I knew about Kotor I since it's debut, and had seen clips of it on G4 (back when the channel was actually about gaming). Anyway, I ended up purchasing it early 2004, and the experience I got from it was unlike that of any I got from any other kind of game, I can honestly say that Final Fantasy "can't touch this." I followed KOTOR II from it's development until its release (Dec, 2004
) and picked up fresh off the shelf. I liked KOTOR II, and find it just as replayable as the first, however I guess the darker atmosphere keeps me feeling a need for more Mission Vao.