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Star Wars: Dark Forces with 3-Levels of Jedi Knight - PC
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It has great control, cool weapons, and a nitty-gritty real feal to it. Also, it's still just as cool as when it first came out knowing that you get to go and mow down stormtroopers. This game has a good solid plot, and lots of cool and familiar baddies and weapons.
This game also has a lot of firsts...It was the first, or at least one of the first, 1st person shooter to have a plot. Another major change from previous shooters is that there are actually goals within the levels...In Doom and such you're just trying to brainlessly shoot your way through a maze and out of a level, but here you're trying to brainlessly shoot your way through a definite defined area trying to complete several set objectives so that you can advance on your quest. And yet a third first is the secondary fire mode on many weapons.
The biggest problem in this game is a lack of a save option, but that isn't that big of a problem because these aren't huge, frustrating levels. While they sometimes take a while, they're logical and succint, unlike some newer games where you have to run halfway around the world to get anywhere.
For this low a price, this game is definitely worth getting.
Where this surpasses Doom is it's portral of the Star Wars universe and it's on-going storyline which keeps bringing you back for more. And with fan produced levels the entertainment value is infinite.
Dark Forces is a great game for those with a computer too slow to run its sequel - Jedi Knight (a Pentium 90 or less). These people won't be able to appreciate the improved graphics and sound of that newer game. Unfortunately, even in its own time, Dark Forces was burdened by a weak storyline and frustrating gameplay. Though you played a person, the movements of walking and head-turning seemed artificial, less like a walking person and more like a car driving - you may want to keep that dramamine nearby. Because the range of eye-movement is limited (especially compared to JK) it's hard to get a good situational awareness. Also, owing to mid-1990's AI, the enemies are pretty dissappointing - you pretty much wipe out only the enemies you'll find in any one area. Take out an imperial platoon in one area of a prison block, and you'll find another later on completely oblivious to that fact. Another dissappointment is how little LucasArts has updated the game - while X-Wing and Tie Fighter have been updated to exploit 3D hardware acceleration, DF seems as dated as ever. Buy it only if you're running on something less than a 486. Beware - this disk comes with 3 playable levels of Jedi Knight, and you'll be spoiled forever for Dark Forces if you so much as look at any one of them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just horrible. The first level is somewhat plausible (considering it's inconsistent with the story), but afterwards, there is no unifying level theme, little to no varying of... Read morePublished on February 1, 2001
Dark Forces is one of the best games I have ever played some levels are very confusing such as Jabba's ship, the detention facility, or the research facility. Read morePublished on January 30, 2001 by IG-88
I found out about this game by playing a demo in 1996. Not to long ago I bought it. Sure the graphics woudn't be called good today but their okay. Read morePublished on September 2, 2000
Dark Forces is a first person shooter set in the Star Wars universe. Unfortunately, time and tide have robbed the game of its...um...force. Read morePublished on August 16, 2000 by Ari Rottenberg
I really miss this game, he was sooooo fun to play with, i gave him walks, too.Published on August 10, 2000
When this game first came out, it was a big change for me from what I was playing (Mario Brothers & Pac-Man). Read morePublished on June 2, 2000 by Dwight Schmidlap
the only part of this game that is cool is the three levels of jedi knight. get jedi knight instead of this dung. the graphics stink and so does everything else(the sound's okay).Published on February 27, 2000 by preditor fan