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IMG Reviews Jade Empire: Special Edition
8:08 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Inside Mac Games has posted a review of Bioware's Eastern-influenced action-RPG, Jade Empire: Special Edition. Bringing an involved storyline and excellent voice-acting, the game is one of a batch of new Cider ports from TransGaming and GameTree Online. Here's an excerpt from the review:

If you have played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, you'll have a good idea of how the mechanics of Jade Empire work. You walk around areas, talking with various NPCs (non-player characters). Some will give you important information, others simply small-talk. Some characters are there to advance the story in some way, whether it is giving you a new ability, giving you information about your current quest, or accompanying you on your quest. Dialog is handled by giving the player a number of choices for responding to a particular comment. Sometimes, it consists of a list of responses meant to further extract information from a conversation. Other times, the choices are meant to direct your moral alignment. Choose the respectful response, and you will head toward the high path, or Way of the Open Palm. Choose the arrogant response, and you journey down the low path, or Way of the Closed Fist. As you make these choices, you will further direct your alignment and in so doing give your character access to different magic and certain items. The choice is always yours, and, even when you have descended deep down the low path, you can still redeem your character should you choose to do so.
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