Skin pack rating: * * * ½ (out of four) — 9/10
Bot Support: Yes (from default) NPC Support: Yes (from default) Team Support: Yes New Sounds: No
Now here's a good idea coupled with wonderful execution. Sometimes you see a really good idea that just wasn't done right, even if it's a really big change. Sharad Hett's Default Jedi Replacement is the kind of small change—a modification of HapSlash's wonderful Obi-Wan Kenobi model, but now with a dramatically different head—that makes use of even a default model really fun.
It's often that you see skins and models of people that already existed and the author calls it that person, but this author knows his limits. He has not tried to create any particular character, but instead has created generic Jedi, but not just any generic Jedi. These Jedi have character. They have human emotion, and part of that can be credited to HapSlash because his Obi-Wan model had a look of restrained grief because of the Great Jedi Purge, but this author did not let the original head's facial expression screw up the skin as another author might do. Their facial expression is as religiously solemn as a true Jedi should be, and that's what makes this skin pack different. They have a certain veteran look that is highly appealing to anyone in the higher ranks of a Jedi Order, but you should download this file regardless of whether or not you're the last of the Sith or the first of a new generation of Jedi.
One of them looks rather pompous, and the Jedi Master one looks old and experienced; that's probably my favorite one. These skins also include the wonderful robe features of HapSlash's original model, including the beatifully flowing robe and the well-fitting hood. Sharad Hett, I must say that you are really, really good with faces. They're wonderful. We could use some different sounds next time, but gosh, these guys look good. (Please submit more files so people can run around even more gleefully.)
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE**: Sharad Hett's Default Jedi Replacement AUTHOR**: Sharad Hett E-MAIL**: email@example.com WEBSITE: n/a FILENAME: sh_jedi_replacement.pk3 FILESIZE: 5.26MB DATE RELEASED: September 25th, 2005 (on PCGamemods) CREDITS: HapSlash, for the amazing Obi-Wan model. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Put the .pk3 in your base folder, nimwit. DESCRIPTION: This skin pack will completely replace the default Jedi model. BUGS: In Singleplayer, the robed versions have missing textures. I can not figure out why this is, and there will be no future fix for it. Advice: don't use it in SP. COMMENTS: It's good. Use it or die. 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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