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The First 15 Minutes: El Shaddai

The First 15 Minutes: El Shaddai

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is now available in Japan and our good friend DJmizuhara did not waste any time by capturing the first 15 minutes of the PS3 version. Enjoy!

The First 15 Minutes

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Commented on 2011-04-28 21:31:16
Main character looks stupid and gay as hell, combat looks nice though.
Commented on 2011-04-28 21:33:15
I'd be able to accept the main character if his armour chest piece didn't make him look like he has boobs.
Commented on 2011-04-28 21:34:21 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
I'd be able to accept the main character if his armour chest piece didn't make him look like he has boobs.
Reminds me of the character from Lost Odyssey lol, which was also stupid and gay lol
Commented on 2011-04-28 22:30:27
He doesn't look like a gorilla with minced meat instead of a face. There's no hope!
Commented on 2011-04-29 00:17:09
Jap rpgs? hello, its SOP to make your male char an effeminate teenager wearing a bare mid-drift or fishnets. It's clear their target audience is Mr. Herbert next door, so "lets settle this like sexy teenagers and see who can swallow the most tylenol PM."
Commented on 2011-04-29 11:46:26
I sort of lost intrest in this once i noticed that the main character wears designer jeans
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/20/edwin-and-enoch-...
so so stupid and it just killed the surreal wibe this game had going for it.
Commented on 2011-04-29 12:35:22
I fear for the game design, bec demo felt very simple even though it was a tutorial. I didn't see a game world, and more rather just realms.
Commented on 2011-04-29 13:02:50
I was too mesmerised by the style and presentation to notice man boobs. This game looks stunning I just hope they can maintain its freshness, that theme song for example, whilst melodious and frenetic did seem to playon. Few games lean on music so heavily and it can truly be a device for evocative story telling, lets hope the quality I've seen in this 15 minutes is consistent throughtout the experience.
Commented on 2011-04-29 17:52:19
I downloaded the demo off of the Japanese 360 Marketplace and I must say that this game is real treat. I can't wait for the game to come overseas.
Commented on 2011-04-30 00:23:47 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Main character looks stupid and gay as hell, combat looks nice though.
How old are you seriously?
Commented on 2011-04-30 01:55:01
I'm not too sure I agree with the people liking this game. Sure the people that don't like it sound childish, and at the risk of sounding like one of them I must declare that this game is quite disappointing. Sure the lighting, story and structure seem quite excellent, but the character and combat design feels too cloned, almost to the point where it is quite diluted compared with other titles. The is no originality in any of the fighting at all, with most of the action feeling like Devil May Cry combos. And the monsters/demons? We can do a little better than that, can't we? How bout transitioning better from gameplay to cutscene while we're at it?

Aside from that, the character and story seem quite amazing. It was killing me that there was no English subs, and I still can't wait to hear more.
Commented on 2011-04-30 08:26:14 In reply to NiteX
Posted by NiteX
How old are you seriously?
Age doesnt affect someones opinion, my opinion still stand.

But considering you asked, I am 25 and IMO I think the main character looks like crap, up there with Lost Odyssey and Bayonetta and the Enchanted design.
Commented on 2011-04-30 09:36:17 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Age doesnt affect someones opinion, my opinion still stand.

But considering you asked, I am 25 and IMO I think the main character looks like crap, up there with Lost Odyssey and Bayonetta and the Enchanted design.
I agree about all of those except Bayonetta, simply because the transformations were a really creative touch and kind of redeemed the whole character concept.

El Shaddai's character is just plain fucking awful, the only interesting thing is the weapon and the "gender ambiguity" is off the scale, it really does look like a mannish woman.
Commented on 2011-04-30 09:57:14
Bayonetta has amazing combat, but I hate everything else (except the big boss battles).

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