Now, I’ve talked about this game before in another blog, so I won’t sing its praises again here, but in short Knights of the Old Republic may be the greatest Star Wars game ever made. Released in 2003, it was one of the best games for the Xbox, and even spawned a sequel, The Sith Lords the next year. Both games huge financial successes, the first helping Bioware further solidify their status as the best American producer of RPGs in the industry.
The ending to the second game left a big mystery to be solved, a launching point for a third and possibly final entry into the series. However, that entry never did come, Bioware moving on to other projects, and leaving fans to wonder what happened to all those characters, and why the wars that were fought had happened in the first place. The games that Bioware came out with in the subsequent years like Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age all had elements of KOTOR, so it remains a wonder why a third game never came out.
A few years ago, The Old Republic, an MMO game, was released, attempting to follow up on the previous games’ events. It was fairly successful, and from everything I’ve heard a great game, but fans were left a little wanting. I for one want a third KOTOR game, no offence to those who worked on The Old Republic and its expansions. With so much story left to tell from The Sith Lords, it would have been nice to see the story finished.
cade ago, and since that we have had no clear sign that Episode 3 or Half-Life 3 is coming at all. This is beyond frustrating for gamers, and has lead to many criticize Valve, especially considering that 8 games have been released from the company since then. The future for the series is the longest running flux in gaming history, and with the main writer of the franchise having retired from the industry, it may by that Gordan Freeman’s saga will never be completed. That thought is one of the biggest and saddest injustices in the history of medium, and a shame that no mere words can adequately describe.