Excerpt: Because my wife is away skiing in the North Country, you all benefit from what has to be, for me at any rate, the fastest game review ever. I played Jade Empire from start to finish in one marathon ten hour and fifteen minute gaming session, and without a multiplayer component and with essentially...
Excerpt: When it comes to RPGs, Bioware are without equal. They have created wonders such as the Baldur's Gate series, quite possible the best fantasy RPG ever created, as well as given tools to the community with the hugely successful Neverwinter Nights.
Summary: BioWare is bringing an enhanced version, high-resolution graphics and new visual effects, of Jade Empire to the PC. The original, story of Jade Empire is injected with new monsters, weapons, combat styles, new challenges, and special items to discover.
Excerpt: How does a two-year old PC port of an awesome Xbox RPG hold-up in today’s world? Well, if the game is from a company like Bioware, then the game may have some life. And if the game is like Jade Empire , a game in which PC gamers lost out for two years while their Xbox brethren reaped all the...
Summary: PC gamers have been waiting patiently for almost two years for BioWare's Asian-themed role-playing game to make it to their platform of choice. And in many ways, it was worth the delay for anyone who hasn't already played the Xbox version.
Pros: Complex story and characters rank among BioWare's best, Pretty graphics and superb voice acting bring the gameworld to life, Alignment system is well designed and adds replay value
Cons: Simplistic combat is unexceptional and unfulfilling, Limited character-customization options make leveling up unexciting, Only a scant few additions over the Xbox version