Reviews and Problems with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
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Amazing graphics, some questionable material
6 April 2013
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. In a note in the game it explains people believe in different kinds of evolution (macro-micro debate for those involved lol) References to pagan fertility godess as side-kick, have to explain that to kids, and one mention of 100,000 years ago...
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.
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. They also turned this game into a platformer/racing for a few levels, however it isnt any special as there still is not much to do as far as gameplay goes.
Summary: I got this game over the holidays after hearing reviews and weighing the pro's and con's. Many of the reviews agree that it is a fairly generic platformer and adventure title, but the music and art direction were top notch with an unusual story. Considering I played and liked the critically panned, but cult favorite, "Nier", I thought I would give this a try.
Summary: The graphics is definitely stunning and original. Instead of recycling motifs in nature (forest, etc.), El Shaddai opts for abstracting the environments using geometric patterns, such as spikes, curves, cubes, and many other varieties so beautifully laid out throughout the game. At certain places supposed to be Hell, visual effects that resemble 20th century abstract paintings are fixed on the screen to obscure the view of player, adding an eerie, but very fitting feel...
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. I wanted to love this game, and there were times I had to stop and marvel at the incredible worlds the designers created. But overall I really couldn't get past the feeling that I was simply playing a below average game with spectacular visuals.
Summary: I was hyped when I saw the initial trailer for this game and was blown away by the crisp looking frame rate, art style and music. I'm a fan of games like okami, odinsphere and others that have their own unique flair and dare to stand out from the crowd with something new. El Shaddai, while beautiful, failed horribly to deliver on every other aspect. The story is there but not as fleshed out as it should have been and is non-sensical at times.
Summary: Im not going to blame this game for trying to be different than gow or dmc.But all they accomplished was the graphics. graphics-wise this game is something u never experienced...but falls short really bad on gameplay. it only give u bare minimum of hack and slash and weakly impliment some new idea which become tedious and repetitive really soon.this game had a huge potential to be great but they blew it.
Summary: Its easy to say this game is awesome because it looks so but its not. It not terrible but it has an extremely flawed combat system that uses one button to pull of combat. It doesn't feel as strategic as something like Fable 2 or Assassin's Creed when it comes to timing. Its done in a way that you have to almost bash the button over again to attack and destroy an enemy.
Summary: Hallo liebe Leserinnen und Leser! Heute gibt es mal wieder einen neuen Bericht aus dem Bereich der Videospiele. Ausgesucht habe ich mir dafür den Titel "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron" für die Playstation 3. Was der Titel taugt und für wen er vielleicht geeignet ist, lest ihr in den folgenden Zeilen am besten selbst... | | ° El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron | El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron ist schon auf den ersten Blick die Andersartigkeit anzusehen.
Pros: . . . Präsentation, Story, Sound . . .
Cons: . . . wenig Abwechslung, inhaltlich nicht jedermanns Sache . . .