File name: daikatana.zip
File size: 1.14 GB
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Daikatana Game Information
Daikatana System Requirements (PC)
OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
Processor: Pentium 4 1.8 GHz
Memory: 512 MB RAM
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Storage: 1 GB available space
Daikatana PC Download
Daikatana was delayed multiple times from its conception in early 1997 to its eventual release in 2000. By this time, numerous games based on more advanced graphics technology, such as Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament, had been released, causing Daikatana to lag technologically in the market with its dated game engine. The gameplay had many aspects that were widely disliked by players, such as an artificially limited number of saves per level and the presence of computer-controlled “sidekicks” who were more of an impediment to the player. As a result, Daikatana garnered mixed reception from reviewers and players. The earliest review of the Nintendo 64 version came from Nintendo Power, which gave it a score of 5.6 out of 10, even though the game itself was not released until five months later.
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