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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

(Boss Fight Books #20)

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Set an even longer time ago in a galaxy far, far away, BioWare's 2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic wowed players with its compelling characters, lightsaber customization, complex morality choices, and one of the greatest plot twists in both video game and Star Wars history. But even for veteran studios like LucasArts and BioWare, the responsibility of making both ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Boss Fight Books
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Milos Milosevic
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you loved the game, you will enjoy this book tremendously.
Billy Jepma
Aug 28, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, star-wars
“Knights of the Old Republic” is arguably the game that made me fall forever in love with video games. So obviously, a book on its development and interviews with the team who made it—over a decade since the game first launched—is something I’m going to love.

And I did! Kane’s writing is strong, his structure solid, and he had a tremendous amount of quotes and anecdotes from the developers and fans of the game that help illustrate why it’s such an important and enduring classic. But it’s also *v
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Caleb Ross
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Anytime I talk about Star Wars, I feel like I have to qualify everything with the statement “I’ve never seen a Star Wars movie.” The fandom is simply so passionate, that it’s important to acknowledge my distance to the material for fear of saying something wrong or, more often in real life conversations, the p
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Ignacio
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
El primer Baldur's Gate es con toda seguridad, fuera de los 8 bits, el videojuego que más veces he recorrido de principio a fin. Sin embargo, ni siquiera la primera vez que lo jugué me pegó tan fuerte como el KotOR. Recuerdo levantarme varios días entre semana a eso de las 6 de la mañana para continuar la partida que habría dejado a media noche, antes de ir al trabajo. Recorría cada esquina del mapa buscando cualquier cosa en tiempos en los que las misiones secundarias eran tan escasas que casi ...more
David
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: games
Alex Kane's KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC is a fascinating oral history that recounts the making of the game of the same name, and a project with everything riding on it. It came about during a time when BioWare was known for making hit PC games, but really, only two. A single dud could have tanked its reputation, and perhaps the studio.

Every page of Kane's book of the same name drives home Knights of the Old Republic's importance to BioWare and LucasArts. I most enjoyed Bioware's journey to a cor
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Ponappa Somayanda
Fantastic look into what went into the creation of one of the greatest games ever made. Very inspirational and insightful.
Charlie Snedden
Nov 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
It's fine. If you're looking for an in-depth look at the creation of the game that goes into heavy detail, you won't find it here. I'm not the fastest reader, but I completed the whole thing in one sitting that was under two hours, with only a bit more information than you'd find in your average episode of 'Did You Know Gaming?'
What's there is good, but I wanted much more.
Graham Bing
Apr 26, 2019 rated it did not like it
This book isn't great.

I love Star Wars. I love KotOR. I have read and enjoyed many oral histories of other videogames. And so I was primed to like this. But I found it very boring. Also the writing is clunky and the structure is baffling.

There are some interesting anecdotes but not nearly enough to make up for having to read through the rest of it.

I want to call out a few passages in particular.

There's this riveting description of gameplay:
Combat in KotOR begins, generally, as soon as an enemy
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Alex LaMotte
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was ok
I loved loved loved the game, and although this book gives some great insight on the making of the game and how it has affected the canon of Stat Wars today by perhaps providing a narrative parallel of morality from Darth Raven and Darth Malek to today's Rey and Kylo Ren (while also creating a neat starship that apparently appears in Rogue One). The interesting stories of the development were few and far between but rather the book most often said a little with a lot of voices all essentially sa ...more
Tyler Wolanin
May 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I wish this book had had a lot more in it. Full review (and recap of the game that you probably don't need) here: https://tylerwolanin.com/2020/5/28/wh...
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Bob Makin
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good making of game book
Matthew Juffs
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
Great insight into the development of one of the greatest games ever. Longer than an essay/article, but short enough to read in a few short bursts.
David Macpherson
Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it
a nice little interview over view of the creation of the video game. I found it informative and entertaining. It wasn't the strongest example of this book, but it was pretty good
Katie
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I played KOTOR so much as a kid growing up. It left an impact on me forever, so of course I'm going to pick up this book and love it. My only complaint about this book is that it isn't longer.
Tim Acton
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting look into the creation of one of my favourite video games. Provides insight into the trials around working with such a well known IP.
Robert Leane
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you’re a fan of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, consider this epic making-of book your sacred Jedi text.
Dominic
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great stories about the making of one of my favorite games.
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