I'm sorry but this game is one that failed to impress me in the overall and I
am surprised that it was sanctioned to come out as a first party title. I am a
strong believer that first party productions should be of the highest quality
and set an example for other developers.
Kung Fu Chaos Features
- Players 1-4
- Custom Soundtracks
Genre: Platforming Beat Em Up
- Rating: G8+
Basically all you have to do is bash
other players in the making of a martial arts film. Your director goads you
into taking on the hordes in order to get some action sequences into his
extremely low budget films. So low budget in fact that he is using props
and settings from other movies.
Graphically the game looks nice and is
the business however it's just the simple fact that the moves are soooo
limited that it made me weep toward the end where I was just hitting the
same buttons over and over again and doing the same moves that guaranteed
that my opponents, who present no challenge at all, were vanquished.
You see, in making it simple to pick up
and play, they made it too simple to play at all. You are locked into very
small and cramped areas at times until a particular piece of action is
carried out and then sometimes without proper warning you'll need to jump
off sinking items that will cause your death if you fail. This gets even
more annoying if there are four of you trying to escape at once. Shoving
and jostling ain't part of this game, it's just an unpleasant by product.
The audio on this game is pretty cool
actually and if you love "Kung Fu Fighting" you are in luck as it seems to
play every five minutes or so. In addition to the fun but repetitive music,
the directions you receive from the director are priceless as he speaks a
form of broken "Ingrish".
Each character has a set of moves that
they can use when opening a can of kick butt and the animations for some of
them are hilarious. Involving everything to tried and true attacks, all the
way through to kissing your opponents. They are very easy to learn and once
you have there will be no stopping you with this title. Combine the combo
moves with the simplicity of throwing your opponent off the screen or into
water and you cannot be beaten!
Normally I would waffle on longer about
a title however I cannot summon the enthusiasm for this game. It's meant to
be a party type game and that's where it's weakness lies as there is
not enough room for everyone to do their thing.