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Frinklin
07-25-2004, 09:38 PM
Yep, the E3 playable demo is featured at the gargantuan Lucasarts exhibit at the San Diego Comic Convention. I was lucky, I got to it early, and the wait was only 20 minutes. The KOTOR demo was only on 1 system, compared to 6 running Star Wars: Battlefronts and 4 running Republic Commando. The E3 demo doesn't actually represent the storyline, it's just to show off gameplay. It's long though, about 30 playable minutes. You can imagine how long the lines got as the afternoon progressed.

To put it bluntly, the demo rocks. You play as a ridiculously overpowered character, either a level 14 Jedi Weapons Master or Sith Marauder, which allows access to a lot of the new Force Powers and upgraded feats. Also means you don’t have to worry about getting killed. The demo is on Telos, starting underground at a mining complex, going aboveground, then into a Sith temple. Underground the only enemies are droids, but they are more effective then the ones in KotOR 1. You have to find and rescue Mira, though if playing darkside, you can kill her instead. You then get to a shuttle, are shot down, have to fight your way through more droids, mercenaries, and beasts on the way to a Sith Temple. Once there, the enemies are the old reliable Sith troopers, both basic silver and Elite red ones, plus some reworked Dark Jedi. The Dark Jedi look much better in this game. So what’s it like?

-Anyone who’s played the previous game can play the sequel. Gameplay is unchanged, the button layout for the XBOX is the same, and the menus, while tweaked, look pretty much the same. Even the icons for returning feats and powers are the same.

-Graphics are improved. The player faces look better; the long flowing robes look a lot more like those from the movies, and look very natural. Also, the weather effects are excellent, the rain and lighting on Telos work very well.

-The voice acting, what little is heard on the demo, is up to the excellent level of the first game. Mira seems to be a pretty cool character, too.

-Another graphics improvement comes in the fighting. The moves are much less repetitive than KotOR 1. I saw at least 2 different moves for all three combat feats. New powers are cool too, especially force sight and force rage.

The demo made me go from “looking forward” to “totally obsessed”. Hell, the guy behind me hadn’t played the first game, but others in line convinced him to buy it.

kookaburra
07-26-2004, 01:42 AM
hi there,

sounds convincing indeed! I hope it sound goods as I have heard around the net. Don't worry I will be buying it no matter what I played KOTOR 1 and enjoyed the first game also own the first game. I cant wait till the second game comes out. Also I hope the sith are huntinmg for you and not anyone else because in the last game the sith weret really interested in you at all but you were the focus if the game in KOTOR 1. But hopefully the sith capature you are force you to the dark side some how I guess I just have to wait and see.

RedHawke
07-26-2004, 02:19 AM
Frinklin that sounds like some good news, thanks for the info! :D

Mav
07-26-2004, 02:24 AM
Good news that is great news, weather effects whooohooo what I've always wanted....lol

Venom750
07-26-2004, 11:27 AM
that sounds great:) :) :)

FiEND_138
07-27-2004, 04:35 AM
*Feels the jealousy set in*... J/k J/K :evanpiel:

It sounds really cool. Can't wait for Dec.- Feb.

Aleggy
07-27-2004, 06:08 AM
^^^^^

remember there is no emotion only peace

jealousy will only lead you to the dark side

That said i'm struggling myself to keep my jealousy under control

but i cant wait to play the game from what our lovely darling pal says the demo is great and according to what i'm reading in the mags added to this sith lords sounds like its going to be one very awsome game

I pity the fools who havent played kotor1

RedHawke
07-27-2004, 06:15 AM
Originally posted by Aleggy
I pity the fools who havent played kotor1

Agreed! :D

*Atris*
07-27-2004, 08:36 AM
i hope they release the demo

Aleggy
07-27-2004, 02:04 PM
we could always try and force persuade them to release the demo NOW as we all want to play it

Prime
07-27-2004, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by lowiej
i hope they release the demo I would say that is extremely unlikely, as most likely there isn't a demo per se. People just got to play a small portion of the current build.

It does sound awesome though...

Venom750
07-27-2004, 08:12 PM
Lucas arts say they dont have a demo plan but we can hope they change they mines.:) :)

Mav
07-28-2004, 01:25 AM
^^^

I doubt it from my pitifully short experience with Lucas Arts they rarely change their mind.

Frinklin
07-28-2004, 03:09 AM
A couple things that I forgot to mention. I talked to one of the game testers at the booth. He's played the real game, and he dropped a couple interesting hints.

1-he said it would be out in "early" winter, which makes me thing that could mean pre-christmas.

2-T3 is the only character he could confirm would be in TSL. He also mentioned that it's a reasonable assumption that anyone who could have possibly died wouldn't be in the sequel, not even as a cameo. Meaning no Jolee, Juhani, Bastila or Mission.

He could have been blowing smoke too, I dunno.

0rlo
07-28-2004, 04:51 AM
what about time in kotor 2. like will there be night and day for each level? i recently took up neverwinter (graphics nowhere near the level of kotor but still good) and in it there is a sense of time. just wondering if they took that concept and put it into kotro 2.

Mav
07-28-2004, 05:51 AM
From what I've heard there isn't going to be a night or day in KotOR 2, because really for the most part Star Wars environments are more so defined by there climate/weather than by night and day.

RedHawke
07-28-2004, 02:03 PM
^^^^
Actually Mav they just might do Day/Night cycles along with weather effects, the engine supports it.

Imagine... becoming a Sith Lord on a dark and stormy night, with the thunder roaring, lightning crashing, and rain coming down in sheets thick as lead.

Muahahahaha!!! :D

jedi_5002
08-03-2004, 04:15 AM
@RedHawke
If I went to the Dark Side, IF, that would be cool.

