Jade Empire: Xbox Live Original (XboxOZ360 Review)

From XboxOZ360:

"An exceptional RPG available for the 1st-Gen Xbox is now readily available as an Xbox Original via Xbox 360 Marketplace, for 1200 MSP. BioWare's Jade Empire is an RPG of epic proportions and a game that any serious fan of the genre must experience at some stage or another, as while it may not be the best, it surely is one of the more interesting and engaging additions to the genre."

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Superfragilistic4316d ago

Is there something wrong with me if I had more fun with this than KOTOR?

Immortal Kaim4316d ago

Yes Super :)

No, but I didn't get to play Jade Empire as much as I wanted to, so I really don't know the extent of how good this game is. I wish I had a bigger HDD...

Taker_1294316d ago

if you have never played or finished this game, I recommend you buy it because it is one of the best games on the original Xbox. It is a fantastic game.

Dzpool4316d ago

because you can probably pick this up used for about ten bucks on disc

Superfragilistic4315d ago

Yep I picked up a LE version for $12 AUD at EB and works fine after a 10 second Live update. :)

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XboxOZ3604316d ago

Not sure if it's me (which it probably is), but RPG's like this just don't "do it" for me I'm afraid. Much prefer the Mass Effect approach . . . The controls for me were a bit on the clumbsy side and some of the combat combos just didn't seem to gel.

Initially it took me heaps of effort to beat some enemies, even after spending what seemed like minutes on the one foe. So while I have the Original in Mint condition (still sealed), at least the XO Download let me see I'll leave it that way and hopefully sell it to some Jade Empire fan worthy of its ownership - hint hint.

gaminoz4316d ago

I think the big problem with RPGs these days is the lack of time I have to get into them!!! I've still yet to finish Mass Effect would you believe, and that's because I like to immerse myself and not have kids interrupt every few minutes! With a shooter I can pause and keep going but with an RPG it takes something away from the experience to do that....

XboxOZ3604316d ago

Mate, I think that's true of most games, and especially RPG's.

I'm right in the midlle of compiling a HUGE listing of 360 games for the site, I've been at it for 3 days and still nowhere near completed, as I no soon finish one games details, then I find at least 2 more items, screens or developers notes on a new one.

And they are not all sequels, a huge % are all fresh IP's.

Something the last gen didn't have, we had m=ore Sequels and run-ons then. Many developers are now loving "this-Gen' as they can finally pump out the games they have wanted to for some years, not only on PC's, but on consoles now to a much bigger audience.

If we played every game through to the end, we'd be stuck on the consoles 24/7 and still not complete them within a year. Anyone says they do not have enough games or choice is basically fooling themselves.

Immortal Kaim4316d ago

I certainly appreciate that everyone has different tastes in games, but for me personally, RPG's are where games really define themselves. Narratives are deeper, characters more fleshed out, if I couldn't play RPG's I wouldn't be gaming at all. Though like some of the people above stated, time is certainly an issue.

@Xboxoz360, Im interested in the Jade Empire game you have lol

Harry1904316d ago

Good review. Great game.

Godem4316d ago

I bought this the other day for a whopping $10 :D but im a little put off by the fighting its all a bit awkward. Well at least in the begginning of the game, ive only played for about 30minutes.

Im sure the combat gets better right?

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