Conclusion: KOTOR is the game that Xbox fans have truly been waiting for. We’ve all suffered through delay after delay of this great title, and now that it is finally here we know that it was worth the wait. From its magnificent story to its innovative battle engine, KOTOR covers all the bases and easily blows away every American RPG created in recent history, while challenging even the best and biggest Japanese behemoths like Final Fantasy.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Xbox Review
11 August 2009
Conclusion: Let me begin by saying that if you're looking for the one and only place in existence that you can find a negative review of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, you'll need to keep looking. LucasArts and BioWare's Star Wars: KotOR is the first console game since I was just a young pup that has impressed me enough to replay it over and over again, spend numerous days at work with very little sleep, and write this very review.
Excerpt: I’m not a fan of science fiction and as a result of that, I’ve never been big into Star Wars. You wouldn’t find me waiting patiently in a line for tickets to Episode I or II, hoping that these new prequels held true to a franchise I had grown to love. So when I kept hearing all good things about Knight of the Old Republic, I blew them off. I mean, how good could it be? It was based off Star Wars.
Pros: + Awesome story and character development.
Cons: - A little short and sometimes visually bland.
Excerpt: Bioware has been known to make some of the best Role Playing Games in the world. This Canadian developer has taken RPGs to new levels with Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) for the Xbox (to be released for the PC this fall). I am usually a person who likes to play action and strategy games as well as detailed racing simulations on the PC.
Excerpt: To the delight of gamers everywhere, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has finally been released on the XBox. The PC version should be out this fall…if you can wait that long. That said, Knights of the Old Republic is easily one of the best RPGs on any of the current consoles. BioWare has brought RPG fans another excellent game!
Excerpt: I could go into the history of how Star Wars games have been pretty hit-or-miss, but I won't. That would only detract from the details about how Knights of the Old Republic delivers the experience that so many people have been waiting for. Set some 4000 years before Anakin Skywalker discovers the Force, the story is set just a few years after the Republic has defeated the Mandalorians in a costly war.
Pros: Built on a solid RPG engine, Great story and voiceacting, Excellent hybrid battle system, Lots of Star Wars fanservice
Cons: NPC faces are repeated often, Minigames are weak
Excerpt: Star Wars fans have been waiting for the release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for quite some time, and finally, the game's release date is approaching. Combine the hugely popular Star Wars universe with the creative geniuses at BioWare and you’ve got an RPG like no other.
Excerpt: Ah yes, the Star Wars game. A console genre unto itself, almost. LucasArts has put out so many titles based on their parent company's most famous product that you could build a decent-sized console game collection just by purchasing all of them alone. It's been tough for gamers to sidle up to this "genre", though, because the games swing like a giant pendulum when it comes to quality -- for every must-play like Knights of the Old Republic, there are two or three games...