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Jade Empire (Xbox 360)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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www.xbox.com:
    In the ancient, mysterious world of Jade Empire, train under your master’s watchful eye and learn powerful martial arts and mystical powers.

    Travel across the world, from the harsh mountains of the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City. Face powerful human and supernatural foes. Learn exotic and magical martial arts. Discover the darkest secrets of the world.

    Only by mastering the greatest fighting styles and defeating the most powerful enemies will you earn your place as a master of martial arts in the world of Jade Empire.

    • Epic story set in the world of mythical China:Step into a deep, rich story in the tradition of BioWare-developed Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™. Sinister events upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school and draw you into a story that unfolds with drama, action, and adventure. Confront wild outlaws, evil magicians, demonic incarnations, and other foul villains that protect the Jade Empire’s darkest secrets. Stare in awe at the sweeping views of the lush environments, sheer vertical drops, and overpowering scale that provide the visual backdrop to the story.
    • The chance to be a martial arts master: Using the knowledge gained in crafting multiple story-based role playing games, BioWare sends the player on a journey to become a martial arts master. Choose a character with a unique appearance and quirks, a custom voice set, and a powerful combination of ability scores and fighting styles. Choose to act for good or evil, and rule your stronghold with an iron fist or a velvet glove. Your decisions will affect your reputation—a reputation that precedes you throughout the land, changing the course of interaction with other characters and followers. Take the role of a master of martial arts, build and develop a fortress, regale the populace with tales of bravery and honour, and recruit followers to your cause in an interactive, living world.
    • Innovative fighting system: Master fighting styles and mystical powers in a tale that matches the tempo and fury found in Hong Kong cinema favourites like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the Bruce Lee classics. As you journey through Jade Empire, you can upgrade your combat style or learn entirely new styles to tailor a character for his specific game play preferences. Select from more than 30 different fighting styles, each with its own unique moves, speed, power, and form, ranging from punches and kicks to weapon strikes, mystical powers, and even transformations into supernatural monsters!
    • Build your personal stronghold: Take over a fortified town and turn it into his base of operations. Attract followers to go on missions, learn new fighting styles, and attract and train students. Defend your property from invading marauders that threaten the countryside. Your stronghold will grow and evolve as you gain prestige, reflecting increased stature in the décor and popularity of the school.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15394) on Sep 17, 2010.

Back of Case (US):

    EPIC MARTIAL ARTS ADVENTURE

    The Jade Empire has withstood countless attacks, but the greatest threats come from within. As a master of the martial arts, will you restore this ancient land to its former glory, or crush it beneath your heels?
    • IMMERSIVE STORYLINE INSPIRED BY THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF ANCIENT CHINA
    • REAL-TIME COMBAT WITH DOZENS OF FIGHTING STYLES THAT BLEND MARTIAL ARTS, WEAPONS, AND MAGIC
    • SPECTACULAR EFFECTS, LUSH ENVIRONMENTS, AND DETAILED CHARACTERS
    "BioWare's RPG is our most-anticipated game of 2005."
    -IGN

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Apr 17, 2006.

www.nbg-online.de (German):
    Angesiedelt in der antiken, mysteriösen Epoche der alten Chinesischen Königreiche, macht sich der Spieler auf eine gefährliche Reise durch das Jade Empire. Auf seinem Weg trifft der Protagonist auf mächtige Krieger und übermenschliche Feinde; er bringt sich exotische Kampftechniken bei, erlernt neue Zaubersprüche und entdeckt dunkle Geheimnisse.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66204) on Nov 05, 2005.