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Mixed or average reviews - based on 54 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 54
  2. Negative: 2 out of 54
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  1. Apr 11, 2012
    35
    Asura's Wrath commits the cardinal sin of video games: It's not fun. I genuinely commend Capcom for backing such an ambitious, experimental project; I just wish they had read the script first. This was not a story worth telling, and it sure as hell isn't a story worth paying extra for to see how it "really" ends.
  2. Apr 8, 2012
    30
    Those expecting a God of War type experience within Asura's Wrath are bound to be disappointed. Hell, those expecting a game are likely to feel some letdown because the bulk of Asura's Wrath is spent watching things instead of doing them. Hardcore anime fans will probably find something worthwhile here, but those looking for a solid action brawler would be well-advised to keep searching.
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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 163 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 163
  2. Negative: 32 out of 163
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    7
    Great graphics and soundtrack, with a story told in anime-style by chapter, but with simplistic (and confuse) gameplay, consisting of QuickGreat graphics and soundtrack, with a story told in anime-style by chapter, but with simplistic (and confuse) gameplay, consisting of Quick Time Events and simple figthing sequences mixed into the story.

    Looks like a mixture between Dragon Ball Z and Shurato, if the gameplay has been more substantial, would receive a score 8,0 - 8,5.
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  2. Feb 24, 2012
    3
    Giving a score to this, in lack of a better word, "game" is hard because it's not a game.

    It's some kind of an interactive japanese anime
    Giving a score to this, in lack of a better word, "game" is hard because it's not a game.

    It's some kind of an interactive japanese anime with some short and poor session of play between them.

    On on hand you got incredible cinematics that drive a very immersive story that is unfortunately filled with qte (i hate qte, it's not fun and prevent us to really appreciate the story.... and above all they have no impact on how the stroy evolve, it's just scoring), and on the other hand you got very boring, allways the same session of playing that includes poor railshooting, beat'em all and boss fight that you can resume in dodging until the small weakness window allow to hit him.

    So how can we score this ? well as it is sold as a video game (with the price that came with it) it is just plain bad. Gameplay wise it's a disaster, 90% of the said gameplay consist in qte and the rest is always the same boring action. Story wise it is superb, too bad it's not an just an anime, it would have been way better.

    As a video game, witch is what i judge here i can only give a bad score of 3.

    As an anime, i would give it a 8.

    Too bas it's a video game....


    PS : french user here, sorry for bad english/spelling.
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  3. Jul 4, 2012
    7
    Asura's Wrath sets itself apart by seismic animated cinematics and some stirring audio presentation. It's too bad that it fails to incorporateAsura's Wrath sets itself apart by seismic animated cinematics and some stirring audio presentation. It's too bad that it fails to incorporate the player as it does the extraordinary presentation because Asura's Wrath is otherwise an extremely ambitious game with wonderfully constructed set pieces and an over the top style similar to Asura's angry and aggressive demeanour. So if you pick up Asura's Wrath you really are plonking down the cash for a cinema sized experience. However this is one such game where Quick Time Events are forgiven because the game is unlike anything else out there. Full Review »