Excerpt: Let’s just say this upfront: Unless you skip almost every story beat, you will watch Asura’s Wrath more than you play it. Even then, then experience lasts around half a dozen hours. It’s also the kind of crazy that only a Japanese anime-inspired product can be.
Pros: Crazy, over the top action, Good story, Plenty of style
Cons: Lack of interactivity, Short length, Some degree of repetition
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!
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: The first thought that came to mind after the opening cutscene of Asura’s Wrath was my affinity for “Dragon Ball Z” as a child. I’d glue myself to the television in the hopes of seeing epic battles and colossal explosions – characterization and plot development were of no importance to me.
Pros: No shortage of action-packed moments, Incredibly stylistic game, Ludicrous story is oddly appealing
Cons: Numerous QTEs may be off-putting to some, Too much button mashing during small-scale battles
Excerpt: Asura’s Wrath is one of the most unique games I have ever played. While I’ll be the first to admit that at first I didn’t know just what to make of it, it soon drew me in so entirely that the ‘just one more level’ mantra began to sink into my behaviour patterns.
Excerpt: is a whirlwind of mindless repetition. It demands your attention due to the prominence of QTEs, boasts a surprisingly decent story, and features unequivocally the most insane, over-the-top, outlandish boss fights you’ve seen in a
Summary: In terms of story and presentation, the tale of Asura's Wrath is one of the best of this console generation, but a scant six hours of gameplay and lengthy cutscenes holds it back from being perfect.
Pros: Beautiful presentation that is just plain fun, Great story and narrative, Awesome jaw-dropping moments, Despite passive gameplay, builds an engaging experience
Cons: It's really short at only six hours, There isn't much player input, it's mostly cutscenes or quicktime events, Overly tame voice acting
Excerpt: Asura’s Wrath is a game that makes an odd first impression. It looks like a God of War clone in a DragonBall Z wrapper. The developer is CyberConnect2 after all; best known for the .hack// and Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, so clearly they have a passion for anime.
Asura's Wrath Review: Anger Management Isn’t In This Hero’s Vocabulary
21 February 2012
Conclusion: Concept: Extract revenge from your former demigod comrades using your six arms and an endless supply of rage
Graphics: Characters are drawn with a striking woodcut effect, and they look great even as the game’s scale explodes into the stratosphere
Sound: Asura seethes with the best of ‘em, and a...
Conclusion: Whilst it’s definitely not a game that will stay with you for the action then, it’s still worth noting that Asura’s storyline is engaging and absolutely spectacular in comparison to most other titles.