The fighting engine is certainly innovative, but lacks basic variety, the graphics border on garish and the soundtrack, in terms of voice acting, is only as good as the writing... which is to say, it’s not too good.
It’s short length (only 5 to 8 hours) and it’s repetitive and sometimes lacking gamplay really hurt it. There’s definitely some good fun to have, but it would be better done through a rental.
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.
I don't now why the ratings are so Low this is one of the best beat em up games of history and with this game i bacame a gamer and i played the game like a hundred Times and never got bored of it now sometimes i wished i would had never sold my ps2 Just to play it one more time
Tells the story of childhood friends; Kit, Michelle and Chi, as they are caught amidst a mob hierarchy conspiracy.
I got to say, I appreciate what this game tried, but it lacks many things, such as good characters, villains, a good story, gameplay depth and remarkable soundtrack.
Despite its great, and energetic opening, and it's quite unique fighting mechanics, all of it grows tiring as you reach around 5 hours of gameplay or so. There are no upgrades, character customization or evolution at all. I do believe it has the appropriate duration for what it offers though, but lacks replayability and it doesn't really offer anything else except for a hard mode. That alone shouldn't be able to give you a lot of incentive if someday the thought of replaying it crosses your mind.
Rise to Honor is a simple, yet fun and challenging beat 'em up / shoot 'em up that will most probably satisfy your hunger for action, however, you shouldn't expect anything deep or emotionally involving; or even sense, out of some of the action sequences. It's probably the cheesiest game you'll ever play.
It is a FINE game nonetheless, that could've been a lot more.
SummaryInspired 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 fa...