El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is one of those rare and unique gems in gaming. There were no reviews on the game at the time and I decided to pick it up and give it a shot. I’m so very glad I did. It is a mostly three dimensional platform game with a few areas in 2D. Right away, the visual style of the game is unique and keeps you locked in. The various terrains and the way the colors fade in and out depending on your location is executed fantastically. The story is inspired by the Book of Enoch, an ancient Jewish religious text. The game itself does not preach anything about religion, but you have to at least be somewhat intrigued. No? How about if I tell you that your save point is Lucifel whenever you encounter him, and he communicates to God via cell phone about your progress? Read on!