Lightsaber Wielding Mayhem....
gAmEmAn69 wrote this review on .
The visuals in this title are somewhat off balanced, and can tend to be lackluster at times, but overall, the models and movements look great, and the characters move with ease and there is little slowdown in gameplay. The character models look interesting, especially when you get to create your own character to play as through the story mode. Luke Skywalker and other familar faces look pretty good, although the facial textures need to be reworked in some scenes. The environments are nicely integrated into the Star Wars universe, and the immersion of using various force powers that interact with the environment to progress in the story is a nice addition to the game. The fighting system is amazing. From the first swing of the lightsaber, to the sleek and perfected battles with a dual saber, the action and gameplay will have you hooked. This is how you would expect a Star Wars game to be. If only they had this fighting system in KOTOR. AHHH, The possibilities would be endless.
Um, incase you havent noticed this is a Star Wars title. All the music is straight from the film, and falls up nothing less than perfect. With nicely implemented orchestrated tunes directly from the soundtrack, swinging your lightsaber and destroying those twi-leks in Tattooine never felt better as you hear the Cantina music playing in the backround.
Almost perfect. The hack and slash movements the characters possess are nearly flawless. The only problem is trying to aim the reticle on the enemy and timing your attacks. Some slowdown is to be noticed during gameplay from time to time, so timing your attacks is imperative in completing a successful combo. The only other problem with the control scheme is when you play on Xbox Live and have to deal with lag and slowdown. That can drive a wookie to hit up PCP if ya know what I mean.
There is a lot to look for in Jedi Academy. The lengthy single player campaign will keep you interested with it spanning from about 8-10 hrs. and there is a lot to come back for over Xbox Live. Finally, a Star Wars game online where you get to school people and show them the true form of the Jedi Arts. Although I really disagree with Stormtroopers having lightsabers over Xbox Live....That...that just doesn't fly with me.
Hey, come on its STAR WARS. What's not to like? The gameplay alone will suck you in. The combat system and lightsaber battles will amaze and shock you. From the combos you get to pull off, to the intricate lighting effects of the sabers, you will be instantly drawn in. Plus, there is tons to go back for on Xbox Live, which keeps the game alive even after you completed the story mode. The New Republic never looked so fresh as in Jedi Academy.