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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy PC Game Review

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a first and third-person shooter action game set in the Star Wars universe. It was developed by Raven Software and published, distributed and marketed by LucasArts in North America and by Activision in the rest of the world. Jedi Academy was released in September 2003 and received positive reviews, achieving an 81% aggregate score. In September 2009, the game was re-released along with its 3 predecessors through Steam and Direct2Drive.

Jedi Academy is powered by the same version of the Quake III Arena engine used in its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, containing modifications to the Quake code to include lightsaber combat. In a new feature to the series, the player can modify the character’s gender and appearance, and can construct a lightsaber by choosing the hilt style and blade color.

The player takes control of the character Jaden Korr, a student at the Jedi Academy under the tutelage of Kyle Katarn. The player must complete various missions assigned to them by Kyle Katarn and Luke Skywalker. There is a multiplayer mode that allows the player to play against other people over a network.

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  1. Totally agree, worth pickin up just because of the fun mechanics in the game.
    Though if you´re after story then pick up the prequell Jedi outcast(dark forces 3)

  2. meh the light saber duels look bad ass and good customization and also mods so i guess its worth it.

  3. I wouldn't say the story is that bad but it's not anything special either. Rosh was not a good character but he isn't in the game enough to piss me off.

    Mark Arganos is where the story really fucks up. He is just a generic doomsday villain.

    There are some shitty levels but once you get to the third part of Vajunn, the game only gets better. I'd say the game is paced better than Outcast all though the leveling system can break early parts of the game.

  4. I want a star wars game where you can have lightsaber duals like in the movies, just standing still and occasionally moving. In this game you're always sidestepping and jumping and stuff, I'm not saying that isn't cool, I'd just like to have a cinematic kinda dual.

  5. The campaign was fun to play through just because the levels and environments were nicely designed and the abilities and powers were a lot of fun to use. But I agree the actual story itself was pretty lame though not the worst mostly because of Rosh being an obnoxious character (I think even the developers knew he would be despised hence why there's the option to kill him at the end) and the villains don't have the same impact that previous villains like Jerec and Desann did. Overall though, I still love this game and go back to it a lot even after all these years. But from a storytelling point of view, Jedi Knight and Outcast are better

  6. The real reason to play this game is the multiplayer, which is still fairly lively in 2016.

  7. dual lightsabers and lightsaber staff weapons r top notch and fighting styles r cool as hell, I really liked this game!

  8. The best part of this game was the multiplayer. I played it for years. Also this game can be easily modded a lot to improve the overall game.

  9. there is a sale on steam…
    so im thinking to buy it
    for me and my friends
    can we play co op?

  10. I really like this game, but the one annoying thing about it is that I could not play the game with dynamic glow on because it would cause the game to lag. Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it?

  11. The gameplay is what I really like about Jedi Academy. Story? I couldn't care less. As time goes on, I'm not as interested in stories in games as I used to be. Part of it is understanding narrative, part of it is my age: 40. By my age, you come to realize that the most interesting stories you'll ever come across are the stories REAL LIFE provides.

  12. Best part about Jedi Academy is the Moviebattles 2 mod. It replaces the multiplayer entirely with maps and characters from the movies while completely revamping saber combat. It's still active to this day and the changes to saber combat are incredible.

  13. 2:40 , same plot with "Kylo Ren" haha
    Its supose to be very "rare to fall to the dark side. But in some bad star wars storys, it seems very common.

  14. graphics and the story is good but in this game you can't win a duel at least they could do a difficulty level for beginners

  15. I'm not sure if it's still alive or not, but a huge aspect of this game was its multiplayer. Not just running around and killing people in deathmatch mode, but back in the day it had a massive community, clan wars and even 1on1 ESL dueling scene.

  16. So is the Lightsaber combat nice and all or do you just jam the attack button till the opponent dies?

  17. The story is beyond garbage. It's like it was written over a lunch break on a legal pad. "You're gonna have to use FORCE SENSE TM to get to the next area" "They're collecting DARK SIDE ENERGY TM". The whole experience could have been bettered by someone from Raven going out and buying a motherfucking thesaurus.

  18. I didn't like this game a whole lot, but the saber combat (especially with g_saberrealisticcombat set to 1) was so satisfying that I've played it several times

  19. The only reason to play Jedi Academy is for multiplayer, but even then the player base is 50/50 admirable and horrible people.
    On one side you have the people who play for fun and want to have you in their clan to repopulate the game, and the other half are the laming fuckwits and the people who also use glitches like wiggle/ poke and scripts with only the Single/Red stance saber which has the potential to kill you in one slice.
    That sort of shit discourages any other playstyle like dual weilding or staff, since both of those have shit range and shit damage.
    Also that stupid desperate reliance of exploitative bullshit makes 70% of the moves in the game completely useless since they do lesser and damage and leave you completely open for the Single Saber retards to get a slice in.
    You can't roleplay, you can't be unique because there's only an optimal way to play online and if you're different everybody will whipe the floor with you.

    Either get in a clan or play multiplayer with friends online or LAN don't play on the shitty modded servers that populate the browser.
    Hell you'll have more fun playing with bots rather than with half the fucktards out there.

  20. They really should remake this game. Heck, it would kind of work in the New Canon.

  21. The voice of rosh? Was voiced by Jason Marsden, who was in tv shows like boy meets world, and full house. I'm sure yeh all knew that though

  22. I started playing this game since yesterday and I really like it. The fighting animations with the lightsaber look better than skyrim and it is so fluent.

  23. Outcast had the better story, but Jedi Academy has the better Gameplay and Level variety. Also choosing which powers to upgrade aswell as having different lightsaber styles is really neat. Both are great Star Wars games.

  24. Love this game. such a load of fun to blast enemies with force lightning and watch them go flying.

  25. This is one of my favorite Star Wars and Jedi Knight games ever 🙂 . This game was alot of fun 🙂

  26. Ive played the game recently and just for fun Id decided to go with mind trick instead of lightning. Its so cheap that at earlier levels you can CC the entire room and just saber them down. Once you level it up and go against heavies and jetpackers, mind control lets you fuck em up so easily. Not to mention, its so funny to see heavies shoot each other.

    Lightning is very useful against droids though but you dont meet them so often.

  27. Still at my personal Top 5 Best SW games ever made. Yes, the story isn't a great thing and all, but the gameplay was the high point there.

  28. I don't know what is this guy talking about! I bought the game based on this review and i can say worst money ever spent! Game aged horribly. Level design is classic 90s where they make a bunch of rooms and corridors with little to no logic. For example there is this big and by the looks important door and the switch to open them is in a random dark corridor few rooms away. But that's not why this game is unplayable to anyone used to today's games. There is something that was quite common in bad 90s games. I call that "ice floor". And it is as it sounds your character is like on the ice floor. Where you move and want to stop moving you don't stop moving but slide for a little while after you let go of the key and you can bet your ass that there is shit ton of platforming. Also you get stuck way to easy on any object in the environment. I didn't even get to the jedi part, its just to terrible and tedious to play. Stay away from this shit game don't let these nostalgia driven reviews fool you!

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