Masters Of Teras Kasi
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Luke vs. Chewy? Han vs. Leia? Star Wars: is a valiant attempt at creating a fighting game using Star Wars characters, but it falls short in not only playability, but believability. I can't see how anyone could block a lightsaber attack with their forearms. I mean, these fighters should be sundered! Weapons such as these shouldn't even be a part of this game. Even worse, the controls are not accurate, as the Practice Mode proves. To pull off a combo, you need perfect timing plus a lot of luck. After several hours of practice, you might be good enough to take on the computer, but don't try anything but the Easy setting, unless you're a glutton for punishment. You see, Star Wars: MoTK is loaded with cheapness and cheese combos. Unblockables are far too damaging and unavoidable to make for decent gameplay. The computer can unleash these beasties at any time, with split-second timing, rendering you to little more than a quivering heap of bantha poddo. What ends up happening, to my dismay, is that you end up in boring patterns to win. You're better off only playing in Two-player Mode. I will give LucasArts credit for one thing though: The music is excellent. Taken right out of the movies, the music sets the mood nicely, even for a fighting game. Also, I find it strange that many hidden characters are missing, like the Emperor.
When you get past the strangeness of pitting a Tusken Raider against Darth Vader, Masters of Teras Kasi becomes a decent fighting game. Besides the whole Star Wars motif, the graphics are easily the best part of the game. The control can be a little tricky and I found that the enemies aren't really balanced that well (forcing you to start using cheap moves and ring-outs to win). Overall, this one is pretty nice but needs some work.
I'm really disappointed with Teras Kasi. The game is such a marvel to look at--the backgrounds are fantastic and the character animation is top-notch. The ability to take control of so many different Star Wars characters is totally cool, but unfortunately, the gameplay just doesn't cut it. The control is poor and the combo system is more about memorization than actual skill. It's too bad, because this game really could've been a classic.
Masters packs great graphics (the lighting effects from your saber are killer), an awesome soundtrack and--of course--a cast of the most famous fighters in the Star Wars galaxy. It's the gameplay that's a little sour. Control for most special moves is imprecise, although combos are easy enough to pull off. Al opponents aren't too bright, either (just nail 'em with uppercuts until they ring out). I wish the rendered endings were longer, too.