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Overwhelming dislike- based on 25 Ratings

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  • Summary: Drake is out for revenge in a supernatural Hong Kong world. You'll join Drake in 25 intense missions, as he battles ruthless villains and female assassins with an array of firearms, short and long blade weapons, and thrown melee weapons. Use Drake's power and agility to slow down the action, fire guns in any direction, and run and backflip off of walls. When you become injured, you can feed on the souls of the dead to replenish your health. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 16 out of 16
  1. The sad part is that there are just too many problems that were not fixed before the release. The main thing is the controls of the game itself... It's a game with some cool gimmicks that try to hide a poorly made game.
  2. Even at $20 it's worse than dull - it's unoriginal. When the loading screen is prettier than anything in the game, then you know you've got problems. [Jan 2004, p.70]
  3. 29
    It would be nice to see somebody develop a game with a character that can fire two weapons independently but then again maybe there's a reason why nobody's done it yet. Drake tried, but like we said nobody has done it yet.
  4. It takes about five minutes with the game to realize it's a nightmare for everyone else, with ugly visuals, sloppy controls, a horrible camera and some of the most foolish storytelling we've seen. This one's a mess, folks.
  5. It'd be a bit better with a saner control scheme, but as it is, Drake is an exercise in frustration and repeated death. [Jan 2004, p.148]
  6. Just close your eyes and focus on the most wretched, mangled mess of ugliness that your brain can conceive and you've pretty much nailed Drake on the head. [Jan 2004, p.151]
  7. Aiming at enemies is nearly impossible. [Apr 2004, p.7]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 17 out of 21
  1. May 15, 2013
    2
    If you want a game that is enjoyably bad, with awful controls, combat, graphics, story, and just about every conceivable aspect, look no further than Drake. Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2014
    1
    This is by far the worst Xbox game ever made. Everything about this game is just bad in every way!
    The storyline is horrible and plain
    stupid, the voice acting is atrocious, the music is bland, the controls are really sensitive & unresponsive, the celshading graphics are bad, the game is rifted with bugs & glitches, and this game has some of the worst cutscenes I've ever seen in my entire life.
    These cutscenes looked like PS1 graphics, I'm dead serious!
    Overall, Drake of the 99 Dragons is just a unfinished & uninspired product. The only thing I liked about this game is the end credits music, that's it. Avoid this game at all costs!
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  3. DME
    Jun 28, 2012
    0
    If you ever have the misfortune of coming in contact with Drake, please do whatever you can to get rid of it. But, please have a heart and don't sell it or even give it away for free. This isn't a video game, people. This is torture. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2013
    0
    this game is just flat out awful the game its self is just so buggy and its just downright the worst game of all time. for idle effects to say this game is going to be epic..... unfortunately its total crap. but I cant say much but this guy can http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHOhaqmrEKI Expand

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