Monday, 31 January 2011

So down to business....

As this is my first blog entry i figured i would cover a game i personally feel is right up there on the big list of games that are good (some would say perhaps a chart but whatever). Black ops is.....nah just kidding.
Knights of the old republic is a star wars themed game based on a time approximtely 4000 years before the scenes done in the three movies (episodes 1, 2 and 3 naturely). Incidentally if you havent played this game already i suggest you go and do so now before i ruin the plot later on in my next post. You could literally pick it up for a fiver no doubt and youl get atleast 60 hours out of it so you may aswell.
The game is immense fun as it gives you many ways to complete a series of potential encounters. For example early on in the game you have to enter an enemy base and capture a module for a race (yes this game even has racing) you have the option of going in guns blazing which, while relatively easy is hardly the most fun method. Alternatively you can sneak into the base and rewire the robot guards inside to eliminate the human portion of the defence. You can then sneak into the base headquarters and steal the module. When you are discovered the ensuing conversation actually has many diverse options again. You can even join the "bad" guys and screw over the honest man you were preiousely in the employ of. Such actions would contribute towards your "dark side" points during the game. This is essentially a morale system (with some added effects) which determines wether your character is good....or evil. This system further adds to replayability as you can do atleast 2 playthroughd as alternative sides of the force.
But thats enough reading for now. In my next post ill cover more of the intricate storyline present in kotor along with the characters you play alongside in the battle to decide the fate of the galaxy (or something like that).