Hello to Giantbomb community:
Before you read this brief review, I understand that a Demo of the game should not be review because it is not a final product. But I wanted to do a test review. It's my first time. And I felt like I have something to say about this particular demo.
Asura's Wrath is a Japanese game that developed by CyberConnect2 and Capcom. Why they call themselves CyberConnect2? Maybe there is another team called CyberConnect1. The first time I heard about this game is actually from TGS back in 2010. The impression the demo gave me is God of War in Japanese style. A guy who beating up the gods.
Today, I downloaded the playable demo from XBL to check out what this game is all about. One word I can say is, BAD.
The demo itself has a very strong element of Quick time event all over it. It separates into 2 chapters for you play or may I say try out. The first one is basically the exact same demo you saw from TGS 2010. The second is something new.
Now about the game, the camera is being fixed. All you can do is attack and move the guy you control around within this fixed camera view. It shows you what you needed to see. That part I do not have any problems with it. But the action is so fast. It kinda made you felt like you are loosing control a bit in the game. By only pressing the button the screen show you to play the game, it's not very exciting. What you do is the build the character's RAGE power to max and make a powerful attack for move on the scene. Also. the color scheme of cut- scene seemed a little washout. It could be the lastest Dashboard problem.
The second chapter of the demo is a little different. This time you can move around in the stage. But it is nothing interesting to see. Basically, it one vs one battle. You can attack, jump, dodge,etc. The actions are limited. Same as the first chapter. It's no fun to play. But it has these over the top sequence that make you felt like, WTF?
The style of the game is like an animated TV show. For those who never really see a Japanese animated show. It has a break in the middle of the chapter. That's why you see a slide show in the middle of chapter of a demo. I really don't understand why they did it. It kinda unnecessary. About the graphic, I was very disappointed with it. The landscape have very bland texture. The texture is like last generation ugly. It's very bad. But the character itself is just barely okay to get pass it. Since the game has kinda bad graphic, the load time is lightly fast. It's one of the positive point of this demo.
I really hope that the game will not release this year. Based on this demo, Capcom should bring the game back to the developer and fix the weak points. The fact is the demo itself has a lot of weak points. It is just sad.
Once again, This is a demo. Maybe the final product will be much better than the demo. May the best luck be with you Capcom and Cyberconnect2.
Thank you for reading,