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Shinobi

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Since: 10-24-04
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Posted on 04-10-05 08:04 AM Link | Quote

It's a strange thing to consider, but I believe David Clayman may have underrated Jade Empire at a 9.9. There is no such thing as the perfect game, but there are a few rare gaming experiences that so transcend any failings, they might as well be considered perfect. KOTOR was easy to love, but it had a lot of faults. The genius of that game so outweighed the annoying issues that it remains a classic for just about every RPG fan. Guess what -- Jade's story is better, its combat system superior and its morality system is more complex than KOTOR.

If there's anything to work toward for a sequel, it would be to add far more Wuxia elements. I want fights atop the trees of a bamboo forest and running atop the heads of a villain's minions. The morality system, while more rewarding then KOTOR, is still much more enjoyable as a follower of the Closed Fist. The only thing an Open Palm is good for is a bitch slap. And that's about where my gripes run out.

In an industry where story is often secondary, BioWare continues to prove that a great story needs to come first. Yeah, the combat is sweet, the visuals are slick, and the mini-games are a blast, but when people talk about Jade Empire five years from now, they're going to talk about the story. There are so many twists and turns that no one will be able to anticipate all of them. I almost feel like going back and lowering the scores of every other RPG on Xbox. Yes, Jade is that good.




With that being said it sounds like Jade Empire is a must buy it sounds like it has everything KOTOR does but excels at it 20x better. You can't blame them when you got the same guys that worked on Bladuars Gate and MDK for the combat side of Jade Empire then you have the KOTOR people working on story. They even say Jade Empire's story is even bettter than the KOTOR series! which that is hard to believe because bioware did an awesome job connecting the Star Wars universe to KOTOR games.

You can still pick to go to the good or evil side just like KOTOR but its even more advanced than that. You can choose to go netural or other various degrees of good and evil. It sounds like if you have an XBOX this is a must buy for all RPG and XBOX fans.


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Shuyin

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Posted on 04-10-05 12:28 PM Link | Quote
IGN gave it a 9.9. IGN has a problem with either completely overrating games or underrating them. (That's why I like to refer to them as the Ignorant Gaming News) So them giving it a 9.9 does not surprise me. I'm waiting to see what Gamespot says. Just to see how their reviews contrast.

I'm going to rent it regardless, and I'll make my judgements from that. I like to think the best opinion is your own opinion.
Shinobi

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Posted on 04-11-05 03:08 PM Link | Quote
Well Gamespy gave it a perfect "outstanding" is what they called it. Regradless this game is gettting good reviews left and right I'll definately need to pick this game up as soon as possible or try to rent it.
Shuyin

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Posted on 04-12-05 05:32 PM Link | Quote
Gamespot gave it a 8.4. Apparently the game isn't very long and comes with a few disapointments. The combat system that was raved about supposedly comes off as routine, using the same strategies for nearly every opponent in the game.

It said the story is very good though, and can be effected by what dialogue choices you make.

It still sounds interesting, but hardly amazing.
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