Y'know, we really liked Enslaved, but there's an irony to developer Ninja Theory's whiny public perception
Prior to Enslaved's release, studio gaffer Tameem Antoniades talked up the benefits of going multiplatform after its previous PlayStation 3 exclusive project — Heavenly Sword — didn't meet expectations. But since Enslaved sold similarly poorly, the studio has turned its attention to..
Ninja Theory's Enslaved sure had its flaws when it released on PS3 last year, but we loved every minute of it regardless
With stunning visuals, quality character development and some breath-taking set-pieces — what the game lacked in polish it made up for in heart. But a sequel's not going to happen according to Ninja Theory boss Tameem Antoniades. "Enslaved should have done better," he..
Sometimes it feels like you could be sentenced to death-row for publicly acknowledging your enjoyment of Ninja Theory's Enslaved
People really hate that game. It's probably because it was developed by the same team that stole the dude out of Devil May Cry's hair bleach, but whatever — we liked it. May as well cart us away now, huh? At last count the game was nearing a million sales worldwide, a..
Most people were disappointed to see Ninja Theory's stunning Enslaved flop at the end of last year
The third-person action game wasn't the most polished game on the market, but had some wonderful characterisation and voice acting. As such, most people were willing it to succeed. But at last counting, Enslaved had sold just 460,000 units. That number has grown significantly over the past few months,..
The issues Sony's been having with its PlayStation Network service are well documented across the web
I'm told the folks at this very publication have been frantically clamouring for more information on the situation, but Sony's remaining tight-lipped. Honestly, it's probably for the best. No matter how big or small the problem is, Sony will want to...
Enslaved was one of the most under-rated games of last year
Anything it lacked in gameplay polish was more than made up by the game's beautiful art direction and fantastic characterisation. While the game might not have been recognised as widely as it should have been amongst the gaming community, it can at least add a feather to its bow in the form of an Ivor Novello award nomination for its..
The more we think back to Namco and Ninja Theory's Enslaved, the more we realise how much we enjoyed it
There were quirks to the visuals and gameplay, but ultimately the package was original, well told and lovingly put together. Unfortunately, the game didn't do anywhere near the numbers it deserved. Speaking frankly with Siliconera, Namco's marketing VP Carson Choi has chimed in on why, and how..
Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey To The West was not a perfect game, but it was still a very good one
Above all, it was refreshing to play something unique. While the game clearly took a lot of inspiration from the likes of Uncharted, it was well written and lovingly put together. In short: Enslaved deserved your money. Sadly consumers disagreed. Hidden inside Namco Bandai's financial report this..
Pigsy was the worst character in Enslaved as far as we were concerned
Aside from some comical moments, he kinda broke the tone we'd grown to love about the game. That said, Enslaved was absolutely brilliant, so it's hard for us to be too down on the character's central role in the game's first slice of DLC. The DLC, entitled Pigsy's Perfect 10, will...
Enslaved and Heavenly Sword developer, Ninja Theory, has revealed on Twitter that they are staffing up for an "unannounced" title
The company detailed that they're looking for a new "lead designer" for the title. We'd like to think Enslaved did well enough to warrant a sequel. We did think it was really good to be honest. Ninja Theory are currently working on a Devil May Cry reboot for..
We loved Ninja Theory's Enslaved a ton, but bizarrely the game shipped without 5
1 surround sound support on the PlayStation 3. Joystiq reports that the issue is soon to be fixed, so anyone holding out on picking up a copy of Enslaved due to the less than optimal sound conditions might want to reconsider now. "[The update] will be ready around the same time as the paid DLC, which will be..
Are we going have to buy a factory's worth of Enslaved stock? After that ending we need the game to be profitable enough for Ninja Theory to develop a follow-up
But the first week's sales aren't looking overly promising. Well - perhaps we're exaggerating. Breaking the top ten at this time of year is hard work. So both Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow and Enslaved deserve a huge pat on the back for..
Ninja Theory's boss Tameem Antoniades has revealed that the studio's new Devil May Cry sequel would not stop the studio tackling a follow-up to next week's Enslaved
"We've been growing into two teams for the last year," he told Eurogamer ahead of the studio's presentation at this years Eurogamer Expo, "We've got capacity to do two games." Anotoniades said that there were..
Enslaved's out soon, and with many publications slaving over their reviews for the main campaign, Ninja Theory's gaffer Tameem Antoniades has turned his attention to the games DLC
It's something he describes as an "entirely new experience" in an interview with Destructoid, explaining that it is not simply a case of a "few extra...
