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Old 01-29-2009, 03:07 AM   #16
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Nemesis of Katarn
SP Map Set for Jedi Knight Outcast (JKO)
8 Custom Levels - Mods and Resources Included
78.1 MB

LivingDeadJedi is a master of both multipayer and singleplayer maps for JKO, and this map set is truly amazing. This set began as "Return of Tavion" but with the release of JKA the story line was changed a bit, and this wonderful level set was created. This is truly one of the great works so far for JKO.

You enter thru a beautiful cut scene into the Sky City of Bespin but a new Bespin we have not seen before with a whole new feel and lightness to it, beautifully created in

GREAT architecture and texturing. There is a custom main character and the details the unfold as you discover the story and advance into it are truly wonderful. The cutscenes are brilliantly done, of movie quality, and the dialog of the stormies and the other characters right on for its Star Wars humor and the way it moves the story along.

you must move thru complex and beutifully rendered Sky city interiors, the detail everywhere is crafted with the hand of a master....

there is plenty of action

and you are challenged by some very challenging movements you have to do, and tests and puzzles to solve.....

At one point you get to see the dinning room from the movie....and it seems very familar, this aids the immersion and really prepares you for the tour de force that follows...

the section you encounter early in the level set that really amazed me was a Mall, the Planet Mall, the architecture was splendid and the author has reallly let his imagination have free rein for there are not only challenges, fights and tasks, but you get to see some wonderful nuances, details, several cantinas that are very original, a real futuristic internet cafe, a use spaceship shop with some really funny models for sale....well, i wont spoil it, but you will really have fun....

you find that there is more going on that your initial mission implied and you face dangers that you had not guessed at the start....

one aspect i really enjoyed for i love the ships of SW, was a chance to fight your way onto an fully functioning and realized Imperial Shuttle, with a fully detailed and manned Control Cabin, the first I have had a chance to examine at close range...and i had a chance to see the amazing detail lavished on every aspect of this great Level set....

you get to see the famous paired air cars of the Sky city....

and you move thru a series of local changes, from tunnel to sky way, from dazzling views of the huge sky city exterior to intricatly rendered and beautifully crafted interior spaces....

.like this beautiful long Power Confluence Hallway.....where we had a chance to have a frank exchange of differing views with a Reborn....

another feature i really enjoy about this level set is the shift of chormatic theme as well as change of pace that the author achieves....this makes the progress thru the levels constantly new and interesting and keeps the player on his or her toes visually as well as involved in the game play...

this fine set of level is, I believe, one of the finest pieces of mod work for any of the SW games and is fully equal to if not better than the original game. You have the full effect: it starts with a text crawl and the theme music, the entire map set is framed with excellent totally professional cut scenes, fullly voiced and very well carried out, fine detailing in every aspect, full testing of the players skills and abilities and a thrilling and intriguing story line.

Some of the Climactic areas are just breath taking, as intended...and you can see the full scale that this game engine can achieve....nothing short of monumental in the hands of a master level maker....

and as always, all your choices...have consequences....

LivingDeadJedi has truly achieved great things with this level set, and I hope you will play it soon.

This, along with some of the other fine mods, maps and levels makes up really what I think of as JK3...and if you have the chance to play this level set, i know you will find much to amaze you, to appreciate and to enjoy.

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