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Game News KOTOR 2 scans

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Vault Dweller, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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

    No introduction is necessary. <a href=http://www.nforce.nl/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14775>KOTOR 2 article and screenshots</a>, courtesy of <b>EGM</b>, some guy who scanned the article, and <b>Role-Player</b> who told me about it.
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    <blockquote>Lead Designer Chris Avellone knows, but he aint tellin'. " About a year after the end of the first game, Revan took off to the Unknown regions and hasn't been heard from since," he says. "Revan does have a specific fate, and it will be revealed," he says ... just not until you play <b>The Sith Lords</b></blockquote>Hopefully, some other characters took off too, never to be heard from again.
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  2. Transcendent Onegender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    I know the game is just in the early stages of development, but the screenshots look awful.
     
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  3. Whipporowillgender: ⚧ Erudite

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    The model of the hooded grandma looks like crap, but well... it'll be interesting to see if Avellone and crew can do anything interesting with the story and setting.
     
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  4. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Some other things from the article:

    Jedi Prestige classes: Master, Watchman, Weapon Master. Sith: Lord, Marauder, Assassin.

    The game is linear, but with a lot of freedom to choose what specifically you do next.
    7 worlds to visit with a lot of separate game areas.
    You can influence your companion alignments (i.e. if they like you and you start falling to the DS, they start falling too)
    No huge interface or combat differences, inventory and char screen looks familiar.
    A lot more stuff to do with the workbenches: deconstruct existing items, and use the parts to build more powerful items. This time, your repair and security skills do count, increasing workbench options a lot.
     
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  5. Saint_Proverbiusgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, the screenshots did look like crap to me also. That one girl's arm looks like she's dislocated her shoulder. That one guy's hair and chest look a little odd as well. Of course, they do say it's the exact same engine as KotOR in the body of the piece. However, it's not the engine, it's the models that just don't seem to look right.

    There was a funny quote in there about Obsidian making this instead of Bioware, though. Something along the lines of, Don't worrry! These guys know how to make BioWare spin offs! They used to be Black Isle Studios!

    Thank goodness the minigames are totally optional now.
     
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    I don't know what to make of this game, and what about replayability? I could play KOTOR once.
     
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  7. POOPERSCOOPERgender: ⚧ Prophet

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    EGM is a magazine.

    If it was a joke, then you can all laugh at me.

    edit: omg VDs writing style is too hardcore for me.
     
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  8. Transcendent Onegender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    Well at least they are being honest about the linearity.
    DIE BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Uhuh, so will they actually act evil or will their eyes just start glowing? :roll: Just wondering.

    Yes, the thing that bothered me most about the graphics is the character models. Maybe they are just using simplified ones for now while the game's in the early stages of development and they are concentrating more on stuff like writing.
     
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  9. Volourngender: ⚧ Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    The mdels certainly do look worst then the first game. Weird.

    Keeping the same inventory? Nooooooooooooo..

    I'm surprised no one is whining about the prestige classes.

    I'm glad the mini games are optional now. That's cool. I'll stick to mostly pazaak and some swoop racing. I'lla void the space cadet at all cost.

    Influencing comapnions is good. You couldn't do that much (except in two unique and special circumstances) in the original.

    Can't wait to see what they do with Datooine.

    I wonder if you are absolutely forced to be a jedi and not allowed to take any of the non jedi classes at all. That would suck.
     
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  10. Make America Great Again DarkUnderlordgender: ⚧ Bringing that old Raptor magic. Dumbfuck

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    Now there's a banner ad we need over here!
     
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    I can't believe it! That was the worst part of the game - it reeked! I hope he's talking about the Xbox version here and that some effort is put into the pc port.


    Well. You already are a jedi when the game starts, sooo.... but why would a lvl 1 jedi (or do we start kotor2 at a higher level) be fighting in the mandalorian wars?
     
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  12. Ortchelgender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    Whats a mandalorian?

    :cool:
     
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  13. Vossgender: ⚧ Erudite

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    And apparently, they're definitely bringing back the work-droid with 0 personality. Huzzah!

    (last page of the scans, at the bottom. And is it me, or does that 'manly-man Atton Rand' look more like a butch lesbian?)
     
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  14. Dhruingender: ⚧ Liturgist

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    I didn't expect them to change the gameplay much - KotOR had broad appeal and they wouldn't want to mess with that. *Really* disappointed they're keeping the same dreadful interface. The background seems dodgy as well: I'm a Jedi but I don't have a lightsabre? C'mon MCA!
     
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    What's the current official glass sex toy of the RPG Codex, anyway?
     
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    Hmm, so Revan went into the Unknown Regions, I wonder if the game will go there as well, would give Obsidian a lot of "creative freedom".
     
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  18. Joragender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I really like this part:

    I don't like the decision to keep the old combat system and interface but otherwise it sounds pretty good.
     
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    I enjoyed KOTOR and don't see any reason for the sequel to be worse than the first - I can take bland graphics as long as there's an interesting story. Hopefully the gameplay will be a litte more spruced up though... but I guess there's "ENJIN LIMITATIONS" again.
     
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    The lightsabers look like dogshit. Someone had 'Kewl Flaming Sword Partikle Effikx' on when making them.
     
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  21. Crazy_Vaseygender: ⚧ Novice

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    I'm really curious as to how they're going to fulfill their promise of making the plot make sense whether you played light or dark in the original. Seeing as how playing light meant saving the galaxy and playing dark meant conquering it, that doesn't seem possible to me.
     
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  22. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Saving the galaxy? Conquering it? What game did you play? I played the one where your character, regardless of his alignment, deals with Malak and his star factory thingy. In the sequel Revan is gone far, far away, apparently to look for some other cool stuff to threaten the Known Regions with, and clearing the way for a brand new character to do what brand new characters do best: save the galaxy! :)
     
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    I liked those tons of text in Planescape. If I remember correctly, MCA was responsible for that. So I don't care that the screenshots look a bit shitty, I want many detailed descriptions and interesting dialogue.
     
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  24. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Yep, MCA's involvment, especially as a Lead Designer, is the only reason why I'm interested in this game. PST was da bomb, and New Reno was done very, very nicely (it didn't fit, but that's a different story).
     
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  25. Crazy_Vaseygender: ⚧ Novice

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    The Dark Side ending pretty strongly implied that Revan's armies were on the verge of galactic domination. The Republic fleet was scattered and weak, the core systems were defenceless (almost exact quote, if my memory's right), and they had the Star Forge pumping out more warships than they knew what to do with. And, to add to that, Revan was pretty much a Force God at the end of it all and would cut through the Jedi like a hot knife through butter, and they had Bastila's Battle Meditation. It really was game over for the good guys.

    The light side ending, yeah, you're probably right, although I can't see how the Sith could take out the Jedi while also slugging it out over who's going to be the new master. You just know they were going to have a civil war over it, especially if what happens at the Academy on Korriban is representative of how the Sith handle these things.
     
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