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Mindtwistah
06-07-2007, 06:35 PM
How did you find out about the kotor games, both of them?

I found out about them when I walked in a gamestore to look for republic commando. I saw a game named "SWKOTOR 2". I thought "what a geeky name." In the end, when I couldn't find republic commando I bought this "SWKOTOR 2" because I thought "well.. It is starwars so I'll try it out."
It was wonderful. This was about two years ago.

Gargoyle King
06-07-2007, 06:41 PM
How did you find out about the kotor games, both of them?

I found out about them when I walked in a gamestore to look for republic commando. I saw a game named "SWKOTOR 2". I thought "what a geeky name." In the end, when I couldn't find republic commando I bought this "SWKOTOR 2" because I thought "well.. It is starwars so I'll try it out."
It was wonderful. This was about two years ago.

That's how i found about the first one, took me quite by surprise and i have never looked back on them since, i just love the games!

Titanius Anglesmith
06-07-2007, 07:30 PM
I walked into EB games intending on buying Jedi Academy, and walked out with it and KotOR. I had never heard of it before then.

With KotOR II, I was at the dentist's office, and while I was waiting, I decided to look through PC Gamer magazine that was laying around. There was an article about it in there somewhere, and the whole time I was in the chair, I could hardly stop moving. ;)

Ctrl Alt Del
06-07-2007, 08:58 PM
I entered on the store, intending to buy DEUS: EX. My luck was that they didn't have it, but the seller told me about KotOR and how much the two games looked alike, and that it just arrived. Well, that wasn't the game I was intending to buy, since I have had read some very pessimistic previews about the outdated graphics and the such. And, by the time, Star Wars games didn't appealed me as it used to.

Well, I took it, and after 1 hour playing, I was like on heaven.

For Kotor 2, I just bought it on the release date, no secrets.

Allronix
06-07-2007, 08:59 PM
GFFA has been a long-runing gag since college when I did things like go to the sold-out "SW Rock opera/Puppet show" put on by Evergreen students as a combination of perfomance art credit and a practical joke, when my sister lived with a bunch of pals in a dorm where there were toy lightsabers on the floor and a model of Slave 1 hanging from the ceiling, and we crammed 8 people into a car built for 4 to go see special edition where the hapless 6'5" fellow got put in the trunk and we just hoped Olympia PD wasn't looking. It's the fact my brother in law's first date with my sister was Episode 1, and they meet their best man in line for the popcorn.

It's not the universe - it's all the stupid stuff we did for love of the universe and the silly fun we had.

Dear brother in law will give anything SW a go at least once. He picks up the game, and I think it's going to be typical Lucasarts. Y'know, it's got lightsabers, it's playable, but it;'s no Day of the Tentacle or Full Throttle. Besides, what was go8ing to be a worthy follow-up to the last RPG story we got to see - FFX?

He played it, and jaws were dropped, eyes bugged out, and it was the XBox equivilent to standing in line for 3 hours at the age of 5 to watch ROTJ.

RedHawke
06-08-2007, 12:51 AM
Moving to Telos Tourist Beareau...

The Padawans Lounge is for dicussions about game hints, and bug assistance.

FiEND_138
06-08-2007, 04:27 AM
Just stumbled on Knights 1, one day. Don't remember how.

Followed tSL through development.

Venom750
06-08-2007, 07:36 AM
I knew KOTOR was coming out and one day found it in the local blockbuster rent it, Finished it and then i went and brought it

Sith lords brought it the day it came out i still wonder if i should considing how it turn out

Arátoeldar
06-08-2007, 02:48 PM
I followed the progress of the game online. I waited a couple of months for the price to come down.

Jacen Stargazer
06-25-2007, 06:27 AM
A guy's personal website., saber-scorpion.com. He said that KOTOR and TSL are a great games, so I checked them out. So I bought KOTOR last fall, and TSL last winter, I thought they was great too. He likes just about everything made by Bioware (except Neverwinter Nights I and the expansions), especially Baldur's Gate I and II. He also posts Lego creations on the site- he makes KOTOR and TSL creations, as well. He has made custom minifigs of the main characters, a Lego Sith Fighter, and a Lego Swoop Racer. He also makes other Star Wars, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Lord of the Rings, Forgotten Realms, and Mechwarrior creations. On top of that, he has his own science-fiction theme/story (with creations), Nova Refuge, on a completely separate site, novarefuge.com

Sabretooth
06-25-2007, 06:32 AM
heh, I don't even remember. I always ignored KotOR, thinking it was a MMORPG or something. Then one day I wanted to buy a new game, and a lot of people on this forum seemed to love KotOR... So I made a poll between Call of Duty and KotOR, and the difference was massive.

