Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a first and third-person shooter action game set in the Star Wars universe. It was released in September 2003 and received positive reviews, achieving an 81% aggregate score. Jedi Academy is powered by the same version of the Quake III: Team Arena engine used in its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, containing modifications to the Quake code to include lightsaber combat.
In a new feature to the series, the player can modify the character?s gender and appearance, and can construct a lightsaber by choosing the hilt style and blade color. The player takes control of the character Jaden Korr, a student at the Jedi Academy under the tutelage of Kyle Katarn. They must complete various missions assigned to them by Katarn and Luke Skywalker. There is a multiplayer mode that allows the player to play against other people over a network.
The player initially chooses the character?s species and gender. The player can then create a custom lightsaber by selecting a hilt and one of six blade colours. As players progress, they will be allowed the option of continuing to use a single saber or opting for dual sabers, one in each hand, or a ?saber staff? similar to Darth Maul?s double ended lightsaber in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Instead of moving linearly from one level to the next, the player chooses from a selection of different missions. Several missions are optional and are thus unnecessary to finish the game. Between missions the player can choose one of their force skills to improve. This will increase the impact of each force power and so makes the character more powerful as the game progresses. The game also introduces player-controllable vehicles and vehicle-based levels.