Crap crap crap story, no FPS elements, a few good levels.
C. Ream "xdelusion", Amazon
19 May 2006
Summary: Man, this one was definatly rushed. It is packed with a crappy story, create a Jedi, but they all look pretty gay in the end unless you are an Alien Chick. Basically you set out to become a great Jedi in a few short missions. The game makes no attempt at making things realistic on that front. Another thing I don't like is the story.
Summary: I waited forever to get this game, and it was kinda a let down. I like computer cheat codes, and I was told it had the most cheats of any PC game. I actually invented some that worked (E.g. Playermodel Ragnos). But, it really isn't that fun. How would you like it if you're put in a room with a lightsaber and a fifty-foot tall rancor? No, I wouldn't like it either. And cheats don't help you there. The rancor can eat you anyway.
Summary: Ok so here is how this game breaks down. Time and time again I am having these babble ridden reviews shoved down my throat and it is time to chime in. This game was built for the online community, end of story. Being a long time veteran of online multiplayer games such as MOHAA, D2, HALO etc.. etc... Two of which I have built and been members of clans, owned servers, PWNT ALL.
Summary: The game is plenty of fun for multiplayer but it is essentially just jediknight 2 with more sabers. All the powers and even the graphics are the same. Lucas arts could have made it much better by including the original Jediknight2 levels as they use the same engine and even the same weapons. Jedi Academy uses all the same weapons as JK2 it only adds one more as well as saber options.
Summary: This game was my introduction to Jedi Knight series. The only Star Wars game I had played before this was Knights of the Old Republic (which I loved). After finishing it I was excited about more Star Wars gaming and I tried Jedi Academy. The game seemed to be a mixed bag: there was some great things like ability to customize your character and choosing between saber styles. The acrobatics were fantastic.
Summary: An already old 3D engine, mediocre graphics, terrible AI, forced voice acting over SUPER cheesy dialogue with a PG rated story, under-developed characters, and clumsy controls over new features such as creature & vehicle riding take a lot away from this game, which could have been a welcome addition to the Jedi Knight series if only it had been released as a mere add-on with a reasonable price tag.