Well, I think JA was one of those games, following a major success which LA push out for more money.
Examples, MOTS after JK1 and The Sith Lords after Knights Of The Old Republic.
Remember the breeze across your face
Remember the swaying sleeves in the wind
Remember the grains of sand beneath your feet
between your toes
Remember the freedom in the never ending waves
Remember I'll be at the beach.
Jedi Academy - Renaissance