'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Now Available for iPad

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    Last week, news leaked that Bioware and LucasArts' Star Wars RPG Knights of the Old Republic would be coming to the iPad, and as of today, the game is available for download from the App Store.

    Originally released 10 years ago, KotOR is based on the Dungeons & Dragons d20 role-playing system, which has contributed to its popularity. In the game, players choose from three character classes, picking a Jedi subclass later in the game.

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    Combat is round-based and characters can use Feats and Force powers to battle. Players can recruit two additional companions, who will participate in combat and unlock quest and dialog options in the game. KotOR features a light-and-dark alignment system that tracks both actions and dialog choices to determine the final outcome of the plot.

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    IGN posted a review of the iPad game this morning, declaring the iPad's touch interface to be well designed, with the exception of movement, which requires guiding character movement with a finger on the screen.
    Despite its minor control issues, IGN found the game to be a "must-play," rating it an 8.8 overall. Our sister site TouchArcade will also have a more extensive review of the gameplay available later today.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic can be downloaded from the App Store for $9.99. [Direct Link]

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    I couldn't get into Baldur's Gate for iPad. I thought it would be a natural fit for the touch screen but I find the interface too difficult to use without a mouse.

    It kind of scares me away from trying this.
     
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    Such a great game, and the turn-by-turn controls would naturally work well on an iPad.
     
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    OMG, will install it as soon as possible. i'm the biggest fan of star wars, and will be adding this game to my collection ASAP.
     
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    "just an RPG?" no, this is the RPG
     
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    One of the greatest RPGs of all time too.
     
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    Oh man, that's ****ing awesome. I'd rather buy the Mac version for the same price, but that's cool.
     
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    I'm oddly excited about this but I have such a backlog of games to play, who knows when I'll find time.
     
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    Actually, I've heard that about you...:eek::eek:
     
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    I am both ... fwiw. :eek: :D
     
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    Yea I already own it for Mac but this is great news for people completely new to the franchise.

    I'd be more excited and seriously consider picking this up if it had iCloud sync with the Mac version though.

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    I know what you mean. I'd probably need a couple of extra lifetimes to accomplish that at this point. :eek:
     
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    I'm totally buying this. Picked up the game for my Mac during Steam's Star Wars weekend sale (it was $3) and I absolutely love it. No problem paying for it a second time, it's quickly growing into one of my favorite games ever. It'll be interesting to see how the game handles with the touch controls. Here's hoping it runs okay on my iPad 2...
     
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    Don't buy it yet, you can't get past level 2 because of a bug. :(
     
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    What do you mean by level 2? Have you contacted our technical support?
     
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    Ah no worries, I've finally levelled up. There was a problem with some tasks not incrementing experience towards the beginning of the game. This is with the scout class.
     
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    I've always wanted to give this game a try, but never realized it had been released on the Mac. For those who've played on both platforms, which one should I get?
     
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    Honestly, after many hours of gameplay I would say iPad. Once we reworked the UI to better fit the platform, menus and customization is just much easier to navigate on the iPad. After all, this is an old school RPG and character/party customization is the name of the game :D

    Thanks for all the support everyone. We worked really, really hard to get this one right, and to even have the chance to do so was a huge honor. :apple:
     
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    installing this NOW!. never played it but always fancied it...cant wait. Thanks Devs, great surprise.
     
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    Oooooh, thansk for reminding me about Baldur's Gate. Slipped my mind somehow. Gonna give that a try.

    As for ST:KOTOR, I've played it to the end on PC so I guess I'll let it pass.
     
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    What other SW games are available on the Mac via Steam?
     
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