Scott from The Controller Online writes: "El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron released about five months ago in Japan to critical acclaim. I think I'm going to have to find some of these critics and ask them what it is I'm missing here. El Shaddai scores major points for its art style and subject matter but fails in just about every other aspect. I truly hate having to trash a game that takes a brave new angle in style and story but this game is a mess. Read on to find out why."