|Also on GameSpot is a first look at Obsidian's/LucasArts' 'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' sequel for XBox.
The original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was easily one of the highlights in the Xbox's 2003 lineup and was an equally bright light on the PC. Looking back, the game's impact is probably close to the gaming equivalent of the first time one of our prehistoric ancestors discovered the benefits of fire. While this may sound like hyperbole, KOTOR can be seen as an impressive achievement on two levels. First and foremost, the game managed to offer an original Star Wars experience that didn't require you to be a card-carrying member of the Junior Jedi Brigade to appreciate. Secondly, the game more than capably filled the need for another RPG in the Xbox software library and provided a powerful testament to the fact that PC development was hardly dying. That the game managed to accomplish one of these feats was impressive, but the fact that it accomplished both is nothing short of jaw-dropping.