Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Christopher Clark "Kip Clark", Amazon
21 April 2009
Summary: Firstly, I'm a teen, Star Wars fan, and an RPG fan, so I should be setup to love this game right? Not exactly. Now I loved playing as a customizable character, through a slightly intruiging plotline, which had holes, etc. Force powers were fun to use, but they seem less like force powers, because they did not always hit. Another aspect one must understand is that this IS TURN BASED combat. It is not real-time, although it seems to come close.
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.
Not a bad game . . . but you might want to wait for the price to drop before buying.
Steven Myers, Amazon
23 March 2006
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: 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.
Excerpt: I was really looking forward to playing this, after the previous one enjoyed awards galore and was a smash success. The Sith Lords for me, will go down (and I believe already has) as one of those “what might have been” games if a longer development period was granted to it. I’m assuming you’ve played the previous title, so if you haven’t I’d suggest reading reviews there first. 5 years have passed since the last game closed.
Pros: Star Wars feel, expands on last game, HK - 47
Cons: Slow to start, also a bit glitchy & missing content .
Excerpt: The remnants of 2004 saw the release of the sequel to Bafta award winning game of the year (2003) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. KOTOR 2: The Sith Lords, this time made by Obsidian Entertainment instead of Bioware, takes place 5 years after the events of the first game. Those that are familiar with the original, will know that the majority of the game is open to your own playing style and moral choices - Light vs.
Excerpt: I don't know why it's called The Sith Lords...It's mostly about you hunting down Jedi that cast you out of the order... Intro Skip the prologue, it's pointless. Now, you're in the Peragus Mining Facility, along with Kreia, Atton, T3M4, HK47 and a load of annoying spider-like droids. Get out of here as fast as you can, it's so boring! Once you're out you'll have the Ebon Hawk and you're heading to Telos Citadel Station, this is where the game really begins...
Pros: Character development, A number of playable characters, Different planets to go to
Cons: Short game, Lightsaber has to be acquired, Predictable storyline
Excerpt: This is the sequel to Knights of the Old Republic and is once again produced by Obsidian and Lucas Arts. If you've played the 1st one you'll know more or less what to expect, in terms of gameplay and graphics this makes very few departures from the original. It's an rpg in the Star Wars universe with semi turn based combat. There are a couple of new features - there are now prestige classes of jedi/sith, and theres an influence system for party relations.
Excerpt: KOTOR II takes place five years after KOTOR which took place 4000 years prior to the films. The Sith have almost succeeded in wiping out the Jedi. Your character is a Jedi Knight who was exiled from the Jedi Order. You character seeks to reconnect to the force and destroy the Sith. As in KOTOR, you are aided by several companions. There are six planets for you to explore and as expected there is the option to be light or dark i.e.
Pros: Gameplay, replay value, interaction with NPCs
Cons: Battle style is the same so still no customisation of keys
Excerpt: Star wars Knights of the old Republic two PC is a PC version of the Xbox game with the same name. The story is the same as the Xbox game, you start off on your space station where you have forgotten your identity, over the course of the game you must regain your identity explore world's, meet new characters, and influence the galaxy. The story is good but not as good as the first game. Every action in this game has a consequence, you can choose to be good or evil.