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Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
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New Republic Intelligence (NRI): An organization that is the successor to the old network of Rebel spies and other interim groups such as the Senate Interplanetary Intelligence Network (SPIN). In the New Republic goverment, the NRI falls under the jurisdiction of the General Ministry. The headquarters of the NRI lies deep within Coruscant, although they have safe houses throughout the galaxy on planets such Corellia and Wayland.

In the tradition of the multi-award-winning Star Wars: Jedi Knight, Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2, Jedi Outcast features rebel agent Kyle Katarn in exhilarating first-person action. Several years have passed since Kyle avenged his father's death and saved the Valley of the Jedi from Jerec and his band of Dark Jedi. Allowing his Force powers to languish for fear of falling to the dark side, Kyle entrusted his lightsaber to Luke Skywalker, vowing never to use it again. But when a new and menacing threat to the galaxy emerges, Kyle knows he must reclaim his past in order to save his future.

LucasArts is developing Jedi Outcast in partnership with Activision's critically acclaimed Raven Software. Players assume the role of Kyle as they employ a unique mix of weapons, Force powers, and the lightsaber in both single- and multiplayer modes. Jedi Outcast features expanded and enhanced use of the lightsaber, with new attack and defense moves. Tap into the powers of the Force, including jump, push, Jedi mind tricks, and more. Employ combat or stealth, depending on the situation. When a fight is necessary, be at the ready with an arsenal of weapons: stun baton, Bryar blast pistol, and blaster rifle to name but a few.

Explore breathtaking Star Wars locales such as Cloud City, the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nar Shaddaa, the smugglers' moon--plus some never-before-seen locations. Multiplayer options include deathmatch, saber-only deathmatch, and team capture the flag.

Features:
  • Expanded and enhanced use of the lightsaber features a slew of attack and defense moves
  • Tap into the powers of the Force including Jump, Push, Jedi Mind Tricks and more
  • Employ combat or stealth, depending on the situation. When a fight is necessary, be at the ready with an arsenal of weapons: stun baton, Bryar blast pistol, blaster rifle to name but a few.
  • Explore breathtaking Star Wars locales--Cloud City, the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4, Nar Shaddaa, the smugglers' moon--plus some never-before-seen locations
  • Multi-player options including, deathmatch, saber-only deathmatch, and team capture the flag.

Customer Reviews:

  • Choke, turn, drop. No more stormtrooper!
    That about sums up the fun of the game. You can do a lot with it, more so than other Star Wars games, or like genre games. Like the title says, my favorite thing to do is to choke the enemy, turn, and drop him from a high place, and there are plenty of those. Or you can just raise him 30 feet in the air on flat ground and drop him. Or use force lightning to zap a group. Or throw your lightsaber. Or hit speed boost, throw your lightsaber, run through a group of baddies and wait for the saber to catch up to you and take out all the baddies. Get the idea?

    There are upteen ways to slash, jump, force pull weapons, push droids around, trick that idiot trooper, and be an all-around Imperial stomping machine. You don't start out with force powers, but you pick them up fairly quickly.

    The bad side, if you don't like jumping around or spending a lot of time to figure out where the road is supposed to turn, you are going to become quite frustrated. Jumping puzzles over bottomless pits and finding cracks in the walls that lead to the next area are all too common. I spent half my time in the game on those two areas alone. There are walkthroughs out there that help, yet for some reason, I couldn't alt-tab my game. Not sure if that is user error or not, yet most other graphics-intensive games I play can.

    Storyline is good, yet the cinema scenes are limited to ships and ok short videos. The interaction between the characters in these sequences are limited to the world of the game (i.e. no cinema, just polygons and sharp movements)

    Overall, if you want a hack-and-slash game that has plenty of puzzles to figure out, this is the game for you....more info
  • An elegant weapon for a more civilized day (4 1/2 stars)
    This is the best Star Wars game I have played. Except for a few missteps with level design and puzzles, this game is very engrossing. The main story is about a jedi who has to rediscover his powers in order to deal with a dark jedi who is trying to take over the galaxy (I think). It's a rather cliche tale, but one that works well in the Star Wars universe created in this game.

