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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords
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Console: Microsoft Xbox
Region:U
Year: 2004
RFG ID #: U-075-S-05090-A
Part #: 3267501 (cover), 3267530 (DVD)
UPC: 023272326753
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment / BioWare
Publisher: Lucas Arts
Rating:
T (ESRB): Blood , Violence

Genre: RPG
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Players: 1
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: DVD x1
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  • 320 of 7251 collectors (4.4%) have this game in their collection
  • 18 of 7251 collectors (0.2%) have this game in their wishlist.
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Review:

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords is a worthy sequel in the series. Some aspects of the game have been changed for the better, others for the worse, but overall this is a very entertaining RPG with a good replay value. I've gone through the game twice (once as a neutral character that changed to dark side, the other as a 100% light side) and have enjoyed both experiences. A friend of mine has played the game as 100% dark and has shared some aspects of the game that are different than what I've experieced, so I'm going to have to go back and play this game through a third time.

As the game starts, you play a Jedi that has been cut off from the Force, and over the course of the game reconnects to the skill tree powers and feats of choice, similar to the 1st game. Your first party member, Kreia, is your mentor and is a significant character to talk with throughout the game.

As you explore the various worlds via the Galaxy Map, you have the traditional choices of light vs. dark side options, or you can attempt to play out the game as a neutral character. I'd recommend committing to light or dark, though, since the usage of force powers are most economically used by doing so.

A couple of new aspects of the game that work well are that you can create your own items/upgrades with work benches and lab stations regularly made available, and that you can gain influence with other party members. The influence aspect will push your party members closer to your light/dark alignment. This sets up one of the cooler aspects of this game...the ability to turn party members into Jedi/Sith.

The first time through the game, I didn't take advantage of this part of the game. But the second time through, I made an effort to partake in regular dialogues and assign the same characters into my party on a consistent basis to see if I could influence them into becoming Jedi. And when it worked, they became much more powerful then they could have been otherwise. For example, once the party members become Jedi/Sith, they can then get access to use lightsabers, Jedi robes and gear, etc. in addition to gaining Jedi/Sith powers. FYI, you CAN beat the game without going this route, but it's a sweet feature to take advantage of if you so choose.

The only real complaints I have about the game is that the option to "return to Ebon Hawk" warping had been taken out (leading to a lot more travel time than one would desire-but adding the Knight speed feat helps get around this), there's no downloadable content, and the game has an abrupt ending along with some cutscenes that are not followed up on later. There also seemed to be many doors that should have been able to be opened but had no option available for you to get through them; this leads me to believe that this game was "unfinished", to a certain extent, in order to release it in time for the holidays.

Overall, though, this game is definitely worth paying full price to experience for the new features and replay value, especially if you enjoyed the first game. It may not be as polished as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, but it's still an RPG that's fun and entertaining enough to deserve a spot in your XBOX library. I give it a 9 out of 10 (comparably, I'd give KOTOR a 9.5).

RF Generation Review Score


90%

Extra Media:

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PRIMA Official Game Guide front
PRIMA Official Game Guide back

Star Wars Kotor II Promo Book Back
Star Wars Kotor II Promo Book FrontManual Back Cover: Ad - Star Wars Republic Commando
Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Microsoft Xbox United Kingdom S Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Activision 2005 RPG
Microsoft Xbox Italy S Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords LucasArts 2005 RPG
Microsoft Xbox Germany S Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords LucasArts 2004 RPG
Microsoft Xbox U S Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords [Platinum Hits] LucasArts 2005 RPG
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