Reviews and Problems with El Shaddai - Ascension of the Metatron
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M. Weller "myjester2112", Amazon
12 February 2013
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. So if your looking to buy this, keep in mind the biggest experience will be the storyline and graphics.
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. The combat gets repeatative and hard at times, since you have to kill enemies with certain weapons. If you want a good story and great art/style, then pick this up.
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. I wasn't initially disappointed, but the story for this game is so abstract and confusing that I was lost interest- and fast. The battles were fun, but there were many points in the game that were scripted (Wait, I was supposed to lose?
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. Usually, this is not too far back from where you were, but I recall fairly early in the game that after failing the jump a few times, I was taken back to a point previous to a boss battle!
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. You do not level up either, so you do not really learn new skills or new ways to use those weapons. The gameplay depth is what hurts this game the most. The story is very out there...
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. It's not that the game is bad- it just isn't good. At it's core, El Shaddai is a button masher through and through.
Excerpt: Au final, on est en droit de se demander si El Shaddai tient davantage de l'?uvre d'art ou de la supercherie. Il s'agit sans doute un peu des deux puisque le titre de Ignition Entertainment peut aussi bien nous enchanter par son ambiance et par ses graphismes splendides, que nous frustrer et nous ennuyer par son gameplay peu abouti. C'est certainement un jeu au design original qui mérite amplement le coup d'?
Excerpt: el shaddai est un jeu d'action japonais très moyen tout du moins très special a essayer avant d'acheter de par son univers special et son scenario difficile a comprendre ainsi que sa repetitivité assez importante.
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 Handlung findet man selten aber wenn man sich nur gut genug bemüht kann man diese einfach ignorieren.
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 schon. Seltsamm anmutende Story (Persönliches empfinden) und vorallem eher langweilige Spielmechanik.