Reviews and Problems with Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
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(Star Wars) Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
23 September 2004
Excerpt: Ever think about how your life would be different if you had use of the Force? You could easily get out of speeding tickets with mind tricks, you wouldn't need to get up to find the remote and a lightsaber could cut better than any Miracle Blade!
Excerpt: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is definitely a fun game. You play the role of Jade a student of the Jedi Academy. You can customize your character from their gender, the color of the hair, their species, and their clothes.
Excerpt: In a galaxy not too far far away and a time not too long long ago Lucas Arts developed a very successful title that followed in the footsteps of ID Software's Doom series. This game was dubbed as
Xbox Review - 'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'
5 February 2004
Excerpt: Genre: Action Publisher: LucasArts Developer: Vicarious Visions Release Date: November 18, 2003 Buy 'STAR WARS JEDI KNIGHT: Jedi Academy': Xbox | PC A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… It has been 3 years since the historic battle of Endor.
Conclusion: during the course of the game. Unlike Outcast, the previous Jedi Knight game on Xbox, you start with Jedi powers. Although Jedi Academy (JA) has a first-person shooter heritage, I spent only a handful of minutes looking down the barrel of a blaster.
Conclusion: Jedi Academy does a great job recreating the epic lightsaber duels that most of us have come to love, but the big question is will gamers be willing to play through the first few mundane missions in order to get to that point?
Conclusion: It seems odd to come back to a game and find it much less enjoyable the second time around when it's quite obviously a decent port. But several months on we've not only played much better games, but we're even less inclined to accept the messy control system, the often dreadful AI, the questionable...