Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Screenshot of the Day: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is an old RPG, a gem in Bioware's crown and a boon to Star Wars fans everywhere. I have a surprisingly low tolerance for the bad graphics and confusing interfaces that come with many older games, but Knights of the Old Republic (released in 2003; almost elderly by game standards) is praised for good reason.
Knights of the Old Republic is set thousands of years before the Star Wars movies, and features metal sabers, lightsabers, and blasters in pausable combat. Being a Jedi fits perfectly with the many missions piled upon the player. You can be mowing down security robots one moment and arguing a case in alien court the next. Knights of the Old Republic is also filled with believable and interesting characters, including a republic pilot who doesn't quite trust you to a fellow Jedi who questions your abilities at first but gradually becomes more friendly. In both these cases, the characters are quite certain that they're the 'good guys', they're just not sure if you are. This sort of nuance combined with a huge wealth of environments and many intertwined plot threads make Knights of the Old Republic a great experience, even if the sky occasionally does bug out and crash the game to desktop.