Reviews and Problems with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
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11 March 2014
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Summary: I love the unpredictable, trippy, ethereal artsyle and simplicity of this game along with the amazing soundtrack and voice narration. The downfalls of the game are its repetitive combat. If the combat was more fleshed out, the game would be a lot more fun to play and one of my favorite games.
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.
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.
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...