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I'd love for 2 to be more of the same as really really enjoyed the first one. Is the story in 2 a direct follow on from the first? Can i still be a bad guy in the second one?
Direct follow? Well... more or less so. You can 'define' what happend in first game here via dialogues, though no major change if my memory serves right. Also - yes, you can be bad. That choice is always present. :)
Generally... the construction of the plot is different - I would dare to say that first game, while I really enjoyed it, was a bit cliche, while I didn't feel like that with Kotor 2. Of course it's also a matter of taste - some people enjoyed the first game more, while others prefer the second one. You still go from planet to planet, in your own order, finishing their respective plots to advanced towards the final mission... so I would say give the game a go. You shouldn't be disappointed.
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Bethezer: Direct follow? Well... more or less so. You can 'define' what happend in first game here via dialogues, though no major change if my memory serves right. Also - yes, you can be bad. That choice is always present. :)
Generally... the construction of the plot is different - I would dare to say that first game, while I really enjoyed it, was a bit cliche, while I didn't feel like that with Kotor 2. Of course it's also a matter of taste - some people enjoyed the first game more, while others prefer the second one. You still go from planet to planet, in your own order, finishing their respective plots to advanced towards the final mission... so I would say give the game a go. You shouldn't be disappointed.
That's great, thanks for your input. I recently bought the Star Wars Humble store bundle so have been considering which Star Wars game to play next. If KOTOR 2 wasn't rated as highly as the first then I might have waited a while to start it but it sounds as if I'm going to enjoy it at least equally so I think I'll jump straight in. Thanks again.
Post edited June 01, 2017 by heartburnron
You're welcome and have fun. ;)
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heartburnron: I'd love for 2 to be more of the same as really really enjoyed the first one. Is the story in 2 a direct follow on from the first? Can i still be a bad guy in the second one?
It's been a really long time since I played either...I played both on release...but I seem to recall that KOTOR 1 had a better story, but that KOTOR 2 improved on the UI and quality of life in several ways...but was a weaker story.
I played both ages ago, and both again recently.

IMO KOTOR 1 is MUCH better. After playing KOTOR1, then KOTOR 2, I played another character to the end in KOTOR 1. While the thought of playing KOTOR 2 again fills me with dread.

KOTOR 2 has a much longer, and more tedious Opening. I almost gave up. I also found it got more tedious near the end as well.

KOTOR 2 was also a bit rushed and unfinished in places. You can use the Fan content replacement but that can introduce other issues.
So started playing KOTOR 2 this week. I agree that the start felt a bit... I don't know how to describe it but it did feel like a bit of an effort to get off the ship but I'm still enjoying it. Seems to be a bit of humour in the dialogue this time too which I'm enjoying. Just got off the ship last night actually so I'm looking forward to see what happens next...