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|Developer (s)||Ion Storm|
|Designer (s)||John Romero|
|Platform (s)||PC, Microsoft Windows|
|Release date (s)||2000|
|Genre (s)||First-person shooter|
|Mode (s)||Single-player, multiplayer|
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Daikatana Download Free Full Game is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ion Storm for Nintendo 64, Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Color. A PlayStation version was planned to be released but was cancelled during development. The game is known as one of the major commercial failures of the video game industry.
Daikatana is composed of 18 levels (24 in the Microsoft Windows version) divided into 4 episodes. The number of levels per episode varies; Episode 1 contains 4 levels (7 in the Microsoft Windows version), Episode 2 contains 4 levels (5 in the Microsoft Windows version), Episode 3 contains 4 levels (6 in the Microsoft Windows version) and Episode 4 contains 6 levels. Each episode represents a different location and time period: 25th century Japan in the year 2455 C.E., ancient Greece in the year 1200 B.C.E., the Dark Ages in Norway in the year 560 C.E., and near-future San Francisco in the year 2030 C.E.
One element that Daikatana stressed was the important role of the protagonist's two «sidekicks». The death of these sidekicks resulted in the failure of the mission, and their assistance was sometimes required for the completion of puzzles. Due to poor AI implementation, the sidekicks, who were one of the game's selling points, became a focus of criticism.
In feudal Japan, two rival clans—the Ebihara and the Mishima—are at war. The Mishima go to the swordmaster Usagi Miyamoto to craft a weapon to end the conflict: the Daikatana. However Usagi realizes the Mishimas' dark desires, and gives the Daikatana to the Ebihara instead, throwing the sword into a volcano at the war's end. Daikatana Free Download.
In the year 2455 AD, swordmaster Hiro Miyamoto is visited by a man named Ebihara, who is suffering from a plague and about to die. Ebihara tells Hiro that Kage Mishima, the ruler of the planet, took over the world by stealing the Daikatana and using it to alter history. He stole the cure to a viral plague in the year 2020 and uses the cure to control the world's population. Ebihara's daughter Mikiko has been captured trying to steal back the Daikatana, and Hiro must rescue her and fix history.
Hiro storms the Mishima's headquarters, where he rescues Mikiko as well as Superfly Johnson, the Mishima's head of security who rebelled when he grew sick of the Mishima's brutal and totalitarian practices. Mikiko and Superfly join Hiro in his quest and they steal the Daikatana. The Mishima encounters the trio as the trio steal the sword, wielding a second Daikatana. The Mishima sends the trio back in time to Ancient Greece. Hiro and Mikiko defeat the Medusa, recharging the Daikatana as it absorbs Medusa's power. The three time jump once more, only to encounter the Mishima again and be sent through time to the Dark Ages, stranded as the Daikatana has run out of power.
The group finds a sorcerer named Musilde who offers to recharge the Daikatana if Hiro, Superfly, and Mikiko can save his village from the black plague. To do this, the group must defeat the Necromancer Nharre, reassemble a magical sword called the Purifier and use it to restore the sanity of King Gharroth so that he may use the sword to end the plague. When King Gharroth recharges the Daikatana Hiro and friends time jump again, finally ending up in the year 2020, where San Francisco has fallen to gangs and martial law has been declared by the military and the Mishima. Daikatana Free Download PC Game.
The trio fights their way through a naval base where the Mishima is working on weapons. The ghost of Usagi enters Hiro's body and gives him full control over the Daikatana. With Usagi's knowledge and skills with the sword, Hiro slays the Mishima. One of the Daikatana disappears, as its timeline no longer exists.
Mikiko steals the remaining Daikatana and kills Superfly. Mikiko reveals that the feudal Ebihara clan was just as evil as the Mishimas, and that when Usagi discovered it, he threw the Daikatana into a volcano. Mikiko announces that she intends to use the Daikatana to restore the honor of her ancient clan, then take over the world. Hiro defeats and kills Mikiko, then uses the Daikatana to fix history once and for all. The Daikatana is never found in 2455, the viral plague is cured in 2020, the Mishima never takes over the world, and Hiro exiles himself to a forgotten corner of the space-time continuum, safeguarding the Daikatana so that it never again falls into evil hands.
