I got this game for christmas last year, and have only just completed EVERYTHING. By everything, i mean everything, all side-quests, character building etc. The reason I took three months is largely down to the fact that I just did not want it to end. Knights of the Old Republic is like that, you'll immerse yourself in it, and wake up to find a small chunk of your life gone! I'm a huge RPG and Star Wars fan, so when i first heard about this game, I was visibly drooling, and it does not disappoint! As is always the case with RPGs the plot must be gripping. KotOR has oodles of plot, not samey backtracking, re-hashed plot, but vivid engrossing plot that leaves you begging for more. It's like playing a really good Star Wars novel that has gaps for you to write yourself. KotOR also has multiple possibilities due to the light side/dark side meter; and, unlike many other games that have tried this, offers equally incredible and fulfilling gameplay whichever you choose, not just a shadowy variation on the other. The gameplay is wonderfully smooth on a system with the recommended requirements, and the graphical engine is a year's supply of chocolate in terms of eye candy. The voice acting is well implemented and the sound effects are very pleasing, whether it be the zing of blaster fire, or the low-key hum of a lightsaber. The characters are well structured, and you genuinely want to get to know some of them and discover what happens to them as the story progress. i have to come back to the plot because this really is art, and proves that RPGs are so much better with professional scriptwriters on hand. I cannot stress enough how much fun this game is. It will move you, excite you and make you laugh. Yes, there is some genuinely funny stuff here, much of it in the form of a assassin droid you will meet halfway through who's descrption of his past assignments are wonderfully understated. But enough of me talking, do something that will make everything else irrelevent for several months and go and buy this game. The reviews can only give it to you in words, you have to go check it out for yourself and believe me, you'll regret it if you don't. Go save the universe, and may the Force be with you ;-)
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