posted ago by SigAR ago by SigAR +22 / -0

Jade Empire is one if the best rpgs of all time and I recommend you play it! Its never talked about but it should be

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Kaarous 11 points ago +11 / -0

It's extremely good, probably the last of "Old Bioware" if you ask me. It's super linear but still enjoyable nonetheless.

Dereliction 1 point ago +1 / -0

It was arguably the first of the "New Bioware" rather than the last of the "Old." This was in part due to their vastly increasing attention toward consoles.

That departure with JE was obvious to fans, most of whom were a harder-core brand of gamers raised on Bioware's Baldur's Gates and Neverwinter games, and the waves JE caused with that group contributed to Jade under-performing. I'd say that most people who think JE was great were gamers who originally encountered it on Xbox.

Kaarous 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'd say that most people who think JE was great were gamers who originally encountered it on Xbox.

I'm quite the opposite, I never played it until it made it on GoG.

It's rough, certainly. It has consolitis, certainly. But it's a pretty good game at its core.

CisSiberianOrchestra 5 points ago +5 / -0

When I bought this game for XBox, the video game store had the collector's edition $10 cheaper than the regular edition. Obviously somebody had made a mistake with the price tags. When I took it to the counter the clerk looked at the price, hesitated for a moment, then shrugged his shoulders and rang me up.

But yeah, it's a classic BioWare game with a unique combat system. I may have to do a replay of it sometime.

VoteCyborgTrump2040 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah, Jade Empire was an amazing game. I think it's on par with KOTOR, personally. I bought it on Steam, but it doesn't seem to run for me. I still have the old Xbox copy though. Might have to bust it out some time soon.

DennJW 3 points ago +3 / -0

That final reveal at the end... the sheer scale of the plot is amazing.

SigAR [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's close to Kotor quality you can tell they were made at the same time

VoteCyborgTrump2040 3 points ago +3 / -0

For sure. I've always loved it. But I probably enjoy it more because of my love of Chinese mythology, architecture, and that kind of thing. I hate the CCP more than anything, but I love Chinese history and culture.

I'm glad to see other people love it too. In a perfect world where competent people could make it, I'd love to see a remake with a bit better combat system and higher quality visuals. But unfortunately, the Bioware of old is gone, and I wouldn't have much hope for a remake, even if it did happen.

disgruntled_patriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

China has fantastic folklore and mythology.

Too bad communism killed it.

VoteCyborgTrump2040 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah, the CCP doesn't care about Chinese history. They want to make it up themselves. They have no respect for their own culture.

JamesSunderland 2 points ago +2 / -0

I do remember reading that there was a period with the former chairman where the government was shifting away from using Communist themed labels(like "Long March") back to labels having with do with Chinese dynasties and mythology. I think that ended later with Xi Ping.

CisSiberianOrchestra 2 points ago +2 / -0

Chiang Kai-shek managed to save many priceless Chinese historical artifacts from Mao by taking them to Taiwan.

Hopefully Taiwan doesn't end up falling to mainland China.

JamesSunderland 2 points ago +2 / -0

People have been wanting to remove his statues for a while. Seems like Taiwan might soon forget who lead the main resistance against the Japanese.

PixelScout 3 points ago +3 / -0

It is pretty good, although it pales in comparison to Bioware's other games from that period. I really like the setting.

Gamerarch 3 points ago +3 / -0

JE was pretty good to swing back around to, yeah. I picked it up earlier in the year and blasted through it over about two or three weeks and had quite a bit of fun with the interesting combat mechanics and story. It even got me interested in the idea of playing a TTRPG type game in a similar setting just to craft more of a narrative within that kind of world.

I think the only criticism I could really levy at it, which is true for most Bioware games, is that it falls off hard near the end. I was expecting a lot more from how the game was building up and it really just deflated aside from a few interesting twists.

Really though, mechanics alone should prompt anybody here to at least give it a look if they haven't already.

PostyMcGee 2 points ago +2 / -0

I remember buying this and KOTOR together. I didn't love my x-box, but I didn't hate it either...

PatriotPartyRising 2 points ago +2 / -0

Expect a full woke retard remake of it.

They are already doing a KOTOR remake which will be wokeified for sure

disgruntled_patriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

Outstanding story and setting. Lousy gameplay. The controls in that game are shit. The level up mechanics are arcade levels of simplicity. The combat animations are floaty and horrible. There's a shmup minigame for no reason. It's not unplayable but it ain't a good time.

But the characters, world and story are just stellar.

SigAR [S] 8 points ago +8 / -0

Underrated may have been the wrong word because press gave it good scores. It's just forgotten and never mentioned when people talk about great RPGs.

skeletorcares 2 points ago +2 / -0

Metacritic aggregates critic scores, that's the 89. It's a good game but 'underrated' is absolutely the wrong word. Forgotten about? Underplayed? Maybe something like that. It's pretty universally liked, by me also.

chez_blunts 1 point ago +3 / -2

IGN (when they still mattered somewhat) gave it a 9.9/10. I'd say it's overrated. It's combat system is more fun than KOTOR's though.