El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron


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Syrok
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Fantastic looking game with a very odd title.

GiantBomb have a quicklook of it here.

And there is a demo on the Japanese PSN store.
The menus are all in English so you won't have a problem to navigate it. Not that you need to check the menu at any point because the controls boil down to X for jump, [] to attack, R1 to block and L1 to grab an enemies weapon. More games should limit themselves to only a handful of buttons. It's so much easier to get to grips with controls if you don't have to refer to a manual every few minutes to check how many buttons you have to press to double jump.

The demo looks very good, but the edges are a bit rough. That didn't bother me too much though. The gameplay itself is smooth and fast paced. Akin to Okami in terms of gameplay and visuals really. Liked it a lot. :)
#1 at 18:12:09 - 14/04/2011
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Cellphone dude looks pretty cool.
#2 at 21:21:26 - 15/04/2011
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El Shaddai is a Jewish term, I think it means God almighty or something. I take it this isn't a Jewish worship simulator??
#3 at 12:11:34 - 18/04/2011
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The story is based on something from the Dead Sea Scrolls, I believe.
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#5 at 13:41:19 - 01/06/2011
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Hmm. Want.
#6 at 16:33:58 - 01/06/2011
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Coming to Europe on Sept 9th.

Having played the demo entirely, I'm not so hot on it.
#7 at 19:01:31 - 05/06/2011
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I was all ready to get this till I realised it wasn't a PSN game.
#8 at 20:01:01 - 10/09/2011
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Has apparently bombed in the shops, hasn't even made the top 40 :(

Still quite expensive online though Ä45 seems to be the cheapest I can get it. Looks very interesting though so I intend to keep an eye on it.
#9 at 13:42:47 - 12/09/2011
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Waiting for bargain bin status.
#10 at 15:15:27 - 12/09/2011

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