Let's Play: Knights of the Old Republic II: Update 23: The Dark Side of the Force

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Well, woodaba....I hope your happy.....You made me hook up my old Xbox just to replay this game. I don't care if it's still the old buggy version, Imma play it. Eventually I'll get it for PC with the patch. But until then this will do.

AD-Stu:
Love it love it love it, can't wait for more. And yeah, the kung fu freeze frames definitely have the potential for unintended hilarity :)

I second this! That first one with the amazing contortion was my fav! :P

Also... loving it so far! Your tid-bits are what makes it for me! The facts, speculations, observations and the humour! Defo more of that!

Update 2: The Epic Saga of T3-M4

I hated how much that game showed off the Exile's ass. It was ridiculous, you had to stare at it for the whole prologue.

The_Lost_King:
I hated how much that game showed off the Exile's ass. It was ridiculous, you had to stare at it for the whole prologue.

Now that you've pointed it out I can't stop noticing... GET IT OUT!

Aw yeah, T3 action and our the surprise droid character in the next update, some excellent droid loving in the first parts. Obsidian really made the droids in this game one of the best parts.

I think the whole fixation on the ass is a Kotor thing. Varen's ass was heavily displayed in any armor she wore.

DUN DUN DUNNNNN!!!!!

Kung-fuing robots to death continues to deliver the hilarity too :)

Asses really are a KotOR thing. Pretty much all the non-Jedi armors are skintight solely around the ass area. I guess the designers of the Infinity Engine really had a thing for asses.

It's okay though. Running around the galaxy really tones the buttocks.

I wish you could jack the maintenance guy's dorky goggles. I would have loved having those.
Maybe give them to the Handmaiden 4 teh laffs. It's a shame it's part of the head model though.
Anyway, great update.

C F:
Maybe give them to the Handmaiden 4 teh laffs.

Combine these with the dancer outfit from Nar Shaddaa to create endless silliness that makes even the most serious of business look like a bad porno.

Finally got Atton's backstory, wow was that rewarding.

Totally didn't expect him to be what the was, that was outta left-field. The man is cold-blooded. He's easily better than Carth.

Evolutionary High:
Finally got Atton's backstory, wow was that rewarding.

Totally didn't expect him to be what the was, that was outta left-field. The man is cold-blooded. He's easily better than Carth.

Yeah, it's one of the great surprises of the game.

woodaba:

Evolutionary High:
Finally got Atton's backstory, wow was that rewarding.

Totally didn't expect him to be what the was, that was outta left-field. The man is cold-blooded. He's easily better than Carth.

Yeah, it's one of the great surprises of the game.

You think that was a surprise, wait until we get the Handmaiden's back story. That one may make heads pop.

Yo, Chapter 3 dawg.

We be waiting.

Update 3: Are you dead yet?

So, between the triple threat of the disappointing Assassin's Creed 3, the much-better-than-expected Halo 4, and a massive workload dropping out of nowhere, this update has been a long time coming. However, I hope to get the updates out a lot more regularly from now on. Anyway, I hope at least a few of you haven't quit in disgust, and let's get on with the show.

A little question time to finish off the update. The recent big news in the Star Wars world is that Disney has bought Lucasfilm, and is starting production on Star Wars: Episode VII. What do you think of this development. Personally, I think it may be the best thing to happen to Star Wars in a long time, after all, Lucasfilm haven't made a generally well-recieved film in almost 20 years. It think it's high time someone slapped some sense into them. Still, I wish they didn't just go right for the new trilogy. I hoped they would finally do this Live-action series that's been talked about for years, but I guess that isn't quite as headline making as "New Star Wars trilogy". There's every chance Disney will fuck it up, but seeing as they were responsible for the Avengers, I think it's in safer hands than at Skywalker Ranch.

I think...
I'm just going to have to wait and see.

It's about time you updated; how 'bout that Halo 4, eh?

Rest in piece, HK-50. Your genre-savviness shall not be forgotten.
Seriously, that's the most methodical and efficient way of subjugating the entire station before your target even wakes up. He would've gotten away with it too, if it weren't for Kreia.
All these entities playing chess-for-keeps, and Bob Bindo is both the pot and the King it seems.

sage42:

woodaba:

Evolutionary High:
Finally got Atton's backstory, wow was that rewarding.

Totally didn't expect him to be what the was, that was outta left-field. The man is cold-blooded. He's easily better than Carth.

Yeah, it's one of the great surprises of the game.

You think that was a surprise, wait until we get the Handmaiden's back story. That one may make heads pop.

The best part? When Avellone was confronted with that, all he had to say was "Can't comment... but nice catch."

Damn they love to tease us.

Scorchy's Let's Play is pretty much required reading for anyone wanting to analyze this game.

