Okay I have to be honest with you, Asura Wrath is a hell of a game! If you can find it for less than $30 dollars, go for it! If you don’t watch anime then you MUST go get this since you’ll see things that you’ve never seen before. There is one single thing that makes Asura’s Wrath unique: the over-the-top, balls-out, no-holding-back action you see every couple of minutes. It is a marvel to even watch it as someone else is playing it.
There isn’t much to talk about Asura’s Wrath story except that it is a pretty generic anime storyline. Not that it is bad or anything but anyone who watches anime can tell you what will happen next. It is a mix of mainly Naruto, Bleach, and Dragon Ball Z but there are also a couple of animes you can see some similarities with. I actually like that it uses this kind of mix. There has never been a game that truly makes you feel like you’re playing in an anime. Asura’s Wrath will make you feel like you’re actually controlling all the actions that you see in animes even though you may be just pressing a couple of buttons.
Asura’s Wrath is split into three different kinds of gameplay. First is a brawler that is not unlike God of War series. You beat enemies, counter their attacks, and finish them off when their healths are low with a finisher. However it is usually an endless battle which you can only end by filling up this bar which I’m going to call it the “Burst Gauge”. Filling up this gauge will allow you to do a Burst. This goes into the next gameplay where you are watching the crazy over the top action while at certain times you’ll need to press a button or move in a certain direction. It is a quick time event. However Asura’s Wrath makes you feel the impacts of these events unlike other games that uses quick time events poorly. It is awesome when you see the button “B” filling up the screen and you’re forced to press every single one of them. The placements of these on-screen prompts are also uniquely place in a way that the button presses makes sense. Another type of gameplay is an on-rail shooter that is similar to Panzer Dragoon. You can shoot blasts but you can also lock on to many enemies and shoot a ton of blasts all at once. I think this is the weakest part of the three gameplays and I’m glad that there are only a handful of them.
I can’t really explain to you the craziness that happens in the game because I believe you deserve to see it or play it for yourself. It is an amazing experience that is totally different from any other games I have played. One final gripe I have about the game however is how you’ll need to buy the $7.00 DLC to get the true ending. The DLC will pay for another part of the game. The game comes with 3 parts with each parts having 6 episodes each. The story doesn’t end correctly with just those 3 parts and I felt way more satisfied after I beat the DLC. The DLC is totally worth it if you paid less than $30.00 for it. It has some of the best and unique episodes in the the game and it is unbelievable that they took it out of the disc.
Aside from the gripe of the DLC, I believe Asura’s Wrath is a true achievement to an anime style game. You get the feel of it but also it sets the level of extremeness to 11! It is an amazing game with some nice visual spectacular. Bring friends to watch it with you or else they would not believe things you tell them about what you just did in the game!