KOTOR as a psychological test

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KOTOR as a psychological test

Postby Rem Nac » Sun Jan 25, 2004 4:59 pm

I just wonder if anyone else did this and was interested by the result.

When I got the game I decided that I'd play it through once on the light, and once on the dark. But which first? Instead, I decided to make all decisions as *I* would have if I were in that situation.

I ended up being all the way over to the dark side.
Should I be scared? lol

I started off being *mostly* good. My overall actions were good, but the way that I finished of those missions could be a little deviant.(Id kill an innocent person if it meant that I could save a few hundred etc)

I remained as more or less neutral for a long while before gradually slipping to the dark side. It lured me in...calling to me :P

And it's funny, even towards the end, I still had an urge to turn back to the light.
But I eventually went all the way.

So, anyone else discover that they're evil/saintly?

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Postby Fnord » Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:33 pm

I suppose in the context of this game and the Star Wars universe in general, I'm pretty damned evil. :p I've only completed the game once thus far as a decidedly goody-two-shoes Jedi, but it was a deliberate and sometimes tricky act. There were several points in the game where, had it been me, I would have done things quite differently.

But that doesn't bother me. Good and evil are arbitrary notions that I don't put much stock in. It works in Star Wars, and it works in D&D, but it leaves much to be desired in reality.
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Postby Curry » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:20 am

I wanted to play as a dark jedi but in the end I was lightsider :P
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Postby Kameleon » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:56 am

I find it very hard to play Dark Side - I have to remember that I'm trying to be evil in every conversation otherwise I end up saying nice things. Whether that's me or the instincts drummed in by thousands of other RPGs where it's so much better to be good, I'm not entirely sure, but I'd like to think it's a bit of both ;)
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Postby Armisael » Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:14 am

For me, the light side responses come more naturally. But this isn't much of a test, because what it really depends on is how attached you are to the game world. If, to you, the NPCs just amount to more money, experience, items and light/dark side points or whatever, then obviously killing that old cripple for his coin jar won't mean anything. If you'd do it just as soon in real life, though, then yeah, you may have a problem.

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Postby Polarism » Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:30 am

My first and only "complete" playthrough was pretty much as light side as you could get, and I was making the decisions as *I* would make them if I were there.

'Course.. that's the kind of person I am though, honest to a fault.

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Postby Sethernis » Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:03 am

hehe, well *I* was neutral all the time, with a little , but very little direction to the light, untill the temple. there i decided to be a dark side guy, but not togheter with bastila, instead i wanted to kill her as well(never share power).
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Postby blake » Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:24 pm

i did everything i would do while i was playing and i ended up medium light, the first time i played.

The second timei used cheats and maxed out my character as a darksider using the addcheat command and i gave myself darth revans robe and 2 of malaks lightsabers. Every time i got a jedi i would equip them like that, so i always had a band of dark jedis.

Then i played as a maxed out light sider and i gave myself the starforge robes and the heart of the guardian and mantle of the force lightsabers. and equipped all my jedi with the star forge robes.

For the most gaming excperience play as a lightsider because you open up way more quests.
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Postby Johnny » Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:33 pm

I like pushing my light side points all the way up until it seems like the sun shines out of my rear.
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Postby fantasyartist » Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:56 pm

I remained neutral most of the game

but I progressed to more on the lightside and I did decide as I would in real life as if it was really me, however, I did earn some darkside points! Basicly...I am good most of the time, I guess!

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Postby Rem Nac » Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:45 am

Now that I'm replaying it, I've noticed a few good examples of problems set to you that would be a real test.

Some of them are differences like "sure, stranger, I'll give you 200 credits so that you can get out of debt" which is a very unrealistic response, unless 200 credits meant nothing to you, but at that point in the game it was a lot. As opposed to "I'm going to kill you for the bounty due to your debt".
Those aren't such good examples of this test.

(spoiler, but Im geussing that everyone has done taris) But then take the Rakghoul serum. You can either give it to the nice doctor who will use it to heal people, or to the crimelord who will use it for profit, and give you a wad of cash.
This problem, I think, is a pretty tough one.
Just a week or so before playing this game I thought to myself "If I ever found a cure for cancer or aids or something, I'd set up a clinic and charge huge amounts for people to be treated".

Which would you be? Profit maker, or saviour?

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Postby blake » Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:33 am

Just a week or so before playing this game I thought to myself "If I ever found a cure for cancer or aids or something, I'd set up a clinic and charge huge amounts for people to be treated".

You are evil, i would definetly choose saviour, in the game its a game. But in real life i mean seriousley, you are evil. Money means nothing if you can save lives.
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Postby Armisael » Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:00 pm

In the game I usually give the serum to Davik for cash. It doesn't even matter, because the planet gets exploded a couple days later anyway. And I doubt you'd need to set up a big, amoral clinic to make money out of a cure for cancer, you could just go through the regular channels.

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Postby Aremah » Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:07 pm

I actually felt bad playing Dark Side. I wanted to become absolutely evil in the end (for the bonuses), but never managed - for example, I was never able to bring myself to kill Freeyyyr (or however you spell that :P ) and gained some LS points along the way. When playing Light Side, on the other hand, I had no problem in becoming absolutely good.
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Postby OzzelTheFool » Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:36 am

I have only finished the game as a lightsider. And was about to try the dark side path of the game when i read the spoilers here that some decisions require me to kill off and / or betray some of my crew members, most notable being co-ercing Zaalbar to kill Mission. I can't bring myself to doing it even though its juz a game, juz isn't me though a part of me is curious how that would turn out, especially that i haven't seen the dark side ending cutscene. If someone were to show me that cutscene without having to do the dark deeds, i will take it before anyone can say "Be my baby tonite, Mission".

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Postby Rem Nac » Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:00 pm

Originally posted by OzzelTheFool
I have only finished the game as a lightsider. And was about to try the dark side path of the game when i read the spoilers here that some decisions require me to kill off and / or betray some of my crew members, most notable being co-ercing Zaalbar to kill Mission. I can't bring myself to doing it even though its juz a game, juz isn't me though a part of me is curious how that would turn out, especially that i haven't seen the dark side ending cutscene. If someone were to show me that cutscene without having to do the dark deeds, i will take it before anyone can say "Be my baby tonite, Mission".

You can get him to kill her?
I thought that at that point the more dark side thing to do was to kill Zaalbar for not obeying orders when he first says "no".