June 28, 2004


Frinklin Speaks is proud to make a random, haphazard attempt at being your clearinghouse for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords information. Goodness, that title is way to long, need to work on that.

Anyway, for those interested, the official site has some nifty new information. They have begun releasing information about both the characters you’re allied with and the planets you need to visit. The first character is Mira, a female bounty hunter. She is an interesting design, though slightly Rob Liefield-ish. The first planet is Duxun. They have also posted a number of new screenshots, and it’s easy to see the maturing of the game so far.

The most interesting thing posted is a game-play walkthrough video hosted one of the developers. It’s a quick look at two levels. The first takes place on Telos, homeworld of the first games Carth Onasi. While the game is not much changed, this world shows off the tweaked graphics engine. Telos’ combination of rain, lighting and oppressive darkness outclass anything seen in the first game. The second level, which is mentioned as being a lot deeper into the action, takes place in a Sith crypt, very similar to the original game’s Korriban level. This portion of the walkthrough highlights improved game play, starting with two new powers: Force Sight, which allows the player to see through walls, and perceive the aura of other characters, and Force Crush, a devilish darkside power that allows the player to grab an opponent with the force and well, crush them. The crypt level also shows off the improvements made in fighting graphics. A frequent complaint about the first game was how repetitive the combat visuals were. This game corrects that, and alters the visual when each combat feat is upgraded. The overall look of the game is sharper, especially the main character, adding flowing Jedi robes obviously based on Obi-Wan Kenobi’s look in the most recent movie.

Check it out, some great stuff there. Makes me want the game even more. Only 6 ½ more months to go.

Oh, and for those non-comic book fans wondering whom Rob Liefield is: He is an inexplicably popular artist despite limited talent, known best for his endless self-promotion and inability to draw anything close to a normal human figure. You can see what I speak of here

Posted by Frinklin at June 28, 2004 06:12 PM

Gasp! Nerdy...overload! Going into...shock! Gasp! Help!!

Posted by: ensie at June 28, 2004 07:37 PM

My wife everyone.. she'll be here all week.

Posted by: frinklin at June 28, 2004 11:33 PM

Truly, Rob Liefield is the most worthless comic book artist that has ever existed. Stan Lee has made a preemptive roll over in his bed to save himself the time for when he is in his grave. Rob Liefield is the the world's deepest puddle of suck EVER!!!!

Posted by: Matrim at December 17, 2004 04:18 PM
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