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Heavenly Sword

Heavenly Sword

  • Publisher
    Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE)
  • Developer
    Ninja Theory
  • Release date
    12 Sep 2007

The gameplay of Heavenly Sword resembles a martial arts title focused on melee combat while featuring opportunities for ranged attacks. The main character, Nariko, uses a weapon called the "Heavenly Sword" which changes into one of three forms depending on what attack stance the player uses as part of a unique fighting style. Speed Stance provides an even balance between damage and speed, where the sword takes the form of two separate blades. Range Stance allows fast, long-range, but weaker attacks, with the sword being two blades chained together. Power Stance is the most powerful, but slowest style, where attacks are made with the Sword in the shape of one large, two-handed blade. For exploration and certain battles, the game also makes use of "quick time events" (QTE). During a QTE, a symbol for a certain button or for an action such as moving the analog stick to the right or left appears on screen and the player must match what is shown to successfully complete the scene. In addition to Nariko, a secondary character, Kai, is controlled for some portions of the game. Many of Kai's stages take the form of sniping missions, using her crossbow to pick off enemies, in some cases to protect characters. While Kai cannot perform hand-to-hand combat, in stages that call for her to explore the level she is able to hop over objects and to free herself from an enemy's grasp by temporarily stunning them. Projectiles can be maneuvered to their targets using the motion-sensing capabilities of the SIXAXIS controller through a feature known as Aftertouch. Such projectiles include guiding Kai's arrows after she has launched them, and for Nariko, guiding a cannon or rocket launcher, or picking up and throwing objects.

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AGM score 75%
GameSpot 8
game critics awards
bink video
instant kill
polygonal 3d
multiple protagonists
e3 2005
playstation trophies
dark humor
platform exclusive
voice acting
greatest hits
linear gameplay
boss fight
female protagonists
hack and slash
easter egg
level selection
saving the world
slashing weapons
context sensitive
loading screens
dual wielding
last stand
quick time event
e3 2006
motion control
light bloom
cutscene menu
fire arrow
high definition graphics
camera following projectile
motion capture animation
giant enemy crab
finishing move
reversible cover art
protagonist death
interactive cutscene
ultimate weapon
sixaxis support
overweight character
character models based on actual people
evil organization
no jumping
havok physics
uncanny valley
e3 2007
villainous posse
initial install
déjà vu
non-linear storytelling
sliding down ladders
spectating villain
four antagonists
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About Heavenly Sword

Heavenly Sword is released by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) in 12 Sep 2007. The game is designed by Ninja Theory. Heavenly Sword is a typical representative of the Adventure genre. Playing Heavenly Sword is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Adventure, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Heavenly Sword will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Heavenly Sword is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Adventure games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Heavenly Sword is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

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The story

This section tells the history of the world of Heavenly Sword

The game's story and mythos revolves around the titular Heavenly Sword, a blade said to have been wielded by an unnamed Heavenly deity against a demonic warlord called the Raven Lord. After the battle was won and the Raven Lord defeated, the sword was left in the mortal world, becoming the center of wars over its power. The fighting made the sword lust after the life of its users, eventually killing them after a short time. A warrior tribe finally took charge of the sword, ending the wars and pledging to keep it safe and unused for the world's own good. Among the tribe, a legend said that the sword's original wielder would be reborn in the year of the "fire-horse", and that this figure would unite the world's scattered tribes and lead the world to peace.


Screenshots will help you evaluate the graphics and gameplay of Heavenly Sword.

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If screenshots are not enough, you can enjoy creative videos from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE)

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