And it all started with Ninja Theory's gaffer, Tameem Antoniades, reading a book
Years of development later - and the input of none other than Andy Serkis and Alex Garland - Enslaved's now a video game. A pretty bloody good one from what we've played too. This background videos probably interesting if you loved the demo, like we did.
Enslaved has literally shot to the top of our most-wanted list
The gameplay might feel a little automatic, but there's something about Ninja Theory's ability to create extremely cinematic experiences that has us hooked. We want to know what becomes of the lead characters Monkey and Trip. As such, the idea of a CGI movie accompaniment tempts us more than other franchises. Ninja Theory's boss Tameem..
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The clock-hands are telling
It's late; we've finished writing for the day. But having tried out Enslaved: Odyssey To The West just moments ago, we had to get our thoughts down on digital paper. Ninja Theory's attempt at re-telling the classic Chinese novel "Journey To The West" has us hooked. It's been a while since we went into a game...
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Gee -- Ninja Theory are taking some headlines today, aren't they? Their next title, Enslaved, will get a demo on the European PlayStation Store today
It's quite the stealth release, as we weren't expecting a demo so soon. Enslaved's been firmly on our radar for some time now, we look forward to seeing how the final game's shaped up.
Enslaved's collector's edition is fairly standard-fare stuff: you get a copy of the game, an artbook and the soundtrack
But that middle offering - the artbook - carries a little bit more weight when the source material is as pretty as Enslaved. We're stoked about the game — it honestly looks fantastic. We could have settled for an action figure of Trip in her "sexy robot" get-up though..
You know how most games these days are brown and grey? Enslaved, the new action title from Ninja Theory, is totally not
It has a thing we call colours in it. Makes a world of difference. Joystiq's got a bunch of screens from GamesCom.
It's always nice to hear people talk about something with passion, and it's hard to find a team more passionate than Ninja Theory
The British developers have been beavering away on Enslaved for some time now, and it's really shaping up nicely. It's taken us a while to get excited about Enslaved, but everytime we see a new chunk of the game we get on board just a little bit more. The game has been..
We love a good video game story
Story-driven single-player titles are our favourites. But as we proved this afternoon with our Getaway feature, sometimes poor gameplay can kill a good story dead. But Ninja Theory's top-man, Tameem Antoniades, disagrees. To a degree, anyway. He didn't always feel the same way, however. In an interview with Videogamer.com, Tameem reminisces developing a party game..
Ninja Theory's Enslaved is definitely one of those games that's been growing on us
Growing on us like hairs, or some other better metaphor you might choose to come up with. [Whatever - Ed]. Point is: it looks good. And it's coming out here in Europe on October 8th. Folks in the USA will get it October 5th. That's the same week, just a few days earlier. Do you people remember when Europe had to wait..
Enslaved's come out of no-where
Openly, we had no interest in Ninja Theory's adventure title. But a couple of trailers later, we're sold. All we needed was a release date to allow us to plan our time accordingly. Thanks to Eurogamer, we've now got that. Enslaved's hitting UK store shelves on October 8th. No official word on a US launch yet, but we're going to assume it'll be a "same week"..
Namco Bandai's whacked an October 2010 release date at the end of the E3 trailer for Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
That means folks that the game's just a few months away. Which is pretty excellent news all around because we're starting to get rather excited about this. For us - it's kind of come out of no where. The last couple of trailers have really piqued our excitement. So October it is then..
Let us be honest for a few sentences: we just never understood the excitement for Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey To The West
Yes, it's being developed by the same team who made the PS3's Heavenly Sword, and yes it's drawing some inspiration from Team Ico. But still, ick, we've felt nothing for this game. Until now. Thank goodness for trailers. This game looks brilliant. Check out the trailer..
Ninja Theory's boss man Tameem Antoniades has told CVG that 3D effects in current gen consoles are limiting
The leader of the team responsible for Heavenly Sword reckons framerates are the culprit. The problem is that to do 3D properly you need to render 60 frames per second, per eye. And at least a 720p resolution [per eye]. So in essence thats 1080p rendering at 120 frames per second, and..
Enslaved is the latest title from Heavenly Sword developers Ninja Theory
It's also strikingly pretty despite its post-apocalyptic setting. The game's based on the 400-year old Chinese novel, Journey To The West, and is due later this year.
So you might want to put a boot in our Heavenly Sword 2 speculation from last night
Ninja Theory has come out all guns firing, claiming they didn't even break-even with their 2007 PS3 exclusive Ninja Theory — even though the game sold just shy of one and a half million copies. Ninja Theory's co-founder Tameem Antoniades told CVG, Heavenly Sword came out pretty early on the PS3, and we sold, I..
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