Thursday, August 18, 2011

Reviews Summary El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron (360, ps3)

Out in Japan and the US, due Europe: September 9th
My hopes were high for this, 3 years of hard work from a development team led by Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry) and Masato Kimura (Okami) :p the vids look passable :) and I was eager for something fresh :P But a scarcity of reviews prior to the US release date (always a bad sign), and a hint on twitter from  JamesSterling suggesting a less than stellar offering, cast a dark shadow on my expectations. But fear not!

Update: The Walkthrough and Guides are in :)

Japanese reviews: A 34/40 (85%) in Japan's Famitsu magazine, user reviews had been less kind (78%).

With a curent score of  78% Xbox 360 and  79% Ps3 on Metacritc
Suggests a rental first,.though the replay value is low... decisions decisions

If you trust your magazine reviews
9 out of 10 Game Informer

9 out of 10 Playstation the official Magazine
A+- Sci Fi Magazine

IGN blasted it: "In the end, El Shaddai attempts to do too much, and much of what it does it doesn't do well". 50

But those without the caffeine suggested:
A rare treat of a game and a celebration of video games as an art form.
An unconventional game and an entertaining adventure despite some of the creative gaps
I like it as an art piece and I dislike it as a game.
Leaves you smitten and awestruck,
Achieves what precious few can manage, aesthetic sophistication and a great game.
This game is definitely worth checking out for people seeking something new


gnome said...

Not bad, eh?

The Elderly said...


(scratches head)

but I'm going to need a second job and less sleep....

gnome said...

Less sleep? That wouldn't really do, would it. Try less sheep. It always works for me.

The Elderly said... I suppose your right.. can't do without sleep...'s just, well less sheep was my last resort...

Just look at them, all nice and fluffy ... :)

(bah. bah... eyes turn towards Gnome... baaahhhhhh)

gnome said...


They are smart aren't they? Guess less sheep wont work either.

A ship maybe?

The Elderly said...

yup those big eyes...

a ship? but I haven't got a ship... now immediately there's a massive saving!! I feel already much richer... :)