I think Kyle has grey hair because of his brush with the Dark Side. I don't think it's age-related at all.
I mean, if you say he was around 22 at the start of DF (which begins just before ANH), he's 26 by the time we get to JK, which is set just after ROTJ (ANH + 4), and Jedi Outcast takes place 9 years after he saves the Valley. Even if the quest in JK took him a year, that still only makes him 36. How can he be too old?
There's plenty of life left in the character, IMO.
What I would
say is that the next trial in his life needs to be momentous. It would be sad to see them turn it into a series of 'The Further Adventures of Kyle & Jan
', because then it becomes predictable and boring.
I like to think that Kyle is at the heart of momentous events...and they shouldn't happen too frequently in one person's experience. So maybe they do a sequel with Kyle...another number of years later...and show a transition to another character, and then give the guy a break.
I mean, this is one of the reasons why I stopped reading the EU, because it all became Luke, Leia and Han go off and save the galaxy every day
...which is totally unrealistic. Aren't there any other
people in the galaxy facing impossible odds? Where are their stories?
Popular characters are all well and good...but not when they're used in every
So yes...let's have a game like MotS next time...where you switch between two main characters, one of whom happens to be Kyle. Only make sure it has a plot...