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Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast (Windows)

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Written by  :  Scott Monster (922)
Written on  :  Aug 21, 2006
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A Solid Sequel...

The Good

My hats off to the developers for taking great inspiration from the preceding Jedi Knight game. The immense structures were breathtaking and stylish. The sound was without issues and the graphics were top notch.

The Light saber play was really fun. A great feature to add upon in the game, adding challenge and specialized attacks. I took special pleasure in whipping my light saber through a crowd of storm troopers, watching as they literally fell to pieces.

I really liked the story. It felt slightly contrived, but not so strained to break the feeling of being in the Star Wars Universe.

And driving the Walker was very cool...

The Bad

The numerous jumping puzzles that required a fair amount of keyboard agility created some annoying play.

I was less than crazy about the jungle level and I really didn't like the underground training level either. The starting levels were slow and really tough.

The Bottom Line

Its too cool to set aside because of a couple rough areas. A great sequel. A lot of saber action...