Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

released on Jul 15, 2003

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

released on Jul 15, 2003

Choose Your Path! Set 4,000 years before the Galactic Empire, you are the last hope for the Jedi Order and the Republic - can you master the ways of the Force to become their savior? Or will you fall to the dark side and achieve ultimate power? Hero, villain, peacekeeper, or chaos-bringer... you and your party will determine the fate of the galaxy! Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a role-playing video game. Players will be able to create their own characters and be able to choose what gender, appearance, class, skills, attributes, and feats they have throughout the game - no two characters will be the same!


Also in series

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - Remake
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

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This is the game that got me into the Star Wars universe as a whole. The console-friendly Bioware formula used in games like Dragon Age and Mass Effect originated here too. Go to location, solve or cause problems, meet entertaining and interesting companions, all with great worldbuilding that adds to the ancient mythos of the Star Wars galaxy.

Now, while the writing is solid for what it goes far, there's plenty of contrivances and conveniences here and there, like your average blockbuster movie. If you're down with the vibe, it shouldn't be an issue. Though at times silly, the situations and dialogue are frequently entertaining. And most of the characters that join you on your journey to stop Darth Malak are likeable.

Upon revisiting, I understood the combat a lot more given that it uses a modified d20 system from 3.5e D&D. Or was it 3e? I don't remember. Either way, I wouldn't say combat is the main draw. It's awkward on consoles and only marginally better on PC. You end up queueing up actions that play out in real time, pausing the game, swapping through active party members, and changing orders as needed. Building your character is the fun part, to be honest, not the fights themselves.

But yeah, this stuff still holds up. I have the distinct memory of enjoying the 2nd game a bit more though. We'll see if that holds up.

An RPG that has nothing to do with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Set in the time of the Old Republic you set out on a journey to help the universe or to destroy it. Such a great game!

The plot and writing were pretty good, but the combat was too easy and I felt like the graphics and environment art were worse than some of the 1990s games I played.

It's a star wars rpg with blackjack.