of Teräs Käsi takes place between the Star Wars movies, Episode
IV: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. The destruction
of the Death Star at the hands of Luke Skywalker severely crippled the
Galactic Empire. The Emperor wanted retaliation against him and all of the
Rebel Alliance and sought the services of assassin, Arden Lyn, to eliminate
the Alliance's key members. Luke and the others finds out about the Empire's
plot and challenge Arden, face to face.
OMG Boba Fett is sooo cool.
*a touch of sarcasm*
Star Wars fighting game... now that's something with
the first (and only) Star Wars based fighting game didn't live up to the
hype, and that's an understatement... it's pretty terrible actually. Teras Kasi
features your typical fighting game modes: Arcade, Survival, Team, Practice
and Versus. The fights take place on square arenas with ring-outs (definitely
inspired by Soul Edge). Each fighter starts off fighting bare handed, but has a weapon that they can
draw and use (ranging from blasters to light sabers). It's actually an
innovative concept in the fighting game genre, but it didn't get a chance to
shine due to the stale gameplay engine.
In a nutshell, the 3D gameplay is noticeably clunky and slow (even for a 3D fighter in 1997), but at least characters
are able to sidestep, which adds something to the gameplay. Overall, the
fighting mechanics seem to be an afterthought. Basically, this is a really
sloppy 3D fighting game engine with the STAR WARS logo slapped on the
the end of the day, the gameplay and controls are flat-out awful
when compared to nearlyany other fighting game out in 1997/1998.
The graphics appear "rushed" and
pale in comparison to many PS1 fighters of the era. The animation can also be
summed up as "choppy"
and too slow for its own good. The below average character models and shoddy
don't help the look of the game either. One of the only positive aspects of Teras
Kasi is that the character roster isn't bad... at
least the roster is a halfway decent fan service for Star Wars fans. That
said, unless you were one of those crazy
Star Wars fanatics who went to every Star Wars movie launch dressed up as a fat
Jedi, you probably won't enjoy playing this game very much (unless you're
playing it simply for laughs).
A Star Wars fighting game sounded great on paper, but unfortunately
LucasArts's first and only attempt at a fighting game was laughable at best. Perhaps if LucasArts gave
Capcom or Namco the rights to make this game, it probably would've turned out
Ironically enough, in 2008, Namco obtained the rights to Darth
Vader and Yoda and featured in Soul
Calibur 4 as guest characters. Needless to say, it was awesome to see some Star Wars
icons looking as badass as they should in a proper fighting game.
It only makes me want to imagine an entire Star Wars characterroster
with Soul Calibur quality graphics, animation & gameplay. Now that
would be a game worth playing. Star Wars fans, I recommend you check out Soul Calibur
4... and steer clear of Masters of Teras Kasi. ~TFG