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GF Rating
5.7

864 ratings

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GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Looks amazing but plays like dookie

posted by TheCooF (KEISER, AR) Aug 25, 2011

Member since Jul 2010

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

I appreciate the fact that this game looks very unique and original, but the gameplay gets very boring very quickly. The story doesn't really matter because it's all over the place and hard to comprehend. I really loved the graphics of the levels because they looked amazing at times. However, the game as a whole is trash. The gameplay is very tedious and boring (the same combo over and over). You should check this game out if you like different art styles, but should avoid it if you like good gameplay.

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GF Rating
7

Good

OK game, if your into this type of videogames

posted by Aragorn225 (FREDERICK, MD) Aug 16, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Nov 2006

9 out of 19 gamers (47%) found this review helpful

As said above, this game is an OK if your into this genre, but if it's not your bowl of soup, might as well skip. But i'll go into detail why later. First of all, let me mention that this game is probably ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL "T" RATED GAME to date.

Graphics/Sound: Sound is nothing out of the ordinary and i had no problem with it so you probably won't either. Graphics are amazing especially for "T" rated game, which are usually classified as cheesy. I can't say it has the BEST graphics, because that would be an insult to Infamous 2, because that had pretty sweet graphics as well.

Gameplay: Some people might not the way this game plays, as it is very japanese-ish and that's not everyone's type of game. You pick a character, and you can buy and collect weapons to use on a variety of foes in the game.

I won't spoil any of the storyline but i can promise you that it will leave you satisfied at the end, as it did for me at least.

Thanks for checking me out on gamefly again, :food'n'drink:

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GF Rating
7

Good

El Shaddai

posted by Solbady (FOREST HILLS, NY) Apr 12, 2012

Member since Mar 2012

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a deeply religious game based on the apocryphal Book of Enoch, and follows the main character... Enoch. He is assisted by a man named Lucifel, or Lucifer. Which he appears to be on a speaking bases with God through cell phone transmission, and is a guardian angel in charge of protecting you and the world which exists outside the flow of time, and by the four archangels Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel, and Michael.

Lets start with the cons of this game. The story line is very scattered and hard to follow and probably half the time through the game you will wondering where did this guy come from? When did he appear, so on and so forth. Another problem I have with this game is the platforming element, oh do I hate how this game platforms. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out, while other times chuck my controller across the room as the controls during the platforming parts are so clunky it makes you want to peeve! And finally the soundtrack. As this is a minor detail, it barely fits in with the concept of any Judeo-Christian oeuvre; and seems more like you are about to jump into a post-future first-person platformer like Mirrors Edge.

The combat system is very nicely done, and very easy to grasp. I find it at a twist of classic beat em' ups like Final Fight, and Streets of Rage. The voice acting is also very good Jason Isaacs does an outstanding job voicing as Lucifel. The graphics are what this game really shines upon. using an Okami like art style this game seizes to amaze with a new awe-inspiring area in every new chapter.

Overall, I would recommend this game to most people that like quick beat em' up side scrollers, and have the patience to jump over every infuriating obstacle in this great game.

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