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chrislunker
01-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Hi,

I have finished the Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy games. I like the style of the single player shooter and following the built-in storyline. I'm not really interested in the pure strategy games. Does anyone have any recommendations for the next game I should pick up? Between the Galaxies, Battlefront, and Lords of the Old Republic series, I don't know which way to go. Thanks in advance. Adios!

MachineCult
01-12-2006, 06:45 AM
It's Knights of the Old republic.

I've had that same problem now having just finished the KotOR series, you could play Republic Commando but it's not really a long game.
Why don't you try online multiplayer Battlefront (II) or Jedi Academy.

Neon
01-12-2006, 10:14 AM
Yeah, playing MP can make you play the game some extra years

Ranius
01-12-2006, 02:32 PM
really. truuuuuuuset them. truuuuust them. i've always had sth for SW but one of my friends didn't. once he got through SP he wasn't interested anymore. :p then again, after we've tried out the MP he wouldn't go off the comp :p .

chrislunker
01-12-2006, 07:01 PM
Are they planning on making any new games in this Jedi Knight series?

StaffSaberist
01-12-2006, 08:53 PM
Not that we know of. Sorry about that. But you can find tons of extra single-player levels, multiplayer levels, or mods for Jedi Academy and other games at

www.lucasfiles.com
www.pcgamemods.com
www.massassi.net

Perhaps that can keep you playing new things. But since users created all of those things, beware of human errors, or just plain bad looking maps. Anyway, have fun!

Kurgan
01-14-2006, 05:24 PM
Really I love JA, but I just don't have much time to play it anymore. I help run a popular server and play it once in a blue moon now, but mods are really what keep it going for me. Mods like the OJP (Open Jedi Project), Endor Siege, Asteroids Mod, bonus maps, and things like that. Without mods I probably would have stopped playing the game for good in '04.

And no, we have NOTHING official or unofficial about a sequel to JA. Just like with Republic Commando, every month or so somebody will ask if there's a sequel, but nothing ever comes of it, period. Just like every so often somebody starts a rumor that the servers for JA are all shutting down by X or Y date, nothing ever comes of it. If we knew something, we'd be talking about it, really.

If you enjoyed the multiplayer of JK2/JA, then Battlefront 2 will annoy you no end. It feels scaled back and the graphics feel more cartoony. It has quantity, no doubt, with the multitude of vehicles, but it lacks (IMHO) the quality that JK2/JA had.

The Jedi are crappy and used soley as powerups, and the vehicles are clumsy and slow or fast and fragile as a balsa-wood airplane. It might be a fun game, but it's nothing like these.

There really is no true sequel to the JK series out there beyond JA, but if you haven't already, check out the previous games in the series. The graphics may be dated and they may lack dedicated servers, but the gameplay rocks and there's hundreds if not thousands of mods to check out free. ;)

As for the recent Star Wars games, Republic Commando is great, but you'll beat it in about a day or two, and the multiplayer you'll get tired of in about a week.

KOTOR and KOTOR 2 come highly recommended, but I haven't had the time to play them. Be warned that the combat is turn based. There is some modding for the game apparently, so that might be worth checking out. No multiplayer of course, so once you beat the game on each side of the force that's about it.

I'm not one for pay to play MMORPG's, like SWG, so I can't recommend it. Many people I've talked to say it was a disappointment, and now the game has been drastically dumbed down for noob players. It looks to me like you have to buy the expansion packs to really get the true Star Wars feel, but that's again the opinion of one who's never played it and only read about it or talked to former players.

Empire at War looks promising, but that's a whole different genre (3-D RTS, apparently in the same vein as Emperor: Battle for Dune). It won't be out until next month last I heard.

As for the Star Wars console games, Rogue Squadron III is pretty cool, though only for Gamecube, and the Episode III game is heavily overhyped, apparently only considered good by fanboys and people who haven't played the PC version of Jedi Academy and seen what that kind of game should really be like (or just people who will buy anything Star Wars related and not care about gameplay).

