Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast User Reviews

7.0

Outcast or Hero?

Summary:



Introduction:

Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a game following on from the story developed in Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith. You the player take control of Kyle Katarn, an ex-Jedi who is now employed as a mercenary by the Republic with his secret crush Jan Ors, flying through the systems in their ship the Raven’s Claw. Kyle Katarn gave up his Lightsaber and Force Powers after the events surrounding the Valley of the Jedi.

Now, however, there is more need of a Jedi hero than ever before. Having discovered on a seemingly harmless mining facility, after intercepting tr...

4.0

Good Game Suffers from Flaws

The good:

Good action, a lot of fun, many cool weapons to own your enemies with.

The bad:

Horrible cutscenes, so-so graphics, mediocre sound, a few glitches.

Summary:

I acquired this game from my friend after I let him borrow KOTOR. This game looked pretty good so I figured that I would give it a try. However, Immediateley I was dissapointed by the bad graphics and horrible cutscenes. They just are not good. At all. Also, the lip synching is some of the worst I have ever seen. While this game suffers from some flaws, it also has some good points. One of them is the weapons. There are ton of weapons that you know and love from the SW universe such as the Imperial Blaster Rifle, Wookie Bowcaster and Thermal Detonators. There are also some other cool weapon...

8.0

star wars: jedi outcast

The good:

excellent graphics, enemies, locales and weapons

The bad:

yet to be seen

Summary:

game is very unique in being the first gamecube game to be able to use a lightsaber. this game is much like the nintendo 64's Shadows of the Empire, in being able to see the character from a third-person point of view. i also like this game because it was my first star wars game for the gamecube. the multiplayer fights are the best star wars multiplayer i have seen. personally, i appreciate being able to play as Luke Skywalker. the game starts out with Kyle having no force powers, and only the blaster in his hand. from the first-person perspective, i beleive the game is harder than third-pe...

9.6

An awesome game that changed my view of Star Wars

The good:

Nearly everything was good. The character and level design, weapon design, plot, multiplayer games, challenges, wow!

The bad:

Since it originated as a computer game, the graphics engine wasn't the best one around.

Summary:

This game was truly awesome. The plot is very interesting, and it's like a movie except there's a lot more action and you're controlling the character. The weapons were awesome also, especially the lightsaber. I used to shun Star Wars games, they didn't have the ability to live up to the movies, but this one did, or even passed. It had famous characters like your fave jedi Luke Skywalker, or the businessman Lando Calrissian. You could even select the difficulty rate of the game. The lightsaber was truly amazing, especially the duels. You could whip up some kicker moves with it, and the forc...

8.0

Star Wars: Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast

The good:

Again, as I said in my last review, Lucasarts have paid much attention to detail when graphicly designing the game, everything we all love about Star Wars is here, and much, Much more.

The Game starts out how the first Dark Forces started out, only this tim in true rendered 3D, and much more detailed, play this game on a top end PC with all the graphics options turned up full, and you are in for some serious eye candy. The Enemy AI of the Stormtroopers you encounter in the first level is not particularlly 'Intelligent', but they're not know for they're intelligence, so I suppose thats how it's meant to be. Come across an Imperial officer though, then his Marksman ship is greatly improved from that of the Stormtrooper, and its time to duck and pop off a few shots from behind cover. Stormtroopers crack off houmorless one liners as they try hard to kill you, and you can even smell the arrogance of Imperial Officers when they snipe words at you. Makes you want to kill them.

For the forst two levels, the game is like any bog Standard Shooter, shoot kill kill shoot, solve the odd puzzle, but after level two, things get a little more challenging when you get to learn how to use the force, and your lightsaber, then things become interesting.
Lightsaber combat can be veiwed from both 1st and 3rd person perspective, as can gun fighting, 3rd PP is a lot better for lightsaber combat. Go to the options menu and set the Slow Mo Kill to full, and you are treated to a Matrix-style spin around of the kill, and when a limb is lopped off (only arms and hands, no heads) this is a fantastic effect.

As you progress through the game, more force powers and more advanced lightsaber skill levels become open to you, and before the final level, you'll be slaying Dark Siders left right and center. One on one duels can be hectic, adrenaline inducing affairs, and when that kill strike happens in slow mo, you'll feel proud.

Beginners will have problems getting through the game, and there are many chalenges to get through, but after some practise, you'll feel like Obi Wan Reborn.

The voice cast is great, and some great acting from the guy who plays Luke Skywalker (one level you get to fight alongside Luke Himself, a great touch) And Billy Dee Williams himself provides the voice for Lando Carlrissian, although it sounds like he had a cold when he he was in the recording studio.

The Multiplayer mode is user freindly and a lot of fun, and their are thousands of skins and mods to download.

The bad:

My only gripe is that the first two levels are a little easy

Summary:

All in all, another stellar Star Wars Game from Lucas Arts, I hope they put as much detail into this as they do with Star Wars Galaxies.

3.4

Jedi Outcast

The good:

Some nice graphics, Imperial soldiers can die in some funny ways

The bad:

Everything else

Summary:

This game is by far the worst thing I have ever seen come out of LucasArts. As a matter of fact, it's probably the worst game I've played in a long time. I won't bother with story details, I'll just let you know why I think this is terrible.

First off, I found the wobbly motion of movement to be confusing and irritating as hell. I realize running isn't a smooth action, but this exagerates it to an annoying degree. I also found the puzzles irritating while the enemy easy. Granted, I didn't even bother to play past the first mission because of the stupid puzzles.

The game runs like this (s...

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