This battle has Wyzen, a god that starts out being nearly human-sized, eventually puffing up to be bigger than planet Earth after his rage increases over three segments of the crazily exaggerated brawl.
The end of the battle has Wyzen trying to smash Asura to death with a single finger, pointed down from space in a ridiculous display of infinite power. It comes to a point where you'll have to brace for the incoming finger. You'll dig in with your feet and hands by pushing the analog sticks down and out. You'll then push up to push his finger back.
The epic conclusion has you mashing buttons to build up power to send your response punch up through Wyzen's finger, up his arm and into his body in deep space, exploding him into a million burning pieces. It's so epically epic that I worry about anyone that doesn't at least grin at this conclusion.
My beef is with some buzz I've heard about this game being 'just quick-time events,' and having little gameplay. Asura's Wrath has a ton of gameplay, and a bunch of varied types at that. I experienced up-close fighting, distance shooting, and crazy meter-fill Burst Gauge rage attacks in this demo. The quick-time events, like ones where you could take missiles out of the sky and throw them back at Wyzen, are prompted, but they're not necessarily QTEs. You can choose to ignore them and continue fighting as you were.
There are segments of the game that feature QTEs, but they're usually transitions between boss transformations. Think of God of War's prompted events -- this isn't Dragon's Lair. And the prompted events, like God of War, are so ridiculous in scope that you'll have a hard time paying attention to what button you need to push.
Make no mistake: this is a cinematic action game. Some painted a picture of a game that was closer to an interactive cinematic -- that's just wrong. Cyber Connect 2 and Capcom have lined up an eye-popping button thrasher that takes over-the-top over the top with Asura's Wrath.
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