Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Review
7 January 2012
Excerpt: At least five major-budget MMORPGs have come and "gone" - that is to say, their subscriber base swelled initially then shrunk dramatically - since Blizzard's hugely successful World of Warcraft was released at the end of 2004. Most of these games are still running, some still with subscription-based fees, some having been converted to free-to-play games with paid features for those who want nice perks.
Excerpt: Bioware is famous for developing some of the best RPGs (Role Playing Games) in the world of computer gaming. Its Neverwinter Nights w/ expansions and Baldurs Gates 1, 2 w/ expansions have gotten many awards over the past few years. Developed with Lucus Arts, Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (KOTOR) is one of the new borns for Bioware with a bit different style of gaming. It opened a new era in the limitless world of RPGs.
Pros: Excellent graphics, voice-acting and gameplay. Lots of mini-games inside to provide you with a break from all the missions and quests you have to complete. All party members have different and interesting personalities, some members might come in conflict with each other if you pair them up.
Cons: A numbers of technical problems that bugs your gaming experience, need a big harddrive to run it.
Excerpt: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is role-playing game from Bioware, set in the Star Wars Universe, 4000 years before the events in the Episode 1. The story starts off shortly after the Republic has won a war against the Mandalorians. At some point during the war however, something twisted the two powerful young Jedi who led the Republic to victory.
Excerpt: I am not a huge Star Wars fan, but this game is one of the best RPG's out there. Now, if you're a normal, average person, you've seen the Star Wars movies, perhaps played a couple of the flyer games, and perhaps one or two of the FPS's. Well, whether you are or not, this is one game that should definitely be played, no matter what your interest in Star Wars is.
Summary: There has been a huge amount of hype surrounding Knights of the Old Republic and many are saying that it's a definite for Game of the Year, for the most part this is true, however, the game is also so well spoken of that it can sometimes prove underwhelming when you've played it for an extended amount of time due to over the top expectations for it to be the best thing since sliced bread.
Conclusion: It's probably not the best RPG of all time but it's definitely the best Star Wars game of all time. Knights of the Old Republic delivers the most satisfying Star Wars experience since Return of the Jedi. Easily the PC game of the year.
Summary: The once powerful Star Wars video game
franchise has fallen on hard times over the past few years. Stale new releases,
rehashes of classic games, and uninspiring titles have left PC gamers less than
enthusiastic. Thankfully, it seems that LucasArts has finally broken free from
the clutches of the Dark Side of the Force by releasing a game more fitting of
the great film saga's namesake.
Excerpt: Many who have gone through Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic say that it's the best thing to happen to Star Wars since the original movie trilogy. Now, that's a bold statement for someone who's only seen the movies to actually believe, but after going through the first game, I'm one of the people who agrees with this sentiment.
Excerpt: 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 victory and pursued the Mandalorians into deep space only to return as Dark Jedi at the head of a huge fleet of Sith warships.
Pros: Captivating storyline, Clever dialogue, Star Wars feel, True story and dialogue support for either Light Side or Dark Side play, Brilliant combat graphics, Fascinating characters (the loyal--and homicidal--droid HK-47 is truly unique)
Cons: Occasional bugs in dialogue, movie playback, Cannot transfer equipped gear between characters while on your ship, *ATI cards have a random quirk which will crash the game on map loading