Knights of the Old Republic is perhaps the greatest game I’ve ever played. I literally spent a month last year trying to finish it. I was in the middle of doing the sound for a movie, I think it was “Honey”—might’ve been “SWAT”, but I’m pretty sure it was “Honey”. On a normal night, I don’t get home until 8pm and I’m usually off to work at 7 or 7:30 the next morning. Sometime during that short period of time, I try to catch my 8 hours of sleep too.
So there I was, working on this show during the day, staying late when I had to, working the occasional weekend, and every single second of free time outside of that, I was playing KOTOR. Every night when I got home, the Xbox was fired up, and I was fighting against the Dark Side like the good Jedi I was. Needless to say I wasn’t getting my 8 hours for that month. And there were a few weekends too—3 if I remember correctly. I’d have to stop occasionally for food, or do laundry, or things like that but otherwise it was about the Force.
Awesome game. So much fun. And the plot twist! Bioware, the makers of the game, always puts a cool twist in their plots about 2/3 of the way into their games. I didn’t see that one coming. It rocked my work.
So how cool is that I read today over on Wil Wheaton’s site that he auditioned for Knights of the Old Republic 2? Oh that would be the greatest thing ever if he got the part. Here’s my letter to Bioware:
You rock. I have played nearly every one of your games. The Baldur’s Gates were awesome. Of course Neverwinter Nights is the best thing to happen to D&D since D&D was invented. But the greatest of them all is Knights of the Old Republic. You need to put Wil’s voice all up and down the sequel. That would kick ass. It was cool to hear Neelix in the original. But come on, we’re talking Wesley here.
So keep making great games and I’ll keep playing them. And don’t forget Wil. He rules.
And since I’m on the “my mind is making strange connections” trip today, the funny thing is Wil joked about the new game being called “KOTOR2: Electric Boogaloo”. Of course that’s a long standing joke about the name of any sequel every since the real one “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” came out. “Honey” the movie I was working on when I played the original KOTOR game is based heavily on the storyline of “Breakin’ 2”. Not that this is really saying much. Neither are particularly good. But “Breakin’ 2” does have Ice-T doing Old School before he went all Gangsta and before he went all L&O:SVU.
Ok, it’s probably just me. But I will say this: Han did shoot first.