I bought KotOR that weekend. Unfortunately, my graphics card fell short and all I could see were whitewashed textures. Later, when I upgraded to my current FX5200 system, things became much better. :)

adamqd
06-25-2007, 06:53 AM
I bought an XBOX to play SW games, my Friend picked up a gaming mag and pointed out this old republic RPG was coming out, having loved the EU and especially the Tales of the Jedi comics, I Pre-ordered it, got it the Day it came out and I haven't really stopped playing it, I got it on the PC too for modding reasons.

I happened to have a Friend in the states the weekend TSL came out so I gave him some money to get it for me and had my XBOX chipped so I could play NTSC games, I got TSL for PC also.

PazaakPrincess
06-25-2007, 07:08 AM
My husband had bought it for our spiffy new XBOX in 2004, I would watch him play it and get really annoyed at how rubbish he was at finishing the quests and also that he didn't listen to the dialogue of the other characters so they were all po'd at him all the time (which was actually kind of funny) so finally I grabbed the controller out of his hand and started playing it myself and fell in love.

Sabretooth
06-25-2007, 07:44 AM
My husband had bought it for our spiffy new XBOX in 2004, I would watch him play it and get really annoyed at how rubbish he was at finishing the quests and also that he didn't listen to the dialogue of the other characters so they were all po'd at him all the time (which was actually kind of funny) so finally I grabbed the controller out of his hand and started playing it myself and fell in love.

A gamer-wife success story. ;)

Prime
06-25-2007, 09:32 AM
I followed the development from the moment it was announced.

JediKnight707
06-25-2007, 11:41 AM
I am an extremly impulsive buyer, and if I've got money I've got to spend it. I walked into my local Wal-Mart and saw TSL and Jedi Academy. All of the sudden, I had to have them. TSL looked so cool with all of its awesome lightsaber, and Jedi Academy was like 10 bucks (clearance) so I bought them.

Then, maybe a year later, I was walking around Wal-Mart again and I saw KotOR on sale for about 15 dollars. Decided to get it 'cause I never really understood TSL's story all that well.
In fact, I've yet to complete KotOR. So, I have absolutely no understanding of this whole Revan thing. Except of what I've picked up here, of course.

PoiuyWired
06-25-2007, 01:13 PM
Well, actually because someone told me that kotor would be up and it would be "like an offline version of SWG" While I forgot which fool that is, I actually decide NOT TO BUY kotor when it first comes out. Then, well, on some other forums about D20 games someone mentioned kotor. So I decide to buy it and give it a try 2D6 days later. And yes I like it.

As for TSL, well, I buy this early. And well I have been waiting forward facing the Nihilus dude, and felt cheated when I see him in battle, oh well. Kreia is just too obviously a traitor that I kinda deliberately not level her (or give her any good stuff) for fear of her turning against me at any time. I mean, I don't want to lose my good stuff when my party member decide to be traitor and run off with it. Well the same is true when G0T0 is aboard, but really, you don't use him much anyways, so no real lost.

Darth Kalverys
06-25-2007, 02:21 PM
I found out about K1 from Wal-Mart.com :D

I walked into Wal-Mart actually trying to find K1 and I found K2 had already came out, so I bought it, then later I found K1 at Wal-Mart and I bought it.

Joetheeskimo
06-25-2007, 02:22 PM
When it was released I didn't give it much notice, but after a while I looked at the LucasArts website intending to see what game I should buy; I read the description and some game facts and though it sounded cool. Which it was :D

ChAiNz.2da
06-26-2007, 11:32 AM
I was (am) a loyalist to BioWare, but was looking for a new game to play since I was on my 3rd year with NWN.

I had noticed on BioWare's Forums that avatars have the games owned icon under the listing.. so when I saw that MANY users had KotOR, and it was the same developers that made NWN, hell yeah, I had to check it out...

TSL was a 'given' since I had already been assimilated in this community ;) hehehe...

Obi-Wan Baloney
06-26-2007, 04:12 PM
I had bought the first game for my cousin for his birthday. But I played it before I gave it to him then I couldn't figure out how to play it. So then I got curious enough to buy the game for myself. Once I figured it out, I couldn't stop playing it.

Prime
06-27-2007, 10:41 AM
Then, maybe a year later, I was walking around Wal-Mart again and I saw KotOR on sale for about 15 dollars. Now that is a bargain!

Totenkopf
06-27-2007, 02:19 PM
TSL was a 'given' since I had already been assimilated in this community ;) hehehe...

