Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon

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Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon
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Developer(s) Ronin Entertainment
Publisher(s) Universal Interactive
Distributor(s) Vivendi Universal Games
Director(s) Terrence Masson
Edward Kilham
Kalani Streicher
Designer(s) Edward Kilham
James Teal
Programmer(s) Scott Henderson
Writer(s) Sean Hoessli
Terrence Masson
Composer(s) Rik Schaffer
Platform(s) Xbox
Release
  • NA: July 2, 2002
  • EU: September 6, 2002
Genre(s) Beat 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon is a beat 'em up video game featuring martial artist Bruce Lee. It was developed by Ronin Entertainment and published by Universal Interactive, and was released in Europe and the United States for the Xbox (not compatible with Xbox 360) in 2002 to a negative critical reception.

Gameplay[edit]

Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon is a pure beat 'em up, using a 3D graphics engine and consisting of normal section where the player is brawling against multiple common enemies, and of one-on-one boss fights. New Jeet Kune Do-style moves can be purchased for the coins gained by beating up enemies.

Plot[edit]

The game features a story line in which 24-year-old Bruce (voiced by James Sie) battles multiple enemies to rescue his kidnapped father (voiced by James Hong) and retrieve the mystical Golden Relic from an organized crime organization known as Black Lotus, led by mysterious "Dragon Lady" (voiced by Charity James), whose father Chai Wan was inadvertently killed by Lee. Players control Lee through a series of areas set in various locations around the world, including Hong Kong, London and San Francisco. The game's bosses include Dragon Lady's sisters, including Cleopatra (voiced by Russi Taylor) and Rhianna (voiced by Nika Futterman), and her other followers, such as Cobra (voiced Gregg Berger and motion-captured by Curtis Bush) and female ninja assassin Tsuki (voiced by Charity James).

Reception[edit]

The game was highly anticipated, but was almost universally panned by critics. It has an aggregate rating of 35.51% on GameRankings.[1] The most often cited complaints were about inadequate controls and combat lock-on system, low-quality graphics, frequent loading times, bad plot and voice acting, and the lack of any in-game tutorials. IGN regarded Quest of the Dragon as vastly inferior to the Game Boy Advance game Bruce Lee: Return of the Legend.[2] In 2011, UGO.com included it in their list of 102 worst video games ever created, calling it "as close to blasphemy as the fighting genre gets."[3]

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