@Aleggy
I am a TRUE Light Sider, therefore I can be very patient, and jealousy is not a problem.
Yes, releasing the demo would be great.

:fett:

kome566
08-10-2004, 12:46 AM
DUDE! that would be awesome @ red!!

I mean you be crowning the Sith Apprentice.Then your final test! Get Zapped by lightning on a metal rod 500 Feet in the air!! LMAO! Maybe thats how Sith obtain Force Lightning LMAO!:D :rofl: :rofl:

Achilles
08-10-2004, 01:17 AM
I don't know if I would like to see day/night cycles. Using them implies that the quests are long enough to keep you there to see them. What might be cool is if cycles passes between trips. For instance you go to a planet and it's daytime. Then you leave and come back and it's night. Anything they could do to add a sense of time to intergalactic travel would be a nice touch.

RedHawke
08-10-2004, 01:29 AM
Originally posted by Achillies
What might be cool is if cycles passes between trips. For instance you go to a planet and it's daytime. Then you leave and come back and it's night.

I agree! :D

And if they do have day/night effects that is most likely going to be the way thay do it, it would take up far less system resources and still give the desired effects.

nacho35
08-10-2004, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by Frinklin
-Another graphics improvement comes in the fighting. The moves are much less repetitive than KotOR 1. I saw at least 2 different moves for all three combat feats. New powers are cool too, especially force sight and force rage.

Thats good. The combat moves could get a little too repetitive during the 1st game. We need more choices!

Achilles
08-10-2004, 05:09 PM
Originally posted by nacho35
Thats good. The combat moves could get a little too repetitive during the 1st game. We need more choices!

I just read some stuff on obsidian's boards about there being unique combat styles for each class. Won't that be cool.

RedHawke
08-11-2004, 02:36 AM
^^^^
Fighting Styles for each class huh?...

Sounds awesome to me! :D

So let's see there is the Guardian style, the Sentinel Style, the Counselar style, the Dragon style, the Tiger style, the Mantis style, the Crane style...

:D

Achilles
08-11-2004, 03:05 AM
Originally posted by RedHawke
^^^^
Fighting Styles for each class huh?...

Sounds awesome to me! :D

So let's see there is the Guardian style, the Sentinel Style, the Counselar style, the Dragon style, the Tiger style, the Mantis style, the Crane style...

:D

You forgot Klingon style....

RedHawke
08-11-2004, 03:35 AM
Originally posted by Achillies
You forgot Klingon style....

LOL!!! :D I also forgot Vulcan Pon-Farr Style! :D

Achilles
08-11-2004, 03:38 AM
Originally posted by RedHawke
LOL!!! :D I also forgot Vulcan Pon-Farr Style! :D

I was going to add Romulan, but I didn't want to push the farce.

kome566
08-14-2004, 08:21 PM
:confused: You guys r modders and kung-fu warriors?! :mad: Man.... :D

Achilles
08-14-2004, 09:46 PM
Originally posted by kome566
:confused: You guys r modders and kung-fu warriors?! :mad: Man.... :D

I'm pretty good in the kitchen too :D

RedHawke
08-15-2004, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by kome566
:confused: You guys r modders and kung-fu warriors?! :mad: Man.... :D

Why... yes we are... its just that our X-Men uniforms are in the shop right now! :D

kome566
08-15-2004, 01:58 AM
Red and Achilles should have a Modder's Life Comparison contest . . . So far they both no how to mod,kung-fu styles.

Achilles:Knows elite stuff in the Kitchen.
Red:................. :eyeraise:

Achilles
08-15-2004, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by kome566
Red:................. :eyeraise:

...is secure enough with his sexuality to make pink Jedi robes :D

kome566
08-15-2004, 02:08 AM
:eyeraise: Is this true Red?? :eek:

RedHawke
08-15-2004, 02:10 AM
Originally posted by kome566
:eyeraise: Is this true Red?? :eek:

Yup! :D

And so is Jackel... he made pink lightsabers... :D

kome566
08-15-2004, 02:12 AM
Pink sabers is another thing but clothing . .. :eyeraise:

RedHawke
08-15-2004, 02:29 AM
Originally posted by kome566
Pink sabers is another thing but clothing . .. :eyeraise:

:eyeraise: Hmm...

[Sigmund Freud]

Tell us kome566 about your aversion to the color pink?

[/Sigmund Freud]

:D

kome566
08-15-2004, 02:32 AM
But first . .tell me what aversion means . . :confused: :D :D

RedHawke
08-15-2004, 02:36 AM
^^^^
OK! :D

Main Entry: aver·sion
Pronunciation: a-'ver-zhon, -shen
Function: noun
1 obsolete : the act of turning away
2 a : a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it <regards drunkenness with aversion> b : a settled dislike : ANTIPATHY <expressed an aversion to parties> c : a tendency to extinguish a behavior or to avoid a thing or situation and especially a usually pleasurable one because it is or has been associated with a noxious stimulus
3 : one that is the object of aversion

Taken from the online Webster Dictionary.

I hope this helps! :D

FiEND_138
08-15-2004, 04:30 AM
Originally posted by Achillies
...is secure enough with his sexuality to make pink Jedi robes :D

RoFLMFAo!!!!

Now thats gotta be 1 of the funniest things I've seen posted in a loooonnngg time.....still laughing:animelol: :animelol:

Achilles
08-15-2004, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by kome566
But first . .tell me what aversion means . . :confused: :D :D

Pretty sure this is the 2nd time in a week that you've asked for help with a word. Not that I mind helping but....look it up yourself! (http://www.merriamwebster.com/) :D:D:D