Combat is character development response

Combat is character development response



When reading this article, it gave a good perspective on the time and money that is put in the combat of a game and when using that it needs a porous and this reason that this article goes into is character development.  Looking into pure fighting games like street fighter and a specific character Akuma the main antagonist. “Akuma is a cold and extremely powerful warrior whose sole reason for being is to hone his fighting skills by battling and destroying strong foes.” (Akuma, not date) this is well explained in his combat style that “Akuma’s overall style focuses on completely dominating the opponent and preventing counterattacks.” (Akuma, no date) this character just wants just to be the most powerful being in the street fighter universe and his needs to destroy his opponents and by dominating them in the fight. This shows that even a series like street fighter understands the need to match the personality of their character to the way they fight.

Like the article looking into the uncharted series as a whole to look at the combat I wish to look into the I wanted to look into the Jak and Daxter series another naughty dog series. In the story of jack and Daxter one a lot of the combat is based on the hand to hand combat while in Jak and Daxter 2 Jak has matured with the passage of time within the story but with the use of lightly cartoonish weapons. These changes are made by the story and the development of Jak. In this story Jak is angry and has a need to get back at a government that tortured him within this story and has been lead to pick up weapons. Jak as a character has developed and so does the combat of the game.

The needs of the story and character development are important and the combat as well as the game needs to evolve around that. I hope that I have made a good response to the article






Akuma (no date) Available at: (Accessed: 28 June 2016).

DeVries, J. (2012) Jak and Daxter collection review. Available at: (Accessed: 28 June 2016).

Jak II (2015) Available at: (Accessed: 28 June 2016).


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