Does the rage building within Asura amount to a worthwhile game?
|Jared Knabenbauer is the ScrewAttack.com Reviews Editor, Hard News host, and a host of our weekly video podcast, "SideScrollers". He has also produced several notable ScrewAttack shows, including Reboot or Retro, Nametags, and Control Issues. He specializes in RPGs, and has a great fondness for Dungeons & Dragons. A comedian at heart, he is one serious gamer.|
Screwattack should make a list of top 10 games to watch, this would prolly be in that list somewhere >_>
I personally really enjoyed this game but I understand why someone wouldn't want to buy it. This game is probably going to be more of a cult classic. good reveiw
mayhaps ill check it out when it's $20 at gamestop
Any One Piece fans here, New World Symphony was used when Luffy defeated Crocodile!
I'm a pretty big anime fan...I'm sure you can tell. I definitely got the feel of Naruto from this especially with the ultimate ninja storm series. The music, and cut scenes reminded me of the story line battles in the latest installment.
It is ironic how an awesome story and visuals would make an awesome movie yet they decided to make a game that barely has ANY gameplay within it. Perhaps Capcpom should go into the movie business?
Man, Jared just gets raped by all the games he has to review
Game looks fun for a lazy Saturday.
It's a shame that they couldn't just turn it into a fully-fledged anime. The game really is more like an anime than a game. I agree that it is good, but as a game, not so much, which is a shame. It almost feels like wasted potential.
Great review, Jared. I think you covered just about every part of the game accurately. Personally speaking, I definitely see this becoming more of a cult hit, then anything else, just based on what you had described. I also think this will be one of those polarizing titles, where some will truly appreciate the overall story and characters, as well the the game itself. While others, will almost completely despise it, seeing it as "barely a game" and more of a 6-7 TV show, made interactive at best.
Hmm..guess I didn't catch that at first, sorry bout that
i plan on getting after a price drop.
So maybe its not worth buying, but I certainly don't regret doing so. I loved the experience, it was an absolute blast, everything from the art style to the music to the voice acting to story was superb to me. But unfortunately the gameplay is where it lacks, the shoot'em up sections are pretty bring and never a challenge(at least on normal) the Brawler segments are bit more fun, but still lack variety. The most enjoyable gameplay parts are the boss battles which are actually a lot of fun(not to mention fairly difficult), and I love replaying them. The QTEs rarely affecting the following scene does bug me, a few more branching scenes would have been nice even if they don't completely change how things play out.
In a way its similar to FFXIII in that it looks and sounds great but is lackluster gameplay wise, the difference is that I had a lot more fun with Asura's Wrath then FFXIII.
I have to say, I bought this game on the recommendation that it was worth at least one play through. I got it online for about $40 with the intention of selling it again to make my money back, but after finishing it, I'm not so sure. I loved the story and want the DLC, but otherwise I may never play it again. If you enjoy anime or even just Naruto, I definitely recommend at least one playthrough.
I kinda wasn't expecting much from the gameplay during the time nearing the games realease.
So in short, I'm going to watch someone else play through on youtube. The DLC to fight a Street Fighter isn't enough for that. But I got to say, these gaming companies should start producing animated shorts or shows on the side.
well at least it's not Heavy Rain.