When I think of videogames based on the Star Wars universe, there are two that spring immediately to mind. One is ‘Star Wars: Rogue Squadron,” which I played a lot and loved. The other is ‘Star Wars 1313,’ the game that was in development when Disney bought the Star Wars franchise. And then it was canceled. Or “put on hold,” I guess. Whatever. It sucks. It looked promising.
‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic’ is one that I’d been interested in for a while. I borrowed it from my brother for the original Xbox, and it’s been sitting on my shelf with my other Xbox games ever since. Seriously, it’s been there for years. Then, last week, the folks at Humble Bundle offered a bunch of ‘Star Wars’ games, and this was among them. I had to do it.
Graphically, this game is a bit dated (it was released in 2003). But so what? It’s STAR WARS, y’all! ‘Knights of the Old Republic’ is an RPG that takes place a long time before the events of the films. The game takes you all over the galaxy looking for something-or-other, and you’re joined by all sorts of Star Wars-type characters. It’s pretty awesome.
Of course, I gotta be honest, in the world of Star Wars, I’m not all that interested to play the good guy. In this game, you can align yourself with the Jedi or the Sith, depending on how you play. I think I’d sort of end up in the middle. Not too good, not too evil. Seems like there’d be a lot of opportunity for a guy like that in the Star Wars universe. It almost makes me want to play that MMO. Almost.
Okay, some bad news. This will be the last Backlog Sunday for a while. I’ve got a lot on my plate. I’ll need all the spare time I can get to work on my novel, plus I’m starting a new job. I’ll still be playing games whenever I can, and I’ll tweet my thoughts when I do. So you’ll have that to look forward to if you follow me on Twitter.