It's trendy now for Japanese games to try to appease Western tastes. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron does not care about what's in.
"As a Japanese creator, I want to make something that only Japanese people can make. I don't want to follow the European people's way," El Shaddai designer Takeyasu Sawaki tells website Gamasutra.
El Shaddai combines Christian Apocrypha with Sawaki's imagination for a new spin on the Book of Enoch.
Sawaki has worked on titles like Devil May Cry and Okami. Admirable to see a designer stick to his guns — that's probably what is helping El Shaddai stand out from the crowd.
El Shaddai Director 'Doesn't Want To Follow' Western Ways [Gamasutra via Dtoid]