Like of the other reviews this game is different from most action/adventure games like God of War, Bayonetta & Devil May Dry, but at the same time they are really alike.
One thing that I have noticed that is different that in Asura's Wrath is that you get now breaks in it, when you play the cut scenes have the God of War "move the stick left & push A or B" style but at they can be stuff like punching someone in the face or getting up. Another thing which I was really disappointed was that you only have one weapon through out the game, unlike the other games I mentioned, when you defeated a boss or something you get another weapon well in this is only one "weapon": your fists. One last thing is that the game is really focused on story it is more like an interactive movie than a game and like others say it is like an anime.
But I do like the story it kept me on my feet and interested, the fights were epic and it was just fun to play! Really rent this game play through it enjoy it and return it. In the end you get another "bar" where you can play without your health being seen and like wise with the opponents. But besides playing the story mode there really isn't anything else to do but play it again.
You do alot more watching the story unfold and QTE then actual fighting. All n All worth a def rent if your into anime. P.S. The Hidden episode ending is gunna make you wanna puke blood. Epic story thou.