Better than looking pretty bad - which is how it used to look - is not automatically awesome, but it damn well sure looks like something that could be fun, if it gets it right.
And this doesn't have me gagging to try Hellblade. I mean... throw up a demo and I'll try it - but does it have me leaning towards a purchase? Yes.
Yes, because I liked Heavenly Sword.
I really liked Enslaved: Odyssey to the West.
I loved DmC: Devil May Cry.
I've liked what Ninja Theory does, so they have a modicum of credit, with me. I'm just glad it doesn't look like ass anymore.