It isn't one thing that makes Knights of the Old Republic such a masterful RPG, but a remarkable amalgamation of brilliant gameplay elements, jaw-dropping presentation and a huge helping of that special Star Wars magic.
It's one of the only Star Wars games to truly make you feel at times as though you're a key player in and a part of this unique and beloved sci-fi setting...The vast majority of Knights of the Old Republic is so exceptionally good.
The best Star Wars game since "X-Wing" and/or "Tie Fighter," if not ever. Unless something entirely unbelievable descends from the heavens, it's the RPG of the year. If the remaining major players fumble even slightly, it's game of the year.
The game shows high points of inspiration and technical achievement, but there is a pallor of inelegance and flat artistry that too often leaves the work in the hands of the gameplay. [Sept 2003, p.76]
If FF7 is the king of JR-PG's then KOTOR is the king of western RPGs. I cannot explain in words just how amazing this game is. The story, the characters, the customization, and build options. The game is so big and so full and it's so easy to get drawn in. If you haven't played this I highly recommend picking it up on steam. it's fairly inexpensive and is usually on sale a few times a year. There are even mods to make the experience better.
Not only is this game one of the best Star Wars games ever made, but also one of the best video games ever made! I've obsessively played this game since it released and have beaten it dozens and dozens of times. Every year I make sure to beat it at least once now. It just does everything right. The music, story, characters, and locations are incredible. The gameplay is also really fun, though over time I have noticed it's flaws, but it is a 2003 game so it can be excused. I highly recommend this game.
This game is a masterpiece. Brilliant storytelling, characters, music and environments. Usually I don't like the type of combat this game has but it works really well here.
There aren't even that many flaws I can think of. Definitely in my top 10 games of all time list.
The gameplay is pretty bad. Its interesting how CRPGs really havent aged well in gameplay. The RPG elements aren't great either. The story and universe are good, but I'd wager if this didn't have star wars attached to it, no one would really care.
SummaryEngage in this saga set in the Golden Age of the Republic - over 4,000 years before the first Star Wars film, when both Jedi and Sith number in the thousands. With the Galaxy reeling from a recent conflict with the Dark Lords, the ongoing battle between the Jedi and the Sith rages on. Your actions determine the outcome of this colossal g...