Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

Posted by staff | Posted in Role Playing | Posted on 04-09-2010

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  • You are a young Jedi Knight, charged with leading a group of freedom fighters across the galaxy
  • Recruit droids, humans, Wookies and other races to join your resistance group — and train them in great mini-games like racing swoop bikes or manning turret guns
  • Journey to dozens to unique locations, from the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyk to the Jedi Academy of Dantooine
  • Customizable and evolving characters keep the story fresh and the gameplay interesting — especially when you have to choose between the Light & Dark Sides of The Force

Product Description
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes you into the distant past of the Star Wars universe — over 4,000 years before Episode I, when battles raged between the Jedi and the Sith!Amazon.com Review
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes place just a few years after the Mandolorian Wars, thousands of years before the events in the Star Wars movies we know and love. Two Jedi, master Revan and his apprentice Malak, led the Republic’s forces to vict… More >>

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

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After only playing for 4 hours, I was totally taken in by this game. Star Wars fan or not, this game should please any XBOX owner. The story line is deep, so deep that you can be overhelmed by the amount of choices you have. The environments are stunning. The NPC’s are a blast to talk to. There is so much to do in this game even in the first hour.

The learing curve is a little steep. I found that the turn based combat takes some getting use to. If you like the run in and shoot people kind of game, you may want to rent this first to see if you like the combat. Its based on D&D rules, +1, -2, hit miss stuff. I’m learning and its alot of fun.

You start off with a basic long blade. You have to work and spend time to become a Jedi and build a lightsaber. How long? I don’t know. I can tell you that so far I’ve robbed some apartments, killed some people that had bounties on them, met a female Sith Solider at a bar. She invited my to a party where they proceeded to get loaded and pass out. Thats when I stole a Sith uniform and was able to go places where I normally couldn’t. Now I’m learning the combat.

How good is this game? If you spend time with it, KOTOR will shine on your shelf and call to you when you walk by it.

WARNING: Your sex life may dimish with the purchase of this game.
Rating: 5 / 5

Star Wars at its best!
Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is the best RPG you will find on your Xbox, PLUS it probaly is one of the best games around on the Microsoft Console.

Story: 10 out of 10.
Absolutely awesome. KOTOR is well scripted, has great plot twists and gives you the possibility of roaming both sides of the power in the best way any Star Wars game ever did. Forget Jedi Knights, if you liked that game, you will LOVE this game.
Furthermore, KOTOR is the best thing that happened to the Star Wars franchise since “The Empire Strikes Back.” In my humble opinion, this game would have been a great movie and is BY FAR a better movie than the last two we have seen at the theatre.

Graphics: 10 out of 10.
Yo-hoo, go along in this awesome graphics bonanza. The Star Wars universe is wonderfully recreated in many of its aspects. Cities are wonderful to visit and explore, character skins and movements are close to perfection. Jedi powers are rendered in the best way ever, giving you the uttermost feeling of wielding the force in all its forms and ways.

Sound: 10 out of 10.
Compelling soundtrack is well blended into your actions, passing from mellow to upbeat themes as the action gets more frenetic. Sound FX are incredibly well done.

GamePlay: 10 out of 10.
Behold, this is an RPG. So it’s not a first person shooter or a beat’em up. Combat has been a sort of an issue for fans of the latest Star Wars games (such as Academy). The Bioware Combat system is however the BEST I have ever seen on an RPG. You get all possibilities of deciding your tactics, but there still is the action flavour to what is going on.

Other Cool Things:
1)You get a bunch of NPCs (non playing characters) who will tag along, All have their own background and powers. Furthermore, you can talk to them whenever you want, ask suggestions, info or opinions. Plus, they will be actively part of the story and sometimes you will see them chat or discuss with each other. VERY REALISTIC.
2) Character creation is well done, decently customizable. Plus, the game uses the basic rules of Dungeons & Dragons for attributes and power building, so any old time RPG fan will get in gear quite easily.
3) One of the NPCs that will follow you is a psicotic war version of C3PO. It curses and hates everything, plus he considers you a “meatbag.” It’s the funniest thing ever.
4) You get to travel around the galaxy in a retro style Millennium Falcon callled the Ebon Hawk. The ship is so well done you will think you’re in a movie.

I’d go on, but there are WAY TOO MANY COOL THINGS TO THIS GAME.

