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Jedi Outcast is the third (though officially second) part of the Jedi Knight series. I began playing this after completing and enjoying Jedi:Academy and bit of dark forces.
Story is strong. Following, the protagonist from the previous games, Kyle (former jedi) and Jann (pilot) continuing working for the new republic as mercenaries. As plans back fire, Kyle will be forced to re-unite with the 'force' again in order to seek answers and vengeance. I found the plot better than Jedi: Academy, as it was less vague with a better antagonist and motive behind the player's actions.
Gameplay is good. The beginning sequences of the campaign plays homage to 'Dark forces' with you having no lightsaber and forced to use guns instead. As you progress through the campaign, you will finally get access to the glowing blade as well as force powers. The force powers available include force lightning, heal, push, pull, speed and mind control. You only start off with a few powers which are at level 1. As you play, you will automatically unlock new powers and upgrades. You light saber skills will also upgrade, unlocking more powerfull offensive and defensive moves. Unfortunately, you can't customize you light saber or fighting style (ie two sabers or Darth Maul's one) like in J:A. Some people may find that starting without a lightsaber and forced to use guns for the first few levels, annoying. Another issue may arise from the level design, which by the way well done, but will leave you confused and lost some times (forcing you to use a guide like I did).
There is also a multiplayer mode available. Just like in J:A, there are variety of game modes including capture the flag, deathmatch and duel. You can customise your character and light saber (color and hilt). There a variety of maps to choose from which are mainly inspired by levels in the campaign such as the Yavin temple, while others like the death star are unique. You can play the game with bots or players with a maximum of 16 in total. As of this review there were a few players online.
Graphics are alright. Although they are not as good as J:A, there isn't much difference between them. However, outcast definitely has better detailed models and textures compared to the previous Dark Forces games. I tweaked the game and played in widescreen, which made everything look clearer.
Audio is great. Soundtrack is awesome as usual. Weapons like blasters and light saber slashes, sound as they should. Voice acting of characters are good as well.
If you want to play a star wars game with good combat, story and characters, Jedi: Outcast will not dissapoint.