El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a stylish game and Devil May Cry artist Sawaki Takeyasu doesn’t want to disrupt that with life bars. When Enoch, a hero chosen by the Gods, breaks his opponent’s armor and strips them down to underwear players know they’re target is almost incapacitated.
Levels aren’t cluttered with objects either. El Shaddai’s watercolor-like environments have a scenic feel that make the areas appear bigger than they probably are. To tell the game’s legend, Takeyasu created a mural that looks like it was painted on a wall ages ago. Gorgeous in-game screenshots follow.