Hello all! First Post here, not my last
Just thought i'd pin in my opinion. I have played original KOTOR when it came out on XBOX and loved every second of it, hell i even stopped playing Morrowind for it (crazy i know!). Anyways, i traded in my XBOX about 3 years ago.. and i have only just got the original game for KOTOR on PC and just completed it again (LSM Raven). I have to say that the love story side to KOTOR is pretty much what drew me into it all, i have never encountered such a touching compassion between two animated characters.
I'm not soft, nor am i gay. But i must say it brought a tear to my eye a few minutes ago, it's driving me mad that people are sayingt hat there was little to no reference of them and what happened to them in KOTOR II (hence why im probably not going to play it as i feel that it should have led on from KOTOR I). Lucas dropped the great story here, it destroyed it.
What they should have done for KOTOR II is carry on leveling from 20. Why not? All in all, 20 is a really low level in the world of RPG/MMORPG. Why not let us go up to 40? This way you can master you're skills further (continuing on the 'special case' idea at the jedi council on Dantooine). Your love for Bastila grew and your bond widened further then both would have expected. Then in KOTOR III level up to 60? 90? or further? Why not make the widest ranged game ever anticipated?
What i mean by that is why can't you create loads and loads (i mean LOADS) of variables and choices? Yes aLOT of work i know, Lucas is a rich company... Microsoft have ALOT of money and have the Halo under their belt (the cortanna and MC (master cheif) love story?), bring Microsoft, Lucas writers, BioWare and Obsidian and you can accomplish this. Just think, having huge worlds to explore, so many side quests its unreal, a fantasticly brilliant plot and story that is divided into sections (read below). Bastila and Revan story continues, or even Revan & Carth!
With the 'sections', i mean why can't you break up the storyline into bits? Say if you chose the DSM then you would be into the Sith and leader with astila as your apprentice. Carth would be on the unknown world... good way to continue a story.
LSM, you and Bastila create a jedi accademy in dantooine at the ruins of the one that was destroyed. Carth is a war hero in the republic and a story can continue for the Raven & Bastila love followers, a new sith threat is undergoing.
LSF, you and carth seperate obviously due to you a jedi and he is a soldier, but you reunite in the war (yes it always continues) while a new sith lord arises, bastila gets killed or even assassinated.
If all these are included in a fully fledged world of NPC interaction, with every action you take depending the end game result, would be amazing. Morrowind did it. I cant see why you should be restricted to not killing everything you see ingame just because you are bored and have done coursework all day.
For the third game i would like to see a proper in depth story, EVEN THIS: we already know about the manda & republic wars, why cant we find out what happened or even go further and visit it (travel back in time, as say you choose LSM then you can reenact how you were back then). I would love to have the battle system kept as it was in KOTOR, more weapons, more aliens, more different dialogues, new worlds, travel to different galaxies? more powers (i find these a bit hard to control and a tad dissapointing in KOTOR I (based on how i havent played KOTOR II).
All in all, LA shouldnt have bypassed from the story. They didnt in the films and it worked wonders, this game isn't based on the films but in the past of the films so it should have a following story. Not one that is all over the place;
KOTOR I - Raven and Bastila
KOTOR II - no Raven and Bastila
KOTOR III - Raven and Bastila?
They are the main characters of KOTOR, period. Raven is your character and you are bonded with Bastila, you are in love with her (LSM), so the game is revolved around your choices and how you forsee yourself. The game demands that they are a huge part if not all part of the third game. If not, i feel as if alot of KOTOR fans will not follow it any more or will stick with KOTOR I, i for one would love to see them in action in KOTOR III and i can honestly say i can't see myself playing KOTOR II in thenear future.
My two cents, sorry bout the points and opinions being made all over the place
Im just getting driven mad by not knowing what has happened to their love story.