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Azrael
07-19-2003, 02:17 AM
I hate Microsoft. I'm just gonna say that up front and get it over with. If Bill Gates developed and rare, uncurable disease of exploding testicles, and died, I would dance on his grave religiously. Because I think he sucks. Anyway, I swore to: myself, my friends, Buddha, Allah, God, Satan, and any other poor soul in hearing distance that I would never ever buy an XBOX. But, I want KOTOR. And I'm an impatient bitch who watches TV with captions on. (I'm not deaf, either.) And, my computer is the technological equivalent of monkey semen. As a matter of fact, it froze when I was trying to make this message twenty minutes ago. Anyway, Satan isn't answering my bartering for my soul, so I'm wondering, from you guys and gals, "Is KOTOR worth losing my integrity, or is it really not that good?" What say ye?

legameboy
07-19-2003, 02:24 AM
From my point of view I think it is worth waiting two months for it. I don't play console games much, and I can live without them, I just always wait for PC Versions to come out.

This is a little quote from a geek test I took some time ago.
I acknowledge that Bill Gates is both God and Satan.



:)

mercatfat
07-19-2003, 02:28 AM
What did Bill Gates ever do to you?

Azrael
07-19-2003, 02:29 AM
Sorry, that's off topic.:rolleyes:

Edit: Okay, I'll tell you. He made the most compatible operating system also the most buggiest operating sytem. He also (Well, Microsoft, anyway) bought out Bungie and made Halo Xbox only (for the time being). I just really hate him.

legameboy
07-19-2003, 02:31 AM
It's just that he was very power hungry, but I do thank him for the most used and best operating system ever (even though it has loads of bugs and security leaks) hehe. :)

mercatfat
07-19-2003, 02:45 AM
90% of "bugs" I've encountered in windows (95 and 98, not XP) are the result of terrible third party software and bad device drivers, which aren't nearly as much the fault of MS as they are the device manufacturer.

I have NEVER, and I mean NEVER, crashed XP on my completely clean system that wasn't being used for anything but Photoshop, music, video editing and word processing. It does have minor problems sometimes, but they're always my fault, usually because I'm overstressing my ram.

I'm on a different XP-based computer right now which is loaded with programs and background tasks, but it's also never crashed.

legameboy
07-19-2003, 02:46 AM
Ever since my computer was reformated it seems to work well, maybe I listen too much to other people sometimes, oh well... :)

Azrael
07-19-2003, 03:03 AM
Off topic, guys. Save it for ****microsoft.com.:D

pbguy1211
07-19-2003, 03:24 AM
i wouldnt buy an xbox for the sake of the game. i was thinking about it earlier in the week... but F it. why get it for one game? it'll never be worth it. besides the pc version will have patches and bonus sh*t for it.

Azrael
07-19-2003, 03:26 AM
Does anyone notice this sentence?

And, my computer is the technological equivalent of monkey semen.

And, I just saw the commercial on TV again, and now I really want this game.:D

mercatfat
07-19-2003, 03:28 AM
The Xbox version won't need patches.. also, the bonus ish will be available for Xbox too, thanks to Xbox Live. It said so in an interview somewhere.

But yeah, one game shouldn't make you buy a system. There are a ton of great Xbox titles out there if you're willing to be open-minded, though.

Azrael
07-19-2003, 05:26 AM
Originally posted by mercatfat
But yeah, one game shouldn't make you buy a system. There are a ton of great Xbox titles out there if you're willing to be open-minded, though.

Granted, I think if I had an Xbox, I'd get more games for it, but is it a game good enough to be worth having an Xbox for? Like, everyone gets a system for one or two certain games, and then gets other games, so would this game be of those types of games?

Edit: I'd post this in the KOTOR forum, but I wanted a partially unbiased ('cause hey, it's Star Wars) opinion on this rather than: "Y34h, d3wd! KOTOR 0wnz! Y0u sh0uld d3f1nat3ly g3t an Xb0x! w00t!"

pbguy1211
07-19-2003, 05:52 AM
i have a ps2, so i decided to wait and just get this on pc. no sense in getting an xbox that i'll never use save for the one game.

BCanr2d2
07-19-2003, 06:18 AM
Hmmm, see I got my XBOX on the strength of the price drop, and for Halo, amongst other games that are around.

I got it on the premise that since it has a specialised Windows OS, and Direct X 8.1 (I believe), that portability of games would be a dead cert. Many more games from the PC world, and vice versa would be around.

Now that I have it, I don't regret getting it, but still think of it as my main platform to buy games for, and not my Athlon XP 2600+ / 512 MB RAM (Twin Bank enabled) GF4 4200 system I recently got.

