Summary: Many people will tell you that Asura's Wrath is unlike anything you've seen before, which is interesting because its components can all be compared to things we've seen for years. Elements of Dragon's Lair , Heavy Rain , God of War and even Space Invaders make up this Frankenstein's monster, with a sampling of every major anime to give the story that familiar flavor.
Conclusion: However, if you equate gaming value with the amount of time you’ll spend with a title, Asura’s Wrath won’t be for you. If you need your $60 to be justified by a dozen hours or more of gameplay, then check this out as a rental. But if you enjoy getting unique and sometimes odd experiences from video games, than Asura’s Wrath begs to be played and even purchased.
Excerpt: Asura's Wrath has to be the most one of the most interesting games I've ever had the privilege to play. When I first received the game and looked at the front and back of the box to get an idea about it, my first impression was: Wow! This title certainly grabbed my attention, as one of those games I would love because of the high octane action that I believed would go on.
Summary: ASURAS WRATH is a game like no other, rich in story and beautifully animated. It would work as just a movie in itself, but to non Anime lovers it would just be a bit long winded and lacking in game play. If you are thinking of giving it a go just be aware that you will be sitting around watching more than playing, and it is not a very long experience for the money.
Conclusion: Don't get me wrong: I loved my time with Asura's Wrath . I want to see the game succeed and get more support. I just wish there was more bang for the buck and that the ending wasn't obviously setting up for a sequel by leaving so many loose ends.
Excerpt: It’s safe to say that Asura’s Wrath is well worth experiencing if you’re willing to embrace the ridiculous nature of it. The best moments are the ones in which you’re not in direct control, and it suffers when those moments end. With a sharper, less repetitive combat system and more focus on the boss encounters, Asura’s Wrath would have been a real winner.
Summary: When it boils down to it, Asura’s Wrath is a lot of wasted potential. In truth, it is saved from pure ridicule thanks to a few strong points. The story suffers from a poor main character and bad dialogue. The gameplay is weak across the board, while the constant QTEs don’t engage the player in a meaningful way. These two elements create a boring game with little to offer. The strong points include the presentation, the originality, and the replayability.