|GameSpot Xbox's Ricardo Torres brings us his preview of Obsidian's upcoming epic saga - Star Wars KotOR II: The Sith Lords...
One final thing of note with regard to our hands-on time with the build is the removal of Xbox Live support from the game. The original KOTOR used the feature for a one-time download of additional content for the game several months after its release. While Obsidian had initially intended to follow suit with The Sith Lords, its lofty goals for the feature, which they hoped would include more than a single download, didn't gel to the team's liking and have since been cut.
Based on what we played, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is shaping up to offer a solid refinement to the original game's systems, though it will present its own equally engaging story. The game looks a little better than its predecessor and features more-polished gameplay. While it's not quite the sequel some may be expecting, the familiar feel and strong story still give it quite a bit of appeal. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is currently slated to ship next month for the Xbox, while a PC version is targeted for release early next year.