In ENSLAVED: Odyssey to the West you take control of Monkey, wielding a huge staff capable of smashing enemy robots into hunks of scrap metal. You'll also have to work with Trip to complete certain puzzles such as operating bridge levers to get across gaping ravines and escape the clutches of marauding enemies. Trip can also create distractions allowing you to sneak up behind an opponent and attack using a myriad of slick combo moves.
At the outset of the game you're equipped with a small selection of fighting abilities, and as you progress and collect Tech Orbs scattered throughout the environments, you can upgrade Monkey's arsenal. Enhancements range from counter-attacks through to health upgrades and equipping your staff with a plasma blast. These plasma blasts play a pivotal role in survival; you'll be able to fire two types of blasts, plasma and stun.
Plasma attacks can destroy an enemy in one or two shots, while stun shots cause robots to seize up, leaving them wide open to a secondary attack. They can also disable shielded enemies from afar and knock down massive bosses such as the Mech dog and robotic rhino. Trip can also unleash an electro magnetic pulse if she finds herself surrounded by enemies, giving you time to move in for a swift attack. While she doesn't have the ability to attack like Monkey, Trip does provide many useful tools throughout the adventure including a dragonfly equipped with a camera, which is perfect for scouting enemy patrols and displaying weak points on certain foes.
To make it through to the end of this epic journey you'll have to combine all of these abilities and work in tandem to get Trip back to her family and find out who exactly is behind the enslavement of all mankind.
Your odyssey to the West starts here...