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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron


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#1 Cerebral_One

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:33 AM

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
Release Date: August 16th 2011
http://elshaddaigame...game/index.html


#2 SynGamer

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 01:17 PM

I chose Catherine over this...would love to get both but I just don't have the money. Will DEFINITELY be getting this when the price drops or there's a B2G1 deal (or better, B1G1).

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#3 Dormin

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

worthy to note this was made by some of the dudes who worked on Okami, game is getting great reviews. Hoping to finish up my plat on Catherine before 16th of next month but we shall see.
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#4 Vinny

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:29 PM

After playing the demo, I was confused more than anything.. the game was STUNNING to view but completely "WTF?" in terms of gameplay and story.

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#5 Dead of Knight

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:13 PM

The demo sucked. Pass. The art style was incredible though.
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#6 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:17 PM

Bo-ring.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#7 benmonkey

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:15 PM

Reviews are starting to come in:

9/10 - Game Informer
9/10 - PlayStation: The Official Magazine
9.5/10 - GameFan Magazine
A+ - Sci Fi Magazine
9/10 - Eurogamer
8/10 - EDGE Magazine

Out next Tuesday, just in time to trade in Catherine and get this for cheap.

#8 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:25 PM

Reviews are starting to come in:

9/10 - Game Informer
9/10 - PlayStation: The Official Magazine
9.5/10 - GameFan Magazine
A+ - Sci Fi Magazine
9/10 - Eurogamer
8/10 - EDGE Magazine

Out next Tuesday, just in time to trade in Catherine and get this for cheap.


Wow is the game drastically different than the demo, I wonder? There was certainly nothing special except the style.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#9 whoknows

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 10:43 PM

Well according to the trailer it represents the best of Japanese gaming that Westerners are too afraid to attempt.


I might get it, I'm concerned the game isn't great though and it's just the case of reviewers thinking they're better than everyone for liking something that's artsy.

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#10 Cerebral_One

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:56 AM

From what I've read the low point to this game is the game play.

#11 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:11 AM

From what I've read the low point to this game is the game play.


Interested to see how the other reviews pan out.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#12 Mana Knight

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 02:44 AM

I enjoyed the demo. I decided to wait for a price drop or good enough sale. Too much to play and I'm gaming a little less as of late (in favor of anime).
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#13 Kylearan

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 03:01 AM

Seems like a gorgeous hack-n-slash affair. Demo probably didn't do the story justice...when does it ever?

#14 EdgeOfThorns

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 04:41 AM

The only thing is the length, i got a feeling the length may be what holds me back since i heard its not to long. But im very glad to see it accepted amongst reviewers, not that i let that stop me ever but its a good thing to see. I thought the games art style and feel was pretty good tbh.

#15 Mana Knight

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

The only thing is the length, i got a feeling the length may be what holds me back since i heard its not to long. But im very glad to see it accepted amongst reviewers, not that i let that stop me ever but its a good thing to see. I thought the games art style and feel was pretty good tbh.

I could more about enjoyment than length. Castlevania: LoD taught me that having length alone is not a good thing (because I got tired of it).

In my situation with the backlog I have (along with working all the time), the last thing I want are long games.
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#16 yourlefthand

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:50 AM

The only thing is the length, i got a feeling the length may be what holds me back since i heard its not to long.


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#17 willardhaven

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 03:02 PM

Demo sucked...

It played like a crappy Devil May Cry knock off. The graphics are a cheap PS2 era Shin Megami Tensei knockoff.

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#18 Dormin

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:23 AM

so I guess no one bought this lol I cant find it anywhere :/
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#19 eldergamer

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 04:31 PM

The demo was totally boring to me. Art style didnt catch me on fire either. The backgrounds do look like something out of a :ps2: SMT game. (good catch)

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#20 uncle5555

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 11:47 PM

A case of when excellent reviews don't do squat for a game's sales.

I'll be picking it up eventually, but it's only worth around $20 (to me) seems like a nice niche title that unfortunately had no interest from the majority of the community, dunno how they coulda fixed that... =/
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#21 Dormin

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:09 AM

has anyone seen this (probably no one looking) but the only place in my town that has it is Gamestop and they only have 2 copies. It seems like Majin I could never find that in town and had to order it. then months later it is 15$
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#22 punkmaggit

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 09:28 PM

I got it yesterday from Gamefly and played through a couple of hours last night. Gotta say that I'm blown away at the level of polish that the game has. It's been a rock-solid 60 fps the entire time I've played it and the combat is really satisfying. Can't wait to play some more tonight!

#23 Dead of Knight

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:13 PM

A case of when excellent reviews don't do squat for a game's sales.


Excellent reviews? IGN gave it a 5/10. LO-fucking-L.

Well-deserved based on the demo.
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#24 KB24

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:01 AM

I got this today, used at gamestop so I can return it for a full refund on Tuesday when I pick up Deus Ex.

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#25 Dormin

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:53 AM

I got this today, used at gamestop so I can return it for a full refund on Tuesday when I pick up Deus Ex.



wow any chance you would travel to my gamestop so I could do the same the following week lol
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#26 KB24

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:25 AM

wow any chance you would travel to my gamestop so I could do the same the following week lol


I would if I could man, anything to 1 up gamestop im ok with.

I literally have 3 gamestops around me lol.

I go there buy a used game 5 days before a game I'm gonna buy comes out and just play it and return it.

btw, the game isn't that great. 3 hours into it and its pretty repetitive. I don't understand the high reviews. Only 1 attack button, but you have to press the button in different speeds to trigger different attack sequences.

Its fun, but def. not worth 60 bucks.

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#27 uncle5555

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:05 PM

Excellent reviews? IGN gave it a 5/10. LO-fucking-L.

Well-deserved based on the demo.


Most places rated it a "tad" higher....and IGNorant can't be spelled without IGN remember? ;)

And this is a little more, how shall we say "balanced" than picking the (one and) only review under a 75 on the list. :lol: Try harder next time. :applause:

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#28 Backlash

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:58 PM

Looks pretty cool. I'd like to play it just to see the art, but not until it's around $20 or so. So maybe after the Fall rush of games (like Jan or Feb, maybe).

#29 Dead of Knight

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:33 PM

Most places rated it a "tad" higher....and IGNorant can't be spelled without IGN remember? ;)

And this is a little more, how shall we say "balanced" than picking the (one and) only review under a 75 on the list. :lol: Try harder next time. :applause:

http://www.metacriti.../critic-reviews


So you're telling me the demo isn't representative of the game at all? Considering the reviews I've read, even the positive ones, I find that hard to believe.
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#30 uncle5555

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 02:25 AM

So you're telling me the demo isn't representative of the game at all? Considering the reviews I've read, even the positive ones, I find that hard to believe.


Apparently not, I think what the general consensus I've seen is that the game itself while gameplay gets repetitive is worthwhile because of the art direction, story and how well the package is put together, they just say don't come expecting non-redundant combat.

And I'll have to agree, it is rinse repeat, but the other points (from what I've seen) show that what you see is what you'll get a action platformer with pretty gfx and a nice story to back it up, coupled with uninspired gameplay. (That's why the one reviewer said he wished he could have played through without playing it. :lol: ) It has a deep combat system based on timed button presses, it just doesn't spell it out to you while your playing.

I think it's worth $20 too, so I'll be picking it up eventually, and yes I was as underwhelmed as you were about the demo (I played it was was like whaa....US & JPN versions both, which other than language were exactly the same)

It's a case of good game with a bad demo, shockingly enough, just know what you're going into and you won't be disappointed if you expected something different is all. ;)
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