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- New type of action game - Asura's Wrath will seamlessly blend action and narrative and will adopt an episodic nature, more akin to a TV drama series.
- Relentless action - Asura's Wrath keeps placing gamers in tight situations and says 'now get out of that.'
- What the ? - Unique enemies and planetary sized bosses will continually challenge players' expectations.
- Innovative setting and story - Fusing Asian mythology with sci-fi, Asura's Wrath's universe will be truly unique.
- Collaboration with CyberConnect2 - Continues Capcom's strategy of partnering with the best developers to produce titles to complement its own internal projects.
- Innovative setting and story that fuses Asian mythology with sci-fi, to create a universe that is truly unique
- Asura's Wrath seamlessly blends action with narrative, adopting an episodic nature more akin to a TV drama series
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With unprecedented levels of dynamism, drama and interaction, Asura's Wrath will deliver a fresh take on the action gaming genre. Once a revered deity, Asura was betrayed by his fellow gods and stripped of all his powers. Consumed by anger at the injustice he has suffered and swearing vengeance, Asura discovers he can use this fury to his advantage and turn it against his enemies. Cue relentless action as Asura finds himself facing off against numerous unique enemies, including planetary sized bosses, unleashing devastating and visceral attacks. Asura's Wrath loses the traditional distinction between gameplay and cutscenes through seamless player controlled narrative. Simply put, even in cinematic sequences the player can control Asura, directly affecting the gameplay, making Asura's Wrath a truly unique experience.
Asura's Wrath is an Action game in which players take on the role of the demigod Asura, and take on his quest for justice and revenge against the divine powers that cast him from heaven. The game utilizes a "Beat-em Up" gameplay mechanic and an episodic narrative storyline rooted in Asian mythology and sci-fi traditions. Additional features include: a range of unique enemies, planetary sized bosses, a second playable character and a devastating attack system.
Long ago in the realm of Shinkoku, eight deities known as "The Eight Guardian Generals" battled to protect civilization from a destructive force known only as Gohma. Asura was one of the most prominent of this group. During the victory celebration, the Emperor of Shinkoku was assassinated in a sinister plot and the blame was placed on Asura. In the middle of the commotion, Asura's wife was also murdered and his daughter kidnapped. With even his brother-in-law and rival Yasha turning against him, Asura was banished from Shinkoku. Awoken by a voice after 12,000 years, Asura vows revenge on all those who have betrayed him.
With unprecedented levels of dynamism, drama and interaction, Asura's Wrath delivers a fresh take on the action gaming genre. Combining intense combat with a seamless player-controlled narrative, Asura's Wrath introduces a brand new style of action game. Players will control Asura in a blend of action and cinematic sequences taking an active role in the gameplay direction.
Asura's Wrath finds Asura facing off against numerous distinct enemies, including planetary sized bosses. Through a mix of range attacks and visceral close quarter action players will fill Asura's 'Burst Gauge,' unleashing the full force of his rage and delivering devastating attacks on those who betrayed him. Asura's story of revenge is told through episodic gameplay, taking the player on a journey of highs and lows and adopting a structure that is similar to a TV drama series.
Key Game Features
- Innovative Setting and Story - Fusing Asian mythology with sci-fi, Asura's Wrath's universe is truly unique
- New Type of Action Game - Asura's Wrath seamlessly blends action with narrative, adopting an episodic nature more akin to a TV drama series
- Relentless Action - Asura's Wrath keeps placing gamers in tight situations and says 'now get out of that'
- Second Playable Character - Play as Asura's rival Yasha and adopt a different playing style, traveling at lightning fast speed across environments
- Rage Never Dies - Build up Asura's Burst Gauge to unleash devastating attacks on those who betrayed him 12,000 years ago
- What the...? - A range of unique enemies and planetary sized bosses will continually challenge players' expectations
- Collaboration with CyberConnect2 - Asura's Wrath continues Capcom's strategy of partnering with the best developers to produce titles to compliment its own internal projects
A gripping storyline & setting.
'Beat-em up' gameplay action.
Truly epic bosses.
A second playable character.
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If you're looking for something different, this is it. It's not like "God of War", it's not like "Bayonetta", and it's not like "MGS". It's just... bizarre, weird, and downright quirky. In a good way, in my humble opinion. However...
DO NOT buy this game if you can't stand QTE (Quick Time Events... the timed button presses made popular by "Resident Evil 4" and "God of War"). QTE... there's a LOT of it in this game... undoubtedly a world record, as a matter of fact!