When checking out old games, try also the X-Wing series, especially X-Wing Alliance. Very cool, and there's many mods to enhance the graphics and ships to make them more realistic to the movies (www.xwaupgrade.com)

Clone L68362
01-14-2006, 07:12 PM
KOTOR and KOTOR 2 will give you a LOT of play time Kurgan. There's way more than 2 ways to play each game, add in mods, and just playing for fun, you've got lots of replayability.

General Solo
01-19-2006, 11:20 AM
I really want to get KOTOR 2. I have heard that it is a very sweet game. Jedi Outcast 2 was awesome. So I should by KOTOR 2 maybe on Feb 5, my birthday.

StaffSaberist
01-19-2006, 06:25 PM
Sounds like a good idea, except I'm not sure what you mean by Outcast II. Do you mean Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast? If not, then the one after Outcast would be Jedi Academy, and it isn't really Outcast II. :)

thehomicidalegg
01-19-2006, 09:25 PM
I really want to get KOTOR 2. I have heard that it is a very sweet game. Jedi Outcast 2 was awesome. So I should by KOTOR 2 maybe on Feb 5, my birthday.

KOTOR > KOTOR2 * 2

StaffSaberist
01-19-2006, 09:44 PM
KOTOR > KOTOR2 * 2

I disagree. While KotOR 1 had a more complete storyline, the cool stuff in TSL is way too good to pass up.

Ham Yoyo
02-23-2006, 08:46 PM
I think you just played the two best games in JO and JA. But you can download lots of addon sp levels for it. Also there is the Dark Forces mod for Jedi Academy at http://darkforces.jediknight.net.

The X-Wing series is awesome to. X-Wing Alliance is the best game out of the series.

StaffSaberist
02-23-2006, 09:00 PM
Massassi.net's Vengeance of the Sith is good, alebeit the fact there are no voices.

Genral O
03-25-2006, 05:34 PM
STARWARS:BATTLEFRONT l or STARWARS:BATTLEFRONT ll!!!!!Both are Awsome games! :rifle1:

boba fett rulez
04-02-2006, 10:58 PM
:launcher: :deathstar my best star wars game was star wars galactic battlegrounds.its cindove like empire at war but you can create scinarios and much more HAVE FUN

Det. Bart Lasiter
04-02-2006, 11:03 PM
KOTOR > KOTOR2 * 2
Try KotOR > KotOR II^2 :)

StaffSaberist
04-03-2006, 12:15 AM
Yeah...

Say, jmac, I've looked across the net... what is "desu"?

Analia
04-03-2006, 01:23 AM
It's a word in Japanese put at the end of statements :)

Buffy
04-03-2006, 03:54 AM
It's a word in Japanese put at the end of statements :)
:giggle1:
I love KOTOR better then KOTOR 2
Both of Really Beautiful game but ....
KOTOR
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KOTOR 2
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3341/kotor2wplightside23oh.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kotor2wplightside23oh.jpg)http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/2558/buffyvssith56up.th.jpg (http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=buffyvssith56up.jpg)

thehomicidalegg
04-04-2006, 03:16 AM
Try KotOR > KotOR II^2 :)
:nod:

Tinny
04-04-2006, 11:35 PM
Super Return of the Jedi :p (the parts i played were fun)

rccar328
04-05-2006, 05:09 PM
I highly recommend Force Commander.
















If you need a pair of frisbees or coasters, that is.

My favorites (besides JK:O & JA) are X-Wing Alliance, anything Rogue Squadron, and EPI:Podracer.

I haven't been able to play KOTOR yet...I've heard it's great, but I'm waiting until the time when I can get a computer that can handle it (although I do own a copy as I eagerly await the arrival of that day).

boba fett rulez
04-05-2006, 06:30 PM
what about the galactic battlegrounds you can even play as any character {us $10 others mystery

rccar328
04-05-2006, 06:46 PM
Totally forgot about Galactic Battlegrounds...I was always meaning to check that one out.

JokotoFett
04-10-2006, 10:57 PM
I would try Republic Commando or the Battlefront series.

Reclaimer
04-11-2006, 07:28 AM
Force Commander...Galatic Battlegrounds...X-Wing Alliance...all good games. I would recommending getting all of these. They are about $9.99 USD each.