Grabbed this game on sale recently and I knew next to nothing about it other then the main character looks like the guy from Tekken. And it was a beat'em up and platformer, which is one of my more preferred genres.
It didn't take long for me to realize the main character is a lot like Son Wukong, it occurred to me this game may be another of those sci fi re-imaginings of old legends, in this case Journey to the West. Quick google search confirmed it. Once more, up my alley as I am big into myths and legends like that.
Admittedly I didn't pay too close attention to the story after awhile. It was a bit predictable, but for such an old story, its been reused quite a bit in other places. As far as the combat goes, it was pretty solid. There were a few minor issues with inputs getting eaten or ignored due to other actions still playing out, but this game isn't so high intensity that you'll get killed because of that. I should probably note I played on easy, so who knows what higher difficulties would be like with those same problems. Well, people who have played on those difficulties will know, obviously.
Anyway, the camera is not your friend in this game. Most of the time there isn't too much of a problem, but there are more stressful moments when you find yourself needing to see in a particular direction but the camera isn't co-operating and you're too busy doing something to adjust it. A couple fights also start to feel a bit loaded against you, can only imagine how they are on higher difficulties. I also encountered an issue right at the end of the game when I fought this ten minute battle (felt that long anyway) just to have the game lock up at the final action. I had to replay the entire end after getting the game reloaded.
The game has an interesting variety of achievements, the usual 'complete chapter x' ones, a bunch of 'perform x attack so many times' and a couple 'do this level specific thing' achievements, which aren't bad, really. Game has level select (I would not suggest using it until after you've beaten the game at least once) so a lot of those aren't hard to get after the main story. Also useful if you just want to idly replay a particular part just for fun.
Overall, I enjoyed the game. I wouldn't say its 'omg go out and get it now!' but it is certainly worth grabbing if you see it on sale and want something to do in an afternoon or two. I'd put it out there with Vanquish and Asuras Wrath for games that are fun, interesting and generally over looked.