Monday, 28 March 2011

Game Preview: El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

The story is freely inspired from the Book of Enoch and follows Enoch, a priest looking for seven fallen angels to prevent a great flood from destroying mankind. He is helped in his quest by Lucifel, (voiced by Jason Isaacs), a guardian angel in charge of the protection of the world who exists outside of the flow of time, and by four Archangels: Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel and Michael.

What sets it apart from other games is the beautifully drawn dream-like visuals cpmbined with the games constant shift from 3D and pseudo-2D gameplay. In an industry where so many are trying to ape the success of games like Call of Duty, Halo and other such popular franchises its nice to see some developers and their respective publishers are willing to step outside the box and take a chance on a new IP.

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