Date of Release: February 18, 1998
Developer: LucasArts Entertainment Company
Review (from allgame.com):
Star Wars: Jedi Knight -- Mysteries of the Sith takes place five years
after the defeat of seven Dark Jedi by bounty hunter turned Jedi Knight
Kyle Katarn. It also features the character Mara Jade (from the Star
Wars novels), a warrior who once followed the path of darkness as the
Emperor's Hand and is now Kyle's apprentice as he trains her in the ways
of the Jedi. (She's also quite attracted to him.)
The game's viewpoint switches from Kyle's perspective to Mara's as he
departs to a newly discovered Sith temple to investigate the mysterious
powers within. Meanwhile, it's up to Mara to protect a Holocron and
negotiate "business" with a Hutt crime boss (not Jabba, but a Hutt all
the same), all in the name of the New Republic.
As an expansion disc to Jedi Knight -- Dark Forces II, Mysteries of the
Sith features much of the same regarding gameplay through its 14
missions. However, there are a few new and different weapons, and the
absence of a "morality scale" means that no choice between the light
side or the path of darkness occurs. As a result, all but two Force
abilities found in Jedi Knight are available, with five new ones added
as well. Also differing from its predecessor, Mysteries of the Sith's
cut-scenes are computer-generated instead of portrayed by live actors.
Once again a multi-player option exists, enabling you to compete with up
o seven others over the Internet. Of course, you must choose your
identity (there are even more to choose from than in Jedi Knight) as
well as the color of your lightsaber. You achieve rank as you become
more experienced and can even use a strong character you may have
developed with Jedi Knight.
Roots & Influences:
All Star Wars games are based on the Star Wars series of science fiction
films by George Lucas. Due to the immense popularity of Star Wars: Jedi
Knight, this expansion disc was released. It features much of the same
gameplay as its predecessor.