Hint: it involves this guy.
As might be the case with this series, it could be that Iím looking back too harshly on a game that came out years ago. Maybe in 2005, Jade Empire
was considered cutting edge with a riveting story. Maybe I just donít ďget it.Ē However, I canít help but think thatís not the case, especially considering Knights of the Old Republic
came out two years earlier (there will be an article dedicated to KotOR
in the futureóonce I actually play it).
For better or worse, Jade Empire
flew under the radar for me. I remember hearing about it, but I never gave it a second thought until a couple of weeks ago. Still despite the missteps with the story, the slightly lackluster combat, and the sudden shift toward a linear gameplay experience, Jade Empire
illuminates how far BioWare has come as a crafter of top-notch RPGs in the past six years.
Next up on Under the Radar: depending on when I finish it, Dead Space
. While itís a mainstream game thatís only a few years old, it flew under my radar because I was too scared to try and play itÖuntil now.
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