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Jade Empire (Special Edition)

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Macintosh
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4.5
Windows
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Description

Jade Empire (Special Edition) is an enhanced version of Jade Empire.

No changes have been made to the game's storyline. Gameplay-wise, this version features a number of additions. Among those are two new fighting styles (Iron Palm and Viper), additional weapons in sword and staff branches, ultimate versions of stat-enhancing gems, and two new monsters (Rhino Demon and Ghost Lord). Enemy AI is slightly improved; enemies tend to block more often, and a few of them have additional immunities.

This release also includes a Jade Master mode, available after the player has completed the game once; it allows the player to keep all the styles and techniques mastered from the previous playthrough, but with the character level reset to the lowest, and the combat difficulty level increased. A new world map feature allows the player to access previously visited areas.

The interface has been improved, allowing quicker access to various fighting techniques. Up to ten styles can be bound to quick keys (as opposed to four in the original version). The graphics feature more detailed textures and resolutions up to 1600x1200, as well as some other DirectX 9.0c features.

Screenshots

Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows The mad hatter
Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows You can learn many different fighting techniques during your adventure, and they can be enhanced when you gain new experience levels.
Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows The imperail city
Jade Empire (Special Edition) Windows Even the sky is not free of enemies.

Alternate Titles

  • "翡翠帝国" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Jade Empire: Edycja Specjalna" -- Polish title

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User Reviews

There are no white people in this game Windows lasttoblame (393)
Knights of the Old Republic meets the Far East Windows Rambutaan (432)

The Press Says

IGN Windows Feb 19, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Gameslave UK Windows Apr 04, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameBanshee Windows Apr 04, 2007 8.2 out of 10 82
GameSpy Windows Feb 23, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GamesWEB Windows Apr 14, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Power Unlimited Windows 2007 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania Windows Mar 09, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Windows Feb 23, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
1UP Windows Feb 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Mar 17, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

The German version had all of the gory in-game effects, like decapitations or bursting bodies after Harmonic Combos, removed. Inconsequently, the cutscenes still feature blood.

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