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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
7.8 out of 10

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

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Overall 10
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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3)

ccgr.org
7 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...
  • 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 10
10

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PS3)

ccgr.org
7 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...
  • 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 9
8.6
Design 9
8.7
Gameplay 9
8.5
Storyline 9
8.5

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

GameTrailers
16 August 2011
  • Excerpt: El Shaddai might lurk under your radar, but ever since publisher Ignition officially unveiled the game last year, its whimsical and imaginative art style has turned heads. The time has finally come for El Shaddai to descend into North America.
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Overall 9
9.0

Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

GamePro.com
16 August 2011
  • Excerpt: An absolutely stunning aesthetic and some inspired gameplay choices make El Shaddai a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.
  • Pros: Breathtakingly beautiful and imaginative visuals and environments; hosts a variety of well-realized gameplay styles and elements; unique narrative with an unconventional structure.
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Overall 9
9.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

Eurogamer
9 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Plus, and most importantly to me, it's stratospherically mad. At the point where I emerged out of a narrow corridor into what turned out to be a vast stadium and a gyrating dance master exploded from the sea in an outfit that would make Lady Gaga proud, I almost collapsed with joy.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

I Love Videogames
18 February 2013
  • Summary: Avete presente quei “giochi che non t’aspetti”, magari in quei casi nei quali li si nota sullo scaffale ma non gli si da il giusto peso che meriterebbe perché non supportato a dovere dal marketing o (soprattutto) mal seguito dai canali più diffusi?
  • Pros: Graficamente mozzafiato, Ottimo comparto audio..., Gameplay frizzante e divertente, Una storia che cattura
  • Cons: Telecamera a volte ballerina, ...piccole sbavature delle sincronia labiale
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