Posted: June 30
When playing through the game, be sure to install the Restored Content Mod and the M4-78EP mod. These will allow you to play the game as closely to how the Obsidian development team originally wanted the game to be played. This is easily my favorite Star Wars game to date, and it is also in my Top 5 favorite games of all-time. At the time of this review, I have only played 1 playthrough on Steam. I completely engulfed myself in the game and did not skip through any cutscenes or dialogue. I did skip through Peragus though (because I find it to be more of a tutorial level than anything) by using the Skip Peragus mod.
- The main questline is very elaborate and well thought out. There are also many sidequests to do along the way that will enhance your view of the galaxy.
- The seemingly unimportant dialogue choices you make during the game can have significant effects down the road.
- I felt that this game was much more visually appealing than the original KotOR. It also seemed to me that the game ran smoother as well, although that might just be me.
- The characters that join you along the way have their own pasts and interesting stories.
- Subpoint: Depending if you are Light Side or Dark Side or Male or Female, you get different allies along the way. You can also influence them more depending on which way you side.
- Many unique and interesting force powers learned along the way.
- There is a "prestige" system setup for later in the game. In the beginning you can choose what type of Jedi you will be (Guardian, Sentinel, or Consular), but around level 20 you are given the option to become a better version of one of those.
- The game does have its bugs (the TSLRCM should fix most of those problems though).
- Gaining the influence of your allies is often difficult, or even impossible, if you are of a different force side as them (i.e if you are a Jedi, it'll be harder to gain influence from one of your allies who leans more towards the dark side).
- I wish there was just a little bit more to the end of the game. *SPOILERS* I felt that after you defeat Darth Traya, you should be able to go back, see how your decisions affected the Republic, and then go off into the Unknown Regions in search of Revan.
- There are places where I thought were just a bit too thin. Like could they have given us a little bit more?
- Even though the game supposedly levels up as you do, you basically are able to just plow through everyone without even trying.
May the Force be with You.