Knights of the Old Republic is ten years old

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It’s time to feel a little old; not only is it the 30th anniversary of the Famicom, but it’s also the 10 year anniversary of what I think is the very finest Star Wars game ever made: Knights of the Old Republic. That’s right, it’s been 10 years since you played that game a long time ago, in a galaxy far away.

Over at Bioware’s blog, you can read some insights from a few of the people involved in making the game that paved the way for current space opera RPG darling, Mass Effect.

They’re also giving away a couple of nifty KoToR wallpapers for fans. Remember, if you’re feeling a tad nostlagic, you can pick the game up on your iPad, or for you PC on Steam. the game was followed by a decent, but flawed sequel (that’s been fixed up nicely with some patches) and later, a MMO that’s not quite done as well as either EA or Bioware had hoped.

If you did play KoToR, what’s your favourite memory? I think the first time I got a lightsaber – which took hours and hours of play – was a highlight, as was any and all interaction with HK-47.

I really wonder if we’ll ever get a Star Wars game of this calibre again; especially now that EA holds the keys to the licence. Of course, they are lords and masters of Bioware now, so it’s something that could indeed happen.

Last Updated: July 16, 2013

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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