Reviews and Problems with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
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Good...if you like Japanese mess
D. Budzik, Amazon
9 January 2014
Summary: I had such high hopes for this game! It was such a neat concept: Bible-related, stunning visuals, and epic scope. Then I actually played it. Well... if you like Japanese platformer/adventure games, you'll like it. The combat system has been praised for its surprising depth. Know why that's surprising? Because you only use three buttons. One button jumps. One button attacks. One button guards. You can do a special attack if you hold the guard button.
Summary: Very repetitive game pattern. Basically all your doing is to slash and dash. It gets boring immediatly after you realize this fact. However its an interesting bread. They game developers do put some effort in creating a dialog that revolts around the theme of fallen angles. Was interesting and i wanted to learn more, if it wasn't for that boring and repetitive beat em up and continue running endless ahead, Yeakh :( !
Summary: Got this game cause the demo seemed alright. The entire game is basically you run for 5 minutes, try to fight a fallen angel, get your ass handed to you, run for 5 more minutes and then fight a boss all over the span of 10 hours. Extremely repetitive and dull hack and slash. Glad i waited until it was $15 instead of wasting my money.
Summary: Pros: 1. The developers have tried to be creative with the environments in both the side-scrolling and 3D levels but it comes across as psychedelic randomness rather than as a cohesive art design. So, the attempt by the developers to try something new gets them the extra star. Cons: 1. 3 weapons only 2. No lock on system.
Summary: El Shaddai is a pretty game and I applaud the developers for taking such huge visual risks, but at the end of the day it's just a polished lump of poo. I can forgive an incomprehensible story, but I can't forgive terrible platforming mechanics and a boring combat system especially if those two pieces of broken gameplay make up 80% of the game. First the jumping/platforming mechanics. You will be really annoyed.
Played it for one hour, then put it up on Craigslist
Youn Kim, Amazon
11 April 2012
Summary: I quite unliked this game. It takes simplicity and repetitiveness to the max in terms of game play. God of war or Devil May Cry are far superior in game play than this, unlike someone who said this game play is similar. The story was interesting, but I'd rather pay 10 dollars to watch a movie then play this game. In the end, I played it for one hour and quit because I couldn't bear button-smashing and tedious travels. Others have mentioned beautiful graphics.
Summary: Lured by the cell shaded visuals of this game I decided to give it a try. A third-person action adventure game with a promising graphical and selectively used style should be a formula for a unique game. El Shaddai is a unique game for sure, but the execution of the premise is painful to experience. This is hands down one of the worst games I have ever played, and I finished the experience on a very sour note and due to its absence in difficulty.
Summary: I bought El Shaddi for christmas, and in short. Yes it is a beautiful game to look at and to watch but the gameplay is very, very repetitive and there's no variety in it. There are only 3 weapons you get, and about 4-5 different enemies you fight. I love how this developer was trying so hard to make a unique game, but sadly its just not fun enough for anyone to enjoy it longer than 1 hour a day at most.
we don't care about your personality as long as you're pretty
Arielle Rochette, Amazon
23 December 2011
Summary: This game is fine if you are drunk and in the company of a librarian and a theology professor. And they are drunk, too. And if you are cool with basically just hitting one button from the opening credits until the end credits with the game on mute. I don't recommend it otherwise.