- Platform: Windows 98 / Me / XP
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: CD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
For the first time in a Jedi Knight series game, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows players to create and customize their own characters by choosing various characteristics including species, gender, clothing, and physical attributes such as hair and facial features. In addition, players can create a custom lightsaber, selecting from hilt design and blade color. As apprentices progress in their training, different lightsabers will become available, such as the double-bladed lightsaber or dual lightsabers.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy begins shortly after the conclusion of events in Star Wars: Jedi Outcast. Players create a Jedi apprentice character and join the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4 to learn the ways of the Force under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn. While the young apprentice embarks on various missions to hone their skills and abilities, a mysterious group is discovered creating havoc throughout the galaxy. Until order is restored, the fate of the Jedi Academy - and the future of the Star Wars galaxy itself - hangs precariously in the balance.
While players are able to accomplish more by using the lightsaber in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, they also will have a variety of weapons - new and old - at their disposal including a blaster, blaster rifle, Wookiee bowcaster, Imperial repeater, and a Destructive Electro-Magnetic Pulse gun. A unique level selection system allows players to choose their own path through the game as well as the missions they undertake to improve their Jedi skills. The game adds new multiplayer modes and bring back the most popular modes from Star Wars: Jedi Outcast.
In Multi-Player, you can fight other players. You can choose what you want you charecter to look like and change it as much as you want and pick your light saber. My only complaint about Multi-player mode is everyone there is rude. Well, almost everyone. There are certain clubs and "cults" where they go around calling non-members of their club/cult "Lamers".
Overall, it's a pretty good game.
The lightsaber combat is also improved, and feels much more fluid.
If there's one complaint I have with the game is that you can no longer wield the lightsaber in first-person mode. I'm guessing this decision was made to accomodate all of the new combat moves in the game, but personally, given the choice between having these moves and playing completely in first-person mode, I'd choose first-person: I think the designers should've given the player the choice.
But despite that, this is really a great game. Well done Raven Software!
So Jedi Academy is a good buy, others say it sucks because the
either got it taken away or got upset. Or perhaps they only
played the demo, which is only a drop in the Cosmos compared to
the actual game. The Duel and Siege mode are VERY cool.
Duel: fight 2-1 batlles and re-inact the Darth Maul vs. Qui Gon
and Obi Wan.
Siege Mode: Play a different role in overtaking an enemy base
while being a Jedi, Technician, or just a person with gun
A.K.A. Innocent Bystander.
either way, i prefer this JA to the X-Box one because you have
to have X-Box Live to play multiplayer. But if you have XL then
Get this for Xbox.
JUST BUY IT AND I SWEAR YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.
btw: i dont want you to play one level and say you hate it...
play the WHOLE game through.
Thats all and enjoy!
You get to visit some familiar SW locales as well as some new ones. And there's also a couple of familiar faces such as Luke and Chewie. And there's always plenty of Stormtroopers and other Empire forces to slash at.
Not having played any of the other Jedi Knight games, I don't know how this compares. I enjoyed being able to customize my saber, but I would've liked a little more customization of my character. There's a limited number of races and looks and no matter the race or gender, your character's name is the same. A nice variety of weapons, although I use mostly my saber and force powers. The special moves took me a little while to get (using a mouse and keyboard), but I'm still relatively new to PC gaming and am still used using a console controller.
I will definitely look at some of the other JK games once I finish this one!
Plot: You play a student named Jaden Korr, who comes to the jedi academy to learn to be a jedi. You learn how to use a lightsaber and how to use the force. At first, you go on a few missions, some with Kyle Katarn from Jedi Outcast. But mainly you help Luke, Kyle and other students to try to stop a dark jedi, Tavion, from siphoning force power from many different locations to ressurect Marka Ragnos[a dead sith lord].
Weapons: Here is a list of the weapons: lightsaber, blaster pistol, E-11 blaster rifle, disputer rifle, wookie bowcaster, imperial heavy repeater, magnetic gun, golan arms flachette weapon, stouker concussion rifle, merr-sonn portable missle system and other throwable weapons. These weapons do come in handy but it's best to use a lightsaber. There's not much I can tell you about the weapons except that most of them you have probably seen in Jedi outcast.
I was surprised to see that this game was much easier than the Jedi Outcast but I still think this is a cool game. If you're a star wars fan, buy this game TODAY!