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  • Summary: The next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are onThe next chapter of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic begins with a new storyline, force powers, characters, classes, and locations. Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. As the last of the Jedi, you must master more than 30 new Force powers while battling your way through seven different worlds. This time, you can split your party to use several characters from your team for concurrent side quests. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. Stuff
    100
    New powers, faster combat and new environments - such as Korriban, ancient Sith Lord burial ground - make this trip to KOTOR-ville more than just an Old Republic retread. [Jan 2005, p.54]
  2. This game really has everything you could want, including one of the best if not the best stories of the year, and it'll certainly slake any gamer's thirst for adventure.
  3. GMR Magazine
    90
    A fine RPG - it's just not the earth-shattering sequel that people might expect. [Feb 2005, p.100]
  4. Obsidian ditched the level cap, added randomized items, and made Knights of the Old Republic II a better game in almost every respect than its predecessor. I just wish they'd had the time to iron all the bugs out of the final version.
  5. A sequel that doesn't disappoint. KOTOR 2 is both a great Xbox RPG and a great Star Wars game.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    82
    Tries much too hard for its own good. The writing is mostly passable, but dialogue lacks the feeling and nuances of the original, hence the game is morally much more black and white. The combat is also much too easy. It's still good fun for some of the time, though. [Feb. 05]
  7. Though I loved the original, I was less enthralled by the sequel. It felt too much like a typical role-playing dungeon crawl, in which you go from room to room fighting endless battles.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 64
  2. Negative: 4 out of 64
  1. FrankieB.
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    What the hell... did I just get laid?
  2. Nov 3, 2011
    10
    One of my favorite RPG games I have ever played. The story and character customization was fantastic! I absolutely loved picking my partyOne of my favorite RPG games I have ever played. The story and character customization was fantastic! I absolutely loved picking my party members for specific parts, and ultimately creating my own story line dependent on my choices. This is a game which has helped shaped, along with its predecessor, RPG's today. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2022
    10
    What a good game man, the story is unfinished so just slap on the content restoration mod. however everything else is very flawless,
  4. Apr 2, 2017
    10
    It's an honorable sequel to the Greatest star wars game of all time. Adds in more combat options, more characters and a new protagonist. A lotIt's an honorable sequel to the Greatest star wars game of all time. Adds in more combat options, more characters and a new protagonist. A lot of the aspects in the game are like the first but if it ain't broke don't fix it. Expand
  5. DanA.
    Dec 3, 2007
    9
    The only real problem is that not enough of the game changed.
  6. Oct 1, 2015
    8
    Tier 2
    + Excellent continuation of the story from the previous installment that goes in a lot of exciting direction
    + Interesting cast of
    Tier 2
    + Excellent continuation of the story from the previous installment that goes in a lot of exciting direction
    + Interesting cast of companions with a great development system between them and the player
    + Explores the moral ambiguity and potential depth of the Star Wars mythos in amazing ways
    ? Pacing feels odd, and conclusion is not fully fleshed out
    ? Game feels emotionally hollow/cold despite the admirable storytelling, though for the most part this fits thematically
    - Like the previous installment, combat gets boring quickly, though it does offer some fun new mechanics
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  7. MichaelP.
    Jan 16, 2005
    2
    BAD: Unplayable. The load times ultimately killed this game, and that's before even considering the dated graphics and buggy character BAD: Unplayable. The load times ultimately killed this game, and that's before even considering the dated graphics and buggy character design. 5 hours (counting 2 hours of just loading) till I get a lightsaber? C'mon! If Jade Empire gets this kind of treatment... GOOD: You can save anywhere. That's about it for the good. Expand

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