Jade Empire

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Andy

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This is the first game I'm playing on my new X. Love it.




I think this was when Bioware was at their best. They had a strong team and were doing things their own way. And you can really tell, this was a labor of love.

I miss the snarky dialog options. We don't get that kind of thing anymore.

I played this game 3 times, last time was about 15 years ago. It's amazing how much I remember (although I did play it 3 times, so maybe not that amazing).

I'm about 5 or 6 hours in, I think. Made it to Tien's Landing, took the boat to the pirates, going to try to get a mosquito and fly to the Imperial City.

Combat is easy to cheese, but that's ok. Sidequests and characters are all interesting. Dialog goes on a little too long sometimes, but the story is solid and the pacing is good.

Great game overall. They just don't make 'em like this anymore. Highly recommended. :)
 
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Edge BC

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I love Jade Empire. Death's Hand..that village in the forest..good memories. I still believe Bioware was at their best with Mass Effect though.
 

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Bought this and it’s in my backlog. I bought it on the OG Xbox and never got far because it was near the end of the generation and I immediately jumped over to the 360 when it launched.

Used to take these types of games for granted. Now we don’t see them anymore. How many hours should I plan on Jade Empire taking to complete?
 

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Bought this and it’s in my backlog. I bought it on the OG Xbox and never got far because it was near the end of the generation and I immediately jumped over to the 360 when it launched.

Used to take these types of games for granted. Now we don’t see them anymore. How many hours should I plan on Jade Empire taking to complete?
30, I believe.
 

hrudey

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I love Jade Empire. Death's Hand..that village in the forest..good memories. I still believe Bioware was at their best with Mass Effect though.
I loved KOTOR, and Jade Empire, but I think that they definitely peaked about 95% of the way through ME 3. After that, oh, not so much.
 

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I'm about 8 hours in now. The characters are interesting, but man is the combat broken. I didn't notice it so much when I played it 15 - 20 years ago, probably because I was new to games, but it's painfully obvious now. Jump behind, smack. Jump behind, smack. The end. It's boring. I guess I could prohibit myself from doing it, but it's so easy.
 

OneBadMutha

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I'm about 8 hours in now. The characters are interesting, but man is the combat broken. I didn't notice it so much when I played it 15 - 20 years ago, probably because I was new to games, but it's painfully obvious now. Jump behind, smack. Jump behind, smack. The end. It's boring. I guess I could prohibit myself from doing it, but it's so easy.
Yeah I don’t remember specifics but up until Mass Effect 2, combat in most RPGs was clunky and more about stats than skill. Fortunately that’s changed. If I remember correctly, Jade Empire was Bioware’s first attempt at real time combat...which got gradually better over their next 2 games.
 

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If I remember correctly, Jade Empire was Bioware’s first attempt at real time combat...which got gradually better over their next 2 games.
That's right, they were doing all turn-based combat before this. I guess I can cut them some slack.
 

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Nice. Jade Empire is one of my favorites to go back and play on the OG Xbox. One of the more truly unique games from that gen in my opinion.