More than 150 years in the future, the world has transformed into an unrecognizable state where all that remains are a dwindling human population and merciless robots left over from wars long past. In Enslaved, players take on the role of Monkey, a strong and brutish loner, and his AI partner Trip, a technologically savvy but sheltered young woman from a peaceful community. Both become captured by a mysterious slave ship, which are rumored to harvest people and take them out west never to return. As they each attempt to escape, Trip realizes quickly that Monkey, with his raw strength and power, is the only hope she has of making the perilous journey back home. She hacks into a slave headband to enslave Monkey and link them together - if she dies, he dies. Her journey has now become his.
It is an amusing coincidence that one of the most prolific U.S. game publishers of the Dragon Ball franchise is also the publisher of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Both are loosely based on the 400-year-old Chinese folktale, Journey to the West and bear multiple similarities such as a protagonist who wields a staff and occasionally rides on a floating "cloud". Moreover, Dragon Ball's Goku can turn into a giant monkey, while Enslaved's main character is actually named Monkey. Where Enslaved differs greatly is the lack of cartoon-like presentation and boasts a lot more homages to the source material than Akira Toriyama's adventure series.As Ninja Theory's follow-up to the Sony-published Heavenly Sword, Enslaved takes many of the positive elements from the 2007 PS3 exclusive and bases it... Read Review