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  • Summary: Designed by the legendary John Romero, Daikatana is a first person perspective action, which takes the 3D shoot'em up genre into a new dimension.
    Players assume the role of Hiro, traveling through time with his two sidekicks, the beautiful, yet lethal Mikko and the powerful mercenary
    Superfly Johnson. The player must lead this team, interacting with them to guide them through perilous worlds, exploring vast levels that are filled with an array of intelligent enemies.
    In their quest to save history, players will journey through four different time periods, traveling from mythical Greece to a post apocalyptic San Francisco 500 years in the future. Battling over 60 different monstrous enemies with more than 30 different weapon types, breaching obstacles and unearthing secret locations.
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  1. May 3, 2013
    8
    Ah, hell how i'm tired of all that "Daikatana is bad" things. Let's see: it has beautiful and catchy music, that will find a place on your player. Level design varies from "interesting" to "just really great" (Ancient Greece levels, for example). Overall epicness, different epochs different enemies and weapons, and funny ones also. And, while it was alive, multiplayer was really fun. I can critic Daikatana only for stupid AI of sidekicks and different bugs and glitches. Well, maybe also for colours of first episode. What am i doing wrong? Hm..maybe coz i played Daikatana first 6 years later than it came out... Expand
  2. Nov 5, 2013
    7
    Daikatana is difficult. In that difficulty there is a fun and rewarding experience. The game was definitely over ambitious and was pushed back/redesigned on new engines for long enough to make it fizzle out beneath better FPS games of the day. It has it's bugs and issues. Most notably with your companions. If you figure out how they work and when to tell them to stay put rather than attack, they're not a serious issue. I give this game a positive score because I believe that underneath the controversy it's still an interesting game that's a lot of fun to trudge your way through. If you're an expert FPS it's worth checking out. Expand
  3. Oct 19, 2013
    1
    What the ass. talk about sh%^ I would have more fun playing Mario's time machine then this. First off the AI who was responsible to program the AI? You might think ok if they die I don't need them anymore right WRONG! Every time the AI dies you have to go back to the beginning of the stage. Second the graphics are a ugly mess like what year is this 1997? No its the year 2000 and your making a game with the dated quake 2 engine. I amving it a one because even though the game sucks because of the AI, at least its playable (YES I AM LOOKINGAT YOU BIG RIGS). Expand

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