According to this here blog, the last time that I played Knights of the Old Republic it was 2009 and I did it in anticipation for the then-to-be-released SWTOR. I think that three full playthroughs is more than enough for any given RPG, especially in light of the games I haven’t gotten around to playing yet.
But then KOTOR came out for the iPad and it dropped to $5 and… well, I was a little bored one evening. Why not, I thought?
It’s pretty fantastic that we’re able to play full games like this on an itty bitty tablet, especially considering how games like this were considered so top of the line back when. Even today, the amount of voice recording makes it a beefy game to download. I’m building a dual blaster pistol-wielding Jedi, probably on the light side of the force. I still wish I could shoot Carth Onassi in the head after first meeting him, or possibly airlock his butt out of the Ender Spire.
I don’t have any great goals of going all of the way through it again. I might play it a little here or there, but right now it’s just a fun novelty that kind of makes me wish that SWTOR was on tablets too.
It’s really weird to go back from SWTOR to KOTOR. The visuals are different — KOTOR is older, obviously, and… thinner, for a lack of a better word. SWTOR had more colors and a thicker feel to the models. The combat and builds are very primitive in comparison as well. Plus it’s turn-based combat with a different RPG platform.
Aesthetically, there doesn’t feel like a big connection either. I don’t remember seeing the silver-coated Sith troopers anywhere in SWTOR, nor the cheesy vibroblade models (although I know that there were vibroblades). And how about that swoop racing and pazaak, huh?
Anyway, I hear that Final Fantasy VI might be coming out soon as well, so that could take up my tablet RPG time. There’s one RPG I’ve never completed (nor really gotten very far in at all).