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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3
alaScore 83

27 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the action and story. The design and gameplay are also mentioned favorably.

gameplay, design, story, action

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (PlayStation 3)

 

Beauty can be a dangerous thing. The promise of exploring a world rich with the fruits of artistic expression can lure the unsuspecting into a visually impressive but fundamentally lacking wasteland. And on the surface, El Shaddai: The Ascension of the...

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Pretty vacant

Ambitious concept leveraging esoteric Judaica as source material while attempting some visual experimentation

Boring, repetitive, and uninteresting gameplay; horrific platforming; typical Anime jibber-jabber rather than serious theological content; empty and shallow

Michael Barnes is a regular contributor to GameShark , as a reviewer and with a weekly boardgame column, Cracked LCD , and is one of the co-founders of FortressAT.com and No High Scores.

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El Shaddai: Ascension Of The Metatron

 

A hunt for angels provides the plot for a game inspired by some scriptural apocrypha.

At the end, Shaddai feels somewhat less than the sum of its parts. As graceful as it is by design, it’s equally cumbersome in storytelling, never choosing between oblique understatement and exposition-heavy grandstanding. One or the other would work,...

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El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metatron Review

 

A visually unique experiment in abstract game design.

El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metatron feels like the most unconventional action game I've ever played -- this is especially true when I examine each part of the experience. Visually, it strikes me as one of the most colorful examples of surrealist...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

 

El Shaddai is an ambitious and beautiful-looking game. It's too bad its great aesthetics are ruined by incoherent gameplay and structure.

I never developed a cadence while playing El Shaddai. The game has absolutely no rhythm. And most importantly, even after beating it, I never felt like I really got anywhere. I never felt like I excelled at the game even though I saw it through to the...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

 

From its...let's just say interesting characters to the unique and breathtaking art style, El Shaddai is a game that refuses to be pigeon holed, and as a result, carves out quite an identity for itself. El Shaddai is like nothing else on the market.

I want an unlimited health cheat so I can get past the tricky and frustrating sections easier, and how about a teleport cheat to get past the tricky platforming sections. I also wouldn't mind playing as some of the game's fallen angels, as they were...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3

 

Granted, the combat and platforming elements won't win any prizes for originality or complexity, and the weird, disjointed storyline is difficult to follow at the best of times; however the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and the striking...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3

 

Despite it's downfalls, El Shaddai is a memorable experience from start to finish. It offers a quirkiness and sense of style that is not only unique, it's surprisingly refreshing.

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3

 

It can feel a little dated in terms of its approach to combat, but the game is so beautiful, so different, so utterly weird and wonderful that this is of no real consequence.

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- PS3

 

Like Bayonetta, like Rez, like Okami, it changes the way you think about games - and yet it's remarkably unpretentious. It's not got quite enough gameplay meat on its bones to position it alongside those classics, but it's been the most refreshing...

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