Summer is winding down, but the gaming industry is just starting to heat up! This week sees the release of El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, a character-driven action game that puts players in the role of Enoch; a pure soul sent down to Earth by God to right the wrongs of fallen angels. This trippy action game is based loosely off of The Book of Enoch and loaded with crazy Japanese interpretations of creationism. Check out the full review by week’s end to get the final verdict!
Eidos Montreal is giving us the prequel to Warren Spector’s original masterpiece Deus Ex. Set in the future (where else would a good shooter be set?), mankind has developed cybernetic augmentations that allow humans to live beyond their means. However, the blessings of scientific advances are followed by social unrest; resulting in very human conflicts with some not-entirely-human enemies. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be hitting store shelves August 23rd. Look for the review next week to see if this revolution is one worth joining.
The folks over at Eidos Montreal has released the first gameplay footage for their futuristic pseudo-cyberpunk shooter. Did I mentioned it looked amazing? How conversations unfold seem to have a striking resemblance to the Mass Effect series, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The core shooting seems solid with the now seemingly mandatory “ADS” mechanic that’s so prevalent in shooters now. The camera also appears pull out to show some brutal CQC. It looks to be a mixed bag of wonderful gameplay mechanics. As a fan of the FIRST one (pretend Deus Ex 2 never happened), lets hope that it delivers on its promise when the game ships early 2010. Sorry, no solid release date yet.