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HEAVENLY SWORD centers on Nariko, a young woman whose clan has guarded the Heavenly Sword for generations. When the twisted and power-hungry king Bohan threatens her countrymen with annihilation, Nariko takes the sword into battle -- which grants her great power but also comes with great cost. Like any hack n' slash game, Nariko must dispatch wave after wave of baddies using various attacks and combo moves. Players also control a secondary character, Kai, who specializes in projectile weapons; through a system called Aftertouch, players can actually guide the projectile after it's been launched by either tilting the SIXAXIS controller or using the directional pad (we recommend the latter).
Heavenly Sword was a launch title for the PlayStation 3, and follows Nariko, who 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.
Heavenly Sword is a third-person action game with a focus on melee combat similar to the God of War series. In most of the game, Nariko engages the enemy using the Heavenly Sword to execute spectacular feats of martial arts and swordsmanship. The Heavenly Sword can be used in three different fighting stances: Speed Stance for quick hack-and-slash attacks, Range Stance for attacking enemies at a distance, and Power Stance for slow, powerful attacks. During certain sequences Quick Time Events need to be completed as well. Players will also take control of Nariko's adopted sister, a cat-like girl named Kai, whose crossbow can be used as a long-range sniper weapon. In this and other sequences (such as holding off a huge enemy army with a giant cannon), the player can use the SIXAXIS motion sensor to apply aftertouch to the projectiles, guiding them to their targets in slow motion.
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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 known as the Raven Lord. After the battle was won and the Raven Lord defeated, the sword was left in the mortal realm, becoming the center of wars over its power. The fighting made the sword lust after the life of its wielders, eventually killing them after a few days. 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 owner would be reborn in the year of the \"fire-horse\", and that this figure would reunite the world's scattered tribes and lead them to the \"Promised Land\".
In that year is when the main character, Nariko, is born. Soon after her mother dies, she's immediately reviled by her clanmates as a mockery of the prophecy and a portent of doom. Fast forward 23 years, a tyrannical ruler named King Bohan is determined to bring the world's tribes to heel and pave the way for a new golden age and, for that, he seeks the Heavenly Sword. Nariko, now a highly skilled young warrior, is shouldered with the task of protecting the sword from him. However, she eventually decides to wield the Heavenly Sword and exact vengeance for all those who died in its name. Can she end Bohan's invasion and fulfil the prophecy before the sword drains her life
There's also a form of upgrade for Nariko's swordsmanship in the game by obtaining glyphs, which are rewarded to the player at the end of a level based on their performance. Normally, avoiding damage and getting high combos are good ways of achieving all 129 glyphs.
The game follows the story of Nariko (Anna Torv), the fierce red-haired warrior whose clan has long protected the \"Heavenly Sword\", a god's blade of immense power that drains its wielder of their life force. A power hungry ruler known as the evil King Bohan (Andy Serkis) seeks to obtain the sword to gain its devastating power.
It was extremely famous on the Martial Heaven Continent. Just hearing the name of the Heavenly Sword Gate was enough to shake everyone. They only had a few hundred members, but they only accepted sword cultivators, and only sword cultivators that had comprehended sword intent at that. They were different from other sects and rarely interfered with mundane matters.
Anyone could try to join the Heavenly Sword Gate. As long as they passed the test regarding the Sword Dao, they could join. After that, they would enjoy all the Heavenly Sword Gate's resources given to sword cultivators.
In the past few years, a genius had appeared in the Heavenly Sword Gate. Despite having long since passed his golden age of cultivation, he still managed to soar like a shooting star, and was claimed to be a superhuman genius amongst sword cultivators.
Heavenly Sword follows the story of a young girl named Nariko (voiced by Anna Torv) who is part of a clan destined to guard the Heavenly Sword; a sword of unimaginable and wicked power. Nariko is, however, disliked by her clan, because of a prophecy that was made about her birth had not come true. Nariko was to be born a boy an to wield the Heavenly Sword to fight against King Bohan and his evil army who wished to possess the sword for evil. Unfortunately and unluckily Nariko was born a girl which shattered all the hope that had been slowly growing in the biding time by her clan. However when King Bohan can wait no more and attacks the clan, Nariko does the unimaginable and wields the Heavenly Sword against him. Now her fight has begun not only against a massive army, but against the sword itself which is slowly draining her life away.
