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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a trip down the memory lane. It’s the greatest Star Wars game of all time next to Star Wars Battlefront II (the 2005 version, not 2017). With an amazing story, memorable combat experiences, and the fantastic lightsaber action, Jedi Outcast’s flaws become insignificant next to the power of the Force.
With the help of Aspyr, one of the best Star Wars games of the old canon returns. 17 years later we will return to be in the feets of Kyle Katarn and wield our lightsaber through several locations in the galaxy. 24 levels, classic but cool gameplay, and a somewhat outdated and little worked technical section, invite us to recover this classic even is not perfect. Although seen the reduced price, if you like Star Wars, its acquisition becomes in mandatory.
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Aunque se le notan los años y las costuras en lo técnico (modelos, texturas...), sigue siendo un gran y largo shooter, relativamente dífícil, con puzles y desarrollo más o menos abierto y con unos duelos con sable de luz memorables. No tiene algunas características, como el online, pero si buscas un juego largo, barato y divertido, aquí lo tienes.
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This might not be a roller coaster ride from the very beginning but once a rather cumbersome beginning is done with, every Star Wars fan will be mired in a universe of light saber duels, the Force and a majestic John Williams soundtrack. A very welcome conversion that brings an old classic to the current Nintendo Switch catalogue.
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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a bit of a grind at the beginning, but if you can endure the first part then the game will open up into Jedi Force battles and light saber combat which will make all the Star Wars fans happy. For the cost of the game (currently only $9.99), it's worth putting in your rotation.
Over the years, technology has changed dramatically, as have standards in level design and console controls. Despite its strengths, Star Wars: Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast for Nintendo Switch and PS4 looks like a lazy, not adapted and obsolete port. You can play it, but given the huge number of more successful new products and remasters, it is not necessary. If you want to go back in time and remember the classics, it is better to do it on a PC that solves at least the problem with controls.
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Jedi Outcast is a fun trip down memory lane. However, newcomers are likely to be too put off by the frustrations and poorly-aged game design of an ultimately incomplete port of a once-incredible title.
Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast has an opening five chapters that will test your patience to its absolute limit. In some ways, this is down to its age and in others it's just bad design coupled with the odd decision to hold back the game’s best aspects for such a long stretch. This poor pacing is the one thing standing in the way of us giving this a hearty recommendation. However, If you think you’ve got the fortitude to push on through to the good stuff – a trial worthy of Yoda himself – you’ll be handsomely rewarded with some top-notch Star Wars action.
If players want to discover what Star Wars games used to be like before the arrival of November's Jedi: Fallen Order, this is a reasonable point of comparison. After all, 2002 seems like a long time ago when it comes to cinematic action-adventure game design. Sunshine, Metroid Prime, and Wind Waker all hold up as game experiences from this era. Jedi Outcast is far, far away from doing so.
At its core, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast remains a good title. Get past the shooting, and you're rewarded with a ton of Force powers and lightsaber combat that remains at the top of its field to this day. However, the port job isn't up to snuff, as it lacks some slight auto-aim and lock-on to make the experience more user-friendly for console players, so the opening levels are a real chore to get through even if you can handle the outdated textures and adherence to the old way of doing puzzles.
If you’re in need of some Star Wars action then Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast will do the job but don’t expect much from it. Previous fans of the game may be able to overlook the outdated gameplay and countless technical issues, but newer players will most likely have a hard time feeling enthralled with this game. For now, it feels like the release of a great Star Wars game to take on the go is in a galaxy far far away.
Jedi Outcast then is still capable of delivering modest morsels of Star Wars infused fun, it's just a shame that while the lack of effort which has been made with the port justifies its budget price, it does not make magically make a 2002 title equally as compelling in 2019. Here's hoping that next year's remaster of Star Wars Jedi Knight III: Jedi Academy is better, because the force is not quite so strong with this one.
A flawed port that struggles to overcome mediocrity in its implementation, and that suffers from a lack of multiplayer, leads to a less than stellar experience. Star Wars Jedi Outcast is purely saved by its solid level design, and fan service. There are probably better options if you want a good TV experience, but nothing can beat this port's portable experience, which is in all honestly its saving grace. Recommended for fans looking to take it on holiday, and a near miss for fans looking for a Star Wars title worthy of being played in the big screen.