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Heavenly Sword (PlayStation 3)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

uk.playstation.com:
    Heavenly Sword takes PLAYSTATION 3 to dramatic heights.

    Emotionally charged, stunningly beautiful and delivering unprecedented character
    performances, Heavenly Sword truly showcases the awesome power of PLAYSTATION
    3.

    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 draining their life-force, killing them within hours. When the invading King
    (played by Andy Serkis of Lord of the Rings and King Kong) 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 drawn to a
    close…

    Heavenly Sword combines the visceral action and visuals of the best action movies with a
    ground-breaking, free-style combat system. You can freely switch between multiple
    sword types and a wide range of weapons on-the-fly. The latest physics technology has
    been integrated into the combat, resulting in destruction on an epic scale as you destroy
    opponents and the environment alike. Battle through lush environments with operatic grace
    and style taking your fight to the clouds, over water, through tree-tops and more. Enemies
    employ complex squad-based fight choreography and can attack one-on-one, in groups of
    several dozen, or even in battalions of thousands, pushing real-time AI to levels unseen
    before.

    • Three distinct fighting stances – Switch on the fly allowing you to create your own
      fighting styles
    • Physics-based Combat – Use debris against opponents; kick tables to halt an oncoming
      surge of fighters; smash the enemy into the scenery or throw bodies into other enemies
      using aftertouch controls
    • Featuring the acting talents of Andy Serkis, Steven Berkoff and more
    • Wide range of objects and weaponry including multi-skewering spears and devastatingly
      explosive bazookas.

    Contributed by DreinIX (9422) on Feb 11, 2008.