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Submitted by Aclay 701d ago | opinion piece

Why Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is one of the greatest games ever made

Gamesradar- Bioware's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic proved that making an amazing Star Wars experience could be accomplished by combining excellent storytelling and memorable characters with the franchise's fascinating alien worlds and lore. KotOR is a Star Wars nerd's dream game. You get to wield a lightsaber, play Pazaak cards, use Force powers, gather a group of unstoppable space heroes, and save the galaxy. What more could you really want? It's the ultimate Star Wars experience, and is deservedly on our 100 best games of all time. (PC, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Xbox)

NYC_Gamer  +   701d ago
It's one of the best SW games ever made
darkride66  +   701d ago
I could never get into this game. To me it just felt like every single NPC had to launch into this long winded conversation every time I wanted to execute a simple task. I wanted to like it as I was a fan of Bioware, and Star Wars for that matter, but it just felt overdone to me.

It actually turned me off Bioware for a few years until Dragon Age, and even then I cringed, expecting the same "I need to find my next mission. Could you possibly tell me your life story" approach to gameplay. I was pleasantly surprised that they seemed to have struck a balance in their story telling by that point.
Dragonshardz  +   701d ago
Obviously you missed on quite the one major thing that made the game so great.
Fez  +   700d ago
I agree with you on that one... although I haven't played it in ages I do remember a lot of unnecessary and tedious chit-chat. Mass Effect 1 is to me a much better game. Better gameplay and less garrulous characers.
Gamer1982  +   701d ago
Without the game there would be no Mass Effect as the Mass Effect engine was built off its engine. Not only that it was better than Mass Effect but it came out back in a time when it wouldn't work on consoles and consoles were king. As we found out with the sequel on Xbox1 which did okay but not nearly as well as the Mass Effect series.
Summons75  +   701d ago
the first Knight of the Old Republic was on the original xbox, sorry to burst your bubble.
dogdirt2000  +   700d ago
Not quite. The Mass Effect trilogy used Epic's Unreal Engine 3 from the get-go. The Kotor games used Bioware's in-house Odyssey engine. Both engines are completely unrelated.
Der_Kommandant  +   701d ago
I demand an HD collection!
insanejournalism  +   701d ago
I demand a KOTOR 3! And a Battlefront 3! And for Disney to not screw up and give Star Wars a death blow. Does LucasArts hate doing game trilogies? Just by looking at KOTOR 3 and Battlefront 3 I'd say yes.
Blastoise  +   701d ago
They got "valve syndrome"
aquamala  +   701d ago
Both games are amazing, and you can get them for $2.49 each on Steam sales
gillri  +   701d ago
liked this game alot, but I prefer the Mass effect universe alot more than the star wars one

but when I first played ME1 for first few hours I was like, this isnt as good as KOTOR
thezeldadoth  +   701d ago
i find the mass effect universe to be very boring. the setting is cool and the story was good in the first game, but the universe and story itself, not to mention gameplay, went downhill starting with the second one.
MizTv  +   701d ago
Why yes it is!!!!
thezeldadoth  +   701d ago
i've always considered kotor to be the best game i've ever played. followed by shenmue, zelda games, and uncharted 2 is close to gaming perfection.
ninjahunter  +   701d ago
I bought it not too long ago, IDK, the story is very drawn out and watery, the combat wasnt particularly fun, or strategic, and oh god, getting around... I almost died of old age. Hey, at least its voice acted right?

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