Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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Any other predecessor, this would have been a good game
4 October 2009
Summary: KotOR II suffers from the same dilemma the Star Wars movie prequels did: so many people knew and loved the original and had such high hopes for the new material. The new material got there, and it looked like it should and stuck to the formula it should, but somehow ends up not being what it should be. This game picks up five years after the original KotOR.
Dissapointing when inevitably comparing it with the original
A. Kempton, Amazon
25 September 2008
Summary: The original is one of my favorites ever. When I beat this I couldn't help feel disappointed. It just lacks on so many levels. First off the story is no where near as good as the first, but its not terribly bad. They probably could have made it better but it is often confusing and not all that interesting. This one is much darker than the first which might please people. Everything else though isn't an improvement over the first though.
Summary: The player starts out as a Jedi knight who can not remember much of his or her past. It is not as great as its predecessor, but still a very fun role playing game. The characters are a little smaller in this game. There are more and also new enemies to fight besides the Sith. Battle takes place with a system of rounds and character statistics as was with the first game.
Summary: KOTOR 2 pales in comparison to its predecessor, which is one of the best RPGs I've ever experienced. The original KOTOR delivered an engaging storyline with interesting characters and relationships, as well as some challenging battle scenes complemented by clever brain-teasers. KOTOR 2, on the other hand, has a rather convoluted storyline, something I could overlook were it not for the games other shortcomings. Among them, it's easy. Too easy.
Summary: Much darker than the first game, this sequel takes place not long after the events of the first. Revan has vanished, the Jedi have nearly been wiped out, and you are the galaxy's only hope. I won't lie, I found the characters in this game to be even more plausible than in the first incarnation. They are much more flawed (the backstories of some are literally not for children).
Summary: I won't spoil the ending for you, but it feels like the writers weren't done, and some boss said, just make some crap up and finish it in the next 15 minutes. Awesome game, awesome gameplay, crappy crappy ending. Also, it goes back and ruins the previously somewhat happy ending you had if you played the light side in the first game. I have never felt so betrayed by a game. I was so excited to get it, and so in love with the whole gameplay, plot, everything...
Summary: In the second installment of KOTOR, the player can choose to make their character (The Jedi Exile) male/female, a Jedi class (Guardian, Consular, or Sentinel) as well as light side/dark side. The XBOX graphics remain chunky for my tastes, but the roster of selectable facial features is quite impressive, especially or female exiles. It seems that you can't choose a face for the male exile that isn't either angry or pro-wrestler material, though.
Not living up to the original. But still pretty good.
Master Chief "CB", Amazon
30 June 2006
Summary: KOTOR 1 would be on my top 3 games of all time with it's compelling story and great characters. The original's gameplay mechanic are still here, and some new improvements as well - including new fighting styles and weapon customizing. If you have read my KOTOR review you know I love Star Wars, espiecaly KOTOR but 2 is just filled with problems.
Summary: KOTOR 2 really isn't as bad as you'd think. They've simply improved upon some things from the first KOTOR. Some things, such as the graphics, seemed to work alot smoother. Also some of the character's individual stories were rather interesting. Now for the cons to this game. Good game, but it leaves you hanging. From what I understand, the game was rushed out for a holiday release and due to that fact, it lacks alot of explanations for the storyline.
Summary: First of all, the first KOTOR was an excellent game and I enjoyed it a lot. It was unlike any other game and it was the first of the star wars games where you can choose your path. The second one however wasn't anywhere near as good as the first. It lacked in many things and it seemed as if Lucas arts didn't put any effort into the game and they just decided to throw another KOTOR out there because the first one made a lot of money.