Often mind blowing games will some how slip past me. The kind of games that make me say out loud – “How did I not know about this!”. El Shaddai is one of these games.
Oddly, the first thing that caught my eye was the development team, an all star cast who made the Japanese classics – Okami, Devil may Cry and Viewtiful Joe.
The premise is the usual contrived semi-meaningless excuse to plough from A to B. However what makes this game shine is it’s striking visual direction. I have added a few screen shots below but they do not do justice to the fluid nature of the action. The video below gives a better indications of what is on offer.
The demo is available on Xbox360 and PS3. I will update with my impressions once I have given it whirl.
[UPDATE] it is all sorts of awesome. Best price I can find is ShopTo – £35 . This may well become a cult classic. Though I’d think it will drop to 20 in a few months if you can wait.
The game is unmistakeably Japanese in style. The fighting USP is based around stealing the enemy’s weapons. The game is beautiful, even the pause screen has plasma effects scrolling around it. I am off to place an order