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Within limits, yes. The Jedi Knight games are 18-19 years old. They are still pretty fun. Most of the levels work well. But I have found myself looking at guides pretty often because I get absolutely lost with where to go next every few levels. I went through Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Mysteries of the Sith, and was on Jedi Knight Outcast when I got distracted and didn't finish. All of them play pretty similarly (and are on sale for PC, where you can use mods to enhance the graphics and support widescreen, etc.) I'll probably pick it up again in a few weeks after I finish my current games. But I digress.

All of those games still "work" if you grew up with them and remember them. The storyline is pretty mediocre in all of them and certainly not canon. But it's a product of its era when storylines, voice acting, and live-action video (for Jedi Knight) were just not that great.

Episode 1 Racer is a straightforward racing game. You have a turboboost that you can use on straight-aways until overheating begins an issue. You occasionally need to break and let off the gas to best run each course. It's mostly memorizing the courses and then you'll be able to whiz through the game. You can also upgrade your pod racer and switch between models of various racers that you defeat. I'd say it is enjoyable for an afternoon of nostalgia.

One thing to note, wrecking is very bad for your money. As you start out, if you are playing and wrecking a lot, your parts take damage. They can be repaired after a run, but if you are crashing a lot, you'll be damaging more parts than your repair bots can fix, so your podracer will actually get worse over time (except for upgrades). Conversely, if you can avoid crashing, you can buy really cheap used parts and let your repair bots fix them to full performance condition and save a lot of money.
May the 4th be with you.
No. These are pre Disney Star Wars games so they are not part of the official story. They are fun expansions to the SW universe though.

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May the 4th be with you.
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I finished watching "The Clone Wars" which I found filled in some of the story line with the movies better. Do these games add to the storyline?
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I finished watching "The Clone Wars" which I found filled in some of the story line with the movies better. Do these games add to the storyline?
No. These are pre Disney Star Wars games so they are not part of the official story. They are fun expansions to the SW universe though.
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Do these games still hold up well to a modern audience?
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Do these games still hold up well to a modern audience?
Within limits, yes. The Jedi Knight games are 18-19 years old. They are still pretty fun. Most of the levels work well. But I have found myself looking at guides pretty often because I get absolutely lost with where to go next every few levels. I went through Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Mysteries of the Sith, and was on Jedi Knight Outcast when I got distracted and didn't finish. All of them play pretty similarly (and are on sale for PC, where you can use mods to enhance the graphics and support widescreen, etc.) I'll probably pick it up again in a few weeks after I finish my current games. But I digress.

All of those games still "work" if you grew up with them and remember them. The storyline is pretty mediocre in all of them and certainly not canon. But it's a product of its era when storylines, voice acting, and live-action video (for Jedi Knight) were just not that great.

Episode 1 Racer is a straightforward racing game. You have a turboboost that you can use on straight-aways until overheating begins an issue. You occasionally need to break and let off the gas to best run each course. It's mostly memorizing the courses and then you'll be able to whiz through the game. You can also upgrade your pod racer and switch between models of various racers that you defeat. I'd say it is enjoyable for an afternoon of nostalgia.

One thing to note, wrecking is very bad for your money. As you start out, if you are playing and wrecking a lot, your parts take damage. They can be repaired after a run, but if you are crashing a lot, you'll be damaging more parts than your repair bots can fix, so your podracer will actually get worse over time (except for upgrades). Conversely, if you can avoid crashing, you can buy really cheap used parts and let your repair bots fix them to full performance condition and save a lot of money.
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Do these games still hold up well to a modern audience?
Academy holds up the best... mainly for that multiplayer! I still play on Steam a lot... JK2 story is just fun! STill pretty solid but they redefined it all for JKA!
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Within limits, yes. The Jedi Knight games are 18-19 years old. They are still pretty fun. Most of the levels work well. But I have found myself looking at guides pretty often because I get absolutely lost with where to go next every few levels. I went through Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, Mysteries of the Sith, and was on Jedi Knight Outcast when I got distracted and didn't finish. All of them play pretty similarly (and are on sale for PC, where you can use mods to enhance the graphics and support widescreen, etc.) I'll probably pick it up again in a few weeks after I finish my current games. But I digress.

All of those games still "work" if you grew up with them and remember them. The storyline is pretty mediocre in all of them and certainly not canon. But it's a product of its era when storylines, voice acting, and live-action video (for Jedi Knight) were just not that great.

Episode 1 Racer is a straightforward racing game. You have a turboboost that you can use on straight-aways until overheating begins an issue. You occasionally need to break and let off the gas to best run each course. It's mostly memorizing the courses and then you'll be able to whiz through the game. You can also upgrade your pod racer and switch between models of various racers that you defeat. I'd say it is enjoyable for an afternoon of nostalgia.

One thing to note, wrecking is very bad for your money. As you start out, if you are playing and wrecking a lot, your parts take damage. They can be repaired after a run, but if you are crashing a lot, you'll be damaging more parts than your repair bots can fix, so your podracer will actually get worse over time (except for upgrades). Conversely, if you can avoid crashing, you can buy really cheap used parts and let your repair bots fix them to full performance condition and save a lot of money.
That's an awesome run down thank you very much. I think I'll just pick up pod racer then as I don't have the time or patience for the others.
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Academy holds up the best... mainly for that multiplayer! I still play on Steam a lot... JK2 story is just fun! STill pretty solid but they redefined it all for JKA!
I liked the story in Jedi Academy, set post ROTJ.
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I liked the story in Jedi Academy, set post ROTJ.
the JKA story is amazing, better then the movies lol
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Do yourself a favor and play Outcast and Academy on a PC with cheats enabled. Getting a lightsaber before you're supposed to and enabling dismemberments is timeless. The games are old enough they'll run on a toaster, too.
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These games are extremely old, and can be found on pc for even cheaper. I have all 3 and the experiences are all terrible on the switch.

The only one that's fun for about half an hour is episode I racer, and even then, the dreamcast pod racer game was much much better, and it's 20 years old.
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Do any of these have gyro aiming? I feel like that makes or breaks PC to Switch ports.
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Do the switch games make use of the motion for lightsaber use?
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