Archives by Day

September 2014
SuMTuWThFSa
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930

Jade Empire

Platform(s): PC, Xbox
Genre: Adventure
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: BioWare

About Rainier

PC gamer, WorthPlaying EIC, globe-trotting couch potato, patriot, '80s headbanger, movie watcher, music lover, foodie and man in black -- squirrel!

Advertising





'Jade Empire' ( Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST

Jade Empire will let players master dozens of martial arts fighting styles and mystical powers that match the dazzling spectacle of Hong Kong action movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." The game features a deep, rich story in the tradition of BioWare, which most recently developed Star Wars®: Knights of the Old RepublicTM. Players can train under their master's watchful eye to learn powerful martial arts and mystical powers. When danger threatens, players will travel across the world, from the harsh mountains of the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City. In their adventures, players will face powerful human and supernatural foes, learn exotic and magical martial arts and discover the darkest secrets of the world. Only by mastering the greatest fighting styles and defeating the most powerful enemies will players earn their place as a master of martial arts in the world of Jade Empire.

Set in the ancient, mysterious world of mythical China, players train under their master's watchful eye and learn powerful martial arts and mystical powers. When danger threatens, players travel across the world, from the harsh mountains of the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City. In their adventures, players face powerful human and supernatural foes, learn exotic and magical martial arts, and discover the darkest secrets of the world. Only by mastering the greatest fighting styles and defeating the most powerful enemies will players earn their place as a master of martial arts in the world of "Jade Empire."

Key Features:

  • Innovative fighting system. As players journey through "Jade Empire," they can upgrade their starting combat style or learn entirely new styles, depending on their gameplay preferences. Gamers can learn more than 30 different fighting styles, each with unique strengths and weaknesses, including martial arts styles (Legendary Fist, Storm Dragon), magic styles (Paralyzing Palm, Dire Flame), and weapon styles (Twin Axes, Halberd, and improvised weapons like chairs). Each fighting style has its is own speed, power, multi-style combination and form that ranges from punches and kicks to weapon strikes, mystical powers, and even transformations into supernatural monsters. Combat is fast-paced and real-time martial arts action characterized by rapid style changes as players and enemies alike seek out their opponents' weaknesses.
  • Roleplay as a martial arts master. Jump into the story right away with a pre-generated martial artist, or create a custom character tailored to specific play preferences. Each character has a unique
    appearance, custom voice set, and a powerful combination of fighting styles and ability scores. Focus on strength, speed, or magic, or build a character with a balance of all three. As their characters progress, players can focus on a narrow channel of fighting styles and become dominant in these forms, or study a wide variety of styles adaptable to many combat situations. Players must choose whether to act for good or evil, and their decisions have consequences that precede them throughout the land, and impact their game experience.
  • Epic story set in mythical China. Set in an ancient, mysterious world based on mythical China, players train under their master's watchful eye and learn powerful martial arts and mystical powers. When danger threatens, players travel across the world, from the harsh mountains of the Land of Howling Spirits to the lush gardens of the Imperial City. In their adventures, players face powerful human and supernatural foes, learn exotic and magical martial arts, and discover the darkest secrets of the world. Only by mastering the greatest fighting styles and defeating the most powerful enemies will players earn their place as a master of martial arts in the world of "Jade Empire."

Related articles, Click here!


More articles about Jade Empire
blog comments powered by Disqus