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Developer: LucasArts
Publisher: LucasArts

PC Requirements:

Windows 95
P95 or better
16 meg ram
CD ROM
Direct x 5
Video and sound cards required

Da Introduction:

Well by George you've done it again. Does this man and his company know how to make games or what? Now some of you probably think I'm laying it on pretty thick. Myself I really don't enjoy first person perspective games that much, don't ask me why. I just find them boring after a while. This game on the other hand really had me hooked from the word go. The characters are believable, and the story line is actually quite well done.

The story is about a young Jedi named Kyle Katarn and the
hunt for his father. Throughout the adventure, Kyle faces the murderer Jerec, and needs to stop him from finding the secret Jedi burial ground. If Jerec can find the burial ground and harness the Jedi Force there, he will become the most powerful being in the galaxy. Kyle's mission is two-fold:

1: Avenge his father's death
2: Stop Jerec at all costs.

In the beginning of the game Kyle is neither good nor bad. As the game progresses, and the more he learns of the Force your choice of actions will determine if he will be a Light or Dark Jedi.

Da Installation:

Just follow the instructions and the installation is a breeze! The game can take up a fair amount of room, so don't be suprised.

Da Sound:

Jedi Knight is an immersive audio experience that is very satisfying. The lightsabers sound exactly like the movies, there are beautiful ship engine effects and the voice work is very nice, with authentic sounding Storm Troopers yelling at you when they catch you in an area.

Then of course the music is derived from the film's beautiful soundtrack and you get ample amounts of it to underscore your adventure. I honestly never tired of the music in this game.

Da Graphics:

Graphically, this title is superb, however this is only when it is in 3D accelerated mode. In regular mode the game looks pretty blocky. The characters are all beautifully rendered and the backgrounds look appropriate. I say that because they are definitely not colorful, but then what Imperial ship is? The levels are large and very immersive, with lots of detail to make it believable.

Da Gameplay

The levels are immense with lots to do and some truly awesome feats in the acrobatics realm, to be accomplished, but it is very playable with Jedi powers to be learned, skills acquired and objectives met on every level.

Multiplayer games can be over modem, network or the internet. There are 9 multiplayer levels. The single game has over 21 levels and you will encounter 7 evil Jedi each possessing unique powers. Whether you choose to become a good or bad Jedi you will have to learn various powers, each side comes complete with its own unique powers.

There are 8 different weapons to choose from: blaster, stormtrooper rifle, thermal detonator, bowcaster, imperial repeater rifle ( my favorite), rail detonator, sequencer charge, concussion rifle and lightsaber.

Da Conclusion

This is a title not to be missed, one that I am sure will last a long time in the gaming world. I definitely give this game a hardy joystick up and would recommend this to any gamer out there.

Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight was reviewed by the one and only
Turbo!

Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight

 

Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight

ESRB: Rating Pending - RP
Platform: PC Games
Category: Action Games
 
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Author: Murray G
Developer: LucasArts Publisher: LucasArts PC Requirements: Windows 95 P95 or better 16 meg ram CD ROM Direct x 5 Video and sound cards required Da Introduction: Well by George you've done it again. Does this man and his company know how to make games or what? Now some of you probably think I'm laying it on pretty thick. Myself I really don't enjoy first person perspective games that much, don't ask me why. I just find them boring after a while. This game on the other hand really had me hooked from the word go. The characters are believable, and the story line is actually quite well done. The story is about a young Jedi named Kyle Katarn and the hunt for his father. Throughout the adventure, Kyle faces the murderer Jerec, and needs to stop him from finding the secret Jedi burial ground. If Jerec can find the burial ground and harness the Jedi Force there, he will become the most powerful being in the galaxy. Kyle's mission is two-fold: 1: Avenge his father's death 2: Stop Jerec at all costs. In the beginning of the game Kyle is neither good nor bad. As the game progresses, and the more he learns of the Force your choice of actions will determine if he will be a Light or Dark Jedi. Da Installation: Just follow the instructions and the installation is a breeze! The game can take up a fair amount of room, so don't be suprised. Da Sound: Jedi Knight is an immersive audio experience that is very satisfying. The lightsabers sound exactly like the movies, there are beautiful ship engine effects and the voice work is very nice, with authentic sounding Storm Troopers yelling at you when they catch you in an area. Then of course the music is derived from the film's beautiful soundtrack and you get ample amounts of it to underscore your adventure. I honestly never tired of the music in this game. Da Graphics: Graphically, this title is superb, however this is only when it is in 3D accelerated mode. In regular mode the game looks pretty blocky. The characters are all beautifully rendered and the backgrounds look appropriate. I say that because they are definitely not colorful, but then what Imperial ship is? The levels are large and very immersive, with lots of detail to make it believable. Da Gameplay The levels are immense with lots to do and some truly awesome feats in the acrobatics realm, to be accomplished, but it is very playable with Jedi powers to be learned, skills acquired and objectives met on every level. Multiplayer games can be over modem, network or the internet. There are 9 multiplayer levels. The single game has over 21 levels and you will encounter 7 evil Jedi each possessing unique powers. Whether you choose to become a good or bad Jedi you will have to learn various powers, each side comes complete with its own unique powers. There are 8 different weapons to choose from: blaster, stormtrooper rifle, thermal detonator, bowcaster, imperial repeater rifle ( my favorite), rail detonator, sequencer charge, concussion rifle and lightsaber. Da Conclusion This is a title not to be missed, one that I am sure will last a long time in the gaming world. I definitely give this game a hardy joystick up and would recommend this to any gamer out there. Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight was reviewed by the one and only Turbo!



 
 

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