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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 2.8


The Press Says

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90
GamesCollection
Seguendo una fortunata scia di titoli artisticamente molto coraggiosi ed ispirati, questo El Shaddai è dinamico, divertente e molto impegnativo da giocare, un capolavoro sotto molti aspetti. Sia gli scontri che le sessioni platform sono sufficientemente impegnativi da dare un forte senso di soddisfazione una volta superati e la spettacolarità grafica è un vero toccasana per gli occhi e lo spirito. Assolutamente consigliato!
86
GameTrailers
Many games aspire toward aesthetic sophistication, but only a precious few manage to emerge as great game in the process. El Shaddai achieves this, and it leaves you smitten and awestruck. It's both simple to grasp and rich enough to keep you coming back for more. Those seeking something refreshingly different will be well rewarded by this rare and original experience.
77
Xbox360Achievements
El Shaddai has its frustrations and annoyances making it something of an acquired taste, but if you can get a feel for the rhythm-based hack and slash gameplay, and if you find the game's eclectic and achingly beautiful art style as arresting as we did, then you'll be in for a divine treat that's unlike anything you've played before.
77
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
El Shaddai is een typisch voorbeeld van een spel dat stijl boven inhoud plaatst. De meerwaardezoeker die hier geen problemen mee heeft staat een onvergetelijke tocht te wachten.
75
1UP
El Shaddai: The Ascension of the Metatron feels like the most unconventional action game I've ever played -- this is especially true when I examine each part of the experience. Visually, it strikes me as one of the most colorful examples of surrealist art I've ever seen in a video game. Mechanically, it presents a one-button combat solution that empowers me with everything I need to succeed early on, encouraging me to switch between three weapons to fend off foes. And from a pacing perspective, it swaps me back and forth between vicious 3D battles and two dimensional platforming stages. Yet for all of its successes, El Shaddai also brings along a unique set of baggage that I don't quite understand.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Au final, on est en droit de se demander si El Shaddai tient davantage de l'œuvre d'art ou de la supercherie. Il s'agit sans doute un peu des deux puisque le titre de Ignition Entertainment peut aussi bien nous enchanter par son ambiance et par ses graphismes splendides, que nous frustrer et nous ennuyer par son gameplay peu abouti. C'est certainement un jeu au design original qui mérite amplement le coup d'œil, mais, passé l'effet de surprise, on se rend finalement compte qu'il est plus banal qu'on ne l'aurait espéré.
60
Level 7
El Shaddai är en grafiskt intensiv upplevelse som imponerar med sitt ambitiösa yttre och som förvirrar med sitt typiskt japanska berättande. Att faktiskt spela det är inte lika intressant då dessa moment känns för simplistiska och oslipade. Det kan liknas vid en interaktiv konstutställning där inträdet vid skrivande stund går för dryga 500-lappen. Frågan är om det är värt en biljett till fullpris.