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« on: June 06, 2019, 05:24:38 PM »
After playing both games recently, I've been thinking about which game I like more. So I decided to make a brief comparison of the two.
The first game strikes me as being much more simplified than its successor, both in gameplay and story. I like the simplicity of the story of the first game while at the same time, can admire KOTOR II's story, which is much bolder and experimental than the first.
For example, the story of KOTOR centers around two pretty straight-forward choices: either saving the galaxy from the evil Sith empire and Malak, or taking the route of taking it all for yourself as Darth Revan.
KOTOR II is a much different game. It's definately darker, gloomier and more philosophical than the first game, centering around spiritual concepts of the Jedi and Sith and the meanings these labels hold, as well as the concept of being a Sith at your core even when identifying as Jedi, as exampled by the fall of Atris.
The dangers of blind adherence to the religious codes and doctrines of the both the Jedi and Sith are outlined and the lines between what's truly good and evil are quite masterfully blurred by Kreia/Darth Traya, which really makes her a great antogonist. She's like a demon in disguise that whispers half-truths in your ear to try to influence you into the dark side, and she's quite good at it.
The concept of fear was also central to the remaining Jedi Masters who, wrongfully, assumed that the Exile had the power to cause the end of the force and therefore used this as justification for trying to cut the Exile off from the force. In this, even a Sith such as Kreia became somewhat of a savior to the Exile in showing that the exact opposite was true. This showed some pretty decent writing on the part of the developers.
As far as gameplay goes, there's much more of an opportunity in the second game for customization, which is fun but with the drawback of becoming massively overpowered fairly early in the game. The first game also has a level cap of 20 which moves and coincides well with the flow of the story, which I think works better.
As far as characters go, these are my ratings based on how interesting or memorable they are.
Carth - 7/10
Bastila - 7/10
HK-47 - 8/10
Jolee - 8/10
Canderous - 6.5/10
T3M4 - 6/10
Juhanni - 5/10
Mission - 4.5/10
Zalbaar - 4/10
Darth Revan - 8/10
Darth Malak - 7/10
Kreia - 10/10
Atton - 7/10
Atris - 8/10
Bao-dur - 5/10
Handmaiden - 5/10
Darth Nihilus - 4/10
Darth Sion - 5.5/10
G0T0 - 5/10
Hanharr - 5/10
Mira - 4/10
Disciple - 3.5/10
Visas - 7/10
The Exile - 6/10
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Recommend me another film to watch.
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What an incredible voice.
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Barred indoors from the summer street
I locked the door to my own cell
And I lost the key
« on: January 13, 2018, 12:56:24 PM »
Who would win in a fight?
« on: November 15, 2017, 01:43:21 PM »
What would you do if you found out you were jewish?
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Sayin' how bad your luck is
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I have been told by my therapist that she has this. They are apparently masters at deception, manipulation and making you question your own sanity in order to maintain control over people and will often resort to fake suicide attempts and other dramatic acts in order to get attention and gain sympathy. (Again to gain control by using fear as a motivator.) They do this because they fear abandonment over anything.
This thread is coming after a recent fake suicide attempt. She pretended to overdose on pills to get attention from me. This kind of emotional abuse is completely unfair and it's more important for me now than ever that I get out of that house.
Any advice is appreciated.
« on: March 23, 2017, 12:07:43 PM »
Leave everything behind you
Come and join me, won't be sorry
It's easy to survive
« on: March 01, 2017, 02:34:37 PM »
Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
« on: February 18, 2017, 12:10:07 PM »
I'd have to say it's a tie between French and Australian.
« on: February 12, 2017, 06:50:00 PM »
I miss his pretentiously verbose posts about how smart he is.
« on: February 12, 2017, 04:22:57 PM »
« on: February 12, 2017, 02:08:57 PM »
Aboard a shipwreck train
Give my umbrella to the Rain Dogs
For I am a Rain Dog too
« on: February 05, 2017, 02:36:29 PM »
ITS MAGIC WILL REACH FOR YOUR SOUL
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I showed up in boots
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Are there any good modern examples? I know Star Wars Galaxies had its vendor system completely driven by players, meaning you could put something up for sale (ex: armor, weapons) and anyone on that server could purchase it from you, and it worked really well.
« on: December 10, 2016, 02:40:53 PM »
It wasn't that good.
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