MonsterVine: "We took a quick look at El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron to get a grasp on its story, and interesting art direction before its July 26 release."
Looks to be a decent game. Not necessarily a great game, but a decent one nonetheless. So I plan on buying it. Of course, I'll wait. I have a feeling this'll be a $20 bargain bin game in a month or two after release--just like Nier.
It definitely looks like its going to be a sleeper hit. It may rise above your expectations, I don't guarantee that but the pedigree working on this game "should" shine through in El Shaddai. Sadly, I wish the $20 bargain analogy did not become true and this game lives off the cult following it deserves.
I somewhat doubt that. I think the Nier analogy was a pretty good one--it's a brilliant game, but a few glaring flaws keep it from being "great." El Shaddai evokes that same feel to me. Of course, it could end up being just absolutely awful. Time will tell.
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