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Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.3
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Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.0

Critic Reviews

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PGNx Media (Jan 20, 2003)
Ultimately, Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon is a good game to add to your shelf. It doesn’t really innovate the genre, but it makes for fun gameplay. The biggest selling point is no doubt the Bruce Lee license, and Bruce Lee fans will love the game. If you don’t care for Bruce Lee, you’ll still find an enjoyable game.
The graphics are not so much on par with today's standard. The animation is a little choppy and there is serious issue with the loading time. Still, this is Bruce Lee we are talking about and it is hard not to mimic his moves. This game allows you to be the legend himself, beating up wanna-bes. Only Bruce Lee diehards would appreciate this game. Video game fans will find themselves wishing the developers had done more with the sub-par graphics and the slow load times.
Consoles Plus (Sep, 2002)
Une grosse déception. Un titre vraiment indigne de la Xbox qui nous avait habitués à bien mieux. Amusant le temps d'une partie mais pas plus !
XboxAddict (Jul 04, 2002)
Hayyyyaaaaa !!!!! The sound rendered in full lush Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, not every game on the Xbox boasts this killer sound combo. You hear everything, the cry of Bruce, the environments. Also, the music is quite good, with a cool little Bruce Lee rap track to keep you in the mood. Overall, well done!
Mania (Jul 24, 2002)
In the end, QUEST OF THE DRAGON leaves the feeling of mediocrity in your stomach after playing. Its fun, it's enjoyable, but it gets old fast. Fans of Bruce Lee will probably enjoy the game, and 3D action fans will probably have some fun with QUEST OF THE DRAGON. But, other than that, I suggest giving it a rental to see what you think of it first.
TeamXbox (Jul 14, 2002)
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon both insults the long lived myth of the martial arts master while glorifying him. Unfortunately, the game didn’t live up to the enormous hype it had created, but it’s still entertaining for a short period of time. The game is average. I suggest avoiding adding this game to a shopping cart unless you’re a Bruce Lee collector of some sort, or you’re taking out the trash. Beat ‘em fans should look into renting it on a boring, rainy, dark weekend though. If you are neither a collector or a fan of the genre, maybe try ignoring the game was ever released.
GamePro (US) (Aug 01, 2002)
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon, one of the last Xbox launch titles to see the light of day, fails to warrant its extensive delay. Although the developers exhibit reverence for Lee's mystique and portray various authentic fighting styles, the game itself quickly bogs down into a long, repetitive walk-and-punch beat-em-up game.
Gaming Target (Sep 17, 2002)
Bruce Lee has been a household name for decades, and yet we still haven’t seen a video game that has recreated the experience of his classic ‘70s films. Ronin Entertainment, a small upstart subsidiary of Universal Interactive, has taken the Bruce Lee license and turned it into an Xbox-exclusive brawler. Unfortunately, Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon isn’t quite what we were hoping for; not only does it fail to bring us any of the thrills of the movies, it also does nothing to raise the bar as far as the fighting genre goes.
GameZone (Jul 18, 2002)
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon fits right in with the other weekend rentals that fill Blockbuster's over-crowded shelves. For fifty dollars, even the most happy-go-lucky casual gamer will not want to buy this game. In 12 months, the price should drop quite a bit, but you'll have better games to play by then. And you know what? There are better games to play right now.
What can I say, I got excited and I was shot down by the masses. Sure I will keep the game for the simple fact that I can whoop ass as Bruce Lee. Will I enjoy it? Probably not as the control and graphics of this game make it almost unbearable to even watch. Can it be looked over? In a word no, because if it could I would have done it and enjoyed it. Another sad abuse of a license, my only hope is that the upcoming Jackie Chan game is not of this caliber, if it is I may give up on martial arts games altogether. Oh well back to my PS for some Jackie Chan Stuntmaster!
45 (Oct 03, 2002)
Un titre qui rend finalement un bien piètre hommage à Bruce Lee tant son gameplay se veut primaire et limité. Même la diversité des coups n'y fait rien, les deux pauvres modes de jeux sont d'un intérêt limité, en clair, à éviter.
Ultimately, the only people who will find any real enjoyment with Quest are the most hardcore of Bruce Lee fans. But given the game's flaws, even they may be turned off by the game. If you're looking for a good Kung-Fu fix, you're better off buying a Bruce Lee DVD than Quest.
Game Over Online (Aug 12, 2002)
Altogether, Dragon is a disappointing tribute to one of the greatest martial arts legends of all time. This title is certainly not a legend, even if it has legendary loading times. Some people may disagree with my claim that Lee was a legend and argue that he was more of a showman, like Houdini was a magician but David Copperfield is more about showmanship. At the very end of the day, however, they were all entertaining, even if you knew absolutely nothing about magic or martial arts. That's something Dragon is sorely lacking and an anemic storyline gives no persuasive reason for players to slog through it. Lee's debut on the Xbox does not resemble a dragon, but prefers to plod along like a sloth, short on all the crucial fronts, lazily bumbling along everywhere else.
IGN (Jul 02, 2002)
The premise of an adventure-fighting game featuring the likeness of Bruce Lee is still exciting, but this effort by Ronin Entertainment and the fact that this game will likely sell well anyways, makes me wish we could rewind time and give somebody the chance to do it right. There's nothing redeeming about this game other than the picture of Bruce Lee on the cover. That should be valuable to memorabilia collectors, but the rest of you shouldn't even think about buying or renting this title.
