are these series turn based combat?

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are these series turn based combat?

Postby guru » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:46 am

I have yet to play jk or jedi outcast or jkII etc.. someone told me these are turned based games in combat, like i hit then the mob decides what to do and returns fire etc.. like ffX if so im not playing these but otherwise I may get the best of pc and see what these are like.for modding as well.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Maveritchell » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:52 am

Reading through IGN's review and the Wikipedia entry (and based on some gameplay videos I've seen in the past), it (JKA) sure looks like it's not turn-based, although I could be wrong and it could just be very fluid. I've played a little of JK2 and it wasn't turn-based.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Frisbeetarian » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:05 pm

I've only played Jedi Academy, though I'd assume the others are like it, and it's not turn based at all. You set your force powers and guns to certain keys and you play without ceasing until the next cut-scene.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby MandeRek » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:35 pm

Agree. I've got all 3 of them, and you don't have turn based. Gameboy RotS is REALLY turn based; here you can do whatever you want, whenever you want in combat..

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Teancum » Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:55 pm

They're all three FPS with lightsabers and force added to the fray.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby wazmol » Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:21 pm

Great games, guru. I recommend atleast one of them.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby MasterSaitek009 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:11 pm

/\ Which one? :P
I have Outcast(from BoPC) it's pretty fun... I kinda liked the original Dark Forces better though.
Don't ask me why. :)

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby DeathRow » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:12 pm

If you want realistic saber combat, get JKA and Movie Battles 2 mod.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Teancum » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:30 am

DeathRow wrote:If you want realistic saber combat, get Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith for PS2/Xbox.


Fixed :P

JKA has pretty decent lightsaber combat, but it usually ends up being to guys running around in circles hitting the fire button.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby DeathRow » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:57 am

Movie Battles II mod uses OJP (Open Jedi project) for its saber combat, its very realistic.. you cannot take 50 slashes, in fact you cant even take one.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Teancum » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:06 am

Yeah, but it's not about how many slashes, to me it's about feeling like you're a great swordsman. Games like Revenge of the Sith, or even LotR: The Two Towers/Return of the King handle that the right way. Whether it takes one hit or 20, JA still clumsy in comparison. If it had a lock on feature that might help, but it doesn't. Not unless Movie Battles 2.0 has it. I haven't used MB in a coupl'a years.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby wazmol » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:30 am

MasterSaitek009 wrote:/\ Which one? :P
I have Outcast(from BoPC) it's pretty fun... I kinda liked the original Dark Forces better though.
Don't ask me why. :)


JKA is my recommendation...

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby EraOfDesann » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:05 pm

I use the Movie Saber Clash Mod for realistic fighting, combined with Saber Block Sounds and Prequel Saber Colors.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby guru » Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:10 am

I will check these all out , i may look on ebay to get all of them. unless someone on here has a cd for sale that has either ja, jk or kotorII etc..I have wanted to check these out for ever but was always drawn to the mmo of swg. is it possible to run a persistant server like an mmo with mods? for any of these games are there MP mods or do they run Mp at all?

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby wazmol » Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:30 pm

JKA is huge online, and yes get mods to make the most of the online gaming.

Download a load of mods to be able to play as characters for CW GCW and NJO

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Teancum » Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:37 pm

Just get Movie Battles and JA+, as that seems to be the only mods that are played online anymore.

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby guru » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:19 pm

Im thinking if its possible to run one of these games on a dedicated server and leave the game persistant ( like a fake mmo) and I could make mods to have currency, shops, houses etc.. like swg but free. wonder if the mp tools run on unix....could be sweet

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Re: are these series turn based combat?

Postby Delta 47 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:35 pm

Teancum wrote:Just get Movie Battles and JA+, as that seems to be the only mods that are played online anymore.
That seems to be the only two mods I have, best of JK3 :thumbs: Movie Battles II took me a while to get working I had to download a lot of patches for the mod and other files, I almost gave up :cpu:

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