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  • Summary: Inspired by the excitement and cinematic styling of the Hong Kong action movie genre, Rise to Honor is a fast-paced action game developed in collaboration with worldwide film star Jet Li. Experience this intense action thrill ride through the seamy Hong Kong underworld as Kit utilizes all ofInspired by the excitement and cinematic styling of the Hong Kong action movie genre, Rise to Honor is a fast-paced action game developed in collaboration with worldwide film star Jet Li. Experience this intense action thrill ride through the seamy Hong Kong underworld as Kit utilizes all of his combat and strategic skills to save the family's honor. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 50
  2. Negative: 1 out of 50
  1. 100
    Displays great imagination and attention to detail that is at once challenging, innovative, and fun. It accomplishes the task of re-creating the venerable beat-em-up genre with honor. [Mar 2004, p.62]
  2. 90
    We can almost guarantee that you will not find another game that allows you to smite your enemies with a caramelized Peking duck.
  3. With as much punch as kung pao chicken, Rise to Honor fights its way to the top of cinematic gaming. Outstanding direction brings the underground world of Hong Kong to live in beautifully animated action sequences.
  4. The fisticuffs get tired pretty fast (as will your right thumb) trying to beat up the bad guys, particularly the later stages that feature god-like AI opponents and extremely trying boss battles.
  5. Despite the decent controls, you still end up seeing the same four-hit combos repeatedly, and when digital Jet holds a stick or a bat in his hand, it becomes mysteriously harder to hit people with it. [Mar 2004, p.101]
  6. It’s simply too short and too frustrating to warrant a purchase, unless of course you’re a diehard Jet Li fan and want everything of his that you can get your hands on.
  7. A more traditional control scheme and some serious gameplay polish could have done wondersfor this game. Instead, terrible control, lame AI and a few other rough edges hand Rise to Honor the Black Mask of shame.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. darkdevilHnTr
    May 22, 2008
    10
    this game is THE best... it has it all, graphics, martial arts, easy controls etc... If they do a rise to honor 2, i'll be the first to buy it
  2. AleksiK.
    Apr 8, 2004
    10
    Stunning game with great controls and action!! All who hate this game should be kicked and punched to their ass.
  3. ShawnS.
    Feb 3, 2004
    10
    This game is cool!! I played the demo, and when the demo finished, i'd play it again.
  4. BY.
    May 17, 2004
    10
    Nice graphics and superb martial arts. I hope have rise to honor 2.
  5. JoshR.
    Mar 22, 2004
    9
    Cool way to control with analog stick instead of buttons. Fun and awesome graphics.
  6. TuomasK.
    Apr 9, 2004
    9
    Very good beat'em up. Haven't played it yet to the end, but it is really fun and innovative. Only downsides are camera when you are Very good beat'em up. Haven't played it yet to the end, but it is really fun and innovative. Only downsides are camera when you are sneaking, and no multiplayer. All critics who say this game is bad should check their heads. Game-Revolution review is bullsh.t! Expand
  7. Jellboy
    Feb 28, 2004
    1
    Bad game forever!

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