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El Shaddai - Ascension of the Metatron

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Xbox 360) Review

411mania.com
16 September 2011
  • Summary: El Shaddai is a game that should be applauded for trying something new, and criticized for making such fundamental design flaws. The beautiful art style and unique soundtrack cannot save a game with such poorly designed combat. By the end of the game I was begging for it to be over, because combat became such a chore. If you want to experience a unique story, a unique art style, and a unique atmosphere, give El Shaddai a shot.
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Overall 6
6.0
Gameplay 5
5.0
Functionality 6
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Appearance 6
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Lastability 5
5.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Cheat Happens
12 August 2011
  • Excerpt: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a very...interesting game for many reasons, but by far the most noteworthy is that it's a perfect example of everything that's right and wrong with the Japanese gaming industry. Long, strange title? Check. Androgynous lead character? Yep! Strange imagery that could have only come out of Japan? Oh yes.
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Overall 5
5.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron review

allaboutgames.co.uk
6 November 2011
Overall 6
5.6
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 7
6.5
Sound 7
6.5
Lastability 5
4.5

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

ConsoleGaming.eu
17 September 2011
  • Summary: Ignition Tokyo tries something new, but to no avail.
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Overall 6
6.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Gamereactor
9 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Even if the Japanese certainly have seemed interested in its symbolic nature (Neon Genesis Evangelion, anyone?). It's instead dealt with Japanese, Norse and Greek mythology ad nauseam. Therefore, it is with a certain amount of curiosity with El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron , a game lead by designer of Okami and Devil May Cry fame, and based on the first part of the Book of Enoch.
  • Pros: Beautiful graphics and design, accessible game mechanics, nice to see someone try to tell unusual stories in a game, option to choose Japanese voices.
  • Cons: All too many boring sections, far between the memorable moments, the game struggles with story telling, short and easy, comes across as an indie title at times.
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Overall 7
6.5

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Страна игр
6 March 2012
  • Excerpt: El Shaddai – это прежде всего краски. Вот ослепительно-белый – сияющие доспехи главного героя, вот искрящийся бирюзовый – аура оружия, осененного божественной благодатью, вот оранжево-красный – так оно пламенеет, пропитавшись темной энергией врагов.
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Overall 6
6.0

El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron

Level 7
20 September 2011
  • Conclusion: El Shaddai är en grafiskt intensiv upplevelse som imponerar med sitt ambitiösa yttre och som förvirrar med sitt typiskt japanska berättande. Att faktiskt spela det är inte lika intressant då dessa moment känns för simplistiska och oslipade. Det kan liknas vid en interaktiv konstutställning där inträdet vid skrivande stund går för dryga 500-lappen. Frågan är om det är värt en biljett till fullpris.
  • Pros: Den grafiska stilen, Ambitiöst och stort, Musiken
  • Cons: Statisk kamera, Repetitivt, Svagt spelmässigt, Simpelt upplägg
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Overall 6
6.0

Kunst ohne Tiefe

DemoNews.de
15 September 2011
  • Summary: Und damit wäre ich auch schon am Ende meiner Kritik angelangt: El Shaddai möchte so gerne Kunst darstellen, mit seinen surrealen Levelbauten und seinen originellen Farbenspielereien. Doch so sehr wie schon lange nicht mehr stolpert ein Spiel an seinem eigenen “Style-over-Substance“-Ansatz. Was bringt mir die optische Pracht und der wunderbare Soundtrack, wenn es den Kämpfen an Abwechslung mangelt und die Jump’n’Run-Passagen keine clevere Herausforderung vermitteln?
  • Pros: grafisch faszinierende Spielwelt, starker Soundtrack, interessanter Storyansatz…
  • Cons: auf Dauer monotone und langwierige Kämpfe, 08/15-Sprungpassagen mit mangelhaftem Entfernungsgefühl, …deren Umsetzung mächtig verwirrt
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Overall 6
6.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Gamereactor
13 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Af en eller anden grund er historier fra den jødisk-kristne skrifttradition et næsten uberørt tema indenfor spilbranchen, til trods for at især japanerne tidligere har vist en fascination for symbolikken derfra (behøver jeg nævne Neon Genesis Evangelion?). Man har i stedet valgt at malke japansk, nordisk og græsk mytologi for alt de er værd.
  • Pros: Smuk grafik og æstetik, letforståelig spilmekanik, godt at se nogen vove at prøve nye historier i spilsammenhæng, valgfrihed på sprogfronten
  • Cons: Alt for mange kedelige dele, langt mellem højdepunkterne, spillet knokler med fortælleteknikken, kort og simpelt, føles nogle gange som et større indiespil.
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Overall 6
6.0

El Shaddai : Ascension Of The Metatron

Tom's Games
9 September 2011
  • Summary: Avec son visuel intrigant et ses promesses de gameplay, El Shaddai pouvait être la petite perle de cette année 2011. C'est malheureusement un peu raté...
  • Pros: Absolument sublime !, Bande son magnifique, Un tas de gros boss, Combats nerveux et tactiques...
  • Cons: ... mais trop redondants, Manque général de rythme, Jouabilité imprécise, Des problèmes de lisibilité, Level design sans imagination, Scénario confus et verbeux
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