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Join the Rebel Alliance covert operatins division, infiltrte the Empire, then battle every man and machine the Imperial Forces can muster. First-person ground combat. Call on 10 weapons to fight twenty types of enemies. Fully interactive environments - morphing walls and floors, moving platforms and conveyors, realistic lighting and atmospheric effects. Explore the Star Wars universe up close and personal. Climb Catwalks, look and shoot up and down, jump off ledges, wade through garbage.
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In Dark Forces, Kyle Katarn, a young mercenary, successfully infiltrated the Empire. Jedi Knight continues the story of Katarn as he embarks on a quest into his past and learns the mysterious ways of the Jedi. With this knowledge, he must stop seven Dark Jedi from unlocking the powers of a hidden Jedi burial ground. This task forces Katarn to decide his destiny. If he chooses the Dark side, he will come into enormous power. If he chooses the Light side, he faces seemingly insurmountable evil. Whatever path Katarn chooses will change the face of the galaxy forever.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
You're Kyle Katarn, your mission? You have about? (I won't tell) of them. You go through them saving people, blowing up ships, killing monsters, getting new weapons, and with all the sounds from the Star Wars Series. The music at the start of a game starts slow, but as the Acton starts, the music starts into a blast!
It is different to 3d Graphics now, but if you're a true Star Wars fan and enjoy doing the right for the Federation this would be a great game to get!
NOTE: Some missions are hard; you have to observe the walls and corners. Some walls have hidden goods inside; you'll have to blow up the walls with the cracks on them to go through. Around some corners there are robots that kill you so, BE VERY CAREFUL!
Also, the music is different, not as much the same as "OUTLAWS", but a little more Arcade style.
If you haven't played this game yet, join the Celebration and play: DARK FORCES!
Many editions include a playable 3-level demo of DF's sequel - Jedi Knight. Whatever you do, DON'T PLAY IT. Unless your computer is too lame to really play JK (topping out at about 90Mhz) JK's superior game play, graphics and sound will forever spoil you for the older game. The head and body movements of DF are stilted, artificial, and hard to coordinate; while the locations and characters look cartoonish. And that would be a shame. While DF is a creature of another age (the early 1990's) it's a lot of fun.