Sudeki

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Critic Score User Score
Windows
70
3.8
Xbox
70
3.2
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Description

Set in a world where realms of dark and light co-exist on top of each other, Queen Luscia of Haskillia is troubled by invasions of the Aklorians. Four heroes with unique abilities: the swordsman Tal, sorceress Ailish, the shape-shifting huntress Buki and the powerful Elco, combine their forces to aid the queen while they make their way through the struggle between dark and light.

You control the four characters as a team in a full 3D world with a third person view. Sudeki innovates through the use of realtime fighting scenes with combos, ranged attacks, evasion, the use of shields and Matrix-style effects including bullet-time. The characters are able to combine their forces to produce super-strike attacks. As usual, you can gain skills, spells and weapons to upgrade and add to as you go along and the plot is full of surprising interventions, betrayal and dangerous foes.

Screenshots

Sudeki Windows The Main Menu.
Sudeki Windows Loading
Sudeki Windows Elco uses gun
Sudeki Windows There are many optional "courrier" quests.

Alternate Titles

  • "魔幻战士" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Symphony of Light" -- Working title

User Reviews

A waste of time. Shows potential in so many areas, but little good ever comes of it. Xbox kbmb (399)

Critic Reviews

Gamesmania.de Xbox Sep 01, 2004 85 out of 100 85
X-Power Xbox Sep 03, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Xbox Sep 03, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2005 71 out of 100 71
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Aug 24, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot Xbox Jul 26, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
PC Zone Windows Apr 18, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
Game Revolution Xbox Jul, 2004 C+ 58
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 13, 2005 11 out of 20 55
Diehard GameFan Xbox Aug 08, 2004 4.8 out of 10 48

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Trivia

Development

The game was first titled Symphony of Light and it was in development for the Dreamcast. Around 1999, Climax announced they changed course for a release on the upcoming Playstation 2. It would allow for four players to participate simultaneously. As the title clashed with an existing game series, ‘Suteki’ was suggested, being the Japanese for 'beautiful, cool, gorgeous'. In the end, it became Sudeki.

It's also funny to know that if you would translate the English word 'steak' into a Japanese katakana word through the linguistic rules, you end up with 'suteki' as well.

Inaccuracies

In Transentia, in the Research Center Dungeon, The party splits up. When Ailish leaves she is wearing her level 3 armor. Yet if you look at her after she leaves, you will notice she is wearing her level 1 armor. And since it is impossible not to have her third level armor and you cannot not re-equip lower level stuff this is clearly a mistake.

Intro

Tom Baker does the voice-acting for the opening FMV sequence (for which he is uncredited in the game).

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – The Mushmouth Award for Most Mispronounced Title of the Year (Xbox)
Information also contributed by Link Ramza and MasterMegid

Related Web Sites

  • Sudeki (Official website (Windows version))
  • Xbox - Sudeki (Xbox information page about the game.)
Contributed to by Sciere (308749) and Gary Burchell (42)