Conclusion: Overall this is a challenging title which will certainly be worth a purchase for fans of the traditional beat-em ups. However the high levels of frustration due to the difficulty will put off many more casual players.
Excerpt: With a roadhouse kick to the CPU, Kung Fu Strike : The Warrior’s Rise leapt onto Steam last month. Now you can kick, chop and bicycle kick your way to revenge on your XBOX 360, as Kung Fu Strike has made it onto XBOX LIVE Arcade. So how does the game fare?
Excerpt: Taking its inspiration from ancient Chinese tales of revenge and retribution, then adding a dash of over-the-top martial arts and old school arcade fun, Kung Fu Strike features 28 stages of fast-paced combo-based fighting. Blend powerful punches,...
Review: Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise (Microsoft Xbox 360)
3 September 2012
Excerpt: While the beat-em-up genre is largely one that has been relegated to the backburner of game development in favor of genres that take advantage of the technology presently available, you’ll always see some enterprising sorts come along and try to do something with it eventually.
Excerpt: Making a game that is designed to be difficult can be a thin line to tread. Games like Super Meat Boy or Dark Souls are challenging yet fair because their controls are intuitive, once you’ve got a handle on them. You never feel like you’re not controlling the action, so every time you die, it […]
Conclusion: Concept: Beat the crap out of everything in this kung fu inspired arena brawler
Graphics: Street Fighter IV’s influence on the art direction can be overbearing. Kung Fu Strike does little to create its own identity
Sound: Music exists, but it disappears behind the fighting before you even have a...