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Karateka-541847.34195627
7.5 out of 10

Karateka

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ChoicestGames, Metacritic
4 August 2013
  • Summary: While I’ve never thoroughly played the original I get the feeling that this is a more or less faithful remake although probably with toned down difficulty for today’s audience, thanks to the addition of audio cues during combat and several “lives” (instead of just one). The only thing I can fault with the new Karateka is that they’re asking $10 for a (literally) linear game that can be completed in just 30 minutes.
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Bulldozer, Metacritic
25 July 2013
  • Summary: This is a shiny and great "little gem", it's completely playable with a controller and gives "that" good feeling, it's very short but has replayability value through the 3 characters you can use to play through it, varied outcomes and wish to improve "time" and "score". In sum the fact that's really short could be a plus since obtaining the highest scores is not so easy even if the game seems easy, is a "rhythm 'n fight" with enjoyable graphics and sound which comes in...
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psydex, Metacritic
18 May 2013
  • Summary: I don't like it. It's boring simple (in a bad context) and it's not worth buying it. I personally deleted it after my 1st play-through took me a little more than 30 minutes and i wasn't impressed at all. I do not recommend.
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mongoman, Metacritic
2 February 2013
  • Summary: Karateka is a straightforward fighting game that uses a time based attack/counter/block system which is unlike anything I have played before. It is a 2d/3d hybrid with gorgeous graphics, beautiful music, and an endearing cast of characters that play out a very simple story. There are no vocals, and only three playable characters that you play as. When you are defeated in battle then you play as another character and resume with the story (i.e.
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Nile3, Metacritic
31 December 2012
  • Summary: I wasn't happy with this remake. It's mostly built for mobile phone I think. You don't control the character. He move forward on his own. Got to the last boss on first play, and quit. Boring fights.
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Sokolibabz, Metacritic
13 December 2012
  • Summary: Three decades later, Karateka is back to kick Akuma's ass! The good news is that this is a good looking action game with a few genuinely clever ideas. Unfortunately, . The rhythm-based gameplay is unique, but it would have been nice to see a few more enemy types and deeper gameplay but a game like this should not be missed Jordan mechner and his team work hard on this game looking at the making of this game.
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EDGE, Metacritic
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I just played the game through... took me 34:33 minutes. While the comic style character design (the princess looks like MULAN) looks good, I would have preferred something more "sincere" - as in the original. I must say, although Jordan Mechner himself was involved in its production, the game is utterly disappointing.
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EDGE, Metacritic
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I just played the game through... took me 34:33 minutes. While the comic style character design (the princess looks like MULAN) looks good, I would have preferred something more "sincere" - as in the original. I must say, although Jordan Mechner himself was involved in its production, the game is utterly disappointing.
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blandthrax, Metacritic
4 December 2012
  • Summary: I used to play this on Commodore 64 routinely. That version, like it's Apple II counterpart had heart and soul and the ending felt utterly satisfying. This new version ... meh, not so much. I would have like to have seen a little more to it than punch, kick, block (three buttons, that's it). In the original you could punch/kick high, middle, low. Also, for 2012, the graphics are woefully underwhelming.
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Ra-Qin, Metacritic
4 December 2012
  • Summary: OK, really fast review time... ...A Karateka reboot is a very good thing indeed! Karateka was the first game Jordan Mechner created, and is the game that lead directly to the legendary Prince of Persia franchise. The 2012 version is true to the original, and the reboot is lovingly crafted into a artistic and intelligent fighter-game.
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