Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

The first ever video game from the Star Wars series that have taken on the RPG genre, Knights of the Old Republic was created by the BioWare company and was released back in 2003 for Xbox and later on for PC and Mac. If you’re a fan of the Star Wars saga, you definitely have to add this game in your collection.

What is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

The Knights of the Old Republic allows Star Wars fans to take on the role of a Jedi knight. Jedi knights are known to have control over the “force” by drawing energy from all things and using it to their own bidding. A Jedi could either be drawn to the light or the dark side. By choosing actions that are benevolent, you will be more drawn to the light side, while choosing actions that use power will draw you to the dark side.

Gameplay

Because of the game’s RPG nature, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic simply doesn’t age with time. Although the game is somewhat dated compared to other games, it still functions in a way that you can still have hours of enjoyable game time as you play. The complexity of the game’s skills and stats system is comparable to Dungeons and Dragons; although there is a recommended option which will help you pick a recommended set of skills if you simply want to play the game for the sake of finishing the story.

Moreover, the game comes with a lot of fighting and gameplay styles that will suit your needs. The choices you make in the game will affect your environment as well as your stats, thus allowing you to enjoy functional and adaptive storylines.

Design and Quality

The Knights of the Old Republic has aged decently. Though the textures and models are outdated, they’re not that bad to look at as you play the game on PC. The problem with the game is that you won’t be able to play widescreen from the game’s options. This is because of the game’s native 4:3 resolution which can only be altered by tinkering with the game’s configuration files. There are also mods which you can use to boost the game’s resolution up to 16:10. However, they might cause issues with the UI size.

In terms of audio quality, however, the game’s music still remains absolutely stunning with each track that depicts your current situation. Battle sounds, for example, will start when it should and you can expect to hear victory jingles after each and every battle. You can also expect excellent dialogues and story, each with remarkable voice acting.

Pros

  • Amazing gameplay and excellent story
  • Flexible character classes
  • Free-to-play model
  • Exciting content based on the Star Wars series

Cons

  • Outdated visuals compared to games of today

Verdict

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a rather old game, although you can still expect fun and exciting gameplay nonetheless. The game’s great storyline, a balanced class system, and immersive audio are reasons enough to try this game. Moreover, if you are a Star Wars fan, this game is definitely a must-have!