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Review TeamXbox praises KOTOR 2 ... sorta

Vault Dweller

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Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

<a href=http://www.teamxbox.com>TeamXbox</a> has posted an entertaining <a href=http://reviews.teamxbox.com/xbox/867/Star-Wars-Knights-of-the-Old-Republic-II/p1>review</a> of <a href=http://www.lucasarts.com/games/swkotor_sithlords>KOTOR II</a>, praising and criticizing the game equally, noting the deja vu effect. The score is within established and expected "blowjob" parameters - <b>9.2/10</b>.
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<blockquote>Lastly, the hybrid of real-time and turn-based combat returns along with the same combat display (HUD) from KotOR. Actions can be executed one at a time or up to three commands can be stored in the Action Que. This is just as accessible as before and allows RPG fans to tackle the game as they see fit. If all out turn-based is more to your liking then the White button will pause the game allowing you to select commands or que actions at your leisure. The main thing to remember is that this is an RPG and so if you’re used to manually performing swings or taking shots with a pistol, this ain’t the game for you. This means that you select actions and the characters perform them based on a turn system. Some folks just can’t enjoy not having full control of a character, but the system actually provides much more power than you’ll ever see in an action game. Regardless, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.</blockquote>
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Thanks for the warning. They should put that as a label on game boxes: <b>Might contain turn-based elements! Danger! Brain explodes!</b>
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Thanks for links, <b>coaxmetal</b>
 

Spazmo

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Oh, boy, I get to que! I've always wanted to que in a game. Why, I could que all the live long day.
 

Saint_Proverbius

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Well, keep in mind, TeamXBox was THE FALLOUT ENFORCER PIMP SITE, so it's not shocking they don't know the difference between "que" and "queue".
 

MrSmileyFaceDude

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Spazmo said:
Oh, boy, I get to que! I've always wanted to que in a game. Why, I could que all the live long day.

Hold on a minute there. It's not que, it's queueueu. Queueeu. Qweeqweg. Never mind.
 

Country_Gravy

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MrSmileyFaceDude said:
Spazmo said:
Oh, boy, I get to que! I've always wanted to que in a game. Why, I could que all the live long day.

Hold on a minute there. It's not que, it's queueueu. Queueeu. Qweeqweg. Never mind.

Qweeqweg? Wasn't he in one of those Wizardry games from back in the day? He was a shopkeeper, right?
 

Volourn

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Well.. I'd rather que than do whatever BL tries to pass off as combat. <>
 

Sol Invictus

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Country_Gravy said:
MrSmileyFaceDude said:
Spazmo said:
Oh, boy, I get to que! I've always wanted to que in a game. Why, I could que all the live long day.

Hold on a minute there. It's not que, it's queueueu. Queueeu. Qweeqweg. Never mind.

Qweeqweg? Wasn't he in one of those Wizardry games from back in the day? He was a shopkeeper, right?

Yup, and also one of the two coffee corporations in Deus Ex: Invisible War. I think the other coffee corporation could have been a shopkeeper, too, but the name escapes me.

edit: It's Pequod. I don't think that's from Wizardry. I don't know the reference.
 

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Queequeg and the Pequod are both from Melville's Moby Dick. You can skip every third chapter, which tends to deal exclusively with historical methods of refining whale blubber, but otherwise it's a great book - as well as a rich source of quotations famously mined by Ricardo Montalban's Khan. :D
 

chaedwards

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Sorry to disagree Suibhne, but you shouldn't miss even the most tiny of chapters in that book - it all adds up to a wonderfully obsessive portrait, and you're missing out if you don't read the whole thing.

Oh, and pay particular attention to chapter 42 - 'the whiteness of the whale' - it's why the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.
 

Ultron

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speaking of Pequod.....

Hey suibhne....there is a great pizza place called Pequod's in Chicago on Clybourn that is the best pan I've ever had. Check it out.....

--please no "whale blubber" jokes--
 

Otaku_Hanzo

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chaedwards said:
Oh, and pay particular attention to chapter 42 - 'the whiteness of the whale' - it's why the answer to life the universe and everything is 42.

Funny thing is, when I use that Douglas Adams' quote, people will be like "Why 42?" to which I simply reply "Read Moby Dick.". I get some of the most comical looks from that. :P
 

Jed

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The "historical" chapters are my favorite parts of the book! There's a great parallel in Lem's Solaris that does that too.
 

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