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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Mar 10, 2012
I honestly don't care if people think this game is a classic in the RPG genre, I don't like it at all.

The thing that really killed KOTOR for me was the combat system; as it's turn-based fighting. Now turn-based combat has its time and place, but when you put it in a game set in the Star Wars universe, it doesn't feel right. Real-time combat in this game would have made it SO MUCH better, as it would have felt more true to Star Wars.

It's a shame because practically everything else about KOTOR is really solid, but even with the RPG genre, I want more than a good story, since appealing gameplay is what I seek from all genres of videogames.

Thankfully, Bioware would redeem themselves down the road with the Mass Effect series.
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March 10, 2012
my friends really got into this one. I liked your comment on the real time failures. Nice QT!
March 10, 2012
Thanks, Woopak. It's just not right to get in a scuffle with your enemies using blasters, only to take turns shooting each other.
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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 to victory and pursued the Mandalorians into deep space only to return as Dark Jedi at the head of a huge fleet of Sith warships. Only the Force powers of the Jedi Bastila prevented the Sith from overwhelming the Republic's weakened forces. At the start of the game Malak has usurped control of the Sith by betraying Revan and has attacked the ship carrying Bastila and yourself. In true Star Wars style, the game begins with a bang.

The storyline could have been a standard coming-of-age yarn but is instead a genuinely interesting adventure told with humor, compassion, and respect for the source material. Your character has a mystical bond with Bastila, and the two of you share some kind of connection to the Sith villains Darth Malak and Darth Revan. The game's planet-hopping adventures are driven by your exploration of these connections and how they relate to your larger goal of discovering the source of the Sith's sudden fleet. During your adventure you can explore side quests minor (such as racing swoops or gambling) and major (such as uncovering the fascinating back stories of your companions). Star Wars fans will get a kick out of the rich lore introduced in the game, particularly the Tatooine storyline that reveals the origin and...

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