Don't get it, if you don't think you will play other games on it other than KotOR, but with Blinx, Timesplitters 2, etc there are plenty of good games out there.BTW Why oh why isn't KotOR out here in Australia yet??? Gonk, where is it, u should know when it's out here... I hope August 29 isn't acurate...

BongoBob
07-19-2003, 06:57 AM
Hmmmm...I'ld get it, mainly because I'm a console gamer(I only have 5 games on PC), and plu...Halo 2...need I say more...that's more than worth it...

Mex
07-19-2003, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by mercatfat


But yeah, one game shouldn't make you buy a system. There are a ton of great Xbox titles out there if you're willing to be open-minded, though.

There is lots of great Xbox games to come out next year so it would be worth getting an Xbox now.

BongoBob
07-19-2003, 07:54 AM
I rest my case. Finally, someone that agrees with me on this. IMO Halo2 will be more than worth the cost of the system. Plus there's Half Life 2. Damn, that game'll kick such major @$$. Both of them will, actually.

nova_wolf
07-19-2003, 08:23 AM
get the X-Box.

Whilst they may not be as great or have the modability of their PC counterparts, the fact that you can INSTANTLY kick in a game of Counterstrike (w/ X-Box Live!), Halo 2, half life 2, Doom 3, Star Craft Ghost without patches, drivers etc.... Its good.

And if MS would release a Mouse & Keyboard combo ( a DECENT one,not like the DC's poor mouse - was FAR to sensitive even on lowest) then it will be complete!

BigTeddyPaul
07-19-2003, 08:42 AM
X-Box ain't going anywhere for the time being. Halo and Halo 2 kick magor arse. I saw a preview for the next one and I thank God. There are also loads of games like KOTOR, heard some form of FF, sports games are best on the X because of live, Mech something or another is great live, many many many good games.

Just get it. You know you want it. There are a lot of great titles out there so have fun with it.

I would not buy KOTOR on computer because I want to feel a controller in my hands and I don't want anyone in my house yelling at me to get off the computer so they can get on. I would like to play in my room at 4 AM if I want and not told to go to bed because they hear me clicking away or the lights are keeping people up.

AUGUST 29th is my 20th birthday! No more teens.

BigTedddyPaul

BCanr2d2
07-19-2003, 10:09 AM
SO mouse clicks and not the Dolby Digital 5.1 sabre sounds or explosions wouldn't be waking them up???!!!

BigTeddyPaul
07-19-2003, 10:20 AM
Personal experience: If I had an X-box no they would not because I am located upstairs and our walls are pretty nice. I wouldn't like the computer for that game thus I would not need a mouse. And my mouse rules! Optical kicks butt. How did I ever live without such a simple improvement?

BigTeddyPaul

Darklighter
07-19-2003, 10:41 AM
I swore to myself too that I would never get an XBOX. And I haven't, but my little brother has, and to tell you the truth, it's not that bad: graphics of most games are incredible, controlling is reasonably good (though takes a bit of getting used to), and the massive chunkiness of the console enables you to cram-pack a lot of other stuff in there. Don't simply dismiss it based on the developer's other products/systems (which is stupid, because like mercatfat said, I have had no serious problems with XP since I got it last year). Believe it or not, the XBOX is actually a good system. My brother will be getting KOTOR on it, and I'll be playing the game non-stop ^^ Have a look around for some other XBOX games you might be interested in getting. There are other good XBOX games, ya know;)

BCanr2d2
07-19-2003, 10:49 AM
Bit sick of the MS bashing, with well over 80% or more, probably closer to 90% using a Windows operating system. How can you slag them off, when you use their product all the time without question?????

The XBOX suffers in Japan because it's not Asian in origin, that is just the way they look at things. Elsewhere it seems to suffer the trendy backlash that MS is too big,etc.

Stop slagging off a company, that you will continue to use their OS without question - I doubt too many here are on Linux. The XBOX is a very good console, just suffers from peoples perception of a market leader in PC software...

Eldritch
07-19-2003, 11:51 AM
To address the actual point of this thread:

Yes. I got my XBox for 2 reasons - one, I knew KOTOR would be coming out on it first; and two, the price dropped on it a bit so I didn't have to shell out as much money (plus it came with 3 free games, so...).

Was it worth it? Well, since I got KOTOR on Thursday I've logged over 19 hours on the game, so yeah... it's worth it. It's fecking awesome.

Thrackan Solo
07-19-2003, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by Azrael
Sorry, that's off topic.:rolleyes:

Edit: Okay, I'll tell you. He made the most compatible operating system also the most buggiest operating sytem. He also (Well, Microsoft, anyway) bought out Bungie and made Halo Xbox only (for the time being). I just really hate him.

Actually I think Halo is coming out with a version for PC so dont computer geek hate.:tsk:;)

BCanr2d2
07-19-2003, 12:09 PM
I believe gearbox, who did half life, are doing the Halo PC version........

