Reviews and Problems with Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
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(Star Wars) Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
6 March 2006
Excerpt: After a rather dismal showing last year with Obi-Wan , Lucasarts is looking to bring all the adventure and excitement that goes with being a Jedi to the Xbox with Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast . Graphically, JK II is good - but pales in comparison to other Xbox titles.
Excerpt: In Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast , you play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary under the hire of Mon Mothma. Taking place some years after Return of the Jedi , Kyle and his partner, Jan Ors, are sent to investigate a base for the Remnant forces of the Empire, who are apparently experimenting on creating...
Pros: Feels and sounds like Star Wars, Multiplayer adds to game, Force powers add depth to "run and gun" gameplay
Cons: Enemy A.I. can be mediocre, Cutscenes look low-res
Summary: LucasArts has been working with the Xbox since the release of . Now LucasArts is bringing over their PC hit, over to the Xbox. It it worth ditching the PC version for or is it a good game to get into if it’s your first Jedi experience? Read on and find out.
Conclusion: The game moves at a fair clip on most above-average PCs (let's say 500Mhz +), the story is ultra-juicy, the gameplay highly addictive and, last of all, it's got that soundtrack. Star Wars fans will get a real buzz out of Jedi Knight 2, while for everyone it still offers some of the best story-driven...
Conclusion: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a great title. While the engrossing single-player plot-driven game is in there, providing at the very least a few weeks of solid play, Vicarious Visions has added a seriously appetizing multiplayer aspect to boot.
Summary: "Jedi Knight 2 won’t be breaking any new ground on the Xbox, it didn’t when it was first released on the PC earlier in the year either." "I can clearly remember when the original Dark Forces was released all those years ago back in the days of the 486.
Conclusion: Jedi Outcast is a rather patchy game, with moments of genius let down by a lack of consistency. The guns are derivative and rarely used once you get hold of your lightsaber, the melee combat clumsy and chaotic, the AI poor and some of the locations derivative and poorly designed.
Conclusion: Letztendlich gibt es für mich nur zwei kleine Kritikpunkte, die den ausgezeichneten Gesamteindruck ein wenig schmälern. Neben der schwankenden Framerate verstimmten mich vor allem die schlappen Zwischensequenzen in der Ingame-Engine.