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  • Summary: Once a revered deity, Asura was betrayed by his fellow gods and stripped of all his powers. Consumed by anger at the injustice he has suffered and swearing vengeance, Asura discovers he can use this fury to his advantage and turn it against his enemies. By channelling his inner rage, AsuraOnce a revered deity, Asura was betrayed by his fellow gods and stripped of all his powers. Consumed by anger at the injustice he has suffered and swearing vengeance, Asura discovers he can use this fury to his advantage and turn it against his enemies. By channelling his inner rage, Asura is now able to unleash devastating attacks and wreak havoc as he battles against the deities who have wronged him and their earthly forces. Inspired by episodic dramas, Asura's Wrath will be split into distinct sections with gameplay and narrative unfolding as one and building to a final climatic conclusion. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Mar 5, 2012
    90
    You could quite easily just watch Asura's Wrath and be raucously entertained; the fact that it places you firmly in the centre of the action makes its achievements all the more impressive.
  2. Mar 13, 2012
    83
    Asura's Wrath is not a game for everybody – it's special and unique. CyberConnect 2 managed to offer the player a high speed game with a lot of story- oments and cinematic storytelling.
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    80
    Asura's Wrath is a unique experience, and despite underdeveloped gameplay mechanics and little real replayability it's extremely fun while it lasts. The art-style is superb, with likeable characters, and when the outstanding music kicks in, the game offers some truly epic moments – the sort that you will remember, and want to experience all over again.
  4. Mar 5, 2012
    74
    The story is well-told and very well-presented. Otherwise, this game's graphics are a mixed bunch. Control-wise, there's just too little player input required to perform the grotesque things seen on screen.
  5. Mar 1, 2012
    70
    Did it engross me? Yes it did. Did it frustrate me? Yes, it did that too. Did I want to keep playing? Of course, but only because I wanted to see what happened next, not because I wanted to keep playing. Unfortunately, even for a console title that's as over-the-top as Asura's Wrath, that's an inescapable flaw.
  6. Feb 20, 2012
    70
    Asura's Wrath is uncompromising, testing the limits of what a game is, and in taking this approach it's a compelling, often invigorating, piece of software. However, at just six hours long - a couple of hours longer if you want to unlock absolutely everything by gaining S ranks on each episode and choose to watch every cut scene again - with gameplay that amounts to far less than that time might suggest, it's a tough sell as a full price title.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Apr 11, 2012
    40
    [W]e put the controller down (during a 'gameplay' sequence) and watched in stunned frustration as the game continued on happily playing itself for six minutes. It's inconceivable that there are gameplay levels that cannot be failed or be changed by your actions. Even Dragon's Lair, the game that birthed the concept 29 years ago, had consequences. [April 2012, p66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 63
  2. Negative: 10 out of 63
  1. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    This game... forget it. Go play this game. Nothing I say can help you understand the sheer amount of monumentally amazing action that thisThis game... forget it. Go play this game. Nothing I say can help you understand the sheer amount of monumentally amazing action that this game has. If you like anime, then this is a must play. If you haven't already played this game, your probably not interested anyways, but take my word, you will not be disappointed. However, if your not into anime, QTE, or things that are awesome, then you probably wont appreciate it for what it is. As a game, its technically not that good, but as an interactive anime, its a masterpiece! Expand
  2. Oct 10, 2020
    10
    One of the best Storys i have even seen or Played in a Video Game! Yes, the Gameplay is kinda Boring and Repetitive but the Story, theOne of the best Storys i have even seen or Played in a Video Game! Yes, the Gameplay is kinda Boring and Repetitive but the Story, the Characters and the Soundtrack are so Captivating that you can't Stop playing it! Asura is by far one of the Best Fathers and in general Main Characters of all time, everyone which is even slightly interested in Anime and good Over the top storys and bossfights, should get this overlooked masterpiece of a game! Expand
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    10
    This is an incredible game!! If you are any sort of Anime fan this is a definite must buy!! I might buy another copy or two so my friends canThis is an incredible game!! If you are any sort of Anime fan this is a definite must buy!! I might buy another copy or two so my friends can experience it too. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2020
    8
    Ridiculous, mind-blowing gamemovie with QTE and not much gameplay, but goddamn, I love this! Devs are gone mad, moving all in, and they did aRidiculous, mind-blowing gamemovie with QTE and not much gameplay, but goddamn, I love this! Devs are gone mad, moving all in, and they did a great job about action, cinematics, visual and even optimization for unreal engine almost great enough. I hate to tell that it was their only one original game (the working on Naruto game series for the most part), but the game is awesome.
    Only couple of things here I can say.. isn't well: it's episode orientation and override with the special effects sometimes. Overall it's nothing compared to! God of War is tiny little ant battles, if you know what I mean. Just look at this on YT!
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  5. Nel
    Dec 13, 2016
    7
    Great new idea, it's like a boss game kind of god of war like, It's over the top action, and it's really enjoyable if you are a fan ofGreat new idea, it's like a boss game kind of god of war like, It's over the top action, and it's really enjoyable if you are a fan of japanese art style. Expand
  6. May 4, 2013
    7
    This game is amazing especially for the fans of anime. An amazing soundtrack, the art design in this game is just sublime. The story isThis game is amazing especially for the fans of anime. An amazing soundtrack, the art design in this game is just sublime. The story is interesting and you really want to know what will happen in the end, the character are very well made and their personally and voice acting is amazing. The biggest problem my be the gameplay...the fighting scenes are very good and the quick time events are well made but unfortunately this game was made almost like a tv show, with those breaking scenes like is going to a commercial and that breaks a bit of the action of the game and most of the episodes are more to see then actually to play. Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2012
    0
    Asura's Wrath is not a game, is an interactive movie. There is a limit to the amount of QTE which may be present in these benificiarem theAsura's Wrath is not a game, is an interactive movie. There is a limit to the amount of QTE which may be present in these benificiarem the game experience. All Asura's Wrath is a huge seuqencia of QTE, this causes the game to call it is an offense to all the games that have already been created.
    The narrative does not help anything in this game is confusing and meaningless. Also the bosses and enemies are simply stupidly big and strong, but we still beat them.
    Flee from this "GAME"!!!!!!
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