Step into the role of an aspiring martial-arts master and follow the path of the open palm or the closed fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of the entire Jade Empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land, or will you crush it beneath your heel?
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Step into the role of an aspiring martial-arts master and follow the path of the open palm or the closed fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of the entire Jade Empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land, or will you crush it beneath your heel? Are you a warrior who uses his strength and fighting mastery to bring peace, or will you instead use your power to bring pain and ruin?
The choice is yours.

The Original Award Winning Jade Empire

  • An incredible, engaging story that makes you the noble hero or the treacherous villain!
  • A wealth of fascinating characters to interact with.
  • Beautiful, mysterious lands to explore, discover, and save...or conquer.
  • A rich blend of role-playing and exciting real-time combat.
  • New monsters and enemies.
  • New fighting styles.
  • Customizable, intuitive controls including support for game-pads and keyboard/mouse.
  • Increased graphics resolutions and new visual effects.
  • Improved combat AI and difficulty levels.
  • New world map interface.

Requisitos do Sistema

    Minimum: Windows XP, Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or AMD Athlon 1800XP, 512MB RAM, 8 GB Free HD Space, DirectX 9.0, NVIDIA GeForce 6200 or ATI 9500 or better (Shader Model 2.0 required), 100% DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card and drivers.
    Recommended: 3 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor, 1GB RAM, DirectX 9.0 February 2006, ATI X600 series, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series, or higher recommended.
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25 de 27 pessoas (93%) acharam esta análise útil
34.3 hrs em registo
Jade Empire won my heart several years ago, when I first played it on the original XBOX. For those of you who are familiar with BioWare products, it will come as no surprise that Jade Empire lives up to being a quality role-playing game. Clearly inspired by ancient Chinese mythology and folklore, this game is both alluring and enticing to players who can appreciate compelling storytelling combined with a refreshing cast of characters. While this particular title has a relatively simple design in comparison to many of BioWare's other creations, I would still encourage you to pick it up and check it out - Particularly if you are interested in refreshingly original environments, and parables.

***COMPLICATIONS***

While I recommend the game itself to anyone, I must ADVISE CAUTION TO THOSE SEEKING TO BUY IT ON STEAM. For some, the game will not operate smoothly (if at all) without downloading and installing an additional file. For those of you still needing help, there are many thread discussions regarding this error inside the community forums.

Alternatively, you can download and install the two files that I used (they worked for me) from:
https://anonfiles.com/file/2fd02e0d0446d3bcaa2c6b2d1fd85d8d

For reference, I believe this is the thread where I originally found the solution: http://steamcommunity.com/app/7110/discuss...978835694348660

I. STORY

Jade Empire follows an orphaned martial arts student, initially training under Master Li, who is unaware of his/her full potential... Or for that matter, the road that lies ahead of them. Little does the protagonist know that every step of the journey will be a test of character, which might or might not conflict with their martial skills. While facing other-worldly creatures, in a unique combat system, the student will grow to master his/her ability - and only then can they face the dark power growing in the Jade Empire. This game does feature multiple endings based on the players path and decisions throughout the game.

II. GAMEPLAY

The story is absolutely gripping, and is divided into 7 chapters, each featuring their own set of sub-quests. Some quests are entirely optional, such as the option to form a romantic relationship with a NPC team member. I was honestly very impressed by some of the same-sex options, considering the release date of Jade Empire. This might actually be one of the first games that provided this option to the player. Throughout the game, the player will be able to make decisions for their character, which can in fact impact the ending. Furthermore, some of these decisions can also be used to influence your party members into following different paths as well.

There are two major philosophies that seem crucial to the game as well: The Way of the Open Palm, and the Way of the Closed Fist. These two opposing philosophies can easily compare to Yin and Yang (or the Dark Side and the Light Side from Star Wars). However, it is important to recognize that just because someone practices the Way of the Closed Fist does not actually mark them as evil... Likewise, a follower of the Open Palm is not automatically good either. Followers of the Open Palm believe that maintaining harmony is important, whereas the followers of the Closed Fist believe that one should become self-reliant. Whether or not an individual is good or evil boils down to the context surrounding the event, so Jade Empire strays from painting a black and white world. That in itself, is a noteworthy mention, all too rare in video games.

Another brilliant feature implemented in Jade Empire are the mini-games. I really really really enjoyed the Raiden-inspired Dragonfly mini-game. Seriously, just go check it out on YouTube or something, you could spend hours doing this alone. It is sooo fun!

III. CONTROLS

I might have been lucky, but I didn't have any problems with the controls in this game. They were pretty straightforward, and the game is compatible with a XBOX360 controller. On the other hand, a friend of mine confirmed that Jade Empire is not compatible with the PS3 controller. Otherwise, the controls work perfectly fine for me, as to be expected. The combat system is a bit more complex than other games I've played, but the innovative style is addicting, I promise.

IV. GRAPHICS

The first thing to consider is that this game came out in 2005. As a result, the graphics might be considered outdated by many of you. However, I do not feel like the graphics are so outdated that they become a distraction. The visual aesthetic of the game may not be the best, but it's definitely not the worst. I rather enjoy the art style of this game, however I cannot say that the graphics are the highlight of Jade Empire either... And yes, you will get stuck in weird camera angles until you reload it sometimes. There are glitches. Do not panic.

V. SOUND

I think the language might be made up, but it sounds decent to me. The voice acting wasn't horribly obnoxious, and some of the music in this game is enjoyable to listen to. The audio surrounding this game meets par, as there isn't a lot to nit-pick.

VI. REPLAY VALUE

Honestly, Jade Empire doesn't get old to me. I found the experience to be extremely enjoyable, and have since beaten the game several times since my first playthrough in 2005. Definitely worth playing twice!
Publicada: 21 Junho
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14 de 21 pessoas (67%) acharam esta análise útil
17.5 hrs em registo
Welcome all that will read this, and now to the review!


