The Mark of Kri
A Breath of Fresh Air
The Mark of Kri is one of my favorite games. To begin with, it has amazing art design, the game looks and feels like a violent, gory, disney movie. The game and its characters are based on the Maori people of New Zealand, and carries their violent war waging tribe's tendencies into its gameplay, even taking with it one of their signature weapons, the Taiaha, a beautiful spear crafted with wood and Jade. Speaking of that, the game's combat system is completely unique, having never been seen except in its sequel, Rise of the Kasai. You target enemies with the right analog stick, and each is assigned to the X, O, or Square Buttons, (more are assigned to each button depending on your weapon). The more enemies you have targetted, the better you can control all of them at once, but if you have less targeted, you are able to use your one or two free buttons to unleash brutal combos and increase your killing power to the point of killing your foes in a few button presses, stabbing them repeatedly or breaking their necks. The game also has a rather average, linear, but fun stealth aspect, your typical run of the mill 'walk up to enemy facing the other way, crack neck, continue' deal, but the incredibly satisfying kills still make them fun to play. The story is also quite unique, involving individual parts of the "Mark of Kri" an ancient sign that when assembled can cause untold amounts of damage, and how these parts are passed down onto carriers who are forced to bear the burden of having it branded on their skin from birth. And you play as Rau, a protector of his little sister who is marked with the final missing part of the Mark. Overall the game has beautiful graphics, Design, and gameplay, and a wonderful score of music that gives the game a tribal/barbaric feel. The only gripes I would have are the linearity of the game, you're going to find a bit of a hard time getting lost, as well as the save system, you collect up to 5 save scrolls and use one up every time you wish to save, this, however, proves to be a minor issue, as the scrolls are abundant and you never feel the need to save too often. The Mark of Kri is a beautiful, well told, and brutal story, that I think every gamer who enjoys rich story, design, and combat should give a shot. Especially considering its extremely low price these days.
this game is like almost a starting of rpg in ways
when i got this game, i was very amuzed of how the game saves is limited to 5 scrolls. the game was great, but kinda of weird in a way i saw it. but anyways great to actually learn god of war for beginners on hack/slashing. but seriously scrolls to save the game? dumb idea to have.
one of the best games i ever played
this game i loved so much i miss it wish i never sold it, it was so underatted it felt like i was the only person to play one of the best action games ever but its a great game for hardcore gamers who love action if i ever see this game i have to pick it up
love this game
i miss this game it was like god of war mixed with mortal kombat and alittle ninja gaiden but this game was really underrated it was like i was the only one to play one of the greatest action games