Bright Hub: Classic Game Reviews - Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

Jedi Knight's almost 15 years old, and it's time to see how fun it is to jump into Kyle Katarn's shoes after all this time. If you can get the game to work on newer systems, it's a blast, but there are significant compatibility issues which require troubleshooting.

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Solidus187-SCMilk2389d ago

THis game deserves a 5/5 or 6/5, but I played it back in 1997.

christian hour2389d ago

Loved this game, all its expansions etc. I feel its transition to 3rd person, although not entirely a gameplay ruiner, changed the feel of the game. Was only telling my friend about this game the other day... weird.

NumenorLord2389d ago

The gameplay's great, but the game engine hasn't aged well at all.

Fragger2k82389d ago

This game rocks. I haven't played it in years, though.. I think I'll pop it in here sometime soon and replay it again. =P

All of the Jedi Knight games are awesome. It's too bad that all the newer Star Wars games are, at best, average.

NumenorLord2387d ago

Well, that's going to change with The Old Republic. I'm waiting to see if it's going to be the best MMO out there, but we can rest assured it'll be fun.

Fragger2k82387d ago

For an MMO, The Old Republic looks pretty great, and in ways it looks to be changing things up a bit from how they normally are done by an MMO by adding in the voice acting and story elements, as well as doing some other things a little differently. It looks like BioWare is taking a step in the right direction, but from what I've seen, I don't know if it's enough of a change. But I could be wrong, and I hope that I am.

I'm not that big of a fan of MMO's, because they almost all are the same thing and they get dull incredibly quickly, unless you're into PVP and it's implemented well. I really would like to see developers step away from that typical direction of an MMO, and actually start making them into real games. All of this repetitive fetch "quest" stuff, go kill this 50 times, and grinding just to level up to go and do the same thing again, is ridiculous in the year 2011, and it is still basically what 99% of all MMOs consist of (maybe that's exaggerated, but you get my point) and there isn't much more to them other than that, for the most part.

I would love to see MMOs being done in a way like Skyrim, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or more MMOs like Planet Side. We're still stuck with ones that are designed almost as if it's still 1999. But the main reason that things aren't changing, from a developers viewpoint, is because the players themselves don't seem to want anything but this dull, repetitive gameplay, and developers jump on the fact that a whole ton of these players are, let's face it, mindless, and are willing to pay for the same game, same exact formula, for years on end, (and yes, that is taking into account the fact that many go from MMO to MMO) so they cash in on that.

Maybe games like The Old Republic and Guild Wars 2 will change enough and still pull in millions of players, to make other developers realize that it's about time to do things differently as well. I really hope that happens and they become successful, because if it doesn't, we still might be stuck with the same thing for many years to come.