Sunday, April 8, 2012

Asura's Wrath Episode 15.5 (DLC)

As Capcom continues to release DLC for Asura's Wrath, I shall be here to review it. In a similar vein to Episode 11.5, Episode 15.5 acts as a way to explain events between episodes within the game, this time between 15 and 16. This brief review will cover my thoughts on this offering.

This episode helps to explain Yasha's defiance of Deus in the third act of the game, before Asura gets to fight him as well. Once again the player can't directly control the character, this time Yasha, but STUDIO4°C does an amazing job animating the action in a way that resembles an anime, as the game is already like in the first place. Advancing again requires precise timing of the Quick-Time Events to fill and trigger the Burst Gauge, though it's still an enjoyable way to digest new information regarding Deus' character as well as flesh out Yasha completely. My only problem however is when the dialogue between Yasha and Olga cuts itself off and the voice acting doesn't seem to have as much heart, though every other spot gets it done right.

While the offering only lasts about 10-15 minutes, including the dedicated interlude, I still had a good time and would recommend downloading this. $2 is a bargain price for DLC in any game, especially ones that contribute to the story. If you can spare that much, this content is well worth spending it on.

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