John Romero's initial game design, completed in March 1997, called for a huge amount of content—24 levels split into 4 distinct time periods, 25 weapons, and 64 monsters. Despite this, Romero believed that development of the game could be completed in seven months, just in time for Christmas 1997. The game was to license the existing Quake game engine. At id Software, the content portion of Quake had taken a nine-person team only six months. Romero had eight artists, and calculated that he could finish in seven. This schedule was called «patently ludicrous» by John Carmack. Put simply, Romero did not have an established, experienced team to rely on, as Ion Storm was still forming as a company, constantly adding new employees. Many were talented amateurs, hired on the basis of level designs they had created. Daikatana for PC.
Ion Storm showed Daikatana at E3 in June 1997. The engine was still running in a software mode, and looked outdated and unimpressive. At the same time, id Software was debuting their Quake II game engine, featuring hardware acceleration and innovative visuals. Romero realized that they were falling behind technologically. The Christmas 1997 deadline was quietly dropped, and the new plan was to keep creating the content for the game, and switch to the Quake II engine as soon as it was ready. The game was rescheduled for a March 1998 release.
Daikatana 's title is written in Japanese kanji and literally means «big sword»; however, the characters' usual reading is in fact «daitō». (See etymology of katana.) The name comes from an item in a Dungeons & Dragons campaign played by the original members of id Software, which Romero co-founded.
From very early on in the game's development, Daikatana was advertised as the brainchild of John Romero, a man famous for his work at id Software in the development of Wolfenstein 3D, Doom and Quake. Time magazine gave Romero and Daikatana glowing coverage, saying "Everything that game designer John Romero touches turns to gore and gold." An early advertisement for Daikatana, created by marketer Mike Wilson and reluctantly approved by Romero, was a red poster with large black lettering proclaiming «John Romero's about to make you his bitch», a reference to Romero's infamous trash talk during gaming. Nothing else was featured on this poster but a small tag-line reading «Suck It Down,» an Ion Storm logo and an Eidos logo.
Following the ad's appearance in several gaming magazines, more negative news came out of Ion Storm, fueling distaste for the game whose release was pushed back. The lavish rock star-like treatment given to Romero in his attempt to build a designer-centered game studio (including a multi-million dollar office on the top floor of a Dallas skyscraper), Romero's well-publicized expensive tastes and hobbies (such as racing Ferraris), the dubious saga of Romero's girlfriend, professional gamer Stevie «Killcreek» Case, being hired on as a level designer, and the game's development (which included most of the original development team quitting en masse to form a competing company called Gathering of Developers), incited criticism from the online gaming fan community.
The Daikatana team received the source to the Quake II engine in November 1997, and immediately realized that the switch would not be simple. The code was completely different from the original Quake engine, and would require throwing away eleven months of work for a complete rewrite.
In January 1999, the switch to the Quake II engine was complete. What had been scheduled for a few weeks had taken an entire year to complete. Ion Storm announced that «Come hell or high water, the game will be done on February 15, 1999.» This deadline was missed, but a demo was released in March 1999. However, this demo failed to impress players as it featured no monsters and no single-player game, only multiplayer deathmatch.
The Daikatana team was then trying to create a new, more impressive demo for E3 that year. Last minute changes to the level design led to a demo that could only run at about 12 frames per second, far less than the 30 frames per second that was considered a minimum for first person shooters. The E3 disaster led to a crisis for Ion Storm. Eidos, the parent company who had thus far financed Ion Storm to the tune of $44 million, had had enough. In June 1999, Eidos and Ion Storm reached an agreement. Eidos got majority ownership of Ion Storm, and founders Todd Porter and Jerry O'Flaherty left the company. Daikatana Download Torrent.
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