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« on: February 10, 2005, 09:16:58 PM »
So I have KOTOR 2 for PC sitting here in front of me.
Dare I load it?
I was just getting into NWN :P
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So ah... when is it OK to start posting spoilery type info?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2005, 09:26:10 PM »
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So ah... when is it OK to start posting spoilery type info?


As long as there are a gazillion blaring and obvious **warnings** posted before any spoilers, you can post them. ;)


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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2005, 09:57:57 PM »
'K.

*Very minor spoiler*

It is 4 discs, and a very thin manual.
There is a cute little card showing the keyboard shortcuts.  Of which there are many.  Practically every key except 'Y' does something.  I wonder what they have against 'Y'.

Naturally I will be starting with a Light Side combat type ("Jedi Weapon Master" in this one, rather than Guardian).  Wish me luck ;)

[edit] Ah, that is a prestige class, I get it now.

Spoiler in a purely personal sense rather than from me to you.  Crash to desktop after approximately 30 minutes play.  Never had a single one of those with KOTOR 1.  Ah well.
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2005, 10:39:27 AM »
I saw it in a shop today, and had to beat me silly not to buy it. I've already ordered WoW, it should be here anytime soon.

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2005, 10:47:15 AM »
OK, so I am used to the fact that since I usually play games that are more than a year old, that interest in them has died down so I will be playing on my own.

But come on, this game came out yesterday!  Surely someone else is playing it! :lol:

I refuse to believe you all went out and bought Xboxes and played through this already just to tick me off.  This is the first game I've bought on release day since D2!  "Finally", I thought, "finally I get to play a game during the initial rush!"  Nup.  Nada.  Bubkis.

Well, you can all have your Kalimdors and Balmoras.  I'm having a good time.  All by myself.  Sniff.

Meanwhile, the crash to desktop seems to have been an isolated incident.  In general the graphics (and hence fps) feel ever so slightly heavier than KOTOR 1 on the same machine.  But the plus side is they seem slightly more fully rendered too.  Very pleased with that.

They do seem to have changed a couple o finterface things just for the sake of it (eg the equipment screen and the journal) but not so much that it is confusing.  They added a weapon switch slot and hotkey which is very nice (even if I haven't got far enough to really need it yet).

Tragically I won't have much time to play in the next few days, what with my fiancee turning 30 tomorrow and then Valentine's Day right on the heels of that (actually bought this game while out buying gifts for her ;) which I'm sure has some kind of cosmic karma penalty)

[edit]  Oops, hi Godji, I actually began my rant before reading your post ;)
Buy it!  WoW, who cares about WoW?  Meh.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2005, 10:58:25 AM »
And furthermore:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2005-02-11&res=l

(no spoilers, just essential vulgarity)
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2005, 12:17:11 PM »
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OK, so I am used to the fact that since I usually play games that are more than a year old, that interest in them has died down so I will be playing on my own.


We usually wait a year or so due to a new game costs $50 where as a year old one costs $20!

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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2005, 01:07:21 PM »
Games I have bought recently and neglected:

Morrowind
KOTOR 1 (I had horrible sound issues which made the game all but unplayable - gave up after 5 minutes)
Prince of Persia: Warriror Within

At the rate I'mg oing, even if I bought KOTOR today, I wouldn't get round to playing it till 2008...

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2005, 02:51:56 PM »
LOL I'm going downstairs to play KOTOR 2 after I leave this post, my freind. So feel free to talk shop with me whenever you want LOL.

Just remember: It is impossible to see everything in two or 3 playings. Litterally. The story can be very confusing at first, but it fleshes out in subsequent replayings ;-)

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2005, 05:29:20 PM »
That is excellent news.  I fear I had read a bit too much in the way of spoilers before I played K1 the first time (having not expected ever to get around to playing it) and that diminished the experience a bit.  Although I was still surprised by the big spoiler for which I am very grateful.

I have not got far with K2 yet - first planet I guess you'd say, in a spoiler-less way - and just met... someone... very familiar :)

I can already see they made a big effort to make skills matter more.  My 10 Int Guardian is struggling to make do.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2005, 05:51:32 PM »
Actually I just realised KOTOR 2 isn't even a Bioware game :lol:
We need a new forum!
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2005, 05:59:55 PM »
Quote from: "Thrugg"
And furthermore:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2005-02-11&res=l

(no spoilers, just essential vulgarity)


Oh my god....my eyes are watering....

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