Originally Posted by DurasteelDurrance
Kotor 2 was not very well received by fans of kotor 1. It was similar to the previous game they loved with a few improvements. But the great story that made kotor 1 so loved, was not present in the sequel. There were many holes in the story some so big that events didn't really make sense or made certain plot points seem random. Also we didn't get to play a lot of awesome content and many side plots were left unfinished. If you haven't played kotor 2 or even if you have I encourage you to try to play the steam version, the restored content mod one. It makes it a much better game. In my opinion it rivals the first one. It isn't right to say it's better but it's definitely on more of an even plane rather than such an obvious disappointment. It also beautifully set up a potentially great kotor 3.
Kotor 2 will probably never be on iOS because it was developed by Obsidian. Bioware right now is doing very well. They've had a successful mass effect series and SWTOR is doing well. They can afford to do this and are proving to Disney that they can make commercially successful Star Wars games. Obsidian left everyone with a bad taste in Their mouth. They were rushed to release the game so it isn't there fault but the resentment is still there. So it makes sense for bio ware to do Star Wars projects and for Disney to allow them too. Not obsidian.
Unfortunately this is actually bad for kotor fans. You may be thinking that since they made kotor 1 that this could be good, but the evidence seems to suggest otherwise. Bio ware made SWTOR which is not a kotor game. It is in the same universe but totally different. It barely mentions the story of the first 2 kotor games and when it does it makes it seem like the characters in those games were minor and the events unimportant. The main characters from the kotor games are brushed aside as quickly as they were briefly mentioned. Also it doesn't play like a kotor game. It plays like a mixture of popular mmo and console gameplay styles. Admittedly kotor needed a combat update but it should be a better, innovative, updated version of the original.
Disney is looking to make movies and games that will generate mass commercial success. That is all they are concerned about. Not keeping people like us happy. Disney has shown this by their movie and game choices. Like canceling Star Wars: 1313 and battlefront 3 when they were so near completion. I was very excited for 1313 and it looked great it made no sense for them to cancel it. Battlefront 3 was almost done and they cancelled it. They are making their own version but it isn't a battlefront game. They are turning it into a battlefield/call of duty game but with Star Wars. Red beams instead of bullets and different designs on the vehicles with only a reminiscent feel of previous battle front games. Go look at the pre alpha of the scrapped battlefront 3.... It looked good and it played like a battlefront game.
Disney has proven it only cares about making money and bio ware has proven they are on board with this mission. So it seems games that are just like all the rest and the masses enjoy are all we will see.
Kotor is not a game the masses will enjoy. Many like it but when it comes down to it the only people who will follow it avidly enough are people like us. And there aren't enough of us. That's why there was no kotor 3. There was a not awful but dumb money grubbing mmo that made the first 2 games irrelevant.
In most peoples eyes our hopes lie with bio ware to make new kotor or other good Star Wars games that we can love. But they've proven that they've changed, and not for the better. They probably won't be giving us what we want.
Obsidian recently said they are still interested in kotor 3 but they'll never get a shot because of the hate they received for kotor 2. Our only chance is bio ware but for now it seems they aren't going to make the games they used to because they care about money more than us.
For now the only way it seems we could get a real kotor 3 or other Star Wars game of the type is from obsidian. Many hate them because they messed up kotor 2. But it isn't their fault they were rushed and forced too cut content that would've made the game great just to get the game out by holiday season. But obsidian is the company that has our best interests at heart.
I'm not saying give up hope..... But the future looks bleek for kotor fans.
I'm off my soap box
If you made it this far thank you
Sorry for it being so long
The longer the message the better I say. Anyways I appreciate you replying to this old thread and I'm happy to hear your opinion. I agree with you about Disney and they're stupidity in canceling 1313 but I honestly hope and always will that KOTOR II comes to our android mobiles. I pray for that day to come. And if it did id troll over this thread. I understand the future possibility of that happening is bleak but what if obsidian did do it but sorted the original game out so it was finished and if they then ported it to android.itd be mind blowing but I honestly haven't played kotor 2 and won't unless It gets rreleased on android or if I manage to buy a computer!
But if they did remaster and port the game just to prove to Disney they can atone for the paat then I hope Disney would ask them to work on kotor 3!
However I hope kotor 3 is a continuation and not a reboot like battlefront.
I love the battlefront series and I have high hopes for the new one.
But remember there are 3 star wars games in development at the moment.
1.battlefront by dice
2. Viceral games star wars game which apparently is open world
3.biowares un announced project which could be kotor but even if it was it cannot be like swotor
I have yet to play swotor and I d definitely will even though they changed everything
I am one of those who would rather have kotor 3/5//6/7 rather than swotor but when I get a pc ill play it
What do you think biowares project could be?