This is Why Some People Call El Shaddai a Visual Masterpiece

In a little over five minutes, I can show you why people who play the strangely-named video game El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron rave about its graphics.


I knew this game was going be a visual feast. I knew it was our video game Fantasia (and an odd, interactive quasi-religious text). But until I started playing it about a week ago, I underestimated how visually diverse and stunning the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game is.


Take a look. What you'll see is just a handful of the many visual styles I've encountered in the first half of the game. These are graphical spoilers that I think you'll enjoy.

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As an atheist, I'm still picking up this game even though it has a lot of religious stuff in it. Never stopped me from liking good bands either because they have a religious message(Sufjan Stevens)