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. With those statements alone, you may already know whether or not you want to stay away from Asura’s Wrath.
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! 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.
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. My preferences have changed since then and I’m no longer bound by the short attention span of my youth.
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
Conclusion: I simply cannot endorse a $60 asking price. If Capcom had bit the bullet and made it a $40 game, they may find a more forgiving public. As such, it is not unreasonable to pick this up from Gamefly or the bargain bin in a few months.
Pros: I found myself grumbling about the shallow fighting mechanics and wishing it were a more robust on-rails shooter but at the end of the day, I had a stupid grin on my face the whole time. Make of that what you will.
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. One thing is clear from the start, Capcom had a big vision with this game, and translated it very well in the end product.
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. If you look deeper, however, you will find a title that takes elements from Asian mythology and blends them with science fiction to give you a unique gaming experience.
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 varied musical score nimbly keeps pace
Playability: Combat is relatively simple, but satisfying.