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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [PC Game]

5 Ratings: 4.2
The 2003 PC Game Role-Playing video game

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republictakes 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 … see full wiki

Tags: Video Games
Console: PC Game
Genre: RPG
Release Date: November 18, 2003
1 review about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic [PC...

This Game Takes Place a Really, Really Long Time Ago.

  • Nov 29, 2006
I grew up on the original Star Wars movies. I've been a fan of the universe that Lucas built for most of my life. However, when I first heard about KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC, I was hesitant about playing it. I like the original universe that Lucas created and the world of KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC seemed a bit unnecessary to me. I mean, the original movies and books made Lucas a fortune and I just couldn't understand why well enough couldn't be left alone. Granted the age of the Old Republic is the perfect place to spawn new Star Wars tales without damaging the content or history of the classic series. My curiosity about the game became further piqued when the game won several video game awards. I eventually gave in and played the game and I'm glad that I did.

Like many other Star War games, in KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC you create a character that seems to be tapped into the Force. You're able to use a lightsaber (or better yet, a double-bladed lightsaber when you find them), become trained in the Force, and eventually gain many different Force powers. There are other skills that can be acquired throughout the game and during your quest, you can be joined by several different characters that you can choose to play as throughout the game, including a Han Solo-kind-of-guy named Carth and a droid that reminds one C-3PO if he was more masculine and was an assassin instead of a protocol droid.

The gameplay of KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC isn't really anything spectacular and the graphics are just a tad better than standard. What separates the game from other similar games is the storyline. KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC boasts an original story that makes a player want to continue playing just to see how the story will end. Throughout the game your actions determine the nature of your character and ultimately there are four different ways the game can end. I played the game so that I could see the four different endings.

The game isn't as open-ended as the marketers have made it out to be. Everyone who plays the game gets the general same experience, the major differences being in if characters join your group and how they behave. The overall scenario is virtually the same with little variation. Also, as noted before the graphics aren't that great--you would think that with an original Star Wars game, the creators would be able to come up with something more impressive.

Overall, KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC is a great video game. Star War fans are sure to enjoy it (if they are willing to put aside their initial reluctance), but people who aren't fans will enjoy playing the game as well.

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