In 2455 AD, Kage Mishima used the magical powers of Daikatana, the most powerful sword ever forged, to alter time and establish himself as supreme dictator. You are Hiro Miyamoto, one of the few people on earth who knows what happened. You and your two friends Superfly Johnson & Mikiko Ebihara must travel through time to find the corrupted dictatorship and right the wrongs inflicted on the world.
Two highly-trained sidekicks to watch your back
More than 50 superior enemies to slice and dice
25 glorious weapons to collect and utilize
24 huge levels that span four time periods
Killer multiplayer capabilities for free network play
Daikatana © Square Enix Limited, 2000
It would be unfair of me to comment on the graphics and sounds especially since this game has aged quite a lot from since it was first released. I suppose back then it was passable, but even back then there were games that were steps ahead of this already. But at least we have the story, right? Nope. Story is your typical "bad guy finds legendary weapon and uses it to make himself ruler"-type of story, with a time-travel twist. Levels feel somewhat repetitive, with the major difference being enemies and location. I guess what's really repetitive is the action in the game. Monsters appear, kill with sword, lather, rinse, repeat. It's not a bad game. It's no good either. If you want something to play, and this is on sale, then maybe it might be just for you. Other than that, I wouldn't recommend it at all.
This is a strange game. I remember it was announced by Ion Storm as something new, never seen before. Well, in my humble opinion, they didn't live up to those expectations. Story revolves around Daikatana - ancient and powerful sword. The game is set in four time periods. Futuristic Japan, ancient Greece, middle ages - Norway and "present times" - San Francisco. Each period features its own weapons and enemies. We jump through time, fighting demons and "normal" enemies in order to recharge Daikatana and jump to another period of Earth's history to repeat the process. Same thing. Four times. Graphics is well... It's a game from 2000, so what do you expect it to be? But even back then it was bad, as there were few games which had better engines. Daikatana features Quake II engine, and at the time of its release it had to rival, and inevitably lose, to Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament. This game is no more than curiosity. I have it in my Steam library, and I played it years ago on a DRM free copy. Like I said - a curiosity, nothing more. If you're a collector though, you might consder getting it. With a label: "A game on which Romero tripped himself and bruised his knees."
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