ENSLAVED: ODYSSEY TO THE WEST
RATING T for Teen
PLOT A vivid trip across a scorched America
DETAILS Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, $60
BOTTOM LINE Emotionally resonant
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West introduces the most engaging game couple in years. He is Monkey, a taciturn bruiser who's smarter than he lets on. She is Trip, a limber gamin who's a wizard with technology. As escapees from an interstellar slave ship, their quest for freedom evolves into a tale of vengeance. But here's the twist: Monkey is outfitted with a headband that forces him to obey Trip's every command, and if she dies, he dies.