Dude the story is freaking awesome, the engine can be live action or turn based, there has been a constant evolution of the game since it's conception and release by BioWares. Once you have played it, you will want to play it again, and again, and again. I would compare it to epic classic games such as FF7 which I still will come back to and play despite it's 32 bit graphics system, and the fact I have to dust off the old ps1. Tell him to get it, play it and what is the loss? At this point less than the cost of a value meal at McDonalds with the STEAM price being under 9 bucks.
"My apprentice pushed me down a 362 meter shaft directly into the heart of the death star..." Darth Sidious's response as to why he left politics...