Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Image

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  • Summary: Beginning approximately five years after the events of the first Knights of the Old Republic, The Sith Lords takes players on an entirely new journey as they assume the role of what is believed to be the last Jedi in the galaxy. The game features a cast of memorable returning characters and sinister new villains. Using more than 30 new Force powers, players can turn weak-minded enemies against one another in combat with "Force confusion" or see through doors and view character alignment with "Force sight." Assigned to protect the Old Republic and the Jedi Order from the terrifying Dark Lords of the Sith, players must explore and battle through seven diverse worlds while being challenged whether to choose the light side of the Force or surrender to the lure of the dark side. [LucasArts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The epic struggles of the universe are told in a cinematic, moving style. The interpersonal conflicts are brought out through rich dialogue and well thought-out storytelling.
  2. A masterpiece. It is more than a worthy successor to the original game, and it continues the strong tradition that Bioware started with an epic space opera of morality and thought provoking decisions that affect the lives of both individuals and entire cultures.
  3. 90
    The quality of the characters, story and writing is the biggest draw as far as I was concerned and is certainly the game's greatest strength. The characters are full of quirks, idiosyncrasies and flaws, making them seem like realistic individuals rather than the tool of a games designer.
  4. Sith Lords tends to exaggerate the best features and few flaws of its predecessor. Its environments are still linear and some are less polished, but the combat, character interactions, and story are all terrific. [Apr 2005, p.62]
  5. The combat system, while boring at first, became much more appreciable once your party begins to grow in size.
  6. there’s nothing new or innovative in this sequel and thus is merely a good RPG. Fans of the original will probably find the story enjoyable but will feel like they are just replaying "KOTOR" with a different story.
  7. A really good RPG, but only if you’re part of the lucky minority that can run the game with none of the huge technical problems everyone else is suffering from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 119
  2. Negative: 21 out of 119
  1. AndrewB
    Feb 16, 2005
    I usually don't go into sites like this and rate my favorite game, but after seeing the rating I felt I had to give my opinion: this is simply one of the best RPGs I've played. Amazing interface, plotline, and interactivity. I have not been this impressed by a game in a long time. Expand
  2. MorganC.
    Jun 13, 2005
    This is a truly great game. My only complaint is that the dark side has a disadvantage in that you will gain light side points if you try to get influence with your companions. Expand
  3. May 7, 2014
    Play the first one, complete it, then buy this game. The story is absolutely incredible. I would recommend this to any Star Wars fan. 10/10, enjoyed the f*** out of both of the games. Expand
  4. Jeremy
    Feb 23, 2008
    Great game. Played it on a modern computer, quad core, 2 gb ram etc but still got some bugs. But not enough to ruin the gameplay. Starts off slow, I gave up on it the first time, second time around a few months later and I was hooked. Took me 38 hours to finish it. Graphics are dated especially now in 2008 but still do their job. Excellent sound. Storyline is very well thought out. But you need to be careful not to miss anything, I could never get the HK48 droid to work in the whole game. Will keep you up all night, and addicted until you finish it. Highly Recommend it to all gamers! Expand
  5. BryanN.
    Mar 15, 2005
    I like the game engine, in the sense that challenger and opponent are using melee weapons. It is nice to just see them fight. The graphics are okay, and i did not encounter any bugs throughout the game. I feel that the storyline is too complex,and certain side quest are a little "boring". The animation are also a little dissapointing. It's like all focosing on landing on planets and departing. No action. KOTOR was much more enjoyable, more joyfull, you to romance with characters, and alot of side quest of party members. More joyfull i say. Why Are Sequels Always Darker !!! less joking , more killing, you know? --_--. The ONE thins i must comment is the ending. The ending is so rediculous and very dissapointing. Usually we would expect a climatic duel but this is uhhh...dunno what to say...This Is a game that should stay in the lab for a longer period of time, and not russhed out, and what about bastila, and carth?i have games that have no ending.Still i would prefer having to play as REVAN again instead of some 'Excile".Nevertheless, it is a rather interesting game as it inherited a lot from KOTOR.So..i dunno? the choice is your Dark side or light /gg. and May the force be with you... Expand
  6. JeremyE.
    May 5, 2007
    A very unworthy sequel to the original. The gameplay was much improved, with all the item creation aspects being really pretty dang cool. And the graphics and such were pretty much exactly like the first, so I didn't really have any problem with that. The problem was that while the first game delivered an incredible story, this one barely had any story whatsoever. By the end of the game, I felt like the story had been put in place by a group of kids doing a school project or something. It was such a disappointment to see the KoToR legend almost certainly killed in this way. Expand
  7. WSK
    Feb 10, 2006
    Just 1 point for putting up all the marketing effort to 'market' this 'product'. Did I mention it's a game?! (Shame on Black Isle ... what a big let down.) (Btw, it is so conveniently ported till they cannot revamp controls for pc?! How many of the QA/Testers really tried this shit out?) With that lousy graphics, and yet lagging ... a 'great trait' comes from part 1. Either way ... if it is RPG ... goes for something else ... light saber just don't fit with lazy coders. Expand

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