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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.
As other people have said, the plot for one-player mode is very...Well, almsot pathetic. It left me confused, it didn't explain alot. Read morePublished on April 24 2005 by Em Katyna
Jedi Academy, or JK3, while entertaining, unfortunately fails to match the lofty standard set by its predecessor, JK2: Jedi Outcast. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Edmund Khoo
The game is fun and nice on the eyes. The big problem is the AI is pretty dumb. They just stand there and shot and most the time they miss you (though that is keeping with the... Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Brandon
This is the best of the JK series yet! Custom lightsabers and people. Debug commands (as most JK games). And driable space
craft and more!
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I know some have said that if you've got Jedi Outcast to not bother with this game. However, I beg to differ!!! Read morePublished on June 18 2004 by David Harvey
I've long been a fan of Dark Forces and the Jedi Knight series, however, the latest rendition just didn't float my boat the way the others did. Read morePublished on May 21 2004 by Villabob
i borrowed jedi academy from my friend and i beat it about 11 times and it was so much fun each time. I like how you can make your own lightsaber and character. Read morePublished on May 12 2004
I write this more as an innocent bystander than anything else. I am not particularly into hack-and-slash games, but the resident 10-year-old thinks it is the last word in... Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by chefdevergue