Originally Posted by TyrantII
HS was very good, very polished, and while not at Bayonetta/DMC level of combo-ness, had a core combo system hat was better than the western king at the time, God of War 2.
The thing that killed HS for me were the stupid QTEs. Very few games do QTEs well, many do them very poorly, and HS is among the worst offenders. Very long, over-elaborate button and stick prompts where one missed input results in an automatic death. Way too frustrating for me. If it were just a small part of the game, it wouldn't have been such a big deal. But they kept putting it front and center.
And don't even get me started on the god-awful acting. The villains reminded me of Jim Varney as Dr. Otto.
Enslaved? That was rushed, incomplete, boring pile of stinking turd.
Man, am I glad someone agrees with me on this one. I don't know what people saw in this game. It was like a full game made up of the worst elements of Jak 2 (frustrating camera controls, finicky platforming, uninteresting combat, and so on).
Strangely, though, both games demoed extremely well. Based on each game's demo, I expected greatness. Turns out that in each case, those demo sections were the best the game had to offer.