Why wasn't Jade Empire well received?

Azureth

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It's a good game and was hot off the heels of KotoR, yet only sold 700,000. The special edition is on Origin for free.
 

cthulhuiscool

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It wasn't on the back on an IP anyone cared about, xbox exclusive at the time, wonky unintuitive combat system, kotor 2 came out 4 months prior
 
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LordVampyre

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only sold 700,000 copies? Humm wonder how many games that have been released would have loved to sell that many.
 

Tup3x

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It does lack something... something that made KOTOR special. Also the controls feel really clunky.
 

Yakk

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Best game I played on the original Xbox, developers should've believed in their product more. It never got the backing it needed as a new IP. The game didn't translate as well on the very, very late PC version IMO.
 

MorgothPl

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It's lovely game.... just played it recently, as it's free at Origin, and I'm loving it. Though, it has typical Bioware archetype: Noone trying to avenge master/planet/whatever learning that very important one betrayed him and then takes revenge :) Guess they just ahve algorithm for their story and just change the scenery from Asian to SF and fantasy :)

But, I like its combat system and the companions... Henpecked Ho and his story about how he wants to get rid of his wife or escape her and can't rocks :)

Still, even if it aged, it was fun to play.
 
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