Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith

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Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
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"Pirates! I wonder if it's anyone I know." - Mara Jade.
Protagonist: Mara Jade
Genre: First-person shooter
Adventure
Action
Platforms: Windows
Release Date: NA: February 17, 1998
Developer: LucasArts
Publisher: LucasArts
Franchise: Dark Forces
Previous Game: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
Next Game: Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by LucasArts, released in 1998 for Microsoft Windows. The game is both an expansion and sequel to Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II.   

Plot

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith follows iconic Star Wars character Mara Jade as she carries out assignments from the rebellion and attempts to rescue her master, Kyle Katarn, who has gone missing.

Why It Rocks.

  1. Interesting plot.
  2. While the protagonist is Kyle Katarn is in the early levels of the game, after the first few, you play as fan favorite Star Wars character Mara Jade.
  3. The game maintains all of the weapons from the previous game and adds in a few new ones like the carbonite gun.
  4. Unique graphics that are very similar to the previous game.
  5. Extremely fun old-school FPS gameplay.
  6. Like with DFII there is fast movement speed comparable to games such as Quake.
  7. Lots of new enemies and monsters including swamp wampas and the iconic Rancor.
  8. For the majority of the game, the gameplay is balanced and fun.
  9. Varied and interesting environments.
  10. Decent length at around six to eight hours.
  11. Force powers are useful and fun to use.
  12. Game awards players for being either full light or full dark by giving them exclusive force powers for both.
  13. The game adds in several new force powers like saber throw and projection.
  14. Lots of secret areas in levels that encourage exploration.
  15. There is a hidden level in the games files that allows the player to play as Luke Skywalker and fight Darth Vader.

Bad Qualities

  1. Unlike DFII, there is no morality system or alternate endings.
  2. The last three levels don't allow the player to use any weapons other than the lightsaber.
  3. Only two bosses in the entire game.
  4. Both of these bosses are far more difficult than any from the previous game and not in a fair way.
  5. The final three levels are extremely difficult due to enemies that can kill the player in one to two hits.