About the Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast coverJedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast cover

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast cover

After a long time, Kyle Katarn reappears on the game scene with a lightsaber in hand. Actually, at the beginning of the Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, similar to the Dark Forces 2, Kyle is living his usual life as a mercenary and doesn't even think about the Force, mainly because of the events in the Mysteries of the Sith.

Compared to the previous Jedi Knight game and its data disk, LucasArts chose the Ravensoft company for development, which used the Quake3 engine. The new Jedi Knight is therefore much better than its predecessor in terms of graphics.

From the gameplay point of view, there is not too many news. Sword fighting is greatly expanded from the original two slashes to various special moves. The repertoire of powers does not bring anything very new, the weapons are also similar to the previous installments.

Of course, the game has a pretty good story, a great music. The music is no longer in the audio tracks on the CD, but is played as an mp3. This is not so important, but it is nice that the music changes according to what is happening on the screen.

Force power upgrades differ from the previous installments. This time, the Force powers are automatically improved as the player progresses through the game.

Thanks to the used engine, there are some improvements in the multiplayer. There is no need to endlessly negotiate between the players who is dueling and who is not, because you can challenge another player to a duel with a key. Nearby players cannot interfere in the duel. Also interesting is the DUEL mode, where only two players fight and the others watch. The engine used also makes it easy to add addons, which was a bit of a pain in JK:DF2.