    Gameplay: I'll say this upfront--if this game did not include such excellent lightsabre combat and force powers, it would be a very average first-person shooter. However, since the jedi abilities and signature weapon are showcased prominently throughout most of the game, Jedi Outcast stands above most games I've played. Unlike the recent Star Wars movies (episodes I and II), where the lightsabre battles are great but there are not enough of them to save the movies from their mediocre scripts, Jedi Outcast really lives up to its goal of making the player feel like a jedi. You'll have to get through the first five levels of the game in which you won't have your sabre or the force powers. However, levels 6-24 are all about mastering the force and elegantly dismembering your opponents with some truly gorgeous swordplay. I am not a big fan of shooter games, but I found this one fairly easy to learn. There are a good variety of weapons, from laser rifles to bombs. Nonetheless, you will probably be using the lightsabre most of the time, since it is so versatile. The sword fights look very authentic and true to the Star Wars films. You can switch between stances (strong, medium, or fast), deflect laser fire, throw your sabre, and use it in conjunction with force powers (like force grip and force push). Even though you will probably find yourself frantically clicking the mouse and various keyboard bottons hoping that you can out-fence other jedi, the sabre fighting never looks awkward or mechanical, since the game finesses the motion of the lightsabre to make attacks look elegantly lethal. I didn't intend to go on for so long about just the lightsabre aspect of the game, but I found this part to be very well implemented and entertaining all the way to the end. The force powers are also well done, but you'll probably find yourself using only a few of the 8 available on a regular basis. My favorites were force heal and force grip, but there are others like force speed, jump, pull, push, lightning, and mind trick.

    In addition to the lightsabres and force powers, the game includes a host of friendly and hostile individuals and creatures, including hordes of stormtroopers, a few species of aliens, a few dozen dark jedi (the best opponents), and a few familiar faces like Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian. Generally well-done cut-scenes help advance the plot between levels. Level design is good overall, but this game includes more than its fair share of places where you can get stuck looking for passages, switches, keys, and other things. There are a lot of jumping sequences, several of which are tough. I only had to use a walkthrough guide once to find a passageway in one of the early levels. However, in 45 hours of total gameplay, I spent at least 4-5 of those hours trying to figure out where various passages, doors, and switches were. This will be frustrating to many gamers and is the main reason I can't give this game 5 stars. Technically, the game is very stable, and I didn't experience a single crash or bug (which seems rare for games nowadays).

    Graphics: This is a very beautiful game. Outdoor scenary is especially convincing, as is combat (particularly lightsabre duels). Characters move realistically during the game, but they appear much stiffer and unpersuasive during cut-scenes. The game looks like an authentic Star Wars world.

    Sound: No problems here. All weapons sound like you would expect, from the sonic whiz of laser fire to the low humming of a lightsabre. Ambience noises are appropriate where they appear, and the voice acting is good. The familiar movie music greatly contributes to the Star Wars feel of the game.

    Overall, this game is a very good buy, especially at the current price. It's engrossing, stable, and straightforward regarding controls. Again, some people will be put off by some of the more tedious find-the-switch-door-passage-key-jump sequences which are generously sprinkled throughout the game. However, if you can get pass these annoyances, Jedi Outcast is a real treat for Star Wars fans and others alike.

    Rating: 4.5 (out of 5 stars)...more info
  • A Worthy Sequel, but lacking overall. 3? Stars.
    In 1997 LucasArts humbled the gaming world with the release of Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, a first-person action shooter that let players direct Kyle Katarn's quest to avenge the death of his father, Morgan and become a Jedi. The game flattened the competition with its near total immersion in the Star Wars environment that had been sorely lacking, even in the original Dark Forces in 1995. For twenty levels you became Kyle, the quirky smart-mouthed mercenary aiding the fledgling New Republic on a mission against Jerec and his cabal of Dark Jedi bent on locating and consuming the power of the Valley of the Jedi. A thousand years ago a great battle between the forces of light and dark saw thousands of Jedi spirits trapped within the valley. As Kyle you progressed in your powers until eventually having to make a choice between Light and Dark. To stop Jerec in order to keep the valley safe or take the power for your own and rule the galaxy.

    Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is set nine years after Jedi Knight, making it 14 years after the fall of the Empire at Endor, and Kyle has abandoned his Jedi heritage after nearly killing Mara Jade at the Sith temple on Dromund Kaas when he fell to the Dark Side. Still working for New Republic Intelligence, he and Jan stumble across an Imperial Remnant base that appears to be growing gem-like crystals- similar to the ones found in lightsabers. It turns out that a fallen Jedi and the Remnant are attempting create a Force-using army by combining the crystals and the Force. The first couple of levels are also painfully dull and the goals are often poorly defined. After encountering the fallen Jedi Desann, Jan is murdered by Desann's apprentice, Tavion. Secretly, Kyle flies to Rusaan- the secret location of the Valley of the Jedi. There is reasserts his connection to the Force. Reluctantly Kyle must reclaim that which he abandoned, traveling back to Yavin IV, he meets with Luke Skywalker in order to retrieve his lightsaber. At the Yavin academy, Kyle relearns his basic Force abilities in a test devised by Luke before traveling to Nar Shadda to begin his search Desann and the Reborn.

    Game play is much improved over Jedi Knight in many areas, not least of which is lightsaber combat, which is now handled almost exclusively in the third-person view. I had misgivings about this, but having tried it out, I see that it's much better- allowing for greater control and freedom of action during duels. Graphics are not through the roof 'awesome', but very clean and exceptionally well detailed. I have a ATI Radeon 9700 Pro video card, so I guess I expect all new games to be earth-shattering in their visual appeal. Raven did pay close attention to lightsaber duels from the Phantom Menace- giving the ones in the game a distinct cinematic feel, especially when view from a distance in multi-player. Mostly the game is fluid- the visuals flow nicely and Raven manages to overcome one of the Quake III: Arena engine's short comings by producing attractive vistas, whether indoors or out, everything has the right Star Wars-zy feel and look to it.

    Weapons range from Kyle's Bryar pistol, E-11 blaster rifle, Bowcaster and Repeater Rifle, plus new additions like the Tenloss disrupter, which can disintegrate distant targets in sniper mode, an EMP gun for dispatching droids and other electronic devices, a flechette cannon which is just a knock-off of the flack cannon from Unreal Tournament, plus a rocket launcher. Kyle also has access to munitions like thermal detonators, laser trip mines (a la Duke Nukem), and detpacks that can be blown by remote control. All three explosives and the rocket launcher do far more damage than their small, wimpy explosions would indicate. An additional weapon that Kyle carries that I really liked are the portable sentry gun- a cannister that once dropped deploys a blaster turret and begins shooting enemies within its range. Players also get macrobinoculars, bacta canisters for healing, and light amplification goggles. Plus you will find no end of shield and health power-ups through out the levels. One of the game's down sides is that it is difficult to tell when you're being shot- there are no accompanying green flashes or sizzling sound effects as your personal shields take a beating

    The game ships with 10 multi-player maps, customizable Force powers to fine-tune your character. You can even play games without the Force, though it tends to favor the dark side powers. Multi-player games include standard death matches, capture the flag, king of the hill where only one play has a lightsaber and Force powers and it's up to everyone else to deal with it, capture the ysalamiri (the Jedi Kryptonite creatures care of Mr. Zahn). One of the down sides in single-player missions is Raven split Kyle's Force powers between the Light and Dark side. He can throw lightning and choke someone, but no longer has Force Seeing and Protection- two powers that were, in my opinion, instrumental in the first game. I didn't like the addition of Dark Side powers that seemed to be there just to satisfy those players who think the Dark Side is 'kewl'. Raven also has the Outcast version of its Q3 Radiant level builder and other tools, like script managers etc. for creating single and multi-player levels.

