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