Friday, 25 January 2013

KOTOR 2: Fashion in the Old Republic

Since the gaming laptop is gone, there isn't that much to do in LotRO and raiding together isn't an option, Tiger and I have resorted to other games. We've played some Sims 3, but now we've started Knights of the Old Republic 2 (in short: KOTOR 2), which we bought cheap in the latest Steam sale. I've only played the first game and that was ages ago, so I was very curious as to how things were to proceed.

Because KOTOR 2 was rushed and barely finished when released, we installed some mods that fix some things and include parts they had to cut due to time limitations. The PC Gaming Wiki has a great article about it here.

The game started in the right mood, when I met the first guy in the game. He was held in custody behind a force field, I was in my underwear (picture above). Don't ask. The worst thing was that he actually thought my underwear was sexy. I mean, look at that stuff. If this is considered sexy, what happened to fashion in the age of the Old Republic? Or exactly how long was he held behind that force field?

And look at this. Dear god, it's the combat suit disaster all over again! I can't help it, it had better stats than the underwear. Stop. Staring. At. Me.

Luckily, this embarrassment didn't have to take long. Soon I found a badass dark padawan robe to steal the show.

Now we're just missing an explosion to walk away from.

I thought the start of KOTOR 2 was a bit slow: it really took ages to get off the mining station. However, the mystery of what happened there was fun, and Atton and Kreia as companions are okay. The graphics and combat system are cute as always. I'll certainly play this game to the end - if I'll bore you with a report of it is another story. For now it's time to set a course to Telos for "I'm totally not piloting the air" flyboy Atton.


  1. I don't know what this says about me but I was able to ignore pretty much all of these issues thinking "Oh, yeah. This is an old game. And KotOR 1 also had some pretty terrible fashion senses so I guess it makes sense." Ah, the mental acrobatics we'll do for a game that has the reputation of a classic...

    Anyhoo, considering how Atton is, I think he stayed in prison long enough to consider anything sexy. As for the last picture I'd say he is using his invisible virtual keyboard! It is totally not some automatic pilot or your droid companion (forgot his name!) that is doing the piloting. No, ma'am.

    Anyway, you might like this:

    It is an article about a mod that restores cut content to the KotOR 2 and another mod that makes the game work with widescreen monitors. The widescreen mod is one I didn't test myself since I looked at that stuff before that article I linked. At the time I read some comments that it had some issues with Steam so I decided to skip it.

    The one to restore content though worked pretty well. I decided to use it early on since the vanilla game just skipped a cutscene after the tutorial and one after they left the mining station. After I installed the mod though I had no more of those issues.

    It also integrates pretty seamlessly with the rest of the game. The only part I really noticed was restored content was one part later in the game, since it was pretty clear due to some early dialogue that it had been cut from the vanilla game.

    In any case, looking forward to more posts about the game and your opinions about it. :)

    ~ Rakuno

    1. And I am an idiot. I just re-read the post and noticed you already knew about the mods I talked about! Sorry!

      This should teach me to pay more attention to what I am reading and comment soon after. Instead of reading, go do something else and then come back to comment. >_<

      ~ Rakuno

    2. Haha, I was just typing you an answer at the same time! Don't worry about it, it was nice of you to think of the article, but indeed it's the same mods. I also have the widescreen mod installed, and luckily it's been working just fine.

      And don't worry, I'm certainly enjoying KOTOR 2, I just like to write (read: moan) about cosmetics now and then (as I'm sure you've noticed by now). After all, what's more important in a game? ;)

  2. In an episode of Firefly, there is a shot of Wash, the pilot, doing the same thing as Atton.

    1. You know that I live under a rock, right? Either way, I totally missed that series, but what I read of it sounds like fun. Perhaps I should try it. :)


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