    This is an o-kay game. It didn't completely suck me in like Jedi Knight did, but it is a worthy successor. It lacks the impact of Kyle's momentous decision between Light and Dark nor is the story as epic. And strangely, the feel is closer to that of the original Dark Forces than it is to Jedi Knight. Plus it suffers a little too much from console hell like Dino Crisis, where on some levels you must find the key to open the door in order to get to the next key to open the next door. It has some nice animated full-motion video, but nothing like the live action scenes that added so much to Jedi Knight. It is also a hard game- get used to not completing later maps on the first try even on easy 'Padawan' setting, plus some of the jumping can be a little frustrating. I waited a long time for this game and I'm glad I wasn't completely disappointed....more info

  • Become a Jedi? Heck yeah!
    Jedi Knight II is a really fun game. The story is interesting, the characters are good, the graphics are nice enough (how exciting can corridors really get?), and the structure of the game keeps the player involved from start to finish. As a Star Wars fan, I can hardly imagine a more exciting premise for a game than becoming a Jedi, which is exactly what you do in Outcast. I know I'll be waiting in line for JK III to come out next year!

    As a side note, this is the first "serious" computer game I've played. I'd previously believed myself to be incapable of the kind of eye-hand coordination necessary for this sort of thing, but I learned pretty quickly how to get around in Jedi Knight II and I look forward to applying those skills to other games.

    Oh--and listen to what the storm troopers say. They're hillarious....more info

  • Become a Jedi? Heck yeah!
    Jedi Knight II is a really fun game. The story is interesting, the characters are good, the graphics are nice enough (how exciting can corridors really get?), and the structure of the game keeps the player involved from start to finish. As a Star Wars fan, I can hardly imagine a more exciting premise for a game than becoming a Jedi, which is exactly what you do in Outcast. I know I'll be waiting in line for JK III to come out next year!

    As a side note, this is the first "serious" computer game I've played. I'd previously believed myself to be incapable of the kind of eye-hand coordination necessary for this sort of thing, but I learned pretty quickly how to get around in Jedi Knight II and I look forward to applying those skills to other games.

    Oh--and listen to what the storm troopers say. They're hillarious....more info

  • A benchmark in the Star Wars line of games
    You know what? I absolutely hate it when people say that this game was hard. I beat it on normal in one week! And this was when it first came out, when I was about twelve years old our around there maybe thirteen. But, anyway this game was so fun! I got it the week it came out and that Christmas vacation, me and my brothers were glued to the computer playing that game, or at least watching me play it. I have beaten that game five times now and it never gets old!...more info
  • It's good if moded
    The game is so bad lucasarts should of stop the game from being sold. But when you mod the game it the best game in the world. The game needed 2 stars for how fun it is and for its overall but when moded the game is fun . So don't get the game for gc,xb and ps2 version's just get it for pc because that's the only one that you can mod. ...more info
  • Awesome
    This is a truly awesome game. It has a strong story that slowly unravels during the course of the game. It has decent graphics, and its strongest aspect is: its gameplay. Once you get you lightsaber, the game really picks up. Being able to weild a saber and slash, hack, and totally destroy enemies, as well as the ability of deflecting enemy fire is non-stop fun. But I can assure you that you will get lost a LOT. Although this game is mostly action, there is a lot of exploring as well. The levels are very large and complex. Many times you will have to explore for a long time until finally finding a secret passage in the roof and stuff like that. Overall, it's a truly spectacular game that has good graphics, awesome gameplay, a deep story, and beware: it's very addicting!...more info
  • Masterpiece!
    Man this game is great!I would recommend this game to anyone!This game has it all. If your a shooter they have 9 different guns! Including the classic stormtruper gun,the disrupter rifle (for all you snipers),Rocket launcher, and even the Wookie bowcaster. If your a demelition man they got trip mines,Thermal detinators (granades), and detonation packs.You just wanna go hack some baddies just whip out your lightsaber. They have awesome force powers that add strategy to the game like pull, lightning, and even grip (strangle). They have a fun single player game as well as a fun multiplayer game.

