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Review KotOR a mixed dish for RPG.net

Saint_Proverbius

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Tags: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

<a href="http://www.rpg.net">RPG.net</a> has done and <A href="http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/10/10002.phtml">posted a review</a> of <A href="http://www.swkotor.com">Knights of the Old Republic</a> saying that it basically could have used more porting and polishing, but is otherwise not that bad. Here's a taste:
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<blockquote>Gamers will be happy to see that a simplified D20 system (akin to the Star Wars pen and paper RPG) is used for the game mechanics. Note the key word: simplified. This is particularly noticeable with character classes. Your character’s class is locked into two modes. Your class before jedi training and your class after jedi training. Your NPC’s will be locked into their respective classes the entire game. Given there are a very limited number of classes (3 non jedi, 3 jedi, 2 robotic) it would have been great to be able to mix and match a little.
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There are certain feats that would have been nice to have had in the game, given its melee combat focus with jedi knights. Specifically cleave and its enhanced follow-up feats leap to mind. The feats are also a little sparse, which leads to many characters resembling each other in feat selection.</blockquote>
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I got to say, I like this one. Many of the objections I had with the title are also in this thing.
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Thanks, <b>Ausir</b>!
 

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I think the strong reliance on story is responsible for the simplistic class choices, they have to fit in with the plot twist and the arbitrary end-choice. I would have really liked to have rolled up a robot and had a Republican Robot Death Squad (or Sith, I guess) but the story wouldn't have supported it.
 

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EEVIAC said:
I think the strong reliance on story is responsible for the simplistic class choices, they have to fit in with the plot twist and the arbitrary end-choice. I would have really liked to have rolled up a robot and had a Republican Robot Death Squad (or Sith, I guess) but the story wouldn't have supported it.

Well, droid is naturally out of the question, but the way the story is constructed would have allowed for the main character to be pretty much any race. I know I would have liked to play as a Twi'lek, Rodian or even better, Ewok of death. I would have beaten Malak with sticks and stones. Also, not having a Bounty Hunter class seems like a big mistake, considering how popular they are with the fanbase (not to mention Lucas himself).
 

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The Twilek would have been the only viable alternative race. I just can't see either Carth, Bastilla or even the cat girl falling in love with a Rodian. BUG EYE SCUM!
 

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Exitium said:
The Twilek would have been the only viable alternative race. I just can't see either Carth, Bastilla or even the cat girl falling in love with a Rodian. BUG EYE SCUM!

Meh, who needs romance in a game? Besides the Bioware fans, that is.
 

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Hah.. Nice find. Yes, that's very, very pathetic there.
 

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