Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a Star Wars licensed RPG developed by BioWare and published by Lucas Arts.
The game starts with the player choosing from one of three available classes. The basics of the game play out in traditional RPG fashion where the player is tasked with saving the universe and must defeat evil to succeed. The combat in the game itself is round based but presented in such a way that it feels real-time.
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Pro Longevity through multiple playthroughs
The games story is pretty deep and the text that can be found withing that tells it will take multiple playthroughs to see it all, making for not only a good reason to play many times but creates the feel of a very deep universe.
Pro Handles Star Wars license well
Seeing things like Jedi vs Sith and politics in the game that are now staples of the newer movies helps to feel as though the game fits into the cannon quite well. With so many movie license games in the past being quick cash-ins it is great to see the Star Wars license used in a manner that fits with the cannon and of high quality development.
Pro Engaging story
Being a role playing game, KotOR has a pretty long story that the player feels connected to that luckily was written well, making for a good story that is very engaging.
Pro Gameplay holds up well
For what is now an eleven year old game, the classic Bioware RPG game mechanics such as branching dialog and turn based battles similar to a CRPG (where the player must pause the gameplay in order to choose their commands to then un-pause in order to watch their chosen strategy play out) hold up well.
Con Somewhat buggy
Crashes can happen while playing, while not a huge deal they can be annoying.