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The Crow: City of Angels is a 1997 game for Sega Saturn, Sony PlayStation and PC. It is loosely based on the movie of the same name. The player assumes the role of the hero of the film, Ashe Corven. It is the only video game in The Crow franchise.
They killed you. But you came back. An avenging angel from beyond the grave. A vigilante reborn to bring justice to the damned. Take your unearthly powers and wreak vengeance on Judah, L.A.'s drug king, Kali, the nin-jitsu death-bitch, Curve, Spider Monkey and an army of lowlife thugs... Because life after death is HELL.
The game played in a style similar to a traditional 2D side scrolling beat-em-up, viewed from an isometric perspective. All objects and characters are 3D polygonal models, imposed over 2D pre-rendered backgrounds. The game is identical across the three platforms it was released for, the main difference being that the PC version has sharper 2D-rendered backgrounds, due to its higher screen resolution.
Ashe's primary method of fighting enemies is hand to hand combat, consisting of basic punches and kicks. He also has the ability to pull off more acrobatic moves using various button combinations. Along the way various weapons can be found, including knives, bottles, handguns and shotguns. During the course of the game Ashe encounters various bosses (the main villains from the film), before facing off against the final boss of the game, Judah Earl, the leader of the gang responsible for murdering his family.
The Crow: City of Angels was almost universally panned upon its release. In a 2008 review by Game Revolution, its controls were regarded as poor and its gameplay as repetitive; the reviewer went on to say: "The Crow: City of Angels is one of the worst titles I've ever seen. Avoid all contact with this game". According to Game Rankings, its average user score is only 23.50%.