It looks like the love child of Okami and Outlander, and it would seem that the dominant genes are unfortunately Outlander's. Swing 'n' a miss!
this is why you need to have a compelling story that also weaves exposition into it so that not only do you care about what's going on, but new mechanics and abilities get introduced gradually as the challenge increases.
@Inferno16 - The creators of Okami had nothing to do with this game. The art director went to Ignition Software to work on El Shaddai. The game's director, Hideki Kamiya, is one of the prominent members of Platinum Games and brought us Bayonetta.
Hmm... Seems it could have been much better with more focus on gameplay pace and storytelling. Who knows? Maybe I'll buy it on sale.
too bad its 20 dollars, i would definitely buy it for 10 and perhaps even 15, i am still interested in it. if nothing else it looks pretty refreshing just wish they had used more vocal story telling instead of text like that.
It seems like pausing the game to swipe in gestures would really take away from the action and tight play control that many people enjoy in side-scrolling platformers.