You might think the poor combat, terrible graphics and lack of stats were what made Jade Empire
such a bad RPG, but you’d be wrong.
No, what really kills it is how terribly boring
it is. It’s dreadful, really; duller than an inflatable knife - and it’s not just simply tedious either. Jade Empire
’s banality can be divided into two separate levels of boredom.
Firstly, there’s the plot itself, which is so predictable it’d be enough to make anyone think they’d become clairvoyant. You play an orphan who has been raised by the teacher of an awesome Kung Fu school that sits unmolested in the rural outskirts of the standard Wuxia
setting. Apparently you’ve never questioned about your parentage until the day that Master Li ominously lets you know you have an important destiny.
Oh, sorry, not ominously, obviously