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  • Summary: Set in richly detailed 3D environments, each with its own distinct styles and themes, Rau, a fierce warrior, must battle the denizens of the dark world to prevent the invoking of an ancient spell that holds the power to unleash great evil throughout the land. Along with his loyal and trustedSet in richly detailed 3D environments, each with its own distinct styles and themes, Rau, a fierce warrior, must battle the denizens of the dark world to prevent the invoking of an ancient spell that holds the power to unleash great evil throughout the land. Along with his loyal and trusted spirit guide, Kuzo, a large black bird, Rau embarks on an exhilarating journey that requires a combination of stealth, aggressive-action moves and calculated planning. Kuzo plays a strategic role in the quest with the ability to scout ahead to perches for a better view of looming danger, retrieve items and distract opponents. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. It's the most surprising, and visionary, action-adventure game of the summer. [Fall 2002, p.145]
  2. A visceral celebration of action and all that is good about hacking the bejesus out of someone - in style. [August 2002, p.76]
  3. 88
    It's the best beat-'em-up on the system.
  4. The combat system, storyline, music and effects are too good to be ruined by one bad level. It is a shame, however, to see a game that spends 90% of the whole experience building up stealth and a kick ass combat system only to watch it all fall apart in very basic, repetitive final confrontations.
  5. 80
    It has some great fighting elements as well as some of the elements from the Thief series and finally some adventure elements. Add that to a pretty good graphics engine and sound, and you have yourself a darn good game.
  6. One of the most original titles ever crafted...But the title misses the mark by a tad.
  7. I feel greatly disappointed by the lack of polish that could have made it a killer title. [August 2002, p.108]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. JannoS.
    Jun 14, 2005
    10
    A total underdog, this game is a CLASSIC. it's gameplay is as addictive and grpahics as good as in "god of war" and this game wasA total underdog, this game is a CLASSIC. it's gameplay is as addictive and grpahics as good as in "god of war" and this game was released 3 years before GOW! Expand
  2. PatH.
    Dec 15, 2002
    10
    From the little i saw of the game it was awesome. I am very disappointed though, it is rated "M". That is sooooooo stupid. The little From the little i saw of the game it was awesome. I am very disappointed though, it is rated "M". That is sooooooo stupid. The little violence there is is little specks of blood on the ground, and on his swords. Granted, some of the moves seem like they are gory, like stikin' the sword through the guy on the ground, or impaling a guy to a wall, etc. But I've seen worse. And it is a great game. I'd recomend it to all action/adventure gamers! Go check out the movies to it at Gamespot. Expand
  3. AlexP.
    Sep 7, 2003
    10
    The engrossing storyline, smooth animation, adrenaline pumped battles and kick-ass combat system makes this game awesome.
  4. EagleEye
    Apr 27, 2003
    9
    Masterpiece, so much great animation, they didnt cut any corners, easy fighting system, amazing fantasy enviroments, overall I love this Masterpiece, so much great animation, they didnt cut any corners, easy fighting system, amazing fantasy enviroments, overall I love this beast of a game! Expand
  5. May 10, 2015
    9
    Too bad there is no continuation of this great game. I'm talking about the new version (not for Rise Of Kasai) On the other hand, unless well.Too bad there is no continuation of this great game. I'm talking about the new version (not for Rise Of Kasai) On the other hand, unless well. All new games based on the new marketing are like from another planet altogether. Expand
  6. RauK.
    Jul 17, 2006
    8
    this game is very good and very addictive the whole game is very good it has great graphics a great battle combat system the downer about this game is very good and very addictive the whole game is very good it has great graphics a great battle combat system the downer about this game is that the levels are too long and there are only six levels which went harder everytime you go to the next level this game is good if your bored and if your angry with someone i recomend playing this game becaus bashing all those monstors and bandits takes a lod of your back i completed this game in tow days this game is ausome and looking forward to the next one. Expand
  7. RyanM.
    Jun 18, 2004
    6
    With all the great reviews, and all the hype this game and the sequel is getting, i really don't see what is so great about it. In myWith all the great reviews, and all the hype this game and the sequel is getting, i really don't see what is so great about it. In my opinion, this is a mediocre adventure game at its best, and should be treated like one. Expand

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