37 (Oct 05, 2002)
Bruce Lee kann einem angesichts dieser durchwegs miserablen Versoftung nur leid tun. Trotz Motion-Capturing zuckelt seine virtuelle Reinkarnation wie eine osteoporosekranke Balletttänzerin durch selten öde Locations und prügelt sich mit geistesabwesendem Ganoveneinerlei, um einer genauso linearen wie banalen Handlung zu folgen. Technisch ist das Ganze eine Beleidigung für jeden Xbox-Besitzer, spielerisch völlig monoton und witzlos, atmosphärisch nicht einmal drittklassig und die deutsche Synchro hätte dürftiger kaum ausfallen können. Selbst Lee-Fans sollten einen ganz großen Bogen um Quest for the Dragon machen, während die Entwickler nur froh sein können, dass der reale Bruce sich nicht mehr wehren kann.
Netjak (Jul 19, 2002)
Bruce Lee really sums up what all fighting game characters should be. Sleek, quick and a personality that wreaks confidence. If Bruce Lee would have been translated to Street Fighter, he could easily hang with Ryu, Ken and the gang. Heck, I'd even place a few bets on him with the crew of Killer Instinct.
GameSpot (Jul 12, 2002)
All told, Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon is a mess. The loading times are horrible, the fighting system is boring and poorly executed, the controls are sluggish, and the graphics are mediocre at best. If that isn't enough to prevent you from buying the game, know that it takes only a little under four hours to beat it all the way through, and at that point your only reward is a one-on-one fighting mode that merely draws out this incredibly bad experience.
While there are some isolated elements of Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon that work, such as the extensive collection of moves and authentic sound effects, they are very tiny islands in a swirling maelstrom of poor gameplay and distressing visuals. A few more months of development could have swept away the extensive list of what the politically correct call “areas of opportunity,” since there’s clearly the makings of a good game in there somewhere. The addition of a solid multiplayer mode, perhaps even some cooperative play would have helped, and a definite retooling of the animations and controls could have saved this title. As it stands, we can hope that enough people pick up this game to warrant a sequel that fixes the problems with the original. That seems wishful thinking, though, as there’s no reason why you should part with your cash in its acquisition.
Bruce Lee is certainly a character deserving of a better game, especially if it were a straight 3D fighting title based on the film Enter the Dragon. While there are some challenging boss fights here, they are difficult only because the characters do heavy damage and can stun your character. A quick and near failsafe remedy is to use Dragon Coins to power-up Lee's fists, taking all the strategy out of fighting. Quest of the Dragon has the makings of a title rushed to market before it was ready. It's martial farce at its finest.
AceGamez (2003)
Considering that Bruce Lee is a legend and inspirational hero to many and that this title is Xbox-exclusive, this game is one of the most appalling disasters I've ever seen. PS2 owners would turn their nose up at it and with good reason - with very basic graphics, sound and music, terrible controls and unbelievably repetitive gameplay, it is one of the most brazen examples of cashing in on a big name that I have ever had the misfortune to come across. Don't let them get away with it and don't waste your hard-earned cash on this game - it is nothing more than an insult to the memory of the greatest martial artist that ever lived.
XBox Solution (XBS) (Jul 26, 2002)
Bruce Lee is really a bad example of what the Xbox is capable of doing. The Gameplay is very repetitive, the graphics are dull, and the camera angle is frustrating. If you are a die hard Bruce Lee fan I would recommend renting this one, but besides that don’t bother with it.
The Next Level (Sep 06, 2002)
Purist or not, high expectations were set for QOTD, none of which were actually achieved. QOTD is like the "Superman64" for the Xbox. Regardless how objective I aspired to be, the flaws are too great to ignore. Hopes that were elevated became shattered hearts. The merit, respect and talent that Bruce Lee demonstrated warrants something substantially better than this installment failed to offer, period.
Armchair Empire, The (Jul 30, 2002)
BL: QOTD was supposed to come out around the Xbox’s launch. Considering that the developers had 7 additional months or so to work on this game, it’s an outright embarrassment that this is the best product the developers could come up with. Every member of the development team associated with this shameful game should be required to withstand three frontal kicks to the groin before being allowed near another video game project. Do not buy this game unless you have started collection of the all-time worst games ever to disgrace store shelves. I wouldn’t recommend BL: QOTD to my worst enemy, it’s that bad.
Just a horrible experience, no matter how you try to look at it. While the premise was shaky to begin with, the cool moves and multiple opponent combat could have really made this a classic; instead, Quest of the Dragon fails in every category and at every opportunity it had to shine. Seeing the better moves just made things worse because it showed the promise of a great game, it's unfortunate that the few positives are hidden underneath unimaginably large mounds of crap. I'm sorry Bruce, you deserved so much better than this.
Game Revolution (Jul, 2002)
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon's main Adventure mode pits you (as the legendary Lee) in a story so thin it makes Fists of Fury look like Hamlet. Apparently, Bruce has just retired from the British Secret Service and gets tangled up with the Black Lotus organization, which seems to be made up of a few thousand guys who excel at getting their asses kicked by Bruce Lee. Your job is to get to the bottom of things by beating people up.
Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon is such a flawed piece of tripe that no one should have to pay for it, be it a purchase, rental or even as part of your rent. This is the kind of game that you would give to your enemies. Steer clear of it, and hope that it doesn't influence the games that are placed next to it on any store shelf.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 18, 2002)
The game is strictly linear, although it's still hard to tell where to go next thanks to the awful camera system. The environments are not interactive at all - they just provide new scenery for the same monotonous fights. The graphics are below average. The characters aren't very detailed, and with the exception of the bosses, they all look the same. The scenery varies from a fishing village, to a restaurant, to the streets of Hong Kong, but it's nothing special. Even the lives/continue system is confusing. All in all, Quest is an uninspired game that won't hold your interest for long.