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KOTOR II E3 demo impressions

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KOTOR II E3 demo impressions

Preview - posted by Vault Dweller on Thu 20 May 2004, 15:13:19

Tags: Obsidian Entertainment; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords

There are two hands-on E3 demo impressions that are much more detailed then those very generic and boring previews you see everywhere. The first one is posted at Deep Six, the second one, a very detailed 5-page review, comes from KOTOR FanFic. The reviews contain spoilers, so don't say you weren't warned.

Deep Six: My character was a pretty powerful Jedi, and I had plenty of droid fodder to test these abilities on. At first I decided to start hack and slashing with the lightsaber. They were standard lightsabers, so they really didn't do much damage, even though I had the range between "attack", "flurry" and "critical strike". Then I cycled through the force powers. Because the first level stuck primarily with droids, I couldn't use powers that didn't work on droids. However there was this one VERY powerful force move I ended up using a lot called "Force Storm" which works on both droids and humans, which involved calling up a sudden lighting strike from the sky that not only does a hell of a lot of damage but also attacks more then just the character you target, but also characters clustered around him (that are bad). You still had your hacking stuff, throw in a few extra parts to fix droids and they will attack other chracters in a patrol mode.

KOTOR FanFic: You and Mira forge your way through the storm, coming across native beasties (I think they were called "dulas" or "dugas" or something, think horned kath hounds for rough shape, size, and colouring), mercenaries, and Sith Apprentices. Eventually, you make your way to what you discover is a Sith Temple. The instant you step into it, you can feel the incredible Dark Power flowing through the place, pounding against you, testing you to control your rage and fear. Carefully, you and Mira make your way through the Temple, more combat. You get to the central area, where there is an enormous door and a group of Sith you overhear trying to gain entrance. You do not, however, find out why they are so desperate to get inside before you are spotted. The Sith in charge tries to get you to join him. As a lightsider, you naturally refuse and end up killing them all. You find the mechanism to open the door and step through.
That stuff about the Dark Side testing you sounds very cool

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