Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ – Review – The Force Is With Us

On June 12, 2013

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Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ – Review – The Force Is With Us

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By: Aspyr Media, Inc.

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2013-05-30

Developer: Aspyr Media, Inc.

Price: 9.99

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Knights of the Old Republic came out on consoles about ten years ago.  It says something about technology that you can now play it in your lap.

The story serves as a prequel (four thousand years before) to the classic movie series.  The Sith are on the way to dominating the galaxy and you have to stop it.  It amazes me how little technology changes in the Star Wars universe in four thousand years.

But seriously, this is an amazing game.  Truly an example of how consoles are becoming unnecessary.  Despite being ten years old, it is the most console-like game I have ever seen on the iPad.  You choose a character (including his or her name.  Mine was “Shecky Goldberg”) and embark on an adventure to destroy the evil Sith army and their master, Darth Malak.

As with most good console games, it is a combination of plot, battles and puzzle-solving.  The graphics are superb however running it was a little sluggish (keep in mind I was playing on an iPad 2, the minimum required hardware for this game).  I also have to commend the design.  The game was originally designed for consoles and has been ported over to a touchscreen with minimal fuss.  I don’t see how this game could be ported to the smaller screen of an iPhone but stranger things have happened.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is considered one of the best Star Wars games ever to hit consoles and it’s not hard to see why.  If you can afford the $10 premium price (still cheaper than a console game), it is recommended.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Most likely.

Learning Curve:Medium to high. It takes a while to learn all the nuances.

Who Is It For:Gaming and Star Wars enthusiasts. Extra points if you're both.

What I Like:Excellent design and game play.

What I Don't Like:Premium price, but it's a premium game. Slightly sluggish on the iPad 2.

Final Statement:If you want the Force on your side at all, get this game.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games of all time, comes to iPad!

Choose Your Path!

It is four thousand years before the Galactic Empire and hundreds of Jedi Knights have fallen in battle against the ruthless Sith. You are the last hope of the Jedi Order. Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Hero or villain, savior or conqueror... you alone will determine the destiny of the entire galaxy!

Game Features:

• An epic Star Wars™ role-playing experience with unique characters, creatures, vehicles and planets.
• Learn to use the Force with over 40 different powers, plus build your own lightsaber.
• Adventure through iconic Star Wars locations, including Tatooine and the Wookiee homeworld Kashyyyk.
• Choose your party from nine customizable characters, including Twi'leks, droids and Wookiees.
• Travel to eight enormous worlds in your own starship, the Ebon Hawk.
• A streamlined user interface custom-made for the iPad’s touch screen helps immerse you in the action.

Note: This game requires iPad 2 or newer to run. A WiFi connection is required for download. Please ensure you have approximately 2.5 GB of storage space.

Note: Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™ for the iPad is in English only.

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