As some people Know, the first round of Asuras Wrath
DLC was finished being released around a 2 months ago. Here's my review of the parts I found that were interesting and the best from least to greatest.
Time to start with the first
- Episodes 11.5 and 15.5:
These episodes are probably the most different out of all of them. While the main game itself had plenty of QTE's, these two episodes are entirely Button Prompt based, yet utilized 2D japanese animation from Studio 4 C
as the main style, and makes it more similar to the classic Don Bluth
arcade games Dragons Lair
and Space Ace
. They weren't my favorite, but they do shed some light on some of the stuff that happens in between episodes, so if you want to find out, go ahead and Download them if you want to. I give them a 7.5 out of 10 for not having many traditional gameplay elements in them.
- 2 Lost Episodes 1 and 2:
These are probably the episodes a lot of people were looking forward to the most, the Street Fighter
crossover episodes. The layout of each starts with a Fighting Game
based section similar in layout to Street Fighter IV
with the control scheme of the main game to an extent, with the epic Cinematics in between each section of each level before the Eyecatch
's pop up. in the second half of each, the game switches to the regular style of Asuras Wrath
and both end very epically. These episodes are highly recommended. I give them around an 8.75 out of 10.
- 3 Part IV Nirvana:
Arguably the most controversial DLC for the game, as it starts off where the main games secret ending leaves off. Some might cry foul that it should of been on the disc, but in spite of that, I really found this to be the best DLC the game has to offer so fr, and is probably some the best DLC of any game I've ever played. It finishes the story really well, concludes all the plot threads throughout the main game, and delivers what might be one of the Best Final Bosses EVER
. Yet it will also make you cry manly tears, and gives a rather clever sequel hook at the very end in the 2D art syle recap. I give it a 9.25 out of 10, as it refined the QTE presses of the cinematics as well.
Overall I really enjoyed them, and recommend any fan to buy them, as they are really cheap, too. Enjoy.