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Submitted by Dipso 1442d ago | review

El Shaddai Ascension of the Metatron; IGN Review

IGN's Colin Moriarty writes;

For better or for worse, it's always nice to see a developer try something truly different. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is one such attempt. It's a third-person, story-driven action game that depends upon a unique setting and an interesting graphical flair to grab the gamer and pull him or her into the experience. The thing is , El Shaddai is one of those attempts gone wrong, a game that simply doesn't come together despite everything it throws out there. It's more pretentious and muddled than fun and coherent, which effectively ruins its high potential. (El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Ignition Entertainment, PS3, Xbox 360) 5/10

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JellyJelly  +   1442d ago
That's how I felt about it after playing the demo. It got lots of hype for its art direction, but the game itself felt pretty crappy.
Dipso  +   1442d ago
I think its going to be one of those polarising titles, so far...

Eurogamer (import review) 9
GameInformer 9
Gametrailers 8.6
IGN 5

I felt from the demo that the combat could be deeper, but I'll happily reward Ignition for what they have done right, best art direction and soundtrack so far this generation..they've got my money.
JellyJelly  +   1442d ago
That's how I felt as well. Perhaps the full game offers a deeper experience. Just watched the Gametrailers review and the art direction surely is breathtaking. I hope it does well too. We need more original games.
thereapersson  +   1442d ago
Well the demo was very limited
But, it also ended at a point where it was just getting good. I was really interested to see what sort of effect the weapon that the big boss had.

I dunno... I didn't really get the game at first. But that's because I didn't realize you could steal weapons and that the buttons did different attacks when pressed a certain way. There are also a few platforming segments that I didn't expect.
Psychonaughty  +   1441d ago
Agreed, Enoch deserves better.
Troll-without-Bridge  +   1442d ago
Lol IGN fails again. The Demo gameplay was sublime.
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Acquiescence  +   1442d ago
Ouch!
That's the first negative review of the game I've happened upon. It's alright though, 'cos it's IGN and theirs is hardly an opinion I respect. Even Edge - who are tough to please - gave it an 8.

Incidentally, this is the first game I've imported for my PS3. Couldn't wait 'til September; I simply must have this gorgeous looking game now.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   1442d ago
PSM gave this a 9 in the August issue and was game of the month (just thought to give it a mention even though alot of disregard their scores.) I'm pissed that this is released so close to No More Heroes Paradise so Ill have to miss out in purchasing NMH until next pay day but I know its worth it.

5 is way too harsh of a score for this game though.
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Cpt_kitten  +   1441d ago
course ign would give it a 5 its good and its not call of duty, and has one of the best art styles so clearly its horrible lol stupid ign
jacksonmichael  +   1439d ago
I don't like when reviewers dock points for nonsensical story. I didn't get Fight Club, but it was still awesome. And Metal Gear Solid is a great franchise, right...?

Oops, didn't notice I was still under your comment. I was originally planning to say that IGN doesn't just review shooters well... They review Nintendo games well, too. Oddly enough.
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M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L  +   1441d ago
Are they serious? The demo was great...

Ah, whatever, it's IGN afterall.
earbus  +   1441d ago
We must have played a different demo it was terrible should be an arcade game last gen.
iMaim  +   1441d ago
Wow, I was expecting them to rate it much higher.
Knushwood Butt  +   1441d ago
IGN desperate for teh hits.
Rampaged Death  +   1441d ago
Out of all the reviews I have seen today this one sticks out like a soar thumb. 5/10 really ? I don't think so IGN !

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