    Sojust to sum it up (for thoose lazy people) a great game to play if your a star wars fanatic or just a let me just hack kind of guy


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  • Become a Jedi? Heck yeah!
    Jedi Knight II is a really fun game. The story is interesting, the characters are good, the graphics are nice enough (how exciting can corridors really get?), and the structure of the game keeps the player involved from start to finish. As a Star Wars fan, I can hardly imagine a more exciting premise for a game than becoming a Jedi, which is exactly what you do in Outcast. I know I'll be waiting in line for JK III to come out next year!

    As a side note, this is the first "serious" computer game I've played. I'd previously believed myself to be incapable of the kind of eye-hand coordination necessary for this sort of thing, but I learned pretty quickly how to get around in Jedi Knight II and I look forward to applying those skills to other games.

    Oh--and listen to what the storm troopers say. They're hillarious....more info

  • Just.... Omg...
    This game has UNBELIEVABLE graphics. The duel light saber mode is NICE. I got so sick of noobs coming in and killing my enemies and this prevents it! The multiplayer OWNS with ctf, team ffa, ffa, duel, and jedimaster. Team ffa is my favorite... usually have one person grip while i lunge and kill the guy... ANYWAYS this game gets a 112983018923/112983018923 for me, and its very addicting in a good way... every day you're hooked! I played it once for 8 hours straight on a saturday... WITHOUT getting up... its just so much fun... but of course i have no life! I felt like i was atrophic and my legs were gonna fall off.... just needed a little break. BUT this game is the best star wars multi out there so far....more info
  • The PC game of the games!
    This is one of the coolest games I have had! First you play as Kyle Katarn without a lightsaber and in the "Yavin_Trial" level you get a lightsaber! You fight stormtroopers, imperials, turrets, sentrys, probes, crabs, Weequays, Rodians, Grans, Reborns, Tavion, shadowtroopers, Galak and the hardest to beat, Desann! The maps where you go are Kejim_post, Kejim_base, Artus_mine, Artus_detention, Artus_topside, Valley, Yavin_temple, yavin_trial, Ns_streets, Ns_hideout, Ns_Starpad, Bespin_undercity, Bespin_streets, Bespin_platform, Cairn_bay, Cairn_assembly, Cairn_reactor, Cairn_dock1, Doom_detention, Doom_shields, Yavin_swamp, Yavin_canyon, Yavin_courtyard and Yavin_final. Desann is the most powerful enemy in the game that you will never get to grip him. Well Galak in his forcefield armor is a little hard to beat like Desann, you can't grip them....more info
  • Great game!!!
    Everyone else is raving about gameplay, which, following in the tradition of Elite Force and Quake 3 is stupendiously awesome, so I'll concentrate on another topic: internet play.

    After you've beat the single player part of the game, many feel it is over. You saved the galaxy, your girlfriend, and on top of all that, got to fight a "souped up barney the dino carrying a lightsaber (that would be Dessan)" while you were at it.

    Well, they are WRONG!!

    The multiplayer feature is very neat, but unless you have a bunch of fellow Star Wars addicts in your house, each with their own computer, you are not going to be getting anywhere fast in the way of person vs. person gaming.

    This is where the internet gaming comes in. I must say, that the developers did an awesome job! Gameplay is close to authentic, and interaction is very good. I enjoy playing CTF or Team FFA the best, but I've been known to do FFA or DUEL as well ;)

    Did I mention Force powers? Ohh, the dark side is very tempting, being able to strangle someone with the press of a button is too good to be true... :D :D

    There is a dedicated server for either Windows or Linux avalible at several download sites that is very nice. I am currently using it to host my own server, and learning along the way. The admin functions are prety extencive, but could use some work. Using an admin mod solves this, though.