Also... DO NOT buy this game if you can't stand anime... we just might be looking at another world record here, boys!
Finally, DO NOT buy this game if you're not willing to accept the fact that there is a relatively small amount of hands-on gameplay.
The story is entertaining (and hilarious in its absurdity, as I mentioned earlier), and I really didn't mind all the cut scenes and non-playing portions, because the presentation of this game is so outstanding. I'm not a huge fan of either anime or QTE, but I was able to overlook their enormous presence because this game is just so unique. Developers in the gaming industry need to be more innovative, more daring, and less fearful of failure. This willingness to tread uncharted territory is what's required for the industry to grow and evolve. "Asura's Wrath" is a perfect example of a developer (and the publisher... hats off to Capcom for supporting this project) taking chances, and pursuing a fun idea that they're passionate about. Every aspect of this game is filled with HEART.
If you're not sure if you'll like this game or not, just download the demo from PSN or Live. The demo is very indicative of the entire experience... that experience being a very unique insanity :D
Update on 6/23/12: Went back for another go-round, and this game still makes me laugh and smile. Love it:)
hopefully in asuras wrath 2, they'll actually allow us to play the game instead of sitting around. its fun to watch the whole game as an anime if u overlook this aspect. there's really no replay value at all, so its money hard spent if u want a unique experience.
overall , concept : 5 stars, gameplay: whatever little gameplay exists is cool, so 3 stars, graphics : a bit dated , 3 stars, characters : 5 stars. the game is really unique & shines in certain places, so just try it once since theres no other game like this
Taking heavy queues from Japanese mythology, Asura's Wrath puts you in the shoes of Asura, one of 8 Guardian Generals - ancient demigods who protect the world from an evil entity known as the Gohma. The Gohma manifests itself as horrific monsters, often resembling animals, who terrorize the human tribes of the world. Early in the game, Asura is betrayed by his fellow Guardian Generals, his wife murdered, and his powerful priestess daughter abducted to be used as a tool to fight the Gohma. The game tells the story of Asura seeking revenge against the Generals who betrayed him, using his incredible powers which are channeled through his wrath. The story is told in an episodic nature that closely resembles episodes of anime, and also has heavy doses of hardcore science fiction as well. Japanese mythology, anime, science fiction - it's a heady mix, to be sure, but what is amazing is how well it all comes together, and how it is all incredibly brought to life by CyberConnect2 (of the .hack series) and Capcom.
Gamers who are considering buying this game should be well aware that a large chunk of their time spent with the game will not involve much gameplay. Yes, there are very decent melee combat sections, mostly consisting of Asura fighting the Gohma, and also a handful of fast paced rail shooting sections as well. But the major feature of Asura's Wrath is its brilliant cinematic sequences, often pushed along with the aid of the player via quick time events. This is a game that if it connects with you, will have you very emotionally vested in Asura's struggle, and makes controlling his godly powers satisfying on a level that few games are. This game is about battles that pit gods vs. gods, and they're every bit as spectacular and epic as you can imagine...probably more so. Swords that are thousands of miles long, bosses that are as big as planets, and the ability to blast huge motherships out of orbit with your fists, are normal in the fantastic world of Asura's Wrath. The word "epic" is thrown around very often when describing video games nowadays, but Asura's Wrath gives new meaning to the word. It's very likely that you've never played any other game that will make you feel so good when you finally destroy a foe who has helped ruin Asura's existence. Few games are as satisfying as this one.
But it isn't all spectacle here. The story of the game is very good. It's fantastic actually, and it lends emotional weight to every act of seismic violence that Asura commits. Asura will gain and lose allies, he will be felled and reborn, and he undertakes a journey of vengeance that is unparalleled by any other game I've played. Asura's Wrath makes Kratos' battles against ancient Greek titans seem like games of little league baseball.
Asura's Wrath isn't for everybody. Gamers looking for something like Devil May Cry or a more traditional Capcom action game will be disappointed. But for gamers who love science fiction, Japanese mythology, and/or anime, and for gamers who appreciate a fantastic story that is told in the most unconventional way a story like this can be told, Asura's Wrath is pure gold. It is a game that has genuinely surprised more than any other game I've played in the PS360 era. And in an era where rehashing another sequel is the common way to pay the bills in AAA game development, Asura's Wrath's sheer exuberance and originality is a breath of fresh air. This is one of the most unique and memorable games I've ever played, and I absolutely loved it.
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