I haven't yet had a chance to play through this entire SP mod, I only got through one level and decided I'd seen enough to review it. The cutscenes are great, the story is interesting enough to hold your attention, though the dialogue can get boring at times. The action is there, but you have plenty of help from Kyle and other Jedi along the way. A lot happens in such a short period of time, so the story and the action is always moving. I ran into an issue at one point where two of the enemies I was supposed to kill ... they weren't dying ... but they weren't fighting either. They just ... stopped. So I just reloaded at the last checkpoint and tried again and it all worked just fine. The only things I would change about this mod are the writing of the dialogue and I would add some voice acting. Also, there were a few grammatical errors in the subtitles, but I can overlook that. :)
If you're looking for something new to try for single player Jedi Academy, check this out. Like I said, I haven't played through to the end yet, but this is staying on my computer until I do. :)
DARK ALLIANCE II: VENGEANCE OF THE SITH ==================================================================== Author Information ==================================================================== Author: Steven Brown (Blaster) Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: www.freewebs.com/blasters-maps ==================================================================== File Information ==================================================================== Title: Vengeance of the Sith File Name: Vots.pk3 Map Size: Large Date Of Release: August 2004 Description: This is the sequel to my singleplayer map 'The Dark Alliance'. If you have not yet played 'The Dark Alliance' then I suggest you download and play it before you play this one. Also you may want to play 'The Mainframe 2.0' before you play 'The Dark Alliance' to have the ultimate experience. You can get them from the following websites: www.pcgamemods.com www.jk3files.com I hope you enjoy the final part of the Dark Alliance Trilogy just as much as I did making it. - Blaster Story: After the events at Narshaddaa the New Republic found that Tavion had somehow been able to clone Darth Vader. The Vader Clones are now being used as frontline troops for the Dark Alliance forces. With the death of their leader Tavion, the Dark Alliance are somehow still able to function and are taking control of countless star systems throughout the galaxy. The Jedis numbers are thin but with the help of Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn, the Jedi are still managing to hold their own against the almighty Dark Alliance. The New Republic now fear that the Dark Alliance may close in and try to seize the power from the Valley of the Jedi. This must not be allowed to happen. And so the New Republic have decided that it is time for the Valley to be destroyed. Countless Jedi Knights now keep watch over the demolition operation to hold back any attack that may come from the Dark Alliance. The New Republic have enlisted the help of Mara Jade to also assist with the operation and she is now traveling to the Valley of the Jedi to witness the destruction of the main Valley's fountain of power. FEAR IS THE PATH TO THE DARK SIDE. FEAR LEADS TO ANGER, ANGER LEADS TO HATE, HATE LEADS TO SUFFERING. - JEDI MASTER YODA Additional Credits: I am in no way responsible for the other models and MODS that have been included in this MOD. I only take credit for the maps. All other credit goes to the authors of the other MODS and you can see who is responsible for these in the closing credits at the end of the level. ==================================================================== Installation Information & Playing Notes ==================================================================== Make sure you have the latest patch for the game! Using Winzip or WinRAR, unzip the 'Vots' folder and the 'Vots.bat' file into the JK3/GameData folder. Then simply double click the 'Vots.bat' icon to play. Once installed I recommend seeing how the game will be easier using either the staff or dual lightsabers that it may be best playing the game on 'Jedi' difficulty with the single saber and play the game on 'Jedi Knight' difficulty while using the saber staff or dual sabers. When selecting the single saber style please note that the style you decide to choose will be the only fighting style you will use throughout the whole level! <<<!!!MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ENABLED SUBTITLES IN THE GAME OPTIONS MENU, AS THEY ARE NEEDED FOR THE CUTSCENE DIALOGUE!!!>>> ==================================================================== Construction Information ==================================================================== Known Bugs: If there are any slowdowns try turning off 'dynamic glow' in the 'video options' menu. You may want to skip certain cutscenes by pressing the use button. However the screen may appear to freeze but will have the words 'skipping cinematic' at the top. It hasn't froze, this is normal. You should just be patient and allow the cutscene to skip, which will happen after afew seconds. When part 4 is loading you may or may not have some problems. The briefing screen may freeze or you may get a 'CL_GetServerCommand:a reliable command was cycled out' error that will prevent you from going onto part 4. If this happens then you can try one of four things. 1.) Bring down the console with the combination of the 'left shift' and ` keys and then type in "map part_4" without the quotes and then press enter. If this doesn't work then try again but as it is trying to load, hit the 'escape' key to return back to the main menu and then try the above console command from the main menu. 2.) Quit the game and then reload the level. 3.) Restart the computer 4.) Reinstall the game and/or the MOD. ==================================================================== Testing System Specifications ==================================================================== This MOD was tested on the following PC specifications: AMD Athlon XP 2400 Processor 1GB DDR RAM ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Graphics Card Windows XP Home Edition ==================================================================== Licence Agreement ==================================================================== * I admit that * (as required by the LEC Licence Agreement about Addon Levels) 1. My Level works only with the retail version of the Software, and does not work with any demo or OEM versions of the Software. 2. My Level does not modify any COM, EXE, DLL or other executable files. 3. 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