The story is cool (as it's a re-imaging of the Chinese story Journey to the West), and distracting enemies is great fun and blends in with the story very well, rather than being a ‘hey look at this cool thing you can do’.
The thing that makes this almost unplayable though is the camera and how it's constantly bobbing around like shaky cam in movies. I have to close my eyes just so they don't hurt sometimes. I'm constantly moving the right stick to try steady the camera.
The combat itself is very lame. Repeated hold square, then hit triangle twice then hold block and go again. There's really no other way to fight because there's no combos other than square, square, square, and triangle, triangle. You get such limited amount of ammo there's no point in shooting.
There's almost no point in dodging as it doesn't get you far. You might as well have just walked there. It would have been better if the dodge was left stick + block rather than left stick + jump, because sometimes he'll jump and sometimes he'll dodge.
Overall, it's not a BAD game. The story is what makes this game worth getting