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From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to Steam with art by Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (CIVILIZATION IV).
Date de parution: 3 déc 2012
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"Délicieux... Le jeu a cette capacité unique à narrer une histoire et vendre les personnages sans prononcer le moindre mot... Simple, du divertissement pur et un prix tout à fait correct."
8/10 – Machinima Inside Gaming

"Ce qui semble extrêmement simple est en fait incroyablement nuancé... Vous serez choqué tellement vous ferez mieux lors de votre deuxième partie."
IGN

"Une production d'une valeur exceptionnelle... Karateka semble être le jeu dont vous aviez besoin pour vous rappeler ce qui a rendu ces anciens jeux arcade si fun."
8/10 – Game Informer

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From PRINCE OF PERSIA creator Jordan Mechner, the original side-scrolling karate classic comes to Steam with art by Jeff Matsuda (The Batman) and music by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin (CIVILIZATION IV).

Whether you are a nostalgic Karateka fan or new to the game, Karateka will charm you with its classic love story set in feudal Japan. Fight to save the lovely Mariko from the evil warlord Akuma and reunite her with her True Love!

Key Features:

Rhythm-based combat mechanic. Easy to grasp yet challenging to master, the cinematic gameplay seamlessly blends a series of escalating karate battles with a simple human story.

Three playable characters. Three endings. Three suitors vie for Mariko’s love: A fearsome Brute, a noble Monk, and her brave True Love.

Highly replayable. Innovative “three suitors” system offers a compact single-playthrough experience, yet challenges advanced players to unlock more difficult achievements and endings as their skill improves.

Unique real-time score by Christopher Tin tells the story through the music. Authentic Japanese instruments and themes let you “hear” the onscreen action in real time.

Configuration requise

    Minimum :

    • Système d'exploitation : Win XP, Win 7, Vista, Win 8
    • Processeur : Double-cœur 1.5 GHz
    • Mémoire vive : 1 Go de RAM
    • Affichage : ATI X1800 ou mieux
    • DirectX® : 9.0c
    • Disque dur : 1 Go d'espace disque disponible
    • Son : Stéréo 44kHz
    • Supplémentaire : Basé sur l'Unreal Engine 3

    Recommandée :

    • Système d'exploitation : Win 7
    • Mémoire vive : 2 Go de RAM
    • Affichage : ATI X1800 ou mieux
    • DirectX® : 9.0c
    • Disque dur : 1,5 Go d'espace disque disponible
    • Supplémentaire : Basé sur l'Unreal Engine 3
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Jeu de rythme sans rythme, moche, animations qui font le grand écart (littéral) entre le ridicule et le pathétique.
Il y a des jeux flash sur Internet qui sont gratuits et qui sont à peine moins mauvais que ça.

J'ai apprécié le moine qui fait du BREAK DANCE. Non je déconne.
Posté le : 13 août 2014
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Karateka is a remake of an old school game, that I have never had the chance to play, but may check out now given the theme of this remake. That said, I have no basis for comparison to the original. It would seem some fans of the original did not like this remake too well. But this could very well be the same syndrome one gets when comparing a book to a movie adaptation, or anything similar.

In any case, I enjoyed the little bit I played of this. Karateka is very nice looking. You play as one of 3 characters: The hero of the game. A monk. And a oafish brute. You start as the hero, and when you die, the monk takes his place, and if the monk dies, the big brute takes his place. Each character has their own ending, and fighting style. So the objective to get the better endings would indeed be to not get killed.

Karateka feels very on rails. It is 2.5D, and you can only move forward. there is no jumping, or going back. Just a series of fights. One after another. That is pretty much what this game involves. The fights though are handled pretty nicely. It's not like a fighting game, but more like a QTE without the on screen button prompts, or a rhythm game, again, without any prompts. You block oncoming attacks, which wll be switched up with each opponent, and after succesfully blocking, do your own attacks. Or once in a while, the enemy may taunt you, in which you can attack them at that point. That's pretty much it. Very simple, but challenging at the same time.

There is no voice work. There are no subtitles. So the story is pretty much interpreted through actions. But it's pretty simple. A young girl is being held captive. And one of the three playable characters is going to go through an army of bad guys to save her. One ♥♥♥ kicking at a time.


I can't really recommend this one at the current price, given how short it is. But if you get a copy either through a bundle, or a nice discount, this is definitely worth playing.
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You're one of three heroes who have set off to rescue a foxy chick. You get to use all three characters, one at a time, to beat the game. When one dies, the next one steps in to take his place right at the same spot. Health is sprinkled pretty generously throughout the game in the form of flowers. And even if you do die on the third character, you'll get a chance to exchange some of your points for an extra life with the last hero. Obviously, "mastery" of the game means beating it with fewer of the characters as miss foxypants prefers the second hero to the third, and the first hero to the second.

Gameplay is very simple. Run forward (there's no sideways movement, just forward) until you get to the next guard. When you fight the guard, listen for an audio cue that tells you the rhythm to block incoming attacks with, then counter attack as you wish. You occasionally fill your combo meter, which allows you to deal a not-all-that-special special attack.

If you want a quick game to kick out of your backlog, Karateka is a fine choice. It's totally a one-sitting game as you can beat it in half an hour. For that brief period of time, it's fun enough, and every time you think you've gotten it down, it throws a new tricky pattern at you, though it never gets too hard.

3/5 Leprechauns in Space
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I've never played the original, but I enjoyed this. I like how the difficulty rises steadily, and I especially like that when you die, your character is replaced by a new character, and each time you die the new character is gradually stronger and easier to play than the previous.
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While having logged countless hours on the 8-bit original, I couldn't wait to be done with this iteration. The gameplay is over-simplified and boring. There really isn't much to do besides run to your next opponent, block a move and make one yourself. Even the inclusion of three playable characters and a pleasant art style can't rescue Karateka from the bottom of the barrel.
Posté le : 4 mai 2014
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