Review Roundup: Asura's Wrath

Posted on Monday, March 19th 2012 at 6:37 p.m.

 

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the insane events of Asura’s story unfold while filling up his Burst gauge to unleash crazy violence and destruction on his foes. The episodes that make up the story are presented in a television episode fashion, with commercial bumpers, voice overs and some ‘Previously on Asura’s Wrath…’ pieces that help the entire package feel composed and polished. If there is a complaint, it’s that this was released at the standard $60.00 USD price point. I am sure it will drop in price fairly quickly and I bought it day one to show support for this type of experience but I would like to see more of these games at the $50.00 or even $40.00 mark. Here are what some other reviewers had to say about Asura’s Wrath:

Brad Shoemaker at Giant Bomb bursts all over (4/5): “It’s just so unashamed to be utterly ludicrous—actually, it’s infectiously excited about being ludicrous—that you can’t help getting swept up in the neon-colored, planet-spanning clashes between gods taking place in front of you.”

Richard Mitchell at joystiq exclaims to the heavens (4.5/5): “At their best, the quick-time events add weight to some fo the most incredible, nigh-unbelievable moments I’ve ever experienced. Indeed there are too many such moments for me to recall them all, and even if I could I wouldn’t want to spoil them.”

Jim Sterling unleashes his wrath (5.0/10) “Nevertheless, there’s certainly something unique about a game that cannot decide whether it’s an interactive movie, a beat ‘em up, a shooter or a pure anime.”

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