Shadows of the Damned is Suda 51’s most complete work to date. Previous games have featured flashes of brilliance (usually around concept and storytelling) amongst some painful execution (usually the gameplay).
It really is a descent into hell, for one thing. Previous games with a similar theme, such as Dante’s Inferno, were tame by comparison. Shadows of the Damned becomes progressively more hellish as you move on. By the time you get to the end… Suda’s pushed the limits of good taste and the censors to the limit.