I miss those kind of puzzles too, simple enough but still smart, games nowadays look like they are ashamed to have puzzles and mistery (although the "who is behind this?" that wasn't much of a mistery if you were half paying atention, i wonder if someone who didn't play Kotor 1 would toatlly neglect HK-50 because "it's just a protocol droid"), everything is spoonfed and dumb, it's awful imo.

PS:I was half expecting Disney jokes...

Aaahhh - see, Peragus is much more enjoyable in this format, where I don't have to sit through all the combat grind and endless running about. Instead we just get to enjoy the writing :)

As for Disney, I'm cautiously optimistic about what they'll produce.

This is awesome! I especially loved the line that included "WHY DO PEOPLE HATE THIS GAME?"

I sure hope I can get an Xbox sometime this year in time for Winter break. What better game to enjoy than this :D !?

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HK-50 isn't very good at keeping things hidden is he? Everything he said was almost him revealing what he did. You would think an assassin droid of his caliber would be able to keep a secret.

Was it ever explained how HK-47's schematics got out to produce the HK-50s. I thought that Revan was the only one that ever had an HK droid.

As for the Disney thing. Like everyone else just waiting with careful optimism. Not much information to decide yet. Not sure how I feel about them getting Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, or Carrie Fisher. If they play a small role, that would be cool. Would like to see a new story with new characters.

AD-Stu:
Aaahhh - see, Peragus is much more enjoyable in this format, where I don't have to sit through all the combat grind and endless running about. Instead we just get to enjoy the writing :)

As for Disney, I'm cautiously optimistic about what they'll produce.

Agreed, Peragus was nice story wise, but it was a huge drag.

I also agree with you about Disney, they sure done a great job taking Marvel to the movies, but that doesn't mean you can't make a few jokes... and laugh at them.

SantoUno:
This is awesome! I especially loved the line that included "WHY DO PEOPLE HATE THIS GAME?"

I sure hope I can get an Xbox sometime this year in time for Winter break. What better game to enjoy than this :D !?

Subscribed!

I actually wouldn't advise getting the Xbox version, if at all possible. It's still a great game, but the combat is just unplayable. The framerate tanks hard if you get into any kind of fight more taxing than a couple of mooks, the music and sound assets will fade in and out when they feel like it, and, of course, you can't use the Restored Content Mod to bring back a lot of the missing content, such as quests, plotlines, character arcs, and an actual ending. The PC version is much more stable, but both are still great.

sage42:

woodaba:
[quote="Evolutionary High" post="9.390543.15813210"]Finally got Atton's backstory, wow was that rewarding.

You think that was a surprise, wait until we get the Handmaiden's back story. That one may make heads pop.

Ughh...too late....it seems I've been hanging out with hottie Visas for too long (actually it was only 2 missions or so). And now Handmaiden won't talk to me anymore. Oh well...I'll get it on the next playthrough. Handmaiden is still my favorite character in the game though.

I've just completed the Nar Shadaar portion (I think), I got Go-To in my party.

Now that's an interesting guy. He captures your you, tries to kill your party, and offers to help you AND threatens to kill you at the same time. Wow, I think he just might be my favorite behind Handmaiden.

woodaba:

I actually wouldn't advise getting the Xbox version, if at all possible. It's still a great game, but the combat is just unplayable. The framerate tanks hard if you get into any kind of fight more taxing than a couple of mooks, the music and sound assets will fade in and out when they feel like it, and, of course, you can't use the Restored Content Mod to bring back a lot of the missing content, such as quests, plotlines, character arcs, and an actual ending. The PC version is much more stable, but both are still great.

Well seeing as how I played KOTOR 2 and still enjoyed every second of it (seriously), I didn't find the combat unplayable. I am aware of all the technical problems, but funnily enough I've gotten so used to them I actually expect them now with little to no problem. Ironically they became "ingrained" into the fond memories I had of that game haha.

And OF COURSE I would get the PC version if I could! I WANT to play the RC mod sooo badly, but alas, this mortal does not have a computer fit for gaming. Hell I was barely able to run KOTOR 1 on this old laptop when I got it off Steam, and even then the onscreen graphics went haywire around the time I got to Dantooine so I was forced to stop playing.

SantoUno:

woodaba:

I actually wouldn't advise getting the Xbox version, if at all possible. It's still a great game, but the combat is just unplayable. The framerate tanks hard if you get into any kind of fight more taxing than a couple of mooks, the music and sound assets will fade in and out when they feel like it, and, of course, you can't use the Restored Content Mod to bring back a lot of the missing content, such as quests, plotlines, character arcs, and an actual ending. The PC version is much more stable, but both are still great.

