Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, if you ask any game critic to name the most important or influential games of the past decade, they will bring up this name. First released for Xbox and PC in 2003, Knights of the Old Republic instantly became one of the most revered games of its generation, delivering a sprawling, original role-playing epic set thousands of years before the events of the Star Wars films. The milestone of RPG now, 10 years later, it's fully playable on iPad.
The how does it represents on tablet? A couple of reviews for the iPad version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic have surfaced, offering generally positive impressions of the port of BioWare's sci-fi RPG.
Aside from the new touchscreen controls, everything else is still here from the original. There's a deep character creation system, the light/dark side morality system that would eventually heavily influence Mass Effect, and just hours and hours of excellent stories and character, all portrayed with perfectly tuned Star Wars dialog (HK-47, if you've never met him, is one of the best droids of all time). The graphics do look like they were made in 2003, because, you know, they were. But the draw here is the story and the experience, and the graphics don't hold either of those back.
Aspyr has done a great job here, and delivered a truly classic experience to the iPad with gusto. $9.99 is a premium price for an iPad app, but this is a premium game if ever there was one, and if you're interested in playing Knights of the Old Republic (or just interested in playing it again), loading this one on to your iPad is worth every penny.
While people often have said that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was the game that finally realized the potential for the Star Wars universe, that's not true: KOTOR is way better written than most of the Star Wars films. If you missed KOTOR the first time it came out, or never had the hardware to run it, you owe it to yourself to check out easily one of the best RPGs of all time, and yes, likely the best Star Wars game, too.
Playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the iPad is like curling up with a dog-eared copy of a beloved book. It's a more personal and immediate means of tripping through a galaxy far away a long, long, long, long time ago. While the overall experience is largely unchanged, those tiny moments between you, Mission Vao, and a raging Rancor beast are much more intimate when you can touch the screen sadly before searching for a FAQ on the internet to aid your failing memory.
A complete iPad version of one of the biggest, most involving RPGs ever made. Offers fun turn-based combat, memorable characters and settings, and lots of multiple-choice freedom.
Its graphics, writing, and environmental design are all starting to show their age. While the movement controls don't get in the way of gameplay, they never quite feel comfortable, either.
As a 2003 console/PC game ported to mobile, it was likely that some issues would pop up, and the controls are where some of the seams start to show. Some aspects have been optimized or just work well on touchscreens naturally, like action selection in combat. Dialog selections in conversations have easy-to-tap number buttons to use. Moving by swiping anywhere on the screen means that it’s usually easy to guarantee in which direction the character will move, but turning and running is a challenge, and finger repositioning happens often. If it was possible to use a second finger to turn while running, things would work a lot better...
KotOR is currently available for iPad only, and at minimum the iPad 2 and iPad mini. On these minimum devices, it’s not the smoothest experience. The game appears to run at about 30 frames per second with some occasional frame-skipping, and the occasional low RAM crash. Minus these issues, it does play well, and veterans of the Xbox version will probably feel right at home with this. Thanks to the flash storage nature of the iPad, loading and saving times are very quick. Utilizing the ‘exploit’ of just traveling back to the home base after a battle to heal for free before warping back to one’s previous exact spot is quite viable here when it’s only a couple seconds to load each way. Hey, medpacks ain’t cheap. Quicksaving is just as quick as the name implies that it should be, and having it available on the screen at all times makes it incredibly handy to use. The game auto-saves periodically, but it’s worth using that quicksave and the dedicated save menu occasionally as well just to ensure that no data is lost in case of a crash, especially on the lower-end iPad models. It isn’t chronically unstable, but the app clearly is using all the system resources it can get its hands on.
The biggest concern over KOTOR on iPad is how it controls. This was a game designed with keyboard and mouse in mind, after all.
We won't pretend that this iOS version of the game plays better or even as well as the original version. It doesn't. But it plays well enough that you can concentrate on the game's many strengths, as listed elsewhere, without too much distraction...
Long-time fans of the game will just be happy to know that the game is the same, unadulterated masterpiece as before. For those of you who never played the original, meanwhile... well, we wouldn't want to spoil a single moment for you. It's going to be an epic voyage.
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• 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.
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