    Emotes are also a kick in the seat. You can bind keys so you can laugh at people, address the puplic with pre-programmed taunts, and generaly antagonise the other players with body language! I have so many keys bound at the moment, that it is hard to find room for an extra function key, ot taunt!

    I would definately recomend this even if you are a once-in-a-great-while gamer, you will get addicted all too quickly, trust me .....more info

  • Fun Game!
    Jedi Knight:Jedi Outcast was really a fun game to play. I picked it up from the library and enjoyed playing it for the two weeks I had it. It was much better than Jedi Knight:Dark Forces 2; you get lots of cool weapons and the graphics are great. In this game Kyle Katarn is trying to stop fallen Jedi Desann who has found the Valley of the Jedi and is trying to empower others with the Force....more info
  • EXCELLENT!!!
    I love this game!! (don't even rate this review because it's not a review!) It's exceptional at online play and story mode...I agree with all the people who gave the game 5-stars read their reviews!!!...more info
  • AWESOME
    This game rocks out loud. Sure it's a little old but who could hate slashing storm troopers in half. It's way better than jedi academy, trust me. It only costs 20 bucks i mean come on. You can use force powers, a lightsabre, and a arsenal of weapons like bazookas. THIS GAME RULES, THE BEST STAR WARS GAME EVAR!!!!...more info
  • A force to be reckoned with...
    Ingredients:

    30 years of film culture
    Big shiny laser swords
    Mix thoroughly

    Avid fans of Mr Kyle Katarn will have been charting his progress for a few years now, in his ongoing quest to shoot stormtroopers and avoid being crushed in big imperial crushing devices. To bring the newbies up to speed, you play as ex-imperial agent Katarn, fighting your way through assorted Star Wars themed worlds and locations. Initially a smuggler and spy, Kyle takes up the path of the Jedi, batttling dark Jedi and swamp beasties, and generally having a good time.

    In this latest (and greatest) chapter, we join Kyle in another bout of sci-fi intrigue, a spot of platform hopping, lots of shooting and some rather nifty lightsaber duels. Kyle needs to relearn the Jedi skills he apparently turned his back on at the end of this games's prequel, Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2, all on his way to another 'save the universe' confrontation with some naughty Jedi.

    So, on to the game. Playing in either first of third-person, Kyle explores the SW univererse, hitting switches, solving puzzles, sneaking past lazy stormtrooper sentries, and a lot of other things we've come to know and love in 3D shooters. Where this game becomes unique is in the application of Kyle's Jedi force powers, which you gain as you delve deeper into the game. Fans of the movies will recognise several of them...Force jump, speed, pull and push (to throw enemies around, or tug the weapons from their hands) lighting ("and now young Skywalker, you will die!") plus a few new ones invented for the game. Often you will have to use your powers in specific ways to solve puzzles or bypass obstcales, but you are also free to apply them to other game situations, meaning that there's often multiple ways to defeat traps and enemies. Why fight that squad of troopers when you could use Force Persuasion to sneak invisibly past them? Surrounded? Push your foe off of cliffs or into walls; choke them with your Grip powers, hurle you lightsaber, boomerang style...use your force speed to slow everything down, matrix style, and vault over them, saber flashing.

    The graphics are top notch, and true to the visual themes and styles of the movies. Likewise the sound, from the blaster fire to the glorius 'vwhoooom' of your lightsaber is as close to playing the movies as you can get. The saber combat is brilliantly realised, and you'll get lots of practise squaring off against evil Jedi. You can fight using three different saber stances, enabling you to perfom lots of different and deadly moves...combine this with your force skills, and you'll feel like one badass Jedi by the time you're done.

    On top of this already stunning single player game, the online multiplayer allows you to take your skills to the net, and engage in team battles, one-on-one saber duels and lots more.
    All of this is wrapped up in Lucas Arts famously lavish presentation, with plenty of cut-scenes, crisp menus and loving fan art.

