El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is one of the most unique and gorgeous looking action platformers on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Back when the game launched in 2011, it built up a cult following, but it remains stuck on the older generation of consoles. 6 years later, a spin-off dungeon crawler was released in Japan, with the rest of the world getting to experience it the following year: The Lost Child.
With a rich story, lots of lore and some wonderful aesthetics to build upon, The Lost Child seemingly has lot of promise but never does anything to wow. Audra Bowling took the time to revist this unexpected follow-up, so you should read her review of The Lost Child to see just where this game fails where its predecessor succeeded.