Well seeing as how I played KOTOR 2 and still enjoyed every second of it (seriously), I didn't find the combat unplayable. I am aware of all the technical problems, but funnily enough I've gotten so used to them I actually expect them now with little to no problem. Ironically they became "ingrained" into the fond memories I had of that game haha.

I see where you're coming from: a lot of the technical issues in K2 are just part of the charm for me. I have not played the Xbox version since it came out, but I distintlyt remember the framerate tanking to almost 0 in combat. As for not being able to play the RC, well, that's what I'm here for!

Evolutionary High:
*snip*

I know most of us have played the game before, but you might want to spoiler stuff like that just in cse there's anyone who's seeing the game for the first time in this thread...

woodaba:

Chris Avellone: (wink wink, nudge nudge)

Yes, Chris, I think we've figured it out.

"How rude. Just for that, I'm going to impale all the love interests from Project Eternity on pikes."

I really doubt there is going to be a love interest in Project Eternity. I remember something about Chris, or someone on Obsidian said something along the lines of , "I am terrible at making relationship where one or both of the people end up dead" That kind of kills any hopes of romantic interests. The closest thing you get in KotOR 2 are Handmaiden, Visas, and the Nameless One.

sage42:

woodaba:
[quote="Evolutionary High" post="9.390543.15813210"]Finally got Atton's backstory, wow was that rewarding.

You think that was a surprise, wait until we get the Handmaiden's back story. That one may make heads pop.

Well, GO-TO's background really suprised me. It made my head pop way more than that one surprise with Handmaiden.

The_Lost_King:

woodaba:

Chris Avellone: (wink wink, nudge nudge)

Yes, Chris, I think we've figured it out.

"How rude. Just for that, I'm going to impale all the love interests from Project Eternity on pikes."

I really doubt there is going to be a love interest in Project Eternity. I remember something about Chris, or someone on Obsidian said something along the lines of , "I am terrible at making relationship where one or both of the people end up dead" That kind of kills any hopes of romantic interests. The closest thing you get in KotOR 2 are Handmaiden, Visas, and the Nameless One.

If there are going to be love interests in Project Eternity, I don't want Chris Avellone to write them. He's excellent at tragic romances, but a straight romance...

(remembers Neverwinter Nights 2's OC, and shudders)

...I don't want THAT to happen again.

Here's an older quote from Avellone on writing love interests in games (borrowed from Scorchy's LP of this game):

"I wished I believed in romance more than Bioware. I just can't write it unless one of the pair gets impaled on a pike, set on fire, or betrays the other and then impales them on a pike or sets them on fire. Generally, I prefer unrequited, melancholy, quiet suffering whenever possible, which really doesn't go over well with a lot of the role-players out there."

AD-Stu:
Here's an older quote from Avellone on writing love interests in games (borrowed from Scorchy's LP of this game):

"I wished I believed in romance more than Bioware. I just can't write it unless one of the pair gets impaled on a pike, set on fire, or betrays the other and then impales them on a pike or sets them on fire. Generally, I prefer unrequited, melancholy, quiet suffering whenever possible, which really doesn't go over well with a lot of the role-players out there."

I think that could be said for Avellone's general writing style. I haven't played a single game he had a hand in where I didn't want to slit my wrists at some point.

Still love the guy, and it's nice to get a break from Bioware's sometimes diabetes inducing Romance subplots, (here's looking at you, Dragon Age 2) but geez, the man takes a perverse pleasure in making us watch NPCs we care about suffer horribly.

There was no "romance" in the first KOTOR.

If you call that Bastila-kiss-I love you - scene to be romance. It was just a sudden "out of character" moment where she burst out her feelings for you for no apparent reason.

There is no reason why Bastila should have fallen in love with you in KOTOR. I just could not see a reason. And the last fight in the Star Forge where she tells you she loves you, SECONDS after she tried to kill you......

The Carth-female Revan romance made a lot of more sense actually. You both are on the run, all starting from scratch, lost everything.....

Evolutionary High:
If you call that Bastila-kiss-I love you - scene to be romance. It was just a sudden "out of character" moment where she burst out her feelings for you for no apparent reason.

There is no reason why Bastila should have fallen in love with you in KOTOR. I just could not see a reason. And the last fight in the Star Forge where she tells you she loves you, SECONDS after she tried to kill you......

No kidding, Bastila's love confession felt so incredibly out of place, especially, since throughout the whole game, the times I acted nice towards her can be counted on one hand. I just found her insufferable, and looked forward to beating her.

"After all this, do you still love me?"

ಠ_ಠ You b**** better be kidding me

Just found out about G0T0's backstory

wtf he's like the most interesting character in the whole freaking game!!

I think most people who play the game don't even talk to him....

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