Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Valerie Secord, Amazon
18 January 2014
Summary: Lets face it boys and girls, the reason we game is for fun, laughter, entertainment and getting our "geek" on, with all our friends. This game gave my friends and I a fabulous weekend of just that. And who doesn't love The Old Republic? Awesome playtime and storyline, I highly recommend this game for your Star Wars collection!
Summary: I loved KOTOR and couldn't get enough, so I bought KOTOR 2. It's a fine game, but can't match the epic scale of its predecessors. The biggest problem is bugs and what seems like an incomplete plot. Here are some thoughts: STORY KOTOR was renowned for its epic story. KOTOR 2's story by contrast is a bit vague and never really fulfills its potential. Basically, several Sith Lords are assassinating the Jedi and you have to gather the last of the Jedi masters.
Summary: Ok, most people who have played this game and have enjoyed this series know the almost legendary story behind what the hell might have happened when this was developed. Many reviews have already outlined why the game was not finished (money, basically, although Lucasarts has been infamously hush hush about the whole thing), so I won't go into detail about that. Now, while 3 stars is good, I believe this game deserves a little bit more credit.
Just as good, and sometimes better, than the original!
John Salerno, Amazon
8 December 2005
Summary: At the time of this writing, the average Amazon.com rating for KOTOR II is 3 stars out of 5. I simply can't believe this! There were a few reasons I held off getting this game (after playing and very much enjoying the first): 1. I knew it was so much like the first that I didn't want to start it right after the first, because I feared I might get tired of too much of the same thing. 2.
Not a bad game . . . but you might want to wait for the price to drop before buying.
Steven Myers, Amazon
22 July 2005
Summary: The first KOTOR was, in my opinion, one of the greatest games ever. Though it had its flaws, they were few and far between. Obsidian and everyone involved with putting out KOTOR 2: TSL deserves an enthusiastic round of applause for their efforts to make a follow-up to such a stellar game. They managed to come up with a sequel that, while plauged with bugs and other issues, is nonetheless relatively enjoyable.
Summary: ...if only the idiot CEO of Lucasarts hadn't rushed Obsidion to release the game during the holiday rush. This gave has AMAZING potential, and gamers waited for months at a time for the stupid Lucasarts to release a patch. They finally did but it wasn't very good. Remember when Lucasarts was a good company? I can't be the only one. Old games like Escape from Monkey Island, Rogue Squadron, Dark Forces, Shadows of the Empire,...all so much fun.
Summary: Before I start pointing out the pros and cons of this game, I'd just like to applaud Obsidian for what they did. Taking over the development from BioWare was no easy task, especially considering the original KOTOR won 48 Game of the Year awards. I think they did a very good job with this game. I will also keep this review spoiler free for those of you who have not played through the game yet. Now the difficult part of reviewing this game.
Summary: This game is clearly a sequel. But as a sequel to a truly amazing game, I expected it to be good. And it was, briefly. The gameplay is basically the same as the original KotOR, with a few new additions. There were new forcepowers, new feats, and the fancy new influence system. Depending on your actions, party members will be more or less influenced by you, and can become evil, or good.
Summary: Remember a game, way back when, called Outpost? Probably not. But I remember it. Hyped to death by the gaming press (then much smaller and generally more honest), it was a flaming car wreck. I mean, not just a bad game, basically almost no game, and certainly nothing like the glowingly complimentary picture painted by gaming journalists. The price of that game from my perspective was that it was a very long time before I bought a Sierra game again.