    May this game be with you....more info

  • Awesome
    This is such an awewsome game. Can't wait for the next similar style game to come out!!!!!...more info
  • Best game ever. No Doubt.
    For all of you who have 2 lives( One as a Jedi and the other as a nerd) and those of you who are just "normal" non force wielding human beings, This game is the greatest ever. This game has it all. Excellent single player campaign with the BEST storyline ever. Excellent FREE no-obligations Multiplayer through the game directly, no 3rd party software needed. Beautiful, crisp, and awesome graphics. Awesome guns and force powers, and yes the light saber combat is beautiful as well, down to the sound. Excellent replay value included. If you're a flaming huge Star Wars nerd such as myself, this game is the reason you exist. If you're a hardcore gamer looking for a new title, they don't get much better than this. I recommend this to anyone and everyone with two eyes and a brain. Well you could have one eye and enjoy it just as much I'm sure.. but.. well.. yeah.. it's great.. HAVE FUN!!...more info
  • the way lightsaber combat was always supposed to be...
    I got Dark Forces back in 1995 and I actually just got this three days ago for $10 at WalMart (Bluelight Special! :-) I find the overall gameplay really similar to Jedi Knight except that the graphics are gorgeous, unlike the (...)-ugly Jedi Knight engine, and it is a lot harder. And I mean that. I'm playing it on normal and I'm getting killed so much its shocking me. I mean, I don't even die this much in Half-Life (another hard shooter). Especially the first Nar Shaddaa level they have these Rodian snipers that rarely miss and can vaporize you like Star Trek phasers (sucky).
    Gameplay is fast and furious, and unlike Dark Forces and Jedi Knight, the shootouts with stormtroopers actually looks, sounds, feels like the movies, tension and all, and this game actually has hit locations (yes!). The lightsaber looks awesome, and you can actually carve stuff in the walls (sweeeeet).
    The other thing I didn't like is that some of the force powers sucked, force jump looked cool in 3rd person but was less powerful than Jedi Knight, and Force Speed looked AWESOME with enemies around (memories of The Matrix), but otherwise it didn't seem to do much, cause you stay the same speed and everything (everyone) else slows down around you. Also Kyle's death scream is atrocious, specially since I die so much. Just terrible. So just, don't die. For me.

    Pros:
    -kickass lightsaber combat obliterates saber combat in the original Jedi Knight, THIS IS WHAT IT WAS MEANT TO BE LIKE FOLKS (using the dismemberment cheat "devmapall", "g_SaberRealisticCombat 1" makes it even funner!)
    -body hit locations (fun fun motherf*cker)
    -combat looks and sounds just like the movies unlike Jedi Knight
    -sweet force powers, choke is awesome, pushing and pulling people is a BLAST, and force jump is actually used w/ the main jump key finally

    Cons:
    -pathetic storyline (original JK's was much better)
    -the corniest Star Wars villian ever (he's a dinosaur for god's sake, and a purple one at that)
    -seems too short and had too few overall locations in the game
    -no force pulling weapons?!?!

    AWESOME GAME, CAN'T WAIT TO PLAY JEDI ACADEMY...more info
  • Master YaYa
    Great multuiplayer game. I play with my grandkids in Indiana and my daughter in California, we have a blast. Server is so easy to setup, my 10 year old grandson did it on his own. The single player game is great too and challenging....more info
  • Become a Jedi? Heck yeah!
    Jedi Knight II is a really fun game. The story is interesting, the characters are good, the graphics are nice enough (how exciting can corridors really get?), and the structure of the game keeps the player involved from start to finish. As a Star Wars fan, I can hardly imagine a more exciting premise for a game than becoming a Jedi, which is exactly what you do in Outcast. I know I'll be waiting in line for JK III to come out next year!

    As a side note, this is the first "serious" computer game I've played. I'd previously believed myself to be incapable of the kind of eye-hand coordination necessary for this sort of thing, but I learned pretty quickly how to get around in Jedi Knight II and I look forward to applying those skills to other games.

    Oh--and listen to what the storm troopers say. They're hillarious....more info