Asura's Wrath details
|Formats:||16 PS3, Xbox 360|
|Rental release:||09 Mar 2012|
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Good but be warned..By DanielStone (1 review) from Huddersfield , 12 Mar 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]I honestly really enoyed this game! But its not for everyone. The whole game is pretty much one long cutscene and you press a few buttons here or there to move alone.. that being said the story is amazing.. and it is a very good game if you give it a chance.
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Mediocre at bestBy Fozzy786 (1 review) , 29 Apr 2013This can hardly be called a game. The best thing about it is the story. And honestly, that will be the only reason you bother to keep playing it. Even so, I'm glad i rented this and not bought it because essentially it is just a movie and doesnt have much replay value at all. I'd go as far as to say it probably isnt worth renting either since the gaming mechanics isnt anything different other than a button masher, you're better off just watching the cutscenes on YouTube since that's all there is to the game. Not saying it's bad, don't get me wrong. Just saying it's not worth buying. Save yourself the tedious button mashing and just watch the scenes online because the story is good enough :)
An interactive animé with a lot of missed potentialBy WildPork (60 reviews) from Leeds, England , 26 Apr 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Asura is a demi-god whose wife is killed and his daughter Mithra is taken by the demi-god Deus to be made priestess in order for Deus to use her powers to 'save the world'. Asura is defeated in battle but his rage gives him the determination to rise up and take revenge. Asura's Wrath is presented as a series of 18 TV-like episodes, and you spend most of the time watching cut-scenes rather than playing. It does try to be more like an interactive animé rather than a game, but the game sections are pretty bland. During the cut-scenes, sometimes there are quick-time events, although only a few buttons are used; mainly pressing Y, pushing the left stick in a direction, or hammering B. It seems an odd decision to have a game with a large focus on quick-time events being less challenging than any other game which makes use of them. It becomes predictable and a chore to play, rather than any degree of reaction based skill. A lot of the game-play is hack-and-slash type affair, X shoots projectiles, B does basic attacks, Y performs a hard attack, A is to jump and RB is to dodge. Once you have killed so many enemies, you can activate 'Burst' which usually progresses you further into the level. This soon becomes tedious and you will be repeating the same pattern every battle. There is also a flying type game-play element where X shoots projectiles and Y shoots homing missiles. My tactic of toggling the left stick to lock on to many targets and then firing homing missiles could be done repeatedly and mindlessly to progress through these sections. Some of the bosses are huge and epic and you will be taking on evil red elephants and tortoises. The sound is great and the music often works really well with the action. Graphically, the game looks very impressive, and the cut-scenes are full of the usual over-the-top Dragonball-Z style action sequences but the story seems to lack enough substance to justify dragging it out over the length of the game. My initial thoughts on the game was 'why didn't they just make a film' but it is too long for a feature film. But then I thought 'why is this game so long?' It could easily be shorter and made into a film. Annoyingly, to unlock the true ending, you need to pay for the extra DLC which is a bit crafty and unethical of Capcom. You have to give some credit to Capcom for trying to create a different sort of experience, but I believe if you are going to do something; you have to do it properly. Placing a large emphasis on Quick-time Events but making it simpler and less intensive compared to other games which use them sparingly seems a silly design decision. The entire game just ends up feeling bland, boring and mindless and isn't much more than fancy graphics and presentation.
great gameBy mistersparra (11 reviews) , 06 Apr 2013great game loved it i give it 5 out of 5 the kind of game that makes u wanna keep playing till u finish it
Sick gameBy Spyyke (2 reviews) , 06 Apr 2013Great game, just finished It including the dlc.
The game in a nutshell is similar to watching anime episode as well the game using episodes and chapter structure.
If you're an anime enthusiast or love seeing explosions and cool fight sences then you will enjoy this game.
The gameplay mechanics and dead simple, and not really hard to catch on, although the QTE's is the heart of the game and its literally everywhere, you can't even put your controller down for a cutscene because you need to push or up something to make Asura stand up.
The storyline itself 'no spoilers don't worry' is your generic anime protagonist a demigod who his daughter gets kidnapped by his comrades and his 'Wrath' is what drives him to save his daughter and you eventually do.
Unfortuantly Capcom had to be sly, as when you complete the game, the story isn't finished, the real ending is a dlc that shows the true ending, which in all honesty is worth buying as it gives more of a satisfying ending than the ending you are present with.
All in all this game is a great change of pace to most games as its presented in the classic anime style and its absurd logic that you will enjoy in the game (I.e, in the last mission in the boss battle, he literally throws plants and Suns at you, srsly no joke) and of course the amazing music that gels very well to the game.
Personally, I would rent it but not buy it after you complete it there not much to do unless your looking challenges and trophies
A Game That Doesn't Let You PlayBy SpiderJerusalam (13 reviews) , 05 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]I've never seen a game so intent on not letting you play it. Game play is so disjointed and constantly interrupted by animations and cut scenes you barely get more than a couple of minutes unbroken combat, which is far too QTE heavy.