I too have been waiting for this for years. I absolutely LOVED Jedi Knight (and still do), but always thought it was missing a few things to make it totally immersive, like better graphics (especially the lightsaber), advanced lightsaber combat, more intuative force powers controls, dedicated servers, etc, etc. I'd be excited if LucasArts released even a slightly improved version of the old JK, but what's got me really excited is how Raven seems to have fixed ALL of JK's shortcomings, and then improved on it tenfold. With all the features JO has, its going to be more like a "Jedi Simulator" than just some other shooter.
If I had just heard of another Jedi game a few months ago I'd be pretty stoked for this one. Unfortunatly, I still have all the energy I had built up for Obi-Wan, which, prior to JO, I had anticipated more than any other game, ever.
So Ron1jed, believe me, I understand your excitement. But if you had been a religious Dark Forces / Jedi Knight fan like me or many, many other people here, you'd be on a whole other level. And as big a fan as I am, I can't imagine how some of the real community veterans must feel.
- JPD -
(btw, my 100th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)