Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

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Ninja Theory creative director Tameem Antoniades will continue to push the boundaries of character creation despite the commercial failure of Enslaved, but worries other studios will shy away from similar developments.

"We wanted to create affecting characters that felt more like real people than cardboard cutouts," Antoniades told Edge. "If the game had been more successful, perhaps other games would follow suit and deem it a worthwhile pursuit.

"But perhaps instead it will be held as an example of why it doesn't matter. Either way, it won't stop us from trying. I truly believe characters and story can elevate the gameplay and affect people in deep and satisfying ways."

In the same interview Antoniades also revealed how poor sales for Enslaved prevented a sequel and further DLC which included a multiplayer game featuring Monkey's hoverboard.

Antoniades and Ninja Theory are currently working on DMC for Capcom.


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thedanyrand's Avatar


Im with you guys that it came out at the wrong time. I played the demo and liked it. It was a game I could certainly see me playing but it got forgotten and that was that.
Posted 20:05 on 16 February 2012
Bloodstorm's Avatar


"Enslaved's failure won't stop Ninja Theory creating 'affecting characters'"

No, DmC is already doing that for them.
Posted 15:55 on 16 February 2012
Woffls's Avatar


Definitely released at the wrong time of year. Saved for Feb/March, it would have fared a lot better. I guess they were hoping that everyone would get whipped up into a frenzy and forget about all the other games for a day or two.
Posted 13:50 on 16 February 2012
rico_rico's Avatar


the game was good but with poor marketing and busy holiday season hurt is a lot
Posted 13:32 on 16 February 2012

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Release Date: 08/10/2010
Developer: Ninja Theory
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Genre: Action
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 15,639 222
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