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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- Xbox 360

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron- Xbox 360
alaScore 85

36 reviews

Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 16 expert reviews and 20 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 76/100. The average review date is Aug 27, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 148074 reviews from other Xbox 360 Games. The alaScore™ for this product is 85/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 18, 2014.

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Xbox 360)

 

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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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Xbox 360) Review

 

Can an amazing art style overcome questionable combat design?

El Shaddai is a game that should be applauded for trying something new, and criticized for making such fundamental design flaws. The beautiful art style and unique soundtrack cannot save a game with such poorly designed combat. By the end of the game...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

 

As the old adage goes, 'good things come to those who wait', and that couldn't be a more apt statement for El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, UTV Ignition's deceptively simple and narratively convoluted hack and slasher that starts out as a study...

El Shaddai has its frustrations and annoyances making it something of an acquired taste, but if you can get a feel for the rhythm-based hack and slash gameplay, and if you find the game's eclectic and achingly beautiful art style as arresting as we...

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

 

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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Review: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

 

An absolutely stunning aesthetic and some inspired gameplay choices make El Shaddai a one-of-a-kind gaming experience.

Breathtakingly beautiful and imaginative visuals and environments; hosts a variety of well-realized gameplay styles and elements; unique narrative with an unconventional structure

Standard combat can be a bit tedious; story might be hard for some to follow; framerate can be inconsistent

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review

 

To be quite honest, I'm not exactly a man of big religion. Granted, I have my own personal beliefs and all that, but I don't get as heavy into “why are we here” sort of logistics like others out there. And there are those who have their own...

The 3-D stages have a lot of combat and platforming to get through, and some great 2-D stages have also been thrown in for good measure, with levitating platforms, obstacles and changes in each stage (like balloons and breakable gates) that keep things...

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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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