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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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Reviews and Problems with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

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Overall 6
6.0

Too religious of a game?

Cool Spot, Amazon
6 December 2015
  • Summary: Short review: The art style is unique enough, but I just couldn't get past the bland, repetitive combat, and the holier than thou storyline. I'm not religious in the slightest and felt like this was over the top.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's such a beautiful game...

Adrian Jenkins "southerndudeman", Amazon
24 February 2014
  • Summary: ...that it's a shame I actually have to play it. Ascension of the Metatron has some of the best art design and concept I have seen in a video game. The environments are positively gorgeous. The story concept is heady fare.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

aadms, Metacritic
8 March 2013
  • Summary: As the credits rolled by at the end of the game, something passed by that made sense. Copywrite 2006. El Shaddai was a game that was made at the end of the PS2 cycle in Japan and rereleased five years later in the US for the PS3. And here I am two years after that release playing it. Ha, ha.
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Overall 6
6.0

Pretty, but not enough depth

Timmywanabreak, Amazon
10 February 2012
  • Summary: I will break this review down to a few categories. Gameplay: The gameplay is pretty fun, there are a couple of things to it that makes it unique. However the learning curve will be fast as there is not much variety when it comes to commands. You are basically hitting square 80% of the time.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

DurzoBlint, Metacritic
7 January 2012
  • Summary: El Shaddai feels unfinished. The art design is the only thing that appears to have been given the time and resources necessary to fully flesh out. Combat is basic, monotonous and encounters feel overlong, with little meaningful feedback given to the player to let them know how effective their...
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

GrumpyReviewer, Metacritic
5 October 2011
  • Summary: Highly overrated... if it was just a 2D sidescroller I'd have enjoyed it much more. For me, it's kind of broken sometimes and not too compelling. Finished and passed it along; it does not have a "collectors" feel for me. Beautiful and unusual, definitely, but I want more bang for my buck.
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Overall 6
6.0

Repetitive, awful audio sync

diegorel, Amazon
15 September 2011
  • Summary: The game is visually stunning, the problem is when you play it for about an hour or so that you begin to notice the repetitiveness. Besides that all the voices are so out of sync that a lot of times the characters are moving their mouth without saying anything.
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Overall 6
6.0

OK Game

Kezins, Amazon
14 September 2011
  • Summary: I wanted to love this game but it simply had too many flaws and was extremely repetitive. The game wasn't very challenging either. It's worth a cheap purchase for the story involved if that interests you but the gameplay itself is pretty weak.
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Overall 6
6.0

Amazing graphics, some questionable material

SirShamgar, Amazon
14 September 2011
  • Summary: The graphics are amazing, the music beautiful, engaging and powerful storyline. I like the Biblical references, but the attempt at synergy between the Bible and evolution is dangerous for children, so that will need to be explained.
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Overall 6
6.0

Gorgeous but stale

Michael C. Jansen, Amazon
14 September 2011
  • Summary: It's hard to get over this game's visual style, which is vibrant, imaginative, and varied. I was bogged down, however, by super-linear level design, repetitive combat, and incomprehensible plot.
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