Welcome to the Pyramid.
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West is an Action-Adventure/Platforming hybrid game developed by Ninja Theory, who are perhaps better known for the PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword. Enslaved was published by Namco Bandai in late 2010 and was well-received by critics. However, this game was somewhat of a commercial failure, selling only 460,000 units, well under half of the million that Namco expected by the end of the year. To put that into perspective, Enslaved was outperformed by Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, which sold 490,000 units.
The story and characters are loosely based off of the Chinese story Journey to the West, although instead of taking place in ancient China, Enslaved drops the player, quite literally, 150 years into a post-apocalyptic version of the United States, where plant life has began to unseat the last remnants of humanity's grandest structures.
Graphically, this game is astounding to behold. In an ocean of brown cover shooters, Enslaved does its all to stand out. Unfortunately, I'm not lucky enough to have the Collector's Edition artbook, but if you have it and can make scans, or could show me where to find them (and if it's okay with the mods), I'd love to have an art section in the thread.
Joining me on Enslaved are going to be my pals Skoolmunkee, Big Grunty Secret, and for a limited time, a man we call Chug. I don't really foresee needing guest commentary for this LP, as with three to four people it will probably be too crowded already.
I hope to have updates every week or so, probably about 20-30 minutes long a piece. I'm also going to make versions with and without talking over cutscenes and important dialogue, in case of people who have either played before or don't mind us running our mouths. We'll try to not be obnoxious with it, though.
This beefcake is the character we play as. His name is a mystery covered in shroud. Maybe we'll learn it later?
As of Chapter 2: He doesn't have a name He says people call him Monkey, so I guess we will too.
Likes: Lifting weights, jumping, punching robots.
Dislikes: Being blasted off the side of a slave ship.
We don't really know much about her, except that she is also an escaped slave. She seemed pretty handy with the technology on the ship... Maybe if we find her, we could get some answers.
As of Chapter 2: She is Tripitaka, also called Trip. She says she comes from a community of windfarmers, and has enslaved *wink wink* Monkey to help her get home. She says she'll set him free when they get there.
This guy is Pigsy, a friend of Trip's dad. She says he's like an uncle to her, which is kinda weird considering how much Pigsy hits on her. This guy is funny and awesome and is the star of his own DLC, Pigsy's Perfect 10, which we'll get to after the main storyline is over.
|Enslaved: An Introduction||Youtube|
|Chapter One: Manhandles||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Two (1/2): Tangerines||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Two (2/2): Uh, Alright||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Three: Jesus, Chug.||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Four: R.I.P.||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Five: RADICAL!||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Six: 27 Robots||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Seven: Father's Day||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Eight: Try Jumping||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Nine: Slabe||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Ten: Theories||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Ten Bonus: DadChat||Youtube|
|Chapter Eleven: Paper Route||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Twelve: Man-Hog||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Twelve Bonus: DadChat 2: Dad's Revenge||Youtube|
|Chapter Thirteen: Hog-Blockin'||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Chapter Fourteen: Pyramid||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
After the main campaign was over, I decided to play through the DLC for Enslaved, Pigsy's Perfect 10. Me, Skoolmunkee, and Grunt all return, with the addition of commentary from members of our audience! Participation ahoy! Pigsy isn't divided into clear-cut chapters like the main story, so I arbitrarily cut the videos where I see fit. Also I'll be trying to collect all the pin-up girls and food, which take the place of the masks that Monkey collects. Pigsy plays completely differently to Monkey, too, with an emphasis on gadgets and stealth instead of combat, while Pigsy tries to find parts to make a super cool robot friend.
|Pigsy's Perfect 10 #1: Tactical Porcine Action (featuring Nushergrudger)||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Pigsy's Perfect 10 #2: Snortin' (featuring Random Ninja)||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|April Fools' 2013: Dark Souls #1||Youtube|
|Pigsy's Perfect 10 #3: Pulled Pork (featuring Lanzy)||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Pigsy's Perfect 10 #4: Pork Storm (featuring jaydee864)||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Pigsy's Perfect 10 #5: Pigsy Blues||Youtube||Uncut Audio|
|Dark Souls #2||Youtube|
Fanart and other assorted things go here!
Internet Janitor made a boatload of cool fanart!
Well lookit' that, Monkey- another perfect 10!
Everyone's got food on the brain.
Internet Janitor once again impresses everyone with his detailed knowledge of Monkey/Troll anatomy.
Pro pick-up tips with Pigsy!
"Whaddaya say, Trip- feelin' hungry? No? How 'bout you, Monkey?"
Barf Wight made a few .gifs throughout the LP!
Those eyebrows. So good.
Truffles, the breakout star of Pigsy's Perfect 10!
Best robot EVER
Spoilers for Pigsy's Perfect 10 #3
jaydee864 enhanced a few of Barf Wight's .gifs, as well as making a few of his own!
Shake it, baby!
Where's the bathroom?
Better than a hula dancer.
You can tell by the way he uses his walk - he's a woman's man, no time to talk
Vilkacis also made a rad .gif out of a Barf Wight creation!
Deal with it, Trip.
Azure_Horizon did a few write-ups of the similarities between Enslaved and the original Journey to the West.
- A brief history of the original Journey to the West and the Monkey King.
- The origin of Trip's character from the original story.
- Pigsy's backstory explained.
Our resident artist and man-ogler, skoolmunkee, has been drawing some quick sketches of our intrepid heroes throughout their journey through the post-apocalypse. These pictures usually contain spoilers for their related episodes, so watch before you look at these!
Eff yo ladda
That boy needs therapy!
Trip's a jerk.
Quit it, Monkey
Knock it off, Trip!
Don't be that guy, Monkey.
I have no clue, Monkey.
Monkey's no casual.
I'M SORRY, CHUG
This isn't a sketch, but Skool decided to make something because she wasn't there.
A hundred pull-ups
It followed me home!
Monkey wasn't invited.
Command. Be mine.
A pretty accurate map, actually.
Skoolmunkee was still drunk when she drew this.
The most partiest.
Pigsy the PUA
I'm swooning already!
So in a random Skype call, Skoolmunkee had me describe a random person. Little did I know that she was drawing my dad!
I'M SORRY, DAD.
We're all curious.
Rip in peace.
Happy Mask Salesman, you're in the wrong game!
What really happened!
No one died!
Put a shirt on, Monkey!
Love is in the air!
The true ending.