Reviews: Asuras Wrath
Asura's Wrath DLC Review
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:
- 2 Lost Episodes 1 and 2:
- 3 Part IV Nirvana:
While probably not for everyone, Asura's Wrath is a game truly unlike any other.
Created by the wonderfully creative people at Cyber Connect 2 and published by Capcom, Asuras Wrath is a rather unusual title that's probably one of the most creative games of this console gen. It's laid out as something more of anime series, right down to an episodic format, with Eye Catch's and all. It utilizes a unique setting mixing Several Asian Mythologies (Particularly Hindu Mythology and Buddhism) with Science Fiction and Space Opera for an original look. Gameplay utilizes three different styles. They are a traditional Final Fight or Streets Of Rage styled Beat Em Up, a Rail Shooter in the vein of Panzer Dragoon, Rez, or Sin And Punishment, and Quick Time Event's that are probably some of the most seemlessly done QTE's I've ever experienced. People that don't like QTE's probably won't like this, especially people that might hate them irrationally. It might not be for everyone, and it's rather short at only around 6-7 hours including the cutscenes (Though 5 parts of upcoming DLC will migitate this a bit) and the gameplay, while seemless in the execution, isn't all that original on it's own, but if you like Over the top action, insane boss fights, a beautiful soundtrack by Chikayo Fukuda, a wailing Award Bait Song (In Your Belief) by Tomoyo Mitani, Anime and Manga Tropes, a surprisingly creative and well done story with a unique cast of characters and Cyber Connect 2 games in general, you will want to get this at full price if you can. Even If you don't like all that stuff, give the game a try anyway after the price goes down a bit or rent it just to experience something truly unique in a now very creatively stalled market. As for me, I give it at least a 9/10, but that's just my opinion.