Design by James Cheung
Barely a year after the original Knights of the Old Republic came out for the Xbox, we have its sequel, Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords. As the subtitle implies, all isnt exactly well in the Old Republic, as the Jedi have gone to ground in the hopes of luring out the Sith that have struck against them with impunity. Its a dark time, as the unsteady Republic attempts to hold itself together in the wake of a civil war and domestic unrest. Into this shaky situation steps you, a former Jedi who has given up all attachment to the Force.
The primary new features of KOTOR2 include:
- The ability to reach level 30.
- New Prestige classes for high-level play.
- An increased ability to influence your teammates and their relation to the Force.
- New Jedi Powers and Feats.
In addition to all this, though, youll be treated to an engrossing (and long) story that can easily be played through many times. In fact, its basically impossible to see everything there is to see in one play-through; certain characters will refuse to join your party unless you act a certain way or are of a certain sex, meaning that youll need to play through at least twice just in order to obtain all of the various party members (12 in all).
In GameSpots unofficial guide to KOTOR2, were going to bring you an exhaustive look at the game, including details on character creation, tips on how to play with all of your teammates, a look at the mini-games, and, of course, a complete walkthrough.