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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic


$20.00 Released July, 2003

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Thrilling stroy. Unexpected Twist. Over 40-50 hours long on your first playthrough.

The Cons:Decisions are too often contrived and simplistic. Combat system better suited to turn-based play. Favored combat-oriented characters.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is BioWare Corporation’s hit Star Wars game. Originally released in July 2003 for the Xbox and November 2003 for the PC, it is the first Star Wars RPG. It is an Xbox Platinum Hit, and has sold over one million copies.

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It has also won these awards:
 
  • GameSpy
    • Xbox Game of the Year 2003
    • Overall Game of the Year 2003, across all platforms
  • 2004 Game Developers Choice Awards
    • Game of the Year
    • Original Game Character (HK-47)
    • Excellence in Writing
  • IGN
    • Best Sound (Xbox category)
    • Best Story (PC category)
    • Xbox RPG Game of the Year 2003
    • PC RPG Game of the Year 2003
    • Xbox Game of the Year 2003
    • PC Game of the Year 2003
    • Overall Game of the Year 2003, across all platforms
  • Gamespot
    • Best Game Based on a TV or Film Property
    • Xbox Game of the Year 2003
    • RPG Game of the Year 2003, across all platforms
  • Computer Gaming World - Game of the year
  • PC Gamer - Game of the year
  • Interactive Achievement Awards - Best story/character development
  • Official Xbox Magazine Game Of The Year 2003
 The game’s combat system is turn based and all combatants attack/defend at the same time, however the player can stop/pause at certain times to give commands or view the carnage.
 
Awards taken directly from Wikipedia.

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Pros
  • 7

    Thrilling stroy.

  • 6

    Unexpected Twist.

  • 6

    Over 40-50 hours long on your first playthrough.

  • 6

    Has a lot of replay value.

  • 5

    You choose to follow the light or dark.

  • 5

    Funny and enjoyable dialouge.

  • 5

    Combat involves your characters attributes, clothing, and weapons you give them. Not mindless button mashing.

  • 4

    Over 40 Game of the Year Awards

  • 4

    Your desicions affect the story and results in two different endings.

  • 4

    You can dowload mods off the internet for free to add more things to this game which adds to the replay vale.

  • 3

    All kinds of different side missions you can do

  • 2

    Thrilling Adventure.

  • 2

    You can change the difficulty setting (easy, medium, and hard).

  • -1

    You can gamble and win credits

Cons
  • 2

    Decisions are too often contrived and simplistic

  • 1

    Combat system better suited to turn-based play

  • 0

    Favored combat-oriented characters

  • -1

    The graphics were good when it was released, but now that it's the next-gen the graphics are obsolete.

  • -1

    Even on hard the game is fairly easy, although its biggest strength is its story.

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dialupinternetuser
dialupinternetuser: #star_wars_knights_of_the_old_republic Never mind, I know rank this game as #3 ever. After Halo 3 and Mass Effect. Feb 20, 09
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HK-47m4
HK-47m4: #star_wars_knights_of_the_old_republic Well I think every gaming website disagrees with you, though your probably a fan of action games? So I guess you play what you like. Jun 6, 07
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dialupinternetuser
dialupinternetuser: #star_wars_knights_of_the_old_republic I got bored halfway in and come back about once a month. But it's cool though. Jun 6, 07
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Omar
Omar: #star_wars_knights_of_the_old_republic Agreed! I played this game for a week straight staying up until 4AM and destroying my sleeping schedule. But it was worth it. Awesome story. Awesome gameplay. Just a fantastic experience. Jun 6, 07
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