A spin-off of Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy allows players to create their own Jedi, train in the Academy under the tutelage of Luke Skywalker and Kyle Katarn and ultimately choose to follow the path of the Light Side or the Dark Side of the Force. The game is powered by the same version of the Quake III engine used in its predecessor, Jedi Outcast, containing modifications to the Quake code to give a third-person view and new lightsaber effects (Jedi Knight II had these 3rd person effects as well). Players have the ability to construct their own lightsaber by choosing the hilt style and blade color. After completing certain objectives, new saber styles become available including the ability to wield two independent sabers in a style known as Jar'Kai, once used by Anakin Skywalker during the closing fight in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, or the double-bladed lightsaber (also known as a "saber staff").
Jedi Academy was one of my favorite games. Probably the first third person game. Never played Outcast though (i did sometime but just first mission and got stuck) so i can slighty say the story is better than Outcast! One of the things i like is the player model! You can make your own one with a bunch of like 3/6 of choises. The gameplay is fun! The multiplayer is very good. Like the Siege mode and Power Duel: these modes are the one favorites. I like their ideas but Siege is my most favorite! If you don't have a bunch of idiots on your team you can win! A bit hard though but only 3 maps for Siege. But sometimes you can find good servers that mix Jedi Academy multiplayer maps! I played alot of vanilla. I recommend this game for anyone!