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A new addiction: Knights of the Old Republic

by on May.17, 2004, under Reviews

I have a new addiction, and it’s name is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. That was how I spent my entire weekend, playing this video game. Well, not my ENTIRE weekend, but the majority of it. I didn’t get any laundry done, didn’t really leave the house at all – just played KOTOR.

I have to say this – this is one of the BEST games I’ve played in a LONG time. I haven’t been this addicted to a video game in years. The game play is phenomenal, as is the plot development, character interaction, scenery, weaponry, etc. etc. The basic story line is it’s something like 4000 years before the main Star Wars series and movies. The Sith are kicking ass and taking names, and it’s up to you and your companions to stop them. You start off on a ship orbiting a planet, then crash land on the planet. From there, you explore, go through quests, and can finish numerous side quests (or not, it depends on you). These adventures take place on something like 5 planets, with numerous quests for each planet, up to 9 characters you can meet and have join your party, etc.

Your character can be one of three classes, although almost always, the soldier class works the best. Your companions whom you meet during the game are of different classes, such as scout or droid. Like anything dealing with the Force you can choose the path of the dark side or the path of the light. Your companions are similarly of dark or light inclination, although you can work with players of any . Any choice you make through conversations or game play affects which path you go down, what it takes to use abilities, and apparently (though I haven’t seen it yet), the final ending.

Though I didn’t get much done this weekend, I had a great time playing this game, relaxing, and just doing nothing. Course, it means I’ve got a lot to do this week…. In other words, this game rocks, and you should buy it if you want a massive diversion from life.


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