Excerpt: When I started up Mark of Kri I really didnít know what to expect, aside from the fact that itís an action/stealth game. I was quite aware that it was rated ìMatureî but from what Iíve seen of it, it looked a bit like Disneyís animated film ìThe Emperorís New Grooveî with the cartoony characters and all. As I approached the first group of enemies, I unsheathed my sword and prepared for combat.
Excerpt: There’s something strange going on here. I swear that its a conspiracy to make the kiddies more violent. If you were thinking of a plan to do just that, The Mark of Kri would be an excellent way of starting things off. Take luscious, Disney quality animated visuals, give the main character an over-exaggerated look and ‘ of course ‘ an animal friend (in this case, a parrot) and then watch as kids everywhere flock to play.
Excerpt: Mark of Kri is a brutal and bloody game that adds some new life to the bland fighting genre. You can survive on button mashing at times, yet it isn't possible to beat the game without knowing how to play correctly. The brutal fighting, fun gameplay, and artistic story keep Mark of Kri enjoyable during its short length.
Excerpt: The Mark of Kri follows a fairly standard premise: lone warrior in a fantasy setting sets out to find fame, fortune, and eventually save the world. Just from this, however, you can't realize the extent of the game. Between the very easy to get into gameplay, incredible graphical style, good sound, and fairly decent story, The Mark of Kri is much more than just a basic premise.
Summary: The Mark of Kri is an exceptional action/adventure
title that features an innovative control scheme that makes the gameplay much
more challenging and exciting because it allows you to target enemies
individually. Between the game's unique visual look, elaborate levels,
challenging opponents and difficult puzzles, the Mark of Kri will engage most
players for quite some time. The Laser examines this release and explains why
its an early candidate for game of the year.
Excerpt: In an ancient Maori-inspired fantasy world the Mark of Kri is said to be a shadowy spell that will unleash an ancient evil throughout the land. Centuries ago the Mark of Kri was split into six fragments, each fragment guarded by one of six chosen members with a doomed fate. Dark times lie ahead and dark powers seek to reunite the Mark of Kri to bring doom upon all mankind. Only Rau, a young yet powerful and noble warrior, stands against the darkness.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: There's little more to add really. Thanks mostly to the intimate nature of its visuals, The Mark of Kri exudes a charm and personality all its own. Besides, you get to mash things. And that is good.
Conclusion: The game’s graphic style captures that Mongolian horde theme. All the buildings look like wurts and the Asian features of the main character – an expert on all things military – certainly oozes that vibe. The main character, Rau, a young adventurer and warrior of royal descent accepts missions on behalf of people (the source of the six levels of MoK) and generally fights evil.
Excerpt: Jeez am I an emotional split on The Mark of Kri. On the one hand, the combat system is a masterpiece, something to be revered as you would a Renaissance master's work. It's that good. The problem is, the game spends lots of time fixating on really fleshing it out, and then tosses all that away for a final level that had me yawning in between fits of sheer frustration.