Bottom line:
Folk, this game is Fanta-freakin-tastic. This is a MUST BUY for anybody.
Rating: 5 / 5

For all you people that wasted your time telling others what its gonna be like, I will tell you what it is like. Ive played it, and I’ll tell you this, its really fun, with all sorts of battles and lightsaber duels, ect. 9 out of 10 for gameplay, because it can get sort of hard sometimes. I’m not complaining though, and you wouldn’t either after you beat Halo on legendary w and w/o co-op. Anyway, the sound is pretty good if you like star wars music. Graphics are really good, 11 out of 10. The game is look really realistic. To top it off you get to choose and customize your character, pick wether you want to be jedi or sith, customize your saber hilt, pick what color you want, and even pick what type, single blade, double blade, or one blade in each hand. The control system is ingenious. If you like real time games like star wars jedi knight jedi outcast you can pick to do it in real time. If you like traditional rpgs, like final fantasy series, you can do it to. And you can switch between the 2 all you want. Now to get into the game. Like all rpgs there is a considerable amount of dialogue, enough for you to consider throwing your controller at the xbox. But its worth it. You need to know what theyre telling you, trust me, i found out the hard way. You travel with 3 friends. In different worlds you can get different partners. In realtime mode they just fight alongside you, but in the classical rpg mode you tell them what attack to do and who to do it at. You can have droids, wookies, or jedi in your party. So now i rate it…
Graphics 11 out of 10
Music 8 out of 10
Gameplay 9 out of 10
All in all 9.5 out of 10
Rating: 5 / 5

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a truly spectacular video game that fully realizes the Star Wars universe better than any recent property, debatably including the last two films. While the path and story you take is largely linear, the way you can go about it is what truly separates KOTOR from other bland RPGs. Add in a vivid realization of the Star Wars universe, the best voice work in any game to date, and smooth controls and Bioware has itself another winner. The only noticeable flaw the game has lies in its graphics. While the worlds and ships you visit are full of spectacular vistas and sharp detail (notably the Sith world of Korriban), the game is susceptible to slowdown during both cutscenes and gameplay. KOTOR’s huge successes only highlight this imperfection more noticeably. As sound goes, KOTOR is simply astounding. Voice actors put in literally thousands of lines that make for a truly cinematic experience. The fact that almost all are delivered with conviction and passion make it even more realistic. A nice touch is that the game also features separate languages and accents for different races. But what really puts the clincher on the package is the gameplay. with combat controls that flow nicely and the ability to queue up multiple actions in combat is handy. But the main draw of the game is that you can choose to be a light or dark Jedi. Both paths are exciting and original, especially because you can do some really vicious things as a Dark Jedi. Also, the story is good, there are many many side quests, and all the parts work to form a cohesive whole. Bioware and Lucasarts have truly outdone themselves.
Rating: 5 / 5

Ok, I got this game a few months ago, and refrained myself from reviewing it until I beat at least one path. Here’s the scoop:

Pros:

-choose your path

-no button mashing

-incredible gameplay

-loveable characters

-great, and I mean great, immersive plot

Cons:

-the graphics were nothing to drool about

-music is only ok, nothing special

-interface confusing at times

-barely any tutorial (I got used to everything very easily though, so no biggie)

For those of you who want a step by step breakdown, read on:

Gameplay- 98/100

Incredible. To put it simply, this game is easy to play, yet hard to master. You can choose the shortcut, or the hard way. The interface is the only thing that isn’t amazing, however I was quickly able to figure out it’s controls. As far as combat goes, I loved it. If you want to perform each punch with the press of a button, do not count on this to be your game, because it is automatic, turn based fighting. This makes it easier on you to heal yourself without being repeatedly hurt. Ok, enough explaining. On to graphics.

Graphics- 87/100

Good, but not “ooh,” “ahhh,” standard. If I saw anyone who wasn’t from the stone age googling over these graphics, I would wonder about them. However, this does not hinder the gameplay. Nothing is slurred or choppy. The people and environments are nicely crafted, but nothing special.

Sound- 80/100

One word. Repetitive. Not that it isn’t interesting the first few times, but after a whole game, I was still hearing some of the same music from the very beginning. As far as the ones that don’t get stuck in your head for years because of repetition, they are great.

Plot- 99.5/100

The .5 is because of the incredibly small amount of cheesiness. The rest is amazing. Purely amazing. You need to wonder if the writer was a genius. The end is predictable, but very well scripted. Each world has turns that you definitely wouldn’t expect. I absolutely loved the story, and its characters. Oh yes, did I mention the characters? I’ve grown to love a few special of them. Take 6 or 7. First, there’s Mission Vao the T’wilek and Zaalbaar the Wookie. Then there’s HK-47, the loveable assassin droid. There are countless others that I could list but for fear of ruining the story.

Difficulty- 99/100

This game is great as far as difficulty. I had one problem, which was shortly remedied. Not saying that the game is wimpy, it’s just not going to make me pull out my hair out of anguish. Overall, the game is easy to learn, hard to master.

OK. THE VERDICT: Average those out, you should get 92.7. Add my fun factor (7 pts), and you get 99.7. This game is great. Absolutely great.
Rating: 5 / 5

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