Expect some quality stuff, they have HL2 on the way as well, so it's money, money, money for them...

Azrael
07-19-2003, 12:14 PM
Well, I guess I'l get an Xbox. How much are they now? 150? 200?

Edit: I'm looking on the web, and why can't I just find a ****ing Xbox? I don't want a goddamn package, I just want a ****ing Xbox!.

pbguy1211
07-19-2003, 12:29 PM
what's a plain old x box going for these days anyway?

ZBomber
07-19-2003, 04:12 PM
Originally posted by pbguy1211
what's a plain old x box going for these days anyway?

Your soul. :)

I was trying to decide between X-Box and Gamecube. I ended up with Gamecube, mostly dfor Zelda.. ;)

pbguy1211
07-19-2003, 04:19 PM
i was a HUGE Zelda fan until Majora's Mask or whatever it's called. That took forever to play and was ANNOYING! I got through the first 2 boards and never picked it up again. It was so annoying. And the kiddy link games look lame anyway.

Mex
07-19-2003, 05:52 PM
Originally posted by Azrael
Well, I guess I'l get an Xbox. How much are they now? 150? 200?i]

In the UK they are about £110.00 so could be about $130 or something like that.

BigTeddyPaul
07-19-2003, 06:00 PM
I just saw KOTOR and it was awesome. Went to a buddies house and he bought the game without me knowing it. Just got to the part where a Racor dies. Very cool. Best part is you can be good and evil and when the game is over it isn't truly over.

BigTeddyPaul

pbguy1211
07-19-2003, 06:02 PM
well dont spoil it here! i have to wait til october! damnit... ;)

Azrael
07-20-2003, 03:12 AM
Ach! My plans to get an Xbox were foiled by arch-nemesisesssess: inept drivers, and a lack of explosive weaponry on my vehicle. Rat bastard!

pbguy1211
07-20-2003, 03:53 AM
no super boosters or automatics weapons on your car? :D

Azrael
07-20-2003, 05:53 AM
I'm afraid not. And the bastard countries haven't yet sent me my "Liscence to do anything he damn well wants to" yet. Rat bastards. I did make it to Best Buy and Toys r Us, though. Although, why I even bothered going to the latter I have no idea. Best Buy had the game guide, though, which was useless. Maybe I should've gotten that to hold me over for the PC version. I did that with Splinter Cell, and I managed to make it through all the levels with my eyes closed.:D I'll try EB tomorrow.

Redwing
07-20-2003, 05:59 AM
If you want an X-Box, and have the money, "I hate Microsoft" is not a good reason not to get one. ;)

Just IMHO of course :D

Azrael
07-20-2003, 06:06 AM
Yeah, I know. I'll still say that, though. I'm like that guy that everyone knows at least one of, that's like, "I freaking hate druggies!" while he's snorting coke.:D

ET Warrior
07-20-2003, 12:31 PM
I would buy an Xbox for this game, almost serious. KOTOR is one of the GREATEST RPG's that I have EVER played. It is SO much fun it's out of control.

one of my favorite features is that all your party members level up at the same rate, so you don't have to use them all all the time to make sure they aren't pansies, and the ability to switch them in and out at will is VERY nice. Also, the ability to customize your lightsaber is way neat, as is the upgrading weapons option.

Overall, this game gets a 9.9/10 for me. the -.1 is because i'm mad because it is stealing my life away from me.

Wanderer
07-20-2003, 01:34 PM
I will wait till it comes out for pc. Then I will watch first the comments and tests by magazines. And then maybe I'll buy it.

The game seems to be very interesting, from what I understood it's a RPG ...could be very cool. We'll see :)

BigTeddyPaul
07-21-2003, 09:41 AM
13 hours straight and boy am I hungry. I didn't level up past 7 with my scout because I wanted 13 levels for my jedi. Don't know how that will work out in th end since I needed a level 8 scout to get most of the bonuses for that person. I am also going off my official book that the game comes from where level 13 is needed for the best Jedi feats.

Hope I am not wrong. Could have used those level 3 implants and extra feats.

BigTeddyPaul

Acrylic
07-21-2003, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by BCanr2d2
I doubt too many here are on Linux.
I run on Windows XP and I have Linux Mandrake 9.1 :)

KBell
07-21-2003, 10:10 PM
WHEW! I've successfully racked up my 32nd hour of KotOR and im on the last level! It it simply amazing!

ET Warrior
07-22-2003, 04:52 AM
Originally posted by BigTeddyPaul
13 hours straight and boy am I hungry. I didn't level up past 7 with my scout because I wanted 13 levels for my jedi. Don't know how that will work out in th end since I needed a level 8 scout to get most of the bonuses for that person. I am also going off my official book that the game comes from where level 13 is needed for the best Jedi feats.

