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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (Windows)

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Five years after the events depicted in Knights of the Old Republic, the Sith have become stronger and more determined to rule the Galaxy. The Jedi Order is nearly exterminated. A mysterious ex-Jedi has been exiled from the Order and is traveling alone. This Jedi had served under Darth Revan (when the latter was still on the Light side of the Force) during the Mandalorian Wars, but due to enigmatic circumstances was forced to retire. Now the past is catching up with the Jedi, and soon he or she will have to choose the side to fight on.

The Sith Lords looks and plays very similarly to its predecessor, also being based on the Star Wars d20 role-playing rule set (which, in its turn, is similar to the 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons) and having the same combat engine, character development, and a Light and Dark ethical system, which judges the player's decisions and actions and influences story events and characters' responses. Additions to the gameplay include a lightsaber-crafting system, which allows augmenting lightsabers with various items, new Force powers, and the possibility to influence the alignments of the characters in the player-controlled party through conversation choices and other decisions.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Windows Darth Sion... A Sith who has a personal vendetta against Kreia
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Windows Bao-Dur and his droid... That nice arm of his will let him bypass shields like this one
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Windows Am I dancing or fighting?  The lightsaber forms (used even without a lightsaber) affect what movements you do in battle
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords Windows A tractor beam pulls in the Ebon Hawk to Peragus

Alternate Titles

  • "旧共和国武士II:西斯领主" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Star Wars: Caballeros de la Antigua República 2 - Los Señores Sith" -- Spanish title
  • "KOTOR 2" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Jiu Gongheguo Wushi II: Xisi Lingzhu" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Obsidian's debut, and a brilliant sequel. Jack Lightbeard (2653) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars
A sequel with many improvements Riamus (8121) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Impending classic beset by major hindrances HandofShadow (49) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Better than the original, this game provides fantastic, accesible RPG-ing with some compelling moments. Marty Bonus (41) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
A potential classic, held back by the rush to publish. Rambutaan (432) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

Game Chronicles Mar 31, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
PC Action Mar 24, 2005 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar 30, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 2005 88 out of 100 88
PC Powerplay Mar, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Jolt (UK) Apr 08, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 18, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Legendra Jun 01, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games Aug 23, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Joystick (French) Mar, 2005 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Cut content

KOTOR2 was originally intended to have a longer more well developed ending involving the rest of your party members. However this was cut out and it is rumoured that Obsidian Entertainment was pressured to finish the game in time for the holiday season by Lucasarts. They were only given a 12 month development timeline.

A part of the cut material was an entire planet inhabited by droids. Unfortunately, the entire planet was cut from the game due to time constraints, making several of HK-47's subquests impossible to complete and leaving a crucial subplot unresolved.

The influence system that was introduced to the KOTOR series in this game was originally going effect the game far more than it did in the final version. Like the HK factory and other things the time constraints forced Obsidian to scrapped most of the consequences of influencing certain characters to the Light or Dark Side. An example is that in the original version if you influenced Atton to the Dark Side he would KILL the Disciple, and if you influenced him to the Light Side he would sacrifice himself to save the Exile and the rest of the Ebon Hawk crew. In the end, because of lack of time, the influence feature did little more than change the characters appearance (if the went to Dark Side) and gave them a little more attitude.

Cut content restoration

Because Obsidian was not allowed to work on the game post-release, fans worked on mods to restore the content. The effort by the modding group Team Gizka failed, but the unrelated project "The Sith Lords Restoration Project" was eventually released in 2009. As of 2012 it reached version 1.7 and is still in further development.

Game start

The events of the original game are relayed from the player to another character, giving the player the option to base the sequel on either ending (and the protagonist's gender) the original game offered.

References

  • At the end of the game when the exile asks Kreia about the future she says something along the lines of "The Mandalorians die out over the course of millenia, until the only relic left of them will be a bounty hunter clad in their armor, killed all too easily by a Jedi. She is referring to Boba or Jango Fett (or both) from the Star Wars movies.
  • If you ask Kreia about what will happen to the Republic in the future, she will claim that the republic will fall over the course of 1000 years. This is referring to Star Wars: Episode III where, 1000 years after KOTOR 2 according to Star Wars continuity, Emperor Palpatine destroys the Republic and reforms it as the Galactic Empire.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #5 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2004 – Xbox RPG of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Character of the Year (PC) (for Kreia)
  • PC Powerplay (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2006 - #3 RPG/Adventure in 2005
    • Issue 04/2006 - #4 RPG/Adventure in 2005 (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Rambutaan and Zack Green.

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