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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic - Xbox

by Lucasarts


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Product ID: 251174

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Description

  • You are a young Jedi Knight, charged with leading a group of freedom fighters across the galaxy
  • Recruit droids, humans, Wookies and other races to join your resistance group -- and train them in great mini-games like racing swoop bikes or manning turret guns
  • Journey to dozens to unique locations, from the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyk to the Jedi Academy of Dantooine
  • Customizable and evolving characters keep the story fresh and the gameplay interesting -- especially when you have to choose between the Light & Dark Sides of The Force
  • 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. Only the Force powers of the Jedi Bastila prevented the Sith from overwhelming the
    Republic's weakened forces. At the start of the game Malak has usurped control of the Sith by betraying Revan and has
    attacked the ship carrying Bastila and yourself. In true Star Wars style, the game begins with a bang. The storyline
    could have been a standard coming-of-age yarn but is instead a genuinely interesting adventure told with humor,
    compassion, and respect for the source material. Your character has a mystical bond with Bastila, and the two of you
    share some kind of connection to the Sith villains Darth Malak and Darth Revan. The game's planet-hopping adventures are
    driven by your exploration of these connections and how they relate to your larger goal of discovering the source of the
    Sith's sudden fleet. During your adventure you can explore side quests minor (such as racing swoops or gambling) and
    major (such as uncovering the fascinating back stories of your companions). Star Wars fans will get a kick out of the
    rich lore introduced in the game, particularly the Tatooine storyline that reveals the origin and history of the Sand
    People.

    Gameplay is an abbreviated form of Wizards of the Coast's d20 Star Wars RPG game system--anyone who has played Dungeons
    & Dragons will be familiar with the abilities, stats, feats, and bonuses in this game. The player creates a character as
    a member of one of three starting classes (soldier, smuggler, scout) and then later chooses a Jedi class (guardian,
    consular, sentinel). Joining the player's character are other Jedi, warriors, thieves, droids, a wookiee, and even a
    Mandolorian. Unlike the faceless non-player characters of other games, each member of the supporting cast has an
    intriguing history and even agenda. Up to two of these other characters can join your character at any time. Depending
    on who you chose to take with you, new dialogue and even intra-party arguments come into the game (put the Mandalorian
    veteran with the Republic patriot and you'll see sparks fly). Combat is real-time turn-based, meaning the turns are
    seamless but the player has the option of pausing the action at any time to issue orders or direct any character to use
    a certain Force power, ability, feat, or item.

    Graphics range from adequate to exceptional. Building and character models are not impressive--about what you get in
    GTA 3. Lightsaber graphics and environmental effects (like waving grass, clouds, and weather) bring the world to life.
    Battles are just brilliant, with characters pumping out blaster fire at Jedi who dash, dodge, and even deflect the bolts
    back toward their assailants. Complete with sounds straight out of the movies, the thrilling combat is pure Star Wars.

    All in all, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a masterpiece of Star Wars gaming. The pacing, balance of action
    and dialogue, clever puzzles and quests, and loving attention to detail have set the bar very high for role-playing
    games in general and Star Wars games in particular. Consider this a must-have game.--Mike Fehlauer

    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

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