Reviews and Problems with El Shaddai - Ascension of the Metatron
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Interesting aesthetics, but an utter chore to play
1 December 2014
Summary: El Shaddai is an oddball game. It's based on the book of Enoch, which is a record of Enoch's life after he was taken up to heaven, and how God sent him to judge the fallen angels who descended to earth, took human wives, and created half-angel Nephilim.
Summary: Granted, I only put in about an hour on this game before quitting. However, from other reviews online it was apparent to me that the gameplay was not going to change. It was interesting having a paper/rock/scissors battle format but it just appeared to be button mashing and it got old quickly.
Summary: This game was a lot of fun in terms of playing something different. Since the gaming market is crowded with shooters, this was a welcome change. The art and style in this game is beautiful. It reminded me of the game Okami. It doesn't have its down falls, even though it tells a interesting story.
Summary: I'm a fan of many different kinds of games, and usually go out of the way to find lesser known but acclaimed titles (I loved Enslaved for the 360). I saw enough positive reviews about this game to pick it up.
Summary: The gameplay here is tediously boring and repetitive. I mean, how many different holes and how many types of gaps are you going to need to jump across before you find it boring. And to make matters worse, if you do miss the jump, you have to start back from the start of that area.
Summary: Let me say that the graphics are really interesting and appealing. but they will lose their appeal quickly, the gameplay just gets more and more repetitive with no sign of any depth in the future. There are 3 weapons, thats it.
Summary: This game is too pretentious. Honestly, I went into El Shaddai wanting so much, and maybe that's the main problem. But when reviews say that this is the epitome of an amazing Japanese game, I would assume anybody should be disappointed after being promised that and then presented this game.
Your Mission... To Save the Earth from The Fallen Angels!
5 June 2013
Excerpt: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Xbox 360) A few months ago I was extremely lucky when a TEFL student of mine was given an Xbox 360 and due to the fact that he doesn't like games he then passed this gift on to me, for free!
Pros: Different from my usual games . Visually fantastic .
Summary: Also ich bin ja großer Fan von extravaganz in Spielen. Einheitsbrei ist ein faux pas der nicht in meine Box kommt. El Shaddai ist ein klassischer Beat em up (Buttonmasher). In einem Wunderschönen Setting macht man irgendwas um irgendwas zu erreichen für irgendjemanden, keine Ahnung so eine konfuse...
Summary: Was soll ich sagen, diesen Titel mit Okami, Bayonetta oder Devil May Cry zu vergleichen, wäre nicht richtig, denn dieser Titel kommt nicht an die "Großen" heran. Zwar besitzt El Shaddai schöne Grafik, diese ist oft recht Psychodelich und der Soundtrack ist auch recht stimmungvoll aber das wars auch...