Rated 0 out of 10 by DarkSeraph Intriguing
Religious themes are often a touchy subject in video games. So much so, in fact, that Nintendo, back in its 8-bit days, pretty much forbade games with religious elements. Despite that, Enix somehow managed to get "Actraiser" to market, and that game is one that is well worth checking out while you wait for this one. That game pretty much WAS a religious experience for its time.
On the other hand, when a religious game goes bad, it's REALLY bad (Left Behind, I'm looking at you.)
So it's interesting to see a publisher--ANY publisher--wade into such controversial waters, and try to do something that's only been done once in gaming history: a mass-market game with religious overtones that's actually a good game in its own right.
Having heard some snippets from the soundtrack, it sounds like El Shaddai is literally aiming for the heavens in terms of presentation. How the gameplay works out remains to be seen, but so far, the graphics look jaw-dropping and the score sounds widescreen-ready. It's still a little too early to be name-checking Team Ico, but that might change once this is out.
Don't overlook this one--it should at least make a good change of pace. One to watch.
Rated 9 out of 10 by setsugekka A unique gaming experience
I had been interested in getting this game as soon as I saw the trailers for it. After it was released in Japan, I watched some more gameplay videos from it and wondered if it would really stack up when I could play it for myself. Personally, I wasn't disappointed one bit. The fighting is fun (though a little repetitive and easy at times) but where the game really shines is in its platforming. The levels are all innovative and designed to perfection. They're all linear, but jumping around on its own is an extremely satisfying challenge. For as many times as I fell in this game, you would think I would have found that an annoying thing - but it was fun in the way that falling in an old Mario game is fun. It makes you want to keep trying over and over, timing your jumps just right. Fighting enemies doesn't shine as much as the platforming, but it didn't do anything to hinder my experience. The only major flaw of the game is in the story. It can be very confusing and feels sort of rushed when much of it is being told through between-level dialog scenes. However, I still really enjoyed the story the game presents and hope there will be a sequel that will follow what happens after the events of the game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Simplicity Okami style meets God of War gameplay..yes please!
When I first found out that the director of Okami was directing this game I was sold. Okami is one of my favorite video games of all time simply because of the art style. Upon seeing gameplay videos and playing the demo of El Shaddai, I was even more hooked. The gameplay is very similar to the button combo gameplay style of God of War without the QTE (from what I played in the demo). This game looks and plays simply amazing. Enoch's combat animations are fluid and stylish, making you feel as though you're playing a warrior with finesse. Can't wait until this game comes out!
Rated 10 out of 10 by AnimeMajorette most awesome game
I love this game!!!!! I the unique graphics were amazing, and how you could revive yourself many times, was so cool. The story line was truly interesting too. I highly recommend this game, too many people. I played a demo a few months before I got it, and that;s when I was just hooked. Try it. You'll probably be hooked too. the fighting and game play is sort of like God of War, but it still a really good game. It's especially good for people who like a bunch of action and fighting games.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Aznflavor El Shaddai Is great!
This game is fresh and pretty new. I played the demo of this game on the ps3 a few weeks ago and it's pretty great. Like standard adventure games however you get to have 3 different weapons when you kill different types of enemies you get their weapons. There is a melee weapons a ring which shoots out stuff and i guess there are some power gloves or something. But this game is fresh because of the graphics and the visuals it's pretty amazing :)
Rated 5 out of 10 by safeandsound6 Repetitive action adventure & gorgeous atmosphere
Im not going to blame this game for trying to be different than gow or dmc.But all they accomplished was the graphics. graphics-wise this game is something u never experienced...but falls short really bad on gameplay. it only give u bare minimum of hack and slash and weakly impliment some new idea which become tedious and repetitive really soon.this game had a huge potential to be great but they blew it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Xfasiuos Meh
If the demo is anything to go by the game isn't worth 30$ let alone 60$. The only thing it has going for it is the art. Game play is shallow and repetitive. No doubt within a month you can find this in a bin at your local retail store for under 20$.
Rated 4 out of 10 by direwolf8282 Looks good but plays bad
This game really accels in the graphics department. The gameplay is horendous. It is a couple little monsters u fight and then a boss battle. You do this over and over. Definitely gonna return this game. Good thing I bought it used.
Rated 0 out of 10 by nhaer042 Impressed so far.
It looks great, combat is fun and challenging, platforming is awesome, and the premise is very intriguing. And that's just the deomo! I can't wait to see the rest of the game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by jamiefff Good but not Great
good looking game but has Weird story and the graphics remind me of Prince of Persia