In settling down to play on my new system, I realized that I never played Knights of the Old Republic II now that the new and improved patch has come out. (Seriously, the game that came out for Xbox was seriously unfinished.)
5 minutes into Knights of the Old Republic II, I realized “I need to play Knights of the Old Republic first!”
So, all that to say, I’m playing Knights of the Old Republic.
I wrote about how awesome and wonderful Knights 1 was waaaay back when here.
The main point from that essay, if you don’t want to revisit it, was this:
As Maribou and I walked back to the car after seeing The Phantom Menace, she asked me what I thought.
I yelled “IT WAS FINE!” at her and we finished our walk to the car in silence.
This game? This game was so awesome that I found myself very, very sad that they released this game as a game, instead of as a movie…
Because the game was as good as the original trilogy… and The Phantom Menace was *NOT*.
If you’ve never played it, you should know that you should. You’re a Protagonist who wakes in medias res and fights/negotiates his or her way through a story where you find out that, holy cow, this story is awesome. You’ve got the Hero’s Journey thing going on, you’ve got the Star Wars Universe (including lightsabers) going on, you’ve got John Williams music, you’ve got helpful droids, you’ve got opaque Wookies, you’ve got everything.
And, and here’s the point, the sequel has (finally) been finished. So that’s what I’m playing. Again.
So… what are you playing?
(Photo is “Untitled,” by our very own Will Truman. Used with permission.)