In my role as an occasional reviewer, I believe that my most important job is to recommend content that you, dear reader, might not think to try. So, it is a great honor for me to suggest that any and all of you who like video games try the demo for Asura’s Wrath. This game is loosely based on Asian Mythology, and infused with science fiction, which is nothing new. What makes this game (demo) great is the sheer level of over-the-top crazy that it revels in. And, revel it does. I want to save the biggest surprises for you, but the main character occasionally gets so mad that he grows extra arms. He also catches a missile, and throws it back at the ship that launched it, but my favorite thing in this demo is when you punch a guy so hard that your arms fall off.
The gameplay is reflex-driven and features a lot of quicktime button presses (you see a big X on the screen and punch the X button), but I don’t care about the gameplay. I want to play this game, because I need a game where everyone yells every line of dialogue. I need a game where the only thing crazier than what just happened is what is going to happen next. I need a game that constantly puts a big stupid grin on my face.
By no means is the demo for Asura’s Wrath the best game I have played, but it might be the best demo. I spent the entire time with the biggest, stupidest grin on my face, and I can recommend it heartily. This game may have heard of restraint, but it wants nothing to do with the stuff. Seriously, if you have an Xbox or a Playstation, go play this right now.
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