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  • Summary: Legend of Kay is a classic action adventure – enhanced by an advanced close combat fighting system. Our hero ‘Kay’, a young cat Kay, embarks on a quest to save his village from invading troops of emperor Shun – king of the mighty gorillas. Kay may be young, but he is a brave and agileLegend of Kay is a classic action adventure – enhanced by an advanced close combat fighting system. Our hero ‘Kay’, a young cat Kay, embarks on a quest to save his village from invading troops of emperor Shun – king of the mighty gorillas. Kay may be young, but he is a brave and agile fighter. He leaves his hometown only with his sword and soon becomes a seasoned fighter, the only hope of all cats. Finally Kay will manage to unravel the secret that lies hidden in the volcano fortress of emperor Shun. The fights in Legend of Kay recreate the feeling of classic eastern martial-arts-movies. But even Kay’s most spectecular moves are executed by pressing few buttons at the right moment. Kay auto-aims at enemies to a certain extent, which makes it easy for the player to execute double- and triple blows, uppercuts, backflips, somersaults and powerful magic attacks. [JoWood] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. A superb platforming game; polished, full of attitude and with a cracking main character to boot. That's not to mention the engaging storyline that runs throughout and the fantastic fighting engine that makes every battle a joyous experience.
  2. Legend of Kay is likely to get lost in the shuffle leading up to this year's holiday season, but it's one of the better action games to hit the shelves this year. The designers were smart not to go crazy with new concepts.
  3. Shows very little in the way of innovation, but the limited scope of the game allows it to shine all the more, delivering to its player a refreshing slice of good, clean fun.
  4. The only things dragging down Legend of Kay are the terrible slowdown and a very youthful image.
  5. The camera becomes a problematic issue, the voice work is about as desirable as using a cheese grater to get rid of itchy skin, and there's not much to delve back into once it's beaten.
  6. More than any of the technical faults, though, is the problem that Kay is just plain dullsville. [Oct 2005, p.134]
  7. The gameplay is a chore, the story is unoriginal and the characters are as annoying as tooth ache. And the ‘it’s for kids’ angle is insulting to anyone who considers themselves a kid, including the over 16 kids.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
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  1. AshrafulM.
    Mar 18, 2005
    10
    It's the best.
  2. JonasJ.
    Feb 11, 2005
    10
    Unique mix of platform elements, martial arts fighting and action adventure elements-
  3. KylevanR.
    Mar 3, 2005
    10
    Wow...great game with an advanced martial arts close combat system, beautiful fantasy-chinese athmosphere, wonderful world, cool audioWow...great game with an advanced martial arts close combat system, beautiful fantasy-chinese athmosphere, wonderful world, cool audio responds and animations. Insider jokes are also in there...like quotes concerning the weapon- use of Mr. NRA Charlton Heston..really funny ;) the game itsself is rated T, or 12+....you have cool fights, some swearwords but no blood spilling and i think it´s ok and appropriate overall...a really cool game of great fun, including action adventure and platform elements. Expand
  4. DragonKnightof
    Oct 1, 2005
    5
    For a kid's game this is pretty decent. I didn't really like it but for kids you could do a lot worse the gameplay is solid and For a kid's game this is pretty decent. I didn't really like it but for kids you could do a lot worse the gameplay is solid and fluid in some ways the platforming works. Its an average game. Get it for your kid but if you're 12 or older best to stay away. Collapse