Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic


Computer Platform: PC (Windows)
Produced by:
Price Range: $41-50
Learning curve time: Over 2 hrs.
Age level: Teen to Adult
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Patches / Upgrades:
System Requirements:

     Reviewed By: Joel aka: gamr_thaz2_poor

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Rating: 3 of 5 (average)
Gameplay: 5 of 5 (excellent)
Violence: 3 of 5 (mild)
Adult Content: 4 of 5 (barely present)

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.  Illustration copyrighted.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the much acclaimed non-linear . In this game, you play a character in a world that takes place 4000 years before the Star Wars movies. You, the main character, can be a male or female that has been thrown into the middle of a huge war. After getting off the tutorial-like 1st mission, the ship; you go onto your 1st planet and once done with there begin to be able to see the true non-linear game play.

Plot: You are a soldier thrown into the middle of a huge war between the old republic and an evil sith lord named Malack. Throughout the game you are given missions and side missions that eventually make you become the role that has everyone relying upon you. You will do everything in your power to defeat enemies, get off of the some 7 planets, and things like solving mysteries.

Starting: You pick your character. You 1st choice will be to be a male or female; scoundrel, soldier, or scout. The titles are pretty self-explanatory: Scoundrel can persuade very well, the soldier has the most hit points, and the scout has the most stealth. Then you go on to name your character, choose from the vast amount of faces that they have to pick from. Then you choose your starting feats and skills and such, or if you made a quick character, they will already be filled in for you.

Controls: The controls are very easy to master, and give you could control over your character and the other characters of your group. Left thumbstick moves around, right thumbstick will allow you to look around. Your right and left trigger will choose your targets for opening and closing and fighting opponents. With your cross thingies you can choose which defensive and offensive force powers, health packs, and actions. The black button allows you to easily move from character to character, and with the white you can pause the game so that you can choose which moves for which character is right. The A, Y, B, and X allows you to choose, queue up abilities and such.

Game play: 5 out of 5 In one word, amazing. This is truly an amazing game that has thousands of things that you can do. It’ll take about 30 hours to beat this game. During that time, you will be running around finding items that you need, talking to people, fighting enemies, playing mini games, and a ton more. There is a ton of talking in the game, and though you never hear your own character speak, you will hear tons and tons of hours of others talking to you; which unravels the plot more and more.


Graphics and Audio: The graphics are top notch and very well, done, there’s not a whole lot more I can say there, framerate is very good on the Xbox, though it does slow down some when you are in a major fighting part. The audio is amazing; the voice acting, the soundtrack. It’s all some of the best. They have an original soundtrack that is very well done, but the voice acting is done by all professionals and is well scripted; every single person is amazing. Also, there are alien languages, but these begin to repeat after a while, I think I now know more wookie than I did when I first started.

aspects: 3 out of 5

Violence: 3 out of 5 Yes, there is violence. And yes, you can choose to be light or dark. But there is absolutely no blood in the whole game, and it is obviously never gory. If you stay on the light side the whole time, you will be helping others, and not killing anyone. But, if you are a dark Jedi, it’s almost brutal. I almost felt bad when I mugged an old man to get his 50 credits that he had on him. Or after saving someone to demand all of their money.

Adult content: 4 out of 5 there is a love story, if you are a girl or a boy and some small flirting dialogue goes on between characters, but nothing bad. And while you just walk around and try to talk to people, you will hear things like a man saying, “Hey, don’t throw off my image, I’m trying to attract the attention of that dancer over there.” Small things like that. And there are some scantily clad women in the game.
Language: there is never anything worse than the D word, but you will probably hear it a good 20 times throughout the whole game. But you if you skip people talking you probably won’t hear nearly that many.

All in all, this is an amazing game. It will give you an amazing amount for your money, and it also has replay value, because after I played it as a light Jedi, I went back and played the whole thing again as a dark. And you can experiment with the order you go to the different planets and being a male or female and such. So buy it for the Xbox or PC, you definitely will not be disappointed and will get your moneys worth and more.

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Year of Release — 2003

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