View Full Version : The best Dark Forces game?

04-06-2003, 04:55 PM
Now that Jedi Outcast is no longer new, now that the Dark Forces series has gone along way, and we already have 3 sequals, going on 4; what is your favorite game of the series?

04-06-2003, 05:12 PM
*coughs up lung*

:eyeraise: Why have I yet to post this here?! I did at EB... Oh well. No comment. If you know me, you know the answer.

Heck, I can't resist. Dark Forces. Jedi Knight closely follows, if not tied. MotS is more fun to play than JK, but has no real solid story and therefor lost alot of points from me...

04-06-2003, 05:13 PM
Most definitely Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight :)

...With Mysteries of the Sith coming a very close second :D

They were just too.. I dunno.. Too innovative, unusual, enthralling, captivating, fascinating, amazing, and many other things for me not to award them a special place on my favourite games ever list :) :D

I'm slightly ashamed to say that I've never actually played Dark Forces itself, but I have a rather strong feeling that I still wouldn't like it as much as JK/MotS...

04-06-2003, 05:24 PM
You should be ashamed for not playing Dark Forces! No self-respecting fan of the Dark Forces series can truely be a fan unless you play the game that started it all!

Well... I guess I can't blame you... the graphics are pretty outdated now, theirs no mouse look, and it probably won't even run on your computer without an emulator. Too bad you didn't experiance it when it first came out.

To me Dark Forces will always be the best FPS ever. It had BY FAR the best level design I was ever priviledged to participate in, the coolest enemies, the best storyline of the series, and something about the old graphics and old music... I don't know what it is, but there's something almost magical about it. Maybe it's because the graphics and sound are so outdated and old, that you have to use your imagination more, since it's harder to see what is actually going on... Maybe not.

All I know is, Dark Forces will always be number 1, I'm totally with Katarn on this matter.

Nonetheless, Jedi Knight was an EXTREEMLY good game. In all reality, I probably would've liked it better then Dark Forces if I had played it first. Still, there seems to be something JK is missing that Dark Forces had... I just can't put my finger on it. Mysteries of the Sith was very good. The level design, story line, force powers, ect *I* thought were all better then JK1. But it lacked the atmosphere and Star Wars feel that made Dark Forces and JK so great.

I also liked Jedi Outcast alot... dispite all my complaints I always post about it. It just seemed to lack alot of the great things that the old Dark Forces games had... and added alot of things I disliked. Still, some additions were good... such as the Stormtrooper talking :).

Making this post makes me want to play the Dark Forces Mod for JKII even more :). I hope you guys can capture the feel that made Dark Forces to great!

dark jedi 8
04-06-2003, 05:48 PM
i remember playing DF on ps1 a long time ago, and i loved it! since i dont have a computer, i'll have to say that JKIII looks very promising, more so than JKII.:)

04-06-2003, 06:01 PM
"since i dont have a computer, i'll have to say that JKIII looks very promising, more so than JKII."

What do you mean? JKII DID come out on non PC platforms (Xbox, and Gamecube).

04-06-2003, 07:36 PM
Didn't you play the Dark Forces MOD demo, Silent_Thunder? The most common piece of feedback we received was how accurate we had been to the original, and that we had the feeling "spot on". Did you feel the same?

Reborn Outcast
04-06-2003, 07:40 PM
I still have ALL those cd's in my game rack lol. I love them all equally hah. But can someone answer me this... Was it the original dark forces in which you got to fight those special metal troops (can't even remember what they're called haha)? Cause that was a great moment.

dark jedi 8
04-06-2003, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Silent_Thunder
"since i dont have a computer, i'll have to say that JKIII looks very promising, more so than JKII."

What do you mean? JKII DID come out on non PC platforms (Xbox, and Gamecube).

i meant that JKII was ok, but i'm more anticipating JKIII than JKII.:)

and what i meant by saying that i dont have a computer is that i never had the chance to play DF2, or MOTS.:)

04-06-2003, 07:53 PM
Yes!, I did play the Dark Forces Mod for JKII, I thought it was indeed very much like the original, same atmosphere and everything :). But that's just the first level, and all the levels after it are much, much longer. Still, if you guys can make all the levels as authentic as that one, than I for one, would be truely amazed :).

Oh, and Reborn, the things you're thinking of are called Dark troopers. And yes, they're from Dark Forces. They were the coolest enemies ever! Especially the phase 1s. Though the other 2 phases were pretty scary and cool too!

04-06-2003, 09:26 PM
Dark Forces is one of my all time favorite games. I know the graphics are outdated know, but it was amazing when i first played it. If it hadn't been for that first game I may never have played a Jedi Knight game since. The Dark Forces mod looks great and I can't whait for the rest of the levels, hopefully I can get back that feeling I had back then.

04-07-2003, 12:47 AM
Its nice to see DF taking the lead!

04-07-2003, 05:56 AM
JK, it was just the coolest.

Sam Fisher
04-07-2003, 08:29 AM
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