Well, I'm certainly impressed. I don't start off enough reviews like that, eh? But, 'tis true. SP campaigns and missions are often a point of contention, since the quality of them is always relative and it's rare to find one without any apparent flaws.
The text crawl is here, the cutscenes are smooth and flawless, the voice acting is good and has seamless lip-synch, and the plot, while short, is sweet nevertheless.
You are one of the Academy students. While your comrades in arms are sent off dealing with Tavion Axmis and her cult, you are assigned to investigate a shuttle crash on Tatooine. In doing so, you must first engage in a canyon swoop battle with several teams of mercenaries, then a large warband of Tusken Raiders, before finally cutting through some elite Cult of Ragnos assassins. After that, Kyle finally arrives with backup. All you have to fight with during this, is your lightsaber, a single medkit, and an E-11 blaster.
The map design is quite good, although some areas are a little tricky for your swoop to maneuver due to it seemingly having either heightened speed or nerfed handling. Or both. All the details are in where they need to be, from the smoke on the crashed shuttle to the jawas milling around the sandcrawler. Relatively short mission, but very much enjoyable, and seamlessly constructed.
Highly recommended for fans of singleplayer missions. Mercenary pretty much said "Errors? We don't need no god damn errors!".
Edit Apr/14/2008: Added different screenshots and updated readme file at developer's request.
***************************************** JEDI KNIGHT: JEDI ACADEMY SINGLE PLAYER LEVEL ***************************************** Title: Crash On Tatooine Author: Mercenary E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://mercenary.bravehost.com/ File Name: crash_on_tatooine.zip File Size: 9MB Date Released: 11/30/04 DESCRIPTION: A student of the Jedi Academy is sent on a mission to investigate a rumored shuttle crash on the Outer Rim planet of Tatooine. INSTALLATION: ONLY ENGLISH IS SUPPORTED. Patch 1.01 is recommended. Unzip the contents to the GameData folder of your Jedi Academy installation. Double click the crash_on_tatooine batch file to start the game...and may the force be with you. CREDITS: -Story, script and text crawl co-written with Simon "Kengo" Williams -Additional script help from Jamie D. Krysowaty and Adam Stimpson -Raven Software - some textures, models and sounds edited, peaceful_loop.mp3 from JK2 included MOD TESTERS/ADVISORS: -lassev -MeusH ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Thanks to Ford Dye and Justin Negrete of Raven Software for helping out the JK2/JA mapping community with their tutorials and advice. Thanks to Robin Wood for his expert Bryce 5 help. Thanks to lassev for helping me troubleshoot scripting problems. Thanks to all the knowledgeable editors who helped me on lucasforums.com, map-review.com, gamingforums.com and map-center.com NOTES: If this mod is placed directly in the base folder of your Jedi Academy installation, certain files will be substituted until removed. Therefore, the installation method mentioned above is recommended. All custom content may be used in your mods, just give proper credit. TIPS: The Boss at the end of the level is difficult but not impossible to defeat. Don't attack him head-on, be patient and strike at the right opportunities. LEGAL: THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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