There will be an El Shaddai demo tomorrow.

#1 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -
Link.

So yeah, there'll be a demo. I'm looking forward to seeing what this game is all about. I hope it's good... the press demos have made it seem pretty shallow and boring.
#2 Posted by JJOR64 (19070 posts) -

Is it coming to NA 360's tomorrow?  The page doesn't say.

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

Cool, looking forward to trying the game out. It looks really interesting from what I've seen.

#4 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

i assume its for japan only. time to break out the japanese PSN account

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#5 Posted by Sanious (793 posts) -
#6 Posted by Underachiever007 (2468 posts) -
@slightconfuse said:
" i assume its for japan only. time to break out the japanese PSN account "
#7 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@Underachiever007 said:
" @slightconfuse said:
" i assume its for japan only. time to break out the japanese PSN account "
"
Downloading now ^^
#8 Posted by Sanious (793 posts) -

I decided to make a Japanese Live Account because I'm really, really excited for this game. I've played the demo twice so far.


I'm really digging what I played so far.

The graphics are very, very visually pleasing. It's a very nice game to look at. Although sometimes it can be a little confusing when it comes to the 3d platforming bits. But that seemed pretty minor in the demo.

The story seems pretty interesting and it's one of the main things that drew me into the game in the first place.

Some people are finding it difficult, I don't think it's too bad and I think it's kind of forgiving when it comes to the 'revive' mechanic. Once you get a hold on how the enemies play and if you're patient you should do pretty fine. It's definitely not a mashing friendly game. You have to be on your guard because while you're attacking one enemy the other one will not hesitate to attack you. The combat feels really nice, it flows well together and is cinematically pleasing as well. Definitely seems there will be a lot to work with when it comes down to it. 

This demo definitely didn't help the wait for this games release date.
#9 Posted by Icemael (6364 posts) -

I downloaded the demo last night. It was... mediocre. The combat was stiff, slow and shallow, and the environments really didn't look especially pretty. After playing this, I've lost the little interest I had in the game.

#10 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -
@Icemael said:
" I downloaded the demo last night. It was... mediocre. The combat was stiff, slow and shallow, and the environments really didn't look especially pretty. After playing this, I've lost the little interest I had in the game. "
I'm blown away that you didn't like the environments, it was the best part of the game right there, it was gorgeous
#11 Posted by TheLeamenator (147 posts) -
@Icemael: What?! The areas and their art design is beautiful. And the combat is actually surprisingly deeper than one would expect with only one attack button. I can't believe that you feel the way you do. Then again, I don't know you. So, whatever.
#12 Posted by BoringK (264 posts) -

There's a demo on XBLM for NA now. Currently downloading.

#13 Edited by Slaker117 (4843 posts) -
@BoringK: Thanks for sharing. I'll have to check this out for myself now.
 
EDIT: Eh. I guess I could see people being really into this game, but I don't like it all that much. It has some interesting visuals and that's about it.
#14 Posted by HarlequinRiot (1098 posts) -

Demo is up on PSN (US). Was really looking forward to seeing what this was all about. The graphics and art were looked great. Loved the overall style, the finger snaps at scene cuts are an awesome touch. Gameplay wise, it was okay. I find the platforming to be a pain, both the 3D and 2D sections. The combat was simple with a bit of depth and felt good, but I did find it a bit difficult to understand when I was supposed to be blocking.  
 
I'd like to play more...maybe for around $10?

#15 Posted by BBQBram (2294 posts) -

I'm on the fence on this game, unfortunately for me it seems the demo is not available in Europe. I love the art style and the premise but I need to know if the combat is worthwhile. Doesn't need to be Ninja Gaiden or anything, just more than a button masher.

#16 Edited by Wandering_Idiot (141 posts) -

@BBQBram said:

I'm on the fence on this game, unfortunately for me it seems the demo is not available in Europe. I love the art style and the premise but I need to know if the combat is worthwhile. Doesn't need to be Ninja Gaiden or anything, just more than a button masher.

There seem to be a surprising amount of depth considering there's only one attack button. Different combinations of charging the attack, starting from ground or air, and attacking while holding block do different things, different weapons change all your attack and dodge types, there's a disarm system that will probably become fairly tactical, since you can only carry one weapon at a time and have to use the one you take, and there's some system with a weapon corruption/limit break thing I don't really understand yet. It's fun, I'm only worried it might become repetitive partway through the game once you've mastered it.

#17 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Icemael said:

I downloaded the demo last night. It was... mediocre. The combat was stiff, slow and shallow, and the environments really didn't look especially pretty. After playing this, I've lost the little interest I had in the game.

But wait, weren't you telling me that I was wrong in criticising the game for being shallow around a month or two ago? Hmmm, it may not have been you but I know I had some discussion with someone where that happened.

#18 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

Just downloaded the demo today. 
I loved it.  The art style was great, the combat felt great once you get a handle of it and encourages a level of experimentation. 
Probably will put up something with my full thoughts.

#19 Edited by Icemael (6364 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

@Icemael said:

I downloaded the demo last night. It was... mediocre. The combat was stiff, slow and shallow, and the environments really didn't look especially pretty. After playing this, I've lost the little interest I had in the game.

But wait, weren't you telling me that I was wrong in criticising the game for being shallow around a month or two ago? Hmmm, it may not have been you but I know I had some discussion with someone where that happened.

Not unless I'm suffering from amnesia. The game has always seemed shallow and mediocre to me.
#20 Posted by JacDG (2130 posts) -

Really surprised with the demo, the game was initially on my radar after the giantbomb quick look, but I kinda forgot about it until I saw this thread last night, so the first thing I did today was download the demo and play it.

I love the look of the game, the graphical style is amazingly beautiful, especially the 2d stuff impressed me, along with the way the colors changed so seamlessly both in the 3D and 2D space. The combat felt nice, it was quite simple since there's only one attack button, but the there's some depth and fun "exploration" to it. I might buy it, if I ever find a place that sells the game here in Europe, it's seems like a very unique experience, I just hope the story is okay.

#21 Posted by Catolf (2653 posts) -

But it looks like I'll have to re-download the demo to play it in english, I wasn't aware till now the english one was available.

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