I admit it: Until late last week, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron was below my personal gaming radar, but when I heard that the creator of cult favorite horror game Deadly Premonition was behind this platformer, it shot from "Never heard of it" to "interesting" in 3.5 seconds. Then, I read Adam Rosenberg's preview and the needle hit "must have!"
Here's a taste:
"If you think the title of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is bizarre, wait until you get a look at the game. The 2D/3D action platformer comes from Ignition Entertainment, creator of the delightfully weird (and unashamedly broken) cult favorite, Deadly Premonition. There was nothing broken about our hands on time with El Shaddai last week, however. The weird is on full display in both the art direction and story, but the game itself – released late last month in Japan – is silky smooth and fun to play."