Nariko wields the Heavenly Sword which can be used in three ways. It is in its standard form two blades which can be used to attack with a medium amount of speed and power, a chained blade which is fast yet weak, or a giant sword which very powerful but very slow. Occasionally you can take control of Kai, Nariko's adopted sister and only friend, in which case the game becomes a shooting game where Kai uses her crossbow to attack foes in slow motion. The game takes advantage of the PS3's SIXAXIS controls by allowing you to manipulate a missile's path in the air.
Nariko is the main character of the game. She's 23 years old at the beginning of the game. A fierce, talented, and beautiful young warrior who belongs to a clan headed by her father, Shen. A prophecy once foretold that a son would be born who would act as a savior to the clan; with the birth of Nariko, a daughter, the clan have come to shun her, and even go so far as to blame their misfortunes on her. Despite the loneliness and resentment felt towards the people of her clan, Nariko willingly protects them with her life. A strong-willed individual, Nariko is a deadly fighter who displays unprecedented skill in combat. After King Bohan launches his destructive tirade to find the Heavenly Sword that the clan protect, Nariko bares the burden of wielding the cursed sword, trading her life to save her people from the grip of the genocidal King and to avenge the people who died protecting it.
Shen is both the father of Nariko and the leader of the clan that protects the Heavenly Sword. He acts as Nariko's mentor first and father second. Despite the failed prophecy that was foretold, Shen spared his daughter's life and instead crafted her into a fierce and loyal warrior. For ages he has protected the sword from the forces of evil and corruption. He was once a fellow student with King Bohan before they became the leaders of a separate clan and kingdom, respectively.
The plot concerns Nariko, the unwanted daughter of a clan whose duty is to protect the titular sword, which the ambitious King Bohan believes will grant him godlike power. Nariko and her clan sister, Kai, flee with the sword and spend the remainder of the game attempting to rescue Nariko's father and end Bohan's reign of terror. Though the plot is hardly new, it's solidly executed, with excellent voice acting and motion capture (due to the involvement of Andy Serkis and Weta Workshop) and a surprising amount of humor.
Adaptational Villainy: In the film, Shen is turned into a neglectful father and serial rapist due to his desire for a son and disappointment in not procuring one. Bastard Bastard: In the movie, after Nariko was born, Shen produced bastard offspring in an attempt to remedy the prophecy. Kai and Loki are his bastard children. The Chosen One: After Nariko finds out that Loki is Shen's son and her half-brother, she believes that he is the warrior the prophecy spoke of. After freeing him and giving Loki the sword, he is beheaded seconds afterwards by Flying Fox. Disney Death: Kai. Face Death with Dignity: Whiptail's death scene differs from the game. In the game, after being impaled by the sword, she whimpers to Bohan that she is scared of dying and begs him to help her (before he snaps her neck). Here, she instead accepts her fate with a smile and taunts Nariko before her body sinks to the watery depths. Karma Houdini: Zigzagged with Shen. Despite being a terrible father and serial rapist Nariko brings him back to life when he is dying despite the fact he was going to Hell for his crimes. By the end, he still hasn't learned to respect his daughters, but lost his son and proven that he should have treated them better. And the fact he is already old and was going to Hell implies that if he doesn't straighten up soon he will be going there eventually. Large Ham: Alfred Molina's Bohan is still pretty hammy, but is more tamed than Andy Serkis'. Long-Lost Relative: In the film, Kai and Nariko are half-sisters born from their father's attempts to produce a son. Mordor: Bohan's fortress in the game had a normal, garden-like design. But in the movie, his fortress is surrounded by Lava. Off with His Head!: Loki, courtesy of Flying Fox. Parental Neglect: Shen ignores both his daughters (and possibly others as well) for not being born sons and makes it clear he wants nothing to do with them. He ignored his one son by not knowing he was born. He never truly connects with any of his daughters by the end of the film and acts like he is ashamed of them. Rape as Drama: In the film, Shen is turned into a rapist who forced himself on women in an attempt to produce a son. Both his daughters and one of his victims are disgusted by it. Though it is implied he will go to Hell for his crimes after he dies. The Starscream: After Flying Fox takes the sword from Loki's cold dead hands, he states that he intends to betray Bohan by taking the swords power for himself. This is compared to his game counter-part, who, whilst expressed by Bohan to be somewhat untrustworthy, never showed any signs of treachery. We Hardly Knew Ye: Loki is set up to be a major character, but is only given a few minutes of screen time, and is then anti-climatically decapitated by Flying Fox. 59ce067264