong in your life :-)
Commented on 2007-09-02 17:42:05
Damn just a few more days until one of my reason I bought a PS3 is coming!!!
Its great that its a trilogy, great story, awesome characters, amazing soundtrack, very cool combat and AWESOME cutscenes.

Bring it on!
Commented on 2007-09-02 17:44:24
Screenshots look sweet.
Commented on 2007-09-02 18:17:00
Well I'm going to buy PS3 soon but I can't see anything amazing about this game...
Commented on 2007-09-02 18:30:58
@pic 4: sure, the game looks great, but one thing is not awesome: all the antagonists in the background looks uniform. but this is wicked.
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Commented on 2007-09-02 18:48:34
What's wrong the the main character's hair? It looks kinda... awful.
Commented on 2007-09-02 19:08:43 In reply to abaddon1125
Posted by abaddon1125
What's wrong the the main character's hair? It looks kinda... awful.
that was actually a geniune complaint on one of the reviews i read, if i'd have been in the room with the guy i'd have slapped him in the face....its a sylistic decision, and an awesome one at sure as hell beats most attempts at realistic hair, since im yet to see a single game that succeeds at doing it.
Commented on 2007-09-02 19:21:13 In reply to nick2409
Posted by nick2409
@pic 4: sure, the game looks great, but one thing is not awesome: all the antagonists in the background looks uniform. but this is wicked.
That's what struck me about this game: The enemies have very little variety in these shots, the textures are below-par, the poly count for each character is shite and the self-shadowing is pretty poor.

I suppose if all I had ever been stuck in front of was a PS2, then yes, I would be blown away by the graphics, but to be honest I am REALLY struggling to be impressed by this.

Hype, hype hooray...
Commented on 2007-09-02 19:29:28
I'll wait till MGS4 come out to pick up a ps3, i was going to get one for this game, but after the reviews confirmed my fears for this game, i'll wait till MGS4.
Commented on 2007-09-02 19:38:19
pic 4: look awesome
great graphics
Commented on 2007-09-02 19:48:47
Holy crap at the polygon edges in the second pic. LOL.
Commented on 2007-09-02 19:56:49 In reply to abaddon1125
Posted by abaddon1125
What's wrong the the main character's hair? It looks kinda... awful.
There is no game outthere that makes realistic or any LONG hair great without weirdness, no clipping..etc.

Besides they wanted to make the hair a character for itself, long, floating hair, thats hard. But it would be much more wrost consider it doesnt go thtrough her body and all.

anyway...gonna be great :D
Commented on 2007-09-02 20:41:46
the developers themself know that they messed up on the hair... its cool but its distracting in the cut scenes when it starts to clip
Commented on 2007-09-02 21:22:33
They released actual buffer grabs.. that must be a first for sony! ;)

But whenever anybody releases unaltered, native shots its a good thing in an industry that hardly ever does. Fourth pic looks super.

I was so fed up with the hype surrounding this and Lair, so it's great to finally get reviews and facts on the table instead of having to fight myths, outright lies and more hype.
Commented on 2007-09-02 21:24:29
looks great tho hearing one reviewer say it took only him 8hours lmao ... ill pass thank you not to mention a few other niggles i have with the game.
Commented on 2007-09-02 23:00:52 In reply to Lobogaara
Posted by Lobogaara
looks great tho hearing one reviewer say it took only him 8hours lmao ... ill pass thank you not to mention a few other niggles i have with the game.
8 hours is pretty standard fair now a days. in fact, practically all games i've played this year have fell below that mark.

lost planet - 4 hours
darkness 7.30 hours
call of juarez - 7.30 hours
dead rising was also really short
god of war1/2 - 6-8 hours

short games are just the norm today really. but im fine with that in all honesty. dont have much time to be playing 40+ hour RPG's or 20 hour FPS's (not that there are many of those)

i've always held the likes of max payne, ico, and shadow of the colossus in much higher regard then the long games out there becasue they are artistically immersively and naratively far superiour games imo

im all about refined gamplay/animation and a great story. and this deliveres in spades on both of those.

there are far worse things you could buy on the ps3.
Commented on 2007-09-03 00:41:10
Short, repetitive and boring gameplay and hours and hours and hours of music, production videos and promotional material. Since I buy a game to, actually, play it, this one do not deserve my money now, maybe later in the bargain bin, but now I'll not give my money to people who spend too much time making up a game and not spend their precious time working on what really matters: gameplay.
Commented on 2007-09-03 03:27:05
Outside of cut scenes this game would have a hard time.
Commented on 2007-09-03 05:45:49
Action game of the year cant wait.
Commented on 2007-09-03 09:04:33 In reply to KORNdog
You can say whatever you want, the hair has no texture, just some bump-mapping, and it looks blocky. It doesn't match the rest of her body or the rest of the game for that matter in style. If it's a stylistic decision, it's a poor one.
Commented on 2007-09-03 10:39:17 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
lost planet - 4 hours
you surely must have played a different version than me. Or maybe I just sucked at Lost Planet.

I prefer the first option
Commented on 2007-09-03 13:57:52
In all honesty, this looks horrible. The polygon edges are way too obvious and low-resolution. The textures are blurry. And why does every enemy look 100% identical from the next guy? I thought blu-ray was supposed to take care of that problem? And why isn't the game longer because of that, too? The demo did not impress me. The combat was nothing compared to God of War. I really don't get the hype for new games like this and Lair, and I certainly don't understand how someone can be so sure that this game will be great when most of the reviews say otherwise.
Commented on 2007-09-03 14:16:38
This is what happens when you back a developer MS rejected...
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