Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic takes place just a few years after the Mandolorian Wars, thousands of years before the events in the Star Wars movies we know and love. Two Jedi, master Revan and his apprentice Malak, led the Republic's forces to victory and pursued the Mandalorians into deep space only to return as Dark Jedi at the head of a huge fleet of Sith warships. Its your task to find out why.
The storyline could have been a standard coming-of-age yarn, but is instead a genuinely interesting adventure which gradually unravels your connection with these events. The game's planet-hopping adventures are driven by your exploration of these connections and how they relate to your larger goal of discovering the source of the Sith's sudden fleet. During your adventure you can explore side quests minor (such as racing swoops or gambling) and major (such as uncovering the fascinating back stories of your companions). Star Wars fans will get a kick out of the rich lore introduced in the game, particularly the Tatooine storyline that reveals the origin and history of the Sand People.
Gameplay is an abbreviated form of Wizards of the Coast's d20 Star Wars RPG game system. The player creates a character as a member of one of three starting classes (soldier, smuggler, scout) and then later chooses a Jedi class (guardian, consular, sentinel). Joining the player's character are other Jedi, warriors, thieves, droids, a wookiee, and even a Mandolorian. Combat is real-time turn-based, meaning the turns are seamless but the player has the option of pausing the action at any time to issue orders or direct any character to use a certain Force power, ability, feat, or item.
Graphics range from adequate to exceptional. Lightsaber graphics and environmental effects (like waving grass, clouds, and weather) bring the world to life. Complete with sounds straight out of the movies, the thrilling combat is pure Star Wars.
- Immersive, action-packed Star Wars role-playing experience with customisable and evolving playable characters
- Choose from nine customisable characters to build your party of adventurers
- Journey spans seven different worlds including Tatooine, Korriban, Dantooine and Kashyyyk
- Build your party and upgrade your equipment in your own starship, the Ebon Hawk
- Fast paced mini-games -- such as racing swoop bikes, or manning turret guns
Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP
Processor – Intel PIII 1GHz or AMD Athlon 1GHz required
Memory – 128MB
Hard drive – 15GB
Video Card – 32MB open GL1.4 compatible PCi or APG 3D hardware accelerator with hardware transform and lighting.
Sound card – DirectX 9.0b Compatible