Summary: More like MetaBOMB! Wow. I've played well over 500 games. This is top 5 for worst ever. The first 2-3 chapters you assume they're creating the story, so you are more forgiving of the rambling, confusing non-sense. By the time you're wrapping up Chapter 12, you realized you've been playing for hours, have no idea what is actually going on, and your hands are tired from mindlessly mashing buttons.
Summary: This game came literally out of nowhere and took everyone by surprise, and it was a good surprise. The truth is, El Shaddai is a game that is not afraid to be different, and that gives it strength. It is at its core a 2D and 3D platforming game with a very particular artistic style that immediately stands out. The world is pieced in a very particular way that makes it seem living, and that is excellent.
Summary: When people discuss whether or not video games can be considered an art form there are invariably two titles that come up, namely Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. Now, I wouldn’t rate El Shaddai as highly as either of those Playstation 2 classics but when it comes to purity of vision it is must surely rank amongst the most visually stunning and unique games available on any console. Of course all this is pretty worthless if the gameplay isn’t up to par.