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4.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

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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 yourAh, 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... Full Review »
  2. Jan 23, 2015
    3
    I don't even know where to begin with this excruciating excuse for a game; from the moment I began playing 'Daikatana', I knew I was standingI don't even know where to begin with this excruciating excuse for a game; from the moment I began playing 'Daikatana', I knew I was standing in it...loading...pretty deep. The game starts off with an incredibly long and outrageously boring cut-scene that could have been done in about ten seconds. Basically, some girl has been kidnapped, and it's up to us to save her so she can use a special sword to save the world or something. Yeah, it's a pretty stupid and dare I say, generic plot. Then the garbage begins and we're forced to fend for ourselves against some evil frogs and dangerous flies. Yeah, those are the first enemies that you will encounter in this game, and boy are they annoying, just like everything else about 'Daikatana'.

    Why on earth do I remember this pile of trash as being anything other than...loading...garbage? Was I a silly little child, running around, playing terrible games, thinking they were anything other than junk? Oh that's right, I never owned this game when I was a stupid little kid, it was one of those demos I played over and over again, until I got sick of it and moved on to some other terrible demos. You know, demos, those shiny discs you specifically bought new PC game magazines month after month for; demos. Those were the days, weren't they?

    It's a good thing this game only costs...loading...seven dollars?! Are you serious?! Oh please tell me I didn't spend seven dollars on this, oh good I got this game in a Humble Bundle. All is well in the world again. And you'll stay the heck away from this game if you know what's good for ya! Instead try a game like Quake, or Doom, or Unreal, or Half Life, or Duke Nukem, or Shadow Warrior, or FEAR, or Far Cry, or Half Life, or System Shock 2, or Red Faction. Play anything other than this game!
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  3. Aug 7, 2014
    9
    I never understood why all the world seems to hate Daikatana, because it's one of my favourite FPS experiences that I enjoyed back in the dayI never understood why all the world seems to hate Daikatana, because it's one of my favourite FPS experiences that I enjoyed back in the day as well as recently when I went through it again. It's much more variable than the most, it takes you on a journey through time and different locations, it gives you plenty of different weapons for each era and of course the fun sword play with Daikatana herself. Maybe too many people were put off by the first act, which is very dark and dirty cyber future with annoying robo-mosquitos and frogs, quite a good way how to scare away the impatient, but amazing way how to start things off in an unpleasant and challenging way to reward the player with true beauty later. But I really enjoyed even the first act, especially the wonderful music. Speaking of music, it's one of the highlight of the entire game, fantastic soundtrack. After electro-industrial of the first act comes great string epicness of the act 2 in Ancient Greece, supported by majestic level design resulting in just amazing, very memorable experience that was the highlight of the entire game. Pity that development of this game obviously went through hell, loosing the data and team members and it couldn't be even more fleshed out, I heard there were plans for the maze with Minotaur and other good stuff that unfortunately never came to life. The 3rd Act again fantastic dark ages in winter and locations infested by plague, another great experience, remembering the Commander Keen or whatever that fish was Easter egg underwater and the final act coming back to oldschool guns to end this epic story. I even enjoyed the multiplayer and I really don't see the reason for all the hate of this game. It's not perfect, but it was and still is an amazing FPS experience for me. 9/10 Full Review »