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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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Overall 8
8.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

True achievements
6 March 2012
  • Conclusion: It is frustratingly difficult despite constant checkpoints, but each room can easily be overcome with some practice. Music and silence are both used to make up for the primitive artwork, turning this simple game into an overall experience I enjoyed far more than the countless hours it took me to...
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Overall 8
8.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Square-Go
10 November 2011
  • Excerpt: There’s an argument that likes to make the rounds every so often in video game magazines and internet discussions; are video games art? This debate has raged on and on almost since the inception of the medium and will always have people at each other’s throats and calling each other ‘noobs’ on...
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Overall 7
7.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

D+PAD
18 September 2011
  • Conclusion: Through its boldly chosen subject matter, ravishing good looks and slick mechanics El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is without question a title that deserves to be played – the big question mark that hangs over it is whether you’ll engage with it enough to care or to want to come back for...
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
7.5
Looks 10
9.5

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (X360) - Review

VGChartz
9 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Due to some prolific film critics, the "are games art?" discussion has fluctuated in the public eye over recent years. While this can be the subject for debate long into the indecisive night, it has had an effect on the game developing community, with titles that focus on a more fluid, overarching...
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Overall 8
7.7
Playability 8
7.5

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

Xbox 360 achievements
8 September 2011
  • Conclusion: El Shaddai has its frustrations and annoyances making it something of an acquired taste, but if you can get a feel for the rhythm-based hack and slash gameplay, and if you find the game's eclectic and achingly beautiful art style as arresting as we did, then you'll be in for a divine treat that's...
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 7
7.4
Graphics 9
9.2
Sound 9
8.7
Longevity 5
4.5

El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron Review

NowGamer
9 July 2011
  • Summary: Can UTV save Japanese games with this Xbox 360 hack and slash platformer?
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Overall 7
7.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

one-gamer
26 April 2013
  • Conclusion: El Shaddai could have been brilliant, it really could, and in patches it remains an absolute delight. With some beautiful visuals and sublime level design that constantly mixes things up - and a great soundtrack to boot - there's certainly a lot to admire about the game.
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Overall 7
7.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

Web Wombat
29 October 2011
  • Conclusion: With technology at the point it is, gamers expect more out of the title produced than ever before. If you’re looking for a visually stunning experience, then El Shaddai is for you.
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Overall 7
7.0

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

XboxGaming
12 October 2011
  • Conclusion: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron achieved what it set out to do: create a unique third-person action game with a stunning visual backdrop. Although the combat is not as layered as it could have been, it holds up well enough thanks to the epic boss battles, stylish battle animations and the...
  • Pros: Jaw-dropping visual design, Intense boss battles, Interesting setting and decent story
  • Cons: Combat becomes slightly repetitive in the last few hours of gameplay, Too few weapons, Story exposition can be confusing
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Overall 8
8.0

El Shaddai

Britxbox
19 September 2011
  • Conclusion: While not the most succinct title of 2011, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron at least appreciates the strength of simplicity in other respects. Led by Takeyasu Sawaki (character designer for Okami and Devil May Cry ), this 3D action adventure dispenses with the more complex controls and gritty...
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