D@mn, this must mean....We're part of the continuum. I gots to find me a transporter so Scotty can beam me outta here. I thought this was a SW forum, oh no...... :p

@Prime--I second that, as I've yet to see it under $19.99.

As to how I found out about it.....I think from seeing it in a store and thinking maybe when it became more affordable. Like ChAiNz, I too was assimilated when TSL rolled around (though I hadn't joined this forum yet.....pesky mind controlling Borg ;) ).

Hallucination
06-27-2007, 02:56 PM
I got it in an Xbox bundle along with Mech Assault (which was the reason for getting that bundle instead of one with Tetris and Pac-man).

Emperor Devon
06-27-2007, 05:16 PM
I followed the coverage a while before it was out. Gad, the wait! I don't think I've ever looked forward to a video game that much before.

swfan28
06-27-2007, 05:50 PM
A friend of mine recommended it to me during a multiplayer session of Jedi Outcast.

True_Avery
06-27-2007, 06:17 PM
Gay family friend gave it to me for my birthday.
I'm serious :P

As for TSL, rented it the second I saw it at Hollywood Video for Xbox. My PC version is currently in the mail and should arrive on Friday.

JoeDoe 2.0
06-27-2007, 06:21 PM
Wanted to buy a game, but I did not have enough money, saw Kotor and it costed like $15, so I bought it

It was like fate

spark91
06-27-2007, 09:23 PM
a friend recommanded to me and i got KOTOR 1 then i liked it so i got KOTOR 2 and now i can't stop playing them.

JawaJoey
06-28-2007, 12:37 AM
From the Lucasarts Website I'd heard of this "Knights of the Old Republic" game that sounded strange (long before the release). As more information came out, I got more interested. Star Wars, long time ago, RPG, cool. By the time it got delayed, I was upset to have to wait even longer. Finally it was released for Xbox... and I had to wait several more months for it to come out on PC so I could play it, but I was even more anxious because everyone thought it was so great. Right when it came out on PC I got it, played it, and loved it forever.

Reclaimer
06-28-2007, 02:35 AM
I got it back a few years ago.

A friend reccommended the TSL, but I really wanted Jedi Academy. So I go to buy JA, and so kid pushes me over and grabs it.

The store clerk saw what happened, and gave me another game, 1/2 price, so I went with TSL.

I wanna meet that kid and shake his hand, TSL has not disappointed me yet.

RC-1162
06-28-2007, 02:55 AM
I was actually just browsing through a gaming store. I had no idea about KotOR or what it was or what type of game it was. I saw the game poster up on the wall and i asked the storekeeper if he had a copy, which he did. I couldn't get any other SW game, so I bought it. Best luck I had in a while. :D

Marauder's Fury
06-28-2007, 01:51 PM
I saw one of my friends playing it. It was Bioware, so I didn't hesitate.

As for TSL, the same friend said a sequel was about to come out. I was bound to get it as soon as it hit the shelves.

Totenkopf
06-28-2007, 04:13 PM
Funny thing is, at least as regards K1, I didn't play it right away. Got several other games at the same time. When I saw the manual that came with it.....I thought it looked like there was more involved than I thought there'd be and put it aside for about 16 months or so (boy my post #s would be higher now, b/c I'dve stumbled across you guys that much earlier :p ) After actually installing it, it seemed a lot more straightforward to me than it looked and haven't looked back since. Got TSL w/in about a month of starting K1 and still haven't put either into storage yet. No rest for the wicked, don't ya know... ;)

Master Zionosis
06-28-2007, 04:23 PM
I found out about KotOR I when my brother got an Xbox for his birthday and bought KotOR 1 with it (this was in 2003) anyway, when he wasn't playing it he let me play it, it turned out i played it more than him, i finally bought it for myself, then i was on the lookout for KotOR II for like 2 years then i finally saw a small add in Gamesmaster mag, then i went all crazy, lol, i bought it the first day it came out on Xbox first then PC about a year later, to start modding, then i bought K1 for PC after K2, lol.

JK24
06-28-2007, 05:12 PM
I actually found out about KOTOR back in 2003 or 2004, I can't remember exactly. I do remember that I found out about it from a magasine. Back then I didn't have a good enough PC, in terms of System Requirements, to get it. When one of my classmates offered it to me in autumn of 2006, after I had gotten a much better PC, I didn't even blink and took it. It has become my favourite game since then.

As I was playing K1, I was looking all over the net for more info on the game and the characters. Reading about the characters I stumbled upon some of the characters from K2 and unavoidably on the game itself. Then, one of my other classmates told me he had downloaded it, and I immediately asked him to give it to me as well. It has become my second favourite game since then.