Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight
Let's face it Star Wars is a part of our culture.
Who doesn't know of the Millineum falcon or
X-wings? AT-AT's or Star Destroyers? Even Ewoks
tend ocasionally to come up in casual
conversation. And of course who hasn't marveled
at the somber Jedi Knight? Cool and calm hiding a
tremendous power.Only using it in order to
vanquish evil. So far we've lived out our
fantasies of piloting through a roaring space
battle, dodging asteroids and defeating the evil
empire or thwarting the impudous rebels plans.
We've flown snowspeeders across the barren
landscape of hoth and most us have piloted a
speederbike through Endors lush foliage. But
until now the closest we've been to playing as a
real jedi is beating the hell out of our little
brother with a cheap plastic lightsaber. And it
didn't even have a fully retractable blade, which
totally ruined the illusion for a number of
people, myself included.
Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight is one of the first
games to let us take on the role of an actual
Jedi, with a full compliment of Force Powers.
Sure other games have had Jedi appearances and a
few have let you play as one, but none have
captured the true feel of the struggle between
the light and dark side of the force as Jedi
The story takes place shortly after the
destruction of the second Death Star.You play as
Kyle Katarn an angry young mercenary in search of
answers about his fathers death. Your
investigation eventually pits you against Jerec,
leader of a group of Dark Jedi. His intention: to
find the Valley of the Jedi and claim the
ultimate power in the universe for himself. Only
a fully trained Jedi can defeat Jerec and keep
him from finding the Valley. And Kyle fully
intends on finding the Jedi within.
Large, detailed outdoor enviroments and clean
incorporation of the lightsaber into a first
Minus: Cheasy acting in the cut
scenes and a clunky interface.