Originally Posted by Miltiades
I know a lot of stories can be told within the OT era that barely have any links with the events of the movies, but if it so removed from the movies, then why not pick another era, where you have a lot more freedom?
I love KOTOR and that era, but for me the advantage of a game in the OT era is the trappings of the films. Stormtroopers, X-Wings, and the like. The story doesn't have to be related to the film characters or events directly. Another X-Wing game focused on a squadron in some different section of the galaxy, or a smuggler on the run from the Empire would all work as games and not necessarily trample canon.