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Subject: Baldur's Gate 2 or Star Wars KotOR 1/2? rss

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I'm not usually big on story-based role playing games (I'm usually more interested in interesting combat mechanics), but I'm kind of curious to give one another try. Between these three games, which would you recommend?
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Personally I would pick kotor 1. I'm playing through it again now.
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They're all pretty good, but I agree that you should probably try KOTOR1 first, BG2 is somewhat slower paced and heavier on text, so if that's not your cup of tea, it's probably not for you, and there's really no reason to play KOTOR2 before KOTOR1. (Even though KOTOR2 doesn't deserve all the hatred it gets, there, I said it.)
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DEFINITELY the first Knights of the Old Republic. It's got a good story, interesting characters, good mechanics... while Baldur's Gate 2 has you spending the first part of the game killing random monsters in a random dungeon with characters you don't know (if you haven't played BG1 or played it long ago).

That said, I recommend KOTOR1 over KOTOR2, definitely.
 
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KOTOR 2 is the best of the three, by far (< 3 Obsidian)

BG2 is mediocre, and overrated. KOTOR 1 is rather bad.

Why does using an ascii heart like "< 3" without a space in-between cause my post to not show-up?
 
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Cynical wrote:

Why does using an ascii heart like "< 3" without a space in-between cause my post to not show-up?


For technical reasons the site prevents users from using html, I believe using `less than' (or greater than, for that matter) with a character immediately afterward gets caught in that filter.

You can always do <3 by using & l t 3 (without spacing).
 
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Cynical wrote:
KOTOR 2 is the best of the three, by far (< 3 Obsidian)

BG2 is mediocre, and overrated. KOTOR 1 is rather bad.


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The Baldur's Gate series supports coop. So no reason to play it alone. And if you want a similar game with less talk and more action you can still play the Icewind Dale series. Same mechanics but more focus on the combat side. And if you are up to a challenge you can try to beat it with only one instead of six characters.
 
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Cynical wrote:
KOTOR 2 is the best of the three, by far (< 3 Obsidian)

BG2 is mediocre, and overrated. KOTOR 1 is rather bad.


I agree about BG2... but the general notion most people have about KOTOR2 is either that it's great, deep, dark, complex, what-have-you OR that it's crap. I'm somewhere in between. What I found great about the first one was that, despite it being a rather typical story with not many twists and turns, it had a lot of charm, and pulled all the right chords for a Star Wars game. I found KOTOR2 confusing from the start, and although some parts of it were good, most of it was painfully mediocre. That, and the game is glaringly unfinished in places - some locales seemed to me like I was playing a Beta of a game instead of the full product. The first KOTOR does not suffer from that. Also, while I found talking with characters in the first game a great way to learn about them and they were very interesting, I learned quickly that characters in KOTOR2 are not WILLING to talk to you. Sure, they will talk to you, but you have to mind what you're saying all the time because otherwise they'll hate your guts. I found that frustrating, and with most characters decided I simply didn't care what they had to say anymore if it took me so much effort to get ANYTHING out of them.

Just my 5 cents.

EDIT: OP, I don't know if you heard about or maybe even played The Witcher? It's one of my favourite cRPG's with a very interesting setting and some great moral choices in it. Some say its combat is simplified though, so you may want to look into it before you play if you're looking for something allowing for more participation and/or min-maxing. It's going to be very cheap (probably around 7 dollars) on GoG.com in a few hours.
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