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DescriptionJade 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.
- "翡翠帝国" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Jade Empire: Edycja Specjalna" -- Polish title
Part of the Following Groups
- Gameplay feature: Dating / Romance
- Jade Empire versions
- PC Gamer Presents Games
- Portability Engine: Cider
- Setting: Chinese
|There are no white people in this game||lasttoblame (393)|
|Knights of the Old Republic meets the Far East||Rambutaan (432)|
The Press Says
|Fragland.net||Apr 17, 2007||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Games (Germany)||Mar 22, 2007||84 out of 100||84|
|Game Over Online||Mar 19, 2007||82 out of 100||82|
|GameSpy||Feb 23, 2007||80|
|Power Unlimited||2007||80 out of 100||80|
|Maximum PC||May 22, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|Worth Playing||Mar 28, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|PC Player (Denmark)||Apr, 2007||8 out of 10||80|
|GameSpot||Feb 23, 2007||7.8 out of 10||78|
|GamingExcellence||Mar 28, 2007||7.6 out of 10||76|
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TriviaSome of the stories mentioned in Jade Empire are indeed myths from ancient China. One of the game characters is associated with the myth of Wan Hu. In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Wan apparently constructed a chair with rockets attached to it that enabled him to fly to outer space. Other accounts treat this story as historical true but with a different outcome: Wan blew up into a thousand pieces that may or may not have made it to outer space.
This story was a segment entitled "Ming Dynasty Astronaut" on the much too popular Discovery Channel show "Mythbusters" (Dec 5, 2004).
Related Web Sites
- BioWare's Official Jade Empire Site -- Official site
- Meet Your Destiny in Jade Empire -- An Apple Games Article about the Mac version of Jade Empire (October, 2008).
- UHS: Jade Empire Hints -- Solutions in question and answer format
Sicarius (61036) added Jade Empire (Special Edition) (Windows) on Mar 03, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (114642)
Craig Graff, Jack Lamden, Darren Gilday, Justin Stedman, Arone Le Bray, Chris Corfe, Ameet Thandi, Andrea HusseyLead Artist: