This post is not going to be exclusively about Star Wars KOTOR, but it is linked to my previous post on the game and my experience with the game. In that previous post I talked about how I felt bad playing it because I made choices that hurt others, in quite an evident way. In other words, the game invoked empathy for some of the other characters. At the same time I was the cause of these characters pain (which was what caused my empathy), so imagine the emotional toil of going through that! Good thing it was only a game.
So I was meant to make a post last Sunday, but sadly sickness came in the way, and I had to postpone all plans. But I am back again now! My post on empathy and its importance in games will still have to wait until next Sunday, where I have more time to do my research and work. So today’s post is mainly just a bit of random fun.
I do not mean this in the way you might first think. I enjoy playing games and will happily admit to being a bit of a nerd and a gamer. I do not believe playing games is wasting one’s life, or anything along those lines. No, it was playing Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) that made me feel like a bad person. Because I acted wickedly in the game.
Let me just straight of the bat say that I thought this was a great game! Hugely satisfying to play and I can only recommend you guys to give it a try if you haven’t already played it. The game is of such a difficulty level that most people will be able to play it, whether they be experienced or relatively inexperienced.
If you want to see what this game is like, then check out my gameplay video, with the rest of the game on YouTube!