Excerpt: No game review before has prompted the use of the word “deuterocanonical” and, optimistically, never will again. The source material for El Shaddai is the deuterocanonical (non-Protestant Christian Old Testament, outside the Hebrew Bible) Book of Enoch, a religious text as obtuse as the game’s driving artistic shades. Player’s become the Metatron, a suspiciously under-documented mediary angel intervening for God with man.
Pros: Gorgeous, surreal art design, Thought-provoking narrative
Cons: Disconnected, repetitive fighting and platforming segments, Linear level design