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It's hard to have a compelling story without interesting characters. That's why Ninja Theory spent so much time working on its characters for the upcoming Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Before the game comes out on October 5, let's take a closer look at the game's cast.
A fierce loner, Monkey is not the kind of guy you want to get in a fight with. He's spent his whole life living alone in the wilderness, surviving with just his bare hands. While he avoids people and conflict, he can be brutal if pushed into a corner. Monkey is also incredibly agile and resourceful. He's a martial arts expert and a demon climber who knows how to ambush the biggest and the baddest of robot enemies.
As Monkey is forced into a reluctant partnership with Trip, their relationship grows increasingly complex. He learns to rely on Trip, but he also teaches her confidence and strategy. She, in turn, shows Monkey how to trust and be a team player. Although they are constantly at each others' throats, together Trip and Monkey make a colorful pair.
While Monkey is all street smarts and raw power, this 19-year-old girl has more civilized roots. She comes from a wind farming community, a future-day hippie commune of sorts. These people are also experts at reprogramming old technology, and Trip is no exception. However, she needs a bodyguard, and Monkey fits the bill. She knows Monkey's brute strength and combat skills are her ticket to freedom, so she hacks into a slave headband and places it on Monkey's head, forcing him to escort her back home or suffer a painful death.
But this young beauty is far from dead weight. Trip uses her dragonfly camera to scan for deadly mechs and enemy weaknesses so Monkey can take them down. With her intel and tech smarts, she can open doors, solve puzzles, distract enemies, and more.
Pigsy is half the size of Monkey and has a broad, flat upturned nose which makes him look amazingly pig-like. He loves the ladies, which is evident from his various tattoos including hot pin-up girls and the word "sexy" written across his knuckles.
He may have a blustery, gruff exterior, and he packs a mean bazooka, but he’s also loyal and surprisingly resourceful. Pigsy has a strong connection to Trip's past and will be an important ally in Monkey and Trip's journey west.
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This game looked amazing when i first saw it in the mag a couple of months ago and it looks ten times better now. I can't wait to get my hands on this game after I got the demo
Didn't like the demo, it actually looks great, but it's just not my type of game. I was really amped for this game but not anymore. Maybe a pick-up when it's cheaper but definitely not worth 65 bucks.
THe character designs for this game is so thorough which makes them even more awesome.
Pigsy is half the size of Monkey? How about twice or three times the size.
Been a fan of ninja therory since the beginning totally going to get this go ninja therory
so much similarity with the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West.... hey if its good as the novel then I'm in....
Played the demo on Sunday morning. I can't wait.
trip is hoooooot
Well now I'm ready for the review. It's gotten a lot of hype but I'm still skeptical. So lets see what it got.
The game looks intresting and the characters are designed very well. Can't wait!
I am fairly excited for this game. It looks like it is going to be a blast.
I'm getting more and more excited for this game the more I hear about it. It will be really nice having a brand new game coming out.
When I first heard Pigsy would be in this game I got excited at the concept of fighting alongside a crazy, naked obese man wearing a pigs head. I am not pleased to see this version of pigsy.
Publish the games review already!
Monkey's got a MONKEY STICK! GET IT?
I don't know about this one. I tried the demo, and the art and graphics were great, and the story I liked allot as well. But, the gameplay was OK. The climbing stuff was linear, and the combat didn't have enough variety.
Isn't there suppose to be a fourth character? In the original chinese legend "Journey to the West" there were 4 characters; Tripitaka (Trip in Enslaved) Sun-Wukong (Monkey) Pig (Pigsy) and a fourth named Sandy. Don't get me wrong, this game looks amazing without Sage Sandy. Yet I'm wondering why they don't have all four characters represented.
This game looks like a lot of fun. And I can tell they did a great job with the characters... I was already angry with and sad for Trip by the end of the demo.
Can't wait to see your review of it, GameInformer!
im soooooooo buying this game