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Post by the89thchris on Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:45 am

IGN live streamed this video around the time that Rogue One came out and as someone who completed this challenging game as a kid, it was both entertaining and infuriating watching these guys have no ability to play it.

Getting these old  PC games to work in 2017 is not very easy so it was nice to see it up-resed and looking good despite the fact that they were terrible at playing it.



For a long time I considered this the best Star Wars game ever made, perhapse in a bit of an eliteist fashion because of how difficult it was, but looking back I'd have to give that title to its sequel, Jedi Outcast (2001), Battle Front II (2005), or Knights of the Old Republic (2003).

Anyone else play Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (1997)?
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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:28 pm

I've never played, not much of a gamer. But there should be a few guys on here that would have played this one.
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Post by the89thchris on Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:48 pm

Yeah it's 20 years old lol I know I'd be barking up the wrong tree if I asked about something like The Force Unleashed II (overrated)

This one is from the glory days of Ye olde LucasArts! Hot on the heels of such classics as Rebel Assult II and X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter rockon
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Post by Commander Clint on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:00 pm

I have the original "Dark Forces" up for trade.
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Post by the89thchris on Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:03 am

Damn was there ever a sexier box art than on that original dark forces? chug
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Post by ChristianC on Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:40 am

I've loved PC games on and off my entire life but I've never played that one. Was addicted to The Old Republic until it triggered my injury in my neck a few years ago. Haven't played a game since Sad
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Post by the89thchris on Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:45 am

That sounds kinda like the skyrim "arrow to the knee" meme but I assume you're telling the truth. Very unfortunate. I loved Kotor and Kotor II but never played TOR. Still going strong by the looks of it. Must be 6 or 7 years old by now.


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Post by ChristianC on Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:27 am

Hahaha no it was caused by something else (misaligned vertebrae) but a long session gaming session was just the trigger.
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Post by the89thchris on Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:46 pm

Sorry to hear that, atleast it's a better story than if you were playing WoW though cheers
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Post by Nico on Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:31 pm

Do you guys play just PC or console ?
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Post by ChristianC on Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:47 pm

I used to play PC
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Post by the89thchris on Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:40 am

I pretty much only play Halo 5 on Xbox live these days but back then PC was the only game in town lol for serious games anyway
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