UTV Ignition Entertainment
I fell in love with this game from the moment I first turned it on. I really don’t recall ever seeing such a lovely menu anywhere else in my life. Of course, no game is made of menus, but I honestly spent about 10 minutes just admiring such fine work. It’s clean, simple, gorgeous, very white, and full of mysteries; it kind of reminded me of my girlfriend, without all the tattoos, that is. Anyway, I don’t know what kind of genre this game fits into. I don’t care really, but if I had to choose, it would be something like a “rotational racer platforming puzzler” (whatever that is) and you should get it now if you like that. It’s really good, seriously, go.
Now you have a couple minutes to keep reading this review while you wait for the download to finish, which shouldn’t take long surprisingly; the game is only about one hundred megabytes. It’s hard to describe a game that feels like this, I’m not that great of a writer and I’m certainly no poet, but I swear I’ll try my best. Starting with the basics, like any fine woman, you’ll look at her face first. If she’s beautiful, you’ll then worry about the rest, and let me tell you, this game looks amazing. Nice textures, colorful environments (to be 100% honest, it could use a little more anti aliasing on some corners, but that’s about it), effects are fitting, and the design work is perfect. Everything is accurately placed to make your immersion a one way road, and it won’t be interrupted by loading times, because there are none. This game is like that one girl on the other side of the bar you can’t take your eyes from.
I caught up with Shane Bettenhausen of UTV Ignition Games at PAX East last week and had a chance to talk to him a little bit about El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron. The game caught my eye because it’s one of those games coming out that seems to be really different from the usual run and gun. I must admit that I am a little surprised that this is the first time I have even heard of the game; I am not saying that I know everything and anything about games, but since I do write on this blog, I try to stay on top of things. After running a search on the game in Google, I noticed that there was news of it going all the way back to mid 2010. It’s not ages ago, but it seems like news for this game has been floating out there for some time now; a little disappointing that we haven’t posted anything about it here. Hit the jump to see what this game is all about: