I thought the saber fighting in Jedi Academy was fubared a bit.. a lot of battles went like this: enemy tries a slow vertical attack, I move in to counter, his lightsaber jerks back up into stance and I die instantly with full health and shield (from a non-attack! and without using the instant dismemberment code). Two saber stance is a joke and there are some really bad animations and voice acting. Many balls were dropped during the development of this game.
Jedi Outcast though: pure class. I could fight Reborn on the "Ladder" map all day. Kyle Katarn is like the Solid Snake of Star Wars. I just hate the shadowtroopers and green Reborn who spam the saber uppercut.
I have been playing 90s shooters like Doom, Heretic, Duke 3D and Wolf3D recently.. makes me feel like tracking down the Dark Forces games because I have never played em.
I still <3 this game, now I have to go home and install it thanks guys! I would say its tied with shadows of the empire for N64. as for dark forces and mysteries of the sith you can get them on steam. but you may find them unplayable as I have. still havent found a fix for it.