View Full Version : What is lightsaber combat to be like?

09-09-2002, 04:10 PM
Can someone explain to me what the combat would be like, and will this game be exploration, and adventure not just action?
Force how complex will they be now?
Also will you be able to select the type of lightsaber you want, etc chooseing sith crystals, instead of jedi standard, and will you be able to design the lightsaber, to have greater strengths or weaknesses than others like in the films, also garbage EU

09-09-2002, 07:56 PM
I wish that we could give you the answers to your questions. But as it stands now, LucasArts and BioWare aren't saying much.

The best thing we can tell you right now is to stayed tuned to StarWarsKnights.com (http://www.starwarsknights.com/) and the Official Site (http://www.lucasarts.com/products/swkotor/default.asp) for the latest news, previews, game landmark announcements, and just everything SW: KotoR related. Be sure to explore the Official Site (http://www.lucasarts.com/products/swkotor/default.asp) and BioWare's Site (http://www.bioware.com/games/knights_old_republic) to get all the official details.

Ewok Hunter
09-09-2002, 08:12 PM
welcome to the Star Wars Knights Boards
EU will probably be extensivly used because there s nil caonnon aboutthe era it is in, besides we've allready seen the dual blasters which i sure don't remember in cannon...

Sith Inquisitor
09-09-2002, 10:47 PM
Seeing as how the story takes place 4000 years before Episode I, EU will be the mainstay of the game. According to the synopsis on XBOX's official site, characters like Exar Kun and Nomi Sunrider will play parts in the story. :)

Darth Simpson
09-10-2002, 11:45 AM
Only clue about the combat is that it will be 'very cinematic'.

I'm guessing we'll see a Neverwinter Nights style of combat, which in my opinion turned out quite well.

09-10-2002, 03:10 PM
So sad to say it wont be like jedi knight giving control of the saber, i thought at least if you choose to fight you and that person would go into an rpg like battle field mode, where theres no outside interference, then you can battle

Com Raven
09-10-2002, 03:55 PM
I guess Darth is right...

Darth Damage
09-10-2002, 06:22 PM
whish that you had absolute control of where the lightsaber goes...

Ewok Hunter
09-10-2002, 11:07 PM
you mean targetted attacks like fallout?

Com Raven
09-11-2002, 06:01 AM
I think he means like JK...

Norin Radd
09-11-2002, 03:24 PM
I'm still skeptical of the saber combat. Jedi Knight 's most appealing aspect is that in saber combat you do what you want with the saber. I will miss this in KOTOR, though I am not crticizing the system since I have not seen it implemented. I have not played NWN, so I can only theorize.

Maybe they should release a video clip showing an extended lightsaber duel(the duels shown in thtrailer are too short).:D

09-11-2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Com Raven
I think he means like JK...

I guess it's a good thing there is a JK then.:)
The new screen shots look great.
If the XBox version of this game were a woman I'd ask it to marry me. Then I'd leave it at th alter for PC version when it came out.:D

Com Raven
09-12-2002, 08:06 AM
it doesn't matter what you want
in my words you are a sinner
for everything you say to me, in every way,
you are a sinner

-Iced Earth

09-16-2002, 11:34 PM
The video was okay but i still dont get how the control of the saber will be, however it does look very cinematic

09-18-2002, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by Naphtali
The video was okay but i still dont get how the control of the saber will be, however it does look very cinematic

I don't think you'll be able to control the saber at all. Doesn't seem very RPG, more FPS(like JK:O).

I think the emphasis will be on building your character(skills wise).
So I doubt we'll be controling the lightsaber like in Obi-Wan or JK:O.

Darth Simpson
09-18-2002, 03:07 PM
Heh, just noticed you signature Hannibal. Un-Council... Man, that brings back som memories from the JPB board... ;)

09-18-2002, 03:29 PM
Just changed it back last week. Remembering old times.
The JPB board was crazy then. We had more people posting there than on all the others.

09-22-2002, 09:11 PM
it wont be a point and click ill tell ya that


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Com Raven
09-23-2002, 10:24 AM
and I tell ya that Hannibal is right...

09-23-2002, 07:41 PM
it will be like this!!!


Ewok Hunter
09-23-2002, 07:58 PM
well, i'm preaty sure that there is precedent in the d20 if not the SW RPG rules for aming for ceratin areas at a penalty and locational dammage. of course that doesn't mean that they'll use them in the game...