(Personal experience below, move down to "Rating" if you just want to see what its about in small details)

The first time I laid eyes on this game, I was late middle school and I thought it looked awesome just because I saw X-Play review it themselves (way back when X-Play wasn't controlled or canceled now) but what really pulled me into wanting this game was the mini episode inside X-Play called "Cheats" which showed how to get a M. art style that is hard to get or some extra silver you can get from a character or how to romance a companion, which I thought was great, also it showed how to beat bosses and how to do things if you wanted to be evil or the good guy side.


Conclusion:

Now I have the game and I am in love with this game, to the story to the side quests, to the weird companions to the demons you'll face, I could go on and on about this game but I think you get the point.


With this said, I need to point out the faults and great ideas of this game:

Cons:

Same voices on non-important npcs
Can't backflip outside of combat
"Looking at the floor" glitch
Weird character movements
Easy bosses (if you have mastered a fighting style)
Kind of cheesy and somewhat predictable storyline
Some of the mouths of npcs don't match to what they are saying (I thought this was a throwback to older chinese/japanese movies but I'm not sure)
Past level 15 your unstoppable
This game will not play correctly if you don't have a patch from a guide on steam on windows 8/8.1 (manual install)
Wishes you have a asian girlfriend (or boyfriend if your a women)


Pros:

Every companion has their own voice actor and usually special characters do also
The fighting styles can be used in many combinations with another fighting styles
Different perks from all companions
TONS of side quests
China history referances
Funny side quests and dialogue
Epic story
Its equally fun being good and evil
Companion storylines connected to the main storyline
+1 for buns (you'll get it)
Love interests (maybe sexy time?)
You can do barrel-rolls
You fly a plane with jets
Also your a ghost jedi/seth lord


Rating:

I will give this game a 8 out of 10 for what this game brings to the table, fun-fast gameplay, a addicting game that you can't knock out of your head for weeks and keep coming back for more, a change of pace from shooters/RPGs/etc, a good karma system, great music and more.

I recommend this game for players that are tired of the same "dumb and dumber" (shooters) type of gaming and want something different but even if your looking for a new classic, then this is your kind of gem you'll enjoy.

{RECOMMENDED}
Publicada: 26 Abril
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26 de 45 pessoas (58%) acharam esta análise útil
2.4 hrs em registo
Really? All you have to do is run Steam as admin...done. It's crazy that some of you call that "jumping through hoops". One google search and one right click. It works great and is a great game.
Publicada: 10 Junho
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
81.3 hrs em registo
Look Closely for the Wires [3/5]

Those with a taste for Wuxia film will enjoy the authenticity of kicking martial butt through BioWare's rich world of (mostly) traditional Chinese fantasy, but this title is not without it's fair share of problems.

Nearly a decade after first release, it would be unrealistic to expect Jade Empire to represent the pinnacle of modern gaming experience; but if you can get past the idea that 2005 brought more than just the meteoric rise of WoW and a sequel to Battlefield, there is still plenty of entertainment to be had.

For the most part, bags of kung-pow action, offbeat one-liners and a colourful cast including John Cleese (yes, that John Cleese) distract from the game's more serious shortcomings; and although far from perfect, the story is strong enough to carry you most of the way with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

Combat is the clear focus for much of the title, and although harcore gamers will probably be disappointed at the simplicity of A-buttoning your opponent(s) to a meaty pulp, there are a number of different fighting styles to learn and switch between and keep beatings somewhat fresh.

Taking nothing away from many other reviewers who could not get this title to run at all, somewhat surprisingly, Jade Empire fired up first time on my own modest system (Win7, 32 bit). Aside from one story-halting bug about half way through - fixed with a simple patch in my case - the title ran without hitch. Judging by other reviews however, I'd be wary of purchasing this title for a Windows 8 system.

Despite the age of this title, the occasional bug, and it's clunky, badly dated interface, I'd still recommend this to those with a love of Wuxia, or just looking for something a little different.
Publicada: 4 Setembro
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5 de 7 pessoas (71%) acharam esta análise útil
19.3 hrs em registo
This game has aged quite well has a good story is overall fun. It is without a question a great game however the steam version is broken an incredibly annoying to start but it can be fixed so playing is not possible.
it is a shame that because of the launching issues i can not possible recommend to buy this in steam.
Publicada: 9 Junho
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578 de 715 pessoas (81%) acharam esta análise útil
9.2 hrs em registo
The game itself is brilliant, unfortunately, Valve is distributing it in a broken, unplayable state for most windows Vista/7/8 users. This requires users to hack the install directory by renaming files, or to seek to resolve the problem by more convoluted and risky means.

It is of course BioWare's responsibility to fix this, but Valve is still selling it, and it's unacceptable that people feel the need to download anonymous executables off the internet in order to play a game they purchased.

If you feel like dealing with the head ache of trying to get this broken product to work, it's actually a very good game. It starts a little slow but you encounter lots of interesting characters, make lots of decisions that impact how things turn out, develop relationships with party members, get multiple endings, and can unlock a lot of cool powers. It's a very good game many people will be infested with viruses or create registry errors for trying to play. It's like a pre-cursor to Mass Effect but JadeEmpireConfig.exe is broken and results in a Can't Find Steam error.

Oh the solution to the Can't Find Steam error? Simple

Make a backup of JadeEmpireLauncher.exe, create a copy of JadeEmpire.exe, and rename that copy to JadeEmpireLauncher.exe. For most people, this solves the problem. I'm sorry you had to look for a work around like this to make a game you spent money on playable.
Publicada: 27 de Novembro de 2013
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