According to ESRB, this game contains: Violence
Parents should be happy that after disposing of enemies with stylish punches and flashy kicks, the corpses neatly evaporate and avoid bloodied piles a la A Better Tomorrow 2. However some folks may still be dismayed at the gratuitous body count. Rise to Honor isn't one of Jet Li's more family friendly efforts.
Fans of martial arts fighting games and Hong Kong action movies will be pleased at the innovative controls and the authentic choreography from Jet Li's stunt team, but may let down by the weak execution of the story and formulaic game design. This is a mixed effort and it isn't a particularly lengthy either.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will find appropriate subtitles during the movie cut-scenes. The gameplay is not dependent on audio cues.
In the 1980s, Chi grew up in small town on the outskirts of New York City called Jackson Heights. Latino actor, John Leguizamo referred to the town as the "melting pot of the world," and while living there, Chi was exposed to many diverse cultures, as well as a bevy of arcade classics such as Pac-Man, Space Ace, Space Harrier and Double Dragon. Chi's love of videogames only seemed to grow as his parents finally caved and bought him an 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System (after being the only kid in the block without one). In the 1990s, Chi finagled his way into the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts.
Somewhere between all the gaming, Chi some how managed to finish high school and get into the New York Institute of Technology. At the same time, Chi also interned at Virtual Frontiers, an Internet software consultancy where he learned the ways of HTML. Soon after acquiring his BFA, Chi went on to become the lead Web designer of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure there, Chi was instrumental in redesigning and relaunching the non-profit organization's Web site.
Today, Chi is the webmaster of the American Red Cross in Greater New York and somehow managed to work through the tragic events of September 11th without losing his sanity. Chi considers GameCritics.com his life's work and continues to be amazed that the web site is still standing after the recent dotcom fallout. It is his dream that GameCritics.com will accomplish two things: 1) Redefine the grammar of videogames much the same way French film critic Andre Bazin did for the art of cinema and 2) bring game criticism to the forefront of mainstream culture much the same way Siskel & Ebert did for film criticism.
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