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Hot damn, does Boomtown ever love KotOR
Review - posted by Spazmo on Mon 26 January 2004, 22:38:36Tags: BioWare; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Boomtown have their review of BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic up. It's extremely positive. The game gets tens everywhere but in graphics and longevity, where it scores modest nines. The overall mark is 10 out of 10.
If you have read all the way to here, you may be able to understand why KotOR has already won numerous awards from the gaming industry, and is likely to continue to do so for quite a while. Finally, finally, it appears that someone has managed to break the curse that (with a few notable exceptions) has caused every PC game under the Star Wars brand to come out as junk.
This humble writers opinion is that with Knights of the Old Republic, Bioware comes a good deal closer to recreating the magic of the original Star Wars trilogy than any other PC game before it. That is not to say that KotOR is a perfect game, but honestly, the competition just isn't in the same league.
If it's not a perfect game, why did it score 10/10? And I'm really annoyed at the implication that all Star Wars games suck. X-Wing, TIE Fighter, the expansions thereof, X-Wing Alliance and to a lesser extent X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter were all a hoot. Dark Forces is an example to FPS games. Jedi Academy is a brilliant action game. KotOR is really just an average one.
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