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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

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Overall 8
8.0

el shaddai

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: El Shaddai is not Spanish for "the Shaddai." In fact, Latin America may be one of the only regions not represented by El Shaddai in some way. The game features British and American voice actors (including at least one Harry Potter alumnus), is directed by a fine artist from Japan, and is produced by a team of people from all three of those countries. The cross-cultural appeal doesn't stop there.
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Overall 9
9.2

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3)

ccgr.org
13 October 2011
  • Excerpt: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is the freshman directorial effort from the character designer from Devil May Cry and Okami, Takeyasu Sawaki. Drawing inspiration from the pseudepigraphal Book of Enoch, Sawaki presents players with a tight 3D action/adventure platformer that owes much to both of his previous efforts in both its visual style and mechanics.
  • Pros: Brilliant art direction, strong mechanics, excellent voice acting, hilariously bizarre humor
  • Cons: Portentious, pointless philosophizing that has no bearing on the gameplay
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Overall 8
7.8
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
10
Control 5
5.0
Addiction 6
6.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

Cheat Code Central
12 October 2011
Overall 8
7.5

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Strategy Informer
16 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Despite it's downfalls, El Shaddai is a memorable experience from start to finish. It offers a quirkiness and sense of style that is not only unique, it's surprisingly refreshing. Enoch's adventure is bizarre and often hard to keep up with, but this is definitely a game that should be experienced. It all comes back to the question I posed at the start of this review. How many games can be considered art? On a mechanical level, this title is simple and repetitive.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Digital Chumps
31 August 2011
  • Conclusion: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a work of surprising confidence. Combat that favors leveling up the player's, not that avatar's, skill set is worthy of admiration, as is a wildly imaginative, frenzied art department that never allows their beautiful work to overstay its welcome. After it got the hard part right it's disappointing to see El Shaddai stumble through sections that should have been easy. Still, El Shaddai always seems eager to impress.
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Overall 8
8.2
Gameplay 7
7.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Digital Chumps
31 August 2011
  • Conclusion: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a work of surprising confidence. Combat that favors leveling up the player's, not that avatar's, skill set is worthy of admiration, as is a wildly imaginative, frenzied art department that never allows their beautiful work to overstay its welcome. After it got the hard part right it's disappointing to see El Shaddai stumble through sections that should have been easy. Still, El Shaddai always seems eager to impress.
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Overall 8
8.0

El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metatron Review

1UP
16 August 2011
  • Summary: A visually unique experiment in abstract game design.
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Overall 8
8.0

PS3 Review – El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

PlayStation LifeStyle
16 August 2011
  • Summary: Heavily influenced by biblical events, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron isRead the full article…
  • Pros: + Fresh, Unique Story, + Amazing Level Design
  • Cons: - Combat is Simplistic and Predictable
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 7
7.2
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 9
8.6
Longevity 8
7.6

El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron

NowGamer
7 May 2011
  • Summary: Our import review of El Shaddai: Heavenly to look at, but formulaic at its core
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Overall 7
7.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review | Biblically Beautiful

Dealspwn
14 November 2011
  • Conclusion: The Short Version: El Shaddai's design aesthetic is truly spellbinding and, if that sort of thing floats your boat, you will absolutely adore this game. However, a lack of variety when it comes to the combat sections, not to mention the cookie-cutter enemies and occasionally inexplicable plot, proves frustrating. There will be those who will fall utterly in love with game as they did with Rez and Okami , and also those who are left cold by the gameplay.
  • Pros: Utterly beautiful to behold, the aesthetic direction is fantastic, 2D sections offer up a fine variety of platforming challenges, Captivating in its originality
  • Cons: Combat is overly simplistic and ultimately repetitive, Not including bosses, there are about five enemy types in the whole game, Fixed camera causes occasional issues
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