Hope I am not wrong. Could have used those level 3 implants and extra feats.

BigTeddyPaul

No worries mate, all your characters level up at the same rate. Next time you bring out your scout he'll get to level up a lot because of all the experience he gained whilst sitting on your ship. That's one feature i'm really fond of, because like, the little short droid is USELESS if you want to fight, but he's SO good with computers that leveling him up is NICE.

STTCT
07-22-2003, 04:55 AM
Curses to all of the lot of you, whom which have KOTOR already. WHY! WHY! WHY CANT WE HAVE EPISODE 3 AND KOTOR NOW!

damn x box.


:evanpiel:

pbguy1211
07-22-2003, 04:57 AM
the ONLY reason i can wait til october... is because madden 2004 comes out august 12th!!!

ET Warrior
07-22-2003, 05:03 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
Curses to all of the lot of you, whom which have KOTOR already. WHY! WHY! WHY CANT WE HAVE EPISODE 3 AND KOTOR NOW!

damn x box.


:evanpiel:


*pats his Xbox*

Yes......it's my precious.......:evil2:


Just go buy an Xbox now and buy KOTOR. You know you want to.

pbguy1211
07-22-2003, 05:09 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
*pats his Xbox*

Yes......it's my precious.......:evil2:
*walks over to ET's Xbox... gives it a big ol' elbow drop!*

*walks off still jealous... but feeling a little bit better*

*overhears an old man in grey in the background* "the Xbox is altogether EVIL!"

BigTeddyPaul
07-22-2003, 05:11 AM
I am the scout and did not level up. Everyone else was 1 or 2 levels above me. I beat Tatooine but missed Malan place on purpose. Very cool game. Must get. I am a good guy but dark is fun too.

BigTeddyPaul

KBell
07-22-2003, 01:47 PM
As of 8:45 pm, i have sucessfully completed the game with 34 hours under my belt!

Now im 2 hours into a new game, but this time, i'm goin all sith with my Bald white guy with an evil goatee :D

Mex
07-22-2003, 01:49 PM
KOTOR.. One more month, one more month. *squeezes stress ball*

pbguy1211
07-22-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Kanjo past
KOTOR.. One more month, one more month. *squeezes stress ball*
Um, I don't understand the 1 month thing. OCTOBER for PC right?

BigTeddyPaul
07-23-2003, 03:32 AM
The game is all good. PLayed 24 hours without any cheats. Beat Tatooine and I didn't go to Malan like I was supposed to because I wanted to fight raiders.

I am going to do Soldier with Jedi Guardian next time and ALL EVIL!!!! My friend had things like grip, kill, and drain and it makes battling so much easier than crap like stasis.

After that I will do hard with scoundral and Jedi Consular. That should be a BIG challenge.

If I were a casual RPG player I would wait until it is like 35 or something. If you love things like Balder's Gate and Neverwinters Night than you will love getting sabers.

BigTeddyPaul

Azrael
07-23-2003, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by BigTeddyPaul
13 hours straight and boy am I hungry. I didn't level up past 7 with my scout because I wanted 13 levels for my jedi. Don't know how that will work out in th end since I needed a level 8 scout to get most of the bonuses for that person. I am also going off my official book that the game comes from where level 13 is needed for the best Jedi feats.

Hope I am not wrong. Could have used those level 3 implants and extra feats.

BigTeddyPaul

Only thirteen hours? I dropped about 280 bucks on Sunday, it's now Wednesday morning. I haven't slept since Saturday. I went 25 hours straight, went to the bathroom, and went straigt back. My computer screen looks like it's 3-1/2 inches tall. I'll tell you though, at the end, there's a plot twist that even I didn't see coming. And when a game can surprise a cynical ******* like me, ya gotta know it's the best. To answer my own question, yes, KOTOR is worth buying an Xbox for.:D:D:D

Edit: There are cheats? This game just got better.;)
Edit: Beat the game first!
Is it just me, or was Darth Malak the easiest fight in the entire game?

KBell
07-23-2003, 01:51 PM
Cheats....NEVER!!


Im now about 13 hours into my second game, with a level 11 Jedi Sentinal. I'm on Tattoine, but im taking my sweet time, force persuading everyone into giving me more money than they want to give :D I wish i could do that here ;)

ET Warrior
07-30-2003, 05:17 AM
Originally posted by Azrael
Edit: There are cheats? This game just got better.;)
Edit: Beat the game first!
Is it just me, or was Darth Malak the easiest fight in the entire game?

I know not of any cheats......what kind of cheats? Like......invincibleness? That seems kind of pointless....i dunno...

I had to use a LOT of health packs against malak though....and since i didn't have absorb i had to throw my lightsaber to kill all those dudes in the tanks....and that took awhile, and did not heal me. So he was pretty tough i thought.