Excerpt: Lovers of straight-to-video, kung-fu movies understand and appreciate the central core: a thin plot and lovely shown action-scenes, with a lot of special effects, following each other in a super-fast pace.
Excerpt: In this age of borderless multi-national free enterprise, a franchise isn't considered a success unless a feature film, videogame, action figures and McDonald's Happy Meals all licensing the same "thing" are unleashed upon the world at exactly the same day, hour and minute.
Excerpt: Chi has hit the proverbial nail on the head with his review of Rise to Honor , and I'm not sure what's really left to say other than, "Yeah, what he said!" However, since GameCritics actually wants me to talk about the game, I will. Rise to Honor is best described as a "high concept piece".
Excerpt: We all know that movie licences can generally be considered as pretty poor, and in this age of sequel upon sequel, that doesn’t look likely to change anytime soon. With this in mind, Sony have decided to take a slightly different route with Rise To Honour and have signed up everyone’s favourite Hong...
Excerpt: Unique controls, action packed story and subtitles, what more could you want from a game based on the Kung Fu movie genre? Rise to Honor gives you control of the action star Jet Li as he kicks, punches and shoots his way out of the Hong Kong underworld.
Excerpt: Imagine for a second that you’re Jet Li, incredible martial artist. Your mentor has been gunned down in cold blood in front of you. You’ve been tasked with a delivery of a letter that exposes you to death at every turn. You have to protect a childhood friend from being assassinated.
Excerpt: Using the R1 button in the interactive environments is one of the true highlights of the game. For instance, on one level you can snap-kick weapons that enemies have dropped directly into Jet Li’s hands, arming him with a complete new set of moves using those weapons.
Summary: Many titles have attempted to fuse video games with cinematic presentations
with varying degrees of success. Sony's ambitious Rise to Honor stars
action-hero film star Jet Li in a game that blurs the lines more than most.
Excerpt: rom their earliest days in the arcades and on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Beat'em ups have come a long way. It seems that every few years a developer comes along and promises to add a riveting story and deeper gameplay to the genre, only to see the final product achieve little of that...