When it was first shown, Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon
was something of a showpiece for the power of the Xbox. However, somewhere between last year's E3 demo and its release things fell apart. While I have seen worse, Quest
does nothing to show what the Xbox is capable of. Abysmal lighting effects, boring environments, jerky animation - if it can go wrong in Quest
, it probably does. I think my sister's boyfriend summed it up best when he said 'It just looks too plain'. Bottom line, the game is lifeless. Things look even worse when viewed through the eyes of the games poor camera work. Jumping around and kicking ass as Bruce Lee
requires a dynamic, quick camera - yet the one found in the game moves with all of the lightning fast speed of a 89 year-old man with a walker; it just cannot keep up.
In the sound department, things do not look as bad. The voice acting is well done, especially Bruce's signature 'whoops' and 'yelps'. The music is good, but some tracks, such as the title music are laughable.