Review Excerpt: Asura’s Wrath

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Gaming, News, Video Game Review
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Grrrarrr! Roar!!!!! Eyyyaaaaaaahhhh!!!!

(The translation of the preceding paragraph, as spoken in the native language of Asura, is as follows)

It’s time for another Review Excerpt! This time the game in question is Asura’s Wrath, which as you can guess is about having tea and discussing world issues in a calm and rational manner. No, that’s not true, it’s about smashing things and yelling at people. Still, it’s actually quite fun! If you want to check out the full review then head on over to WorthPlaying for all the rage-filled text and fury-driven score.

“Dismissing the game because of its abundance of QTEs would be a tragic mistake, though, as Asura’s Wrath introduces a great cast of very colorful characters and delightfully ludicrous moments. One boss fight culminates with your foe growing to a size greater than that of the Earth itself and attempting to crush you with a finger. Another showcases a sword so long and sharp that it can literally bisect the entire planet. Even the game’s few quiet moments are expertly milked for maximum effect, creating a perfectly paced experience that can easily sweep you up. The only real misstep is that Asura is incredibly unlikable, speaking almost exclusively in grunts and yells and refusing to dial it down for a moment. Yes, I know the name of the game isn’t Asura’s Diplomatic Resolution to Complex Issues, but it could still do with giving him a volume other than yelling at full blast.”

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Comments
  1. I played the demo and found the game not “playable”. It felt like a lousy version of Heavy Rain mixed with a lousier version of GOW.

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