After several years of being unable to play the game like a homeless man staring through the window of a pie shop my prayers have finally been answered.
It seems that Ninja Theory, the creators of Enslaved (and the new Devil May Cry reboot) have finally gotten sick of the mountains of emails I send them daily and decided to create a version of Enslaved: Odyssey to the West for PC.
In retrospect, it may have been more convenient to play it on the Xbox we have at the office. But where’s the fun in that right?
Enslaved is a reimagining of the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West, in which an old monk named Xuanzang travels alongside Sun Wukong, the monkey king. In Enslaved, the monk has seemingly lost his Y-Chromosome and turned into a little girl named Trip.
Trip and the player character (creatively named Monkey) travel through a post-apocalyptic earth, fighting many robotic enemies along the way and gradually getting to know each other better. It’s got some flaws, but I would go so far as to say that the chemistry and the depth of Trip and Monkey’s characters are on par with games like The Last of Us.
The PC version of the game should be coming out very soon. Sometime later this month, in fact.