Reviews and Problems with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
26 April 2004
Excerpt: One of the most daunting things for any developer, A-list or not, would be capturing the feel of the film without 'cheapening' it in any way. While jaw-dropping hand-to-hand combat and swordplay and amazing feats of dexterity were a centerpiece of the movie, there was also a more cultured feel to the plot: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon wasn't your typical kung-fu flick, having a deeper philosophical resonance that your usual "you killed my master now you must pay"...
Summary: With an inspired story, captivating characters and beautiful locations, the developers of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon had all the raw materials they needed to make a stunning video game. Somewhere along the way, however, they spectacularly cocked it up. In an attempt to recreate the fluid fighting choreographed by martial arts master Yuen Wo-Ping, the game adopts a novel system where tapping the block button in a specified rhythm allows your hero to duck, jump and...