My favorite RPG series ever
This game takes place in a more interesting time of star wars, about 4,000 before star wars episode 4. Here you have the Republic fighting the sith. This time their leader is a sith lord named Darth Malak, last apprentice of the sith lord Darth Revan. The republic is losing. You are a character that you make yourself and pick your own name stats and what have you. You are on a Republic capital ship, the Endar Spire, which is under heavy attack from sith boarding parties and a swarm of sith fighters outside. The ship is destroyed as you narrowly escape it in a pod with a party member. You are now Taris, looking for another survivor, a young Jedi from your ship named Bastila. The story has you on a quest to stop the sith empire, or on a quest to take it for yourself if you want, the game has 2 different endings.
A notable thing about this time period is that unlike the movies, where you only have a lot of Jedi and only about 1 to 2 sith with a lot of non force using followers, there are about as many sith here as there are jedi, and are commonly found depending on your location.
The story has many plot twists and many ways to solve each problem depending on you decisions. Despite only two main endings, the story is a work of art.
Korriban, Valley of the Dark Lords
This game is a turn based RPG based on stats, and powers. The combat is a lot funner then it sounds. You skill sets, benefits, and how often you can receive these benefits is based on your class, there are six and you must pick two.
Start game classes:
1-Soldier-Pure combat skill with little skill in anything else
2-Scout-A balance between combat and skills
3-Scoundrel-Little combat skill and more skill with skills as well as start off bonuses like stealth mode.
1-Guardian-More combat skill and less force skill, have blue lightsabers
2-Sentinel-Balance between force and combat, have yellow lightsabers
3-Consular-More force skill then combat, have green lightsabers
You also have conversations where you can use stats like lying and persuasion to effect the outcome of a situation. Even a person who likes to talk their way out of problems will have fights on their hands.
A player fights Sand People on Tatooine
Every sound in here is made to sound just like how a star wars sound should, everything from lightsabers to blasters and even languages. The music is easy to identify as star wars but has it's own sound track with some different songs, possibly some familiar ones make a return, but in all the games glory, I couldn't tell.
The graphics were good and top notch for the games time and the PC version has the option for better graphics, The art work is exactly appropriate to star wars and or what ever planet you happen to be on.
This game has two endings and six classes, there are numerous events with other endings as well, and the class you pick has a different way of solving each problem. There is also a free patch and DLC in the Options menu, this patch is what I would assume to be a glich fixer, hence why I have not mentioned any gliches, even though I have had some, the patches for this game are free and there to fix them. There is also Yavin Station, there is nothing there but a shop with extremely valueably items, and the clerk gives you a discount for beating him at some Pazzak (card mini game).
This game has a well deserved high spot as one of the best games of the last decade as well as of all time, it is well earned and my favorite RPG.