Saturday, July 30, 2011

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron preview

For Xbox 360 and Ps3
Japan release: Out since April 28th 2011
US: August 16th 2011
Europe: September 9th 2011

3 years in the careful hands of a development team headed by Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry) and Masato Kimura (Okami) The game draws players into a storyline inspired by events in the Old Testament's 'Book of Enoch.'

Players take on the role of Enoch and must harness his natural combat skills to master a range of powerful and Heavenly weapons under the guidance of the watchful Archangels. Only then will you be able to deliver the souls of the Fallen Angels and spare the world from a great flood ordered by Heaven.

Using 3D cel-shading techniques, the game embraces Okami style water colour washes of scenery and animation, giving the game a unique and eerie style.

Already scoring a 34/40 (85%) in Japan's Famitsu magazine, user reviews have been less kind (78%).

Alf the helper: Okami achieved 39/40 97%

?! thanks Alf, but not on my shopping list just yet, what did I tell you about interrupting?


NEW! Reviews Summary US:
Official El Shaddai website (image heavy with tons of esoteric wallpaper)


gnome said...

PS3 and Xbox only? HERESY! We all know gnomes play on PCs.

The Elderly said...


(looks at elderly gamer sign....)

....I'll have to get up on the roof to change the sign and learn how to find stuff for pc's and try and run them on my 256mb ram...

(looks at the seething Gnome....)

..You sit down and I'll make us a nice cup of tea and we can discuss this sensibly.....

gnome said...

Of course, of course.

(sharpens halberd)

Consoles are okay too I suppose.

(sharpens halberd)

Aren't they?

The Elderly said...

...gulp!...nice, sharp, shiny halberd Mr.Gnome

(hands shake as he offers tea to Gnome...)

...yes console games are fine, but I do see your point, and have adopted a new approach as you will see in my latest post, thanks to Alf...

gnome said...

Well. hooray!

(throws halberd out of the window)

It's not a busy street below is it?

The Elderly said...

....(sound of approaching police sirens...)

...not any more it's not....!

gnome said...

Oopsy :)

The Elderly said...

(Gnome and elderly beat a hasty retreat to the pub.....)

your round if I remember correctly..