After the mobile port of “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” wowed fans and critics alike, some felt that it was inevitable for the sequel to get ported for mobile devices as well. It definitely seems like the case now, as publisher Aspyr got an ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) rating for “Star Wars: Kngihts of the Old Republic 2 -- The Sith Lords” for mobile devices, and has since been showcased on Twitter as well.
Aspyr Media is the company that brought “Knights of the Old Republic” (“Kotor”) to mobile devices and Macs last year to critical acclaim, as reported by Touch Arcade. So it appears that it will attempt to replicate that success with the sequel.
Fans can only hope the studio gives “Kotor 2” the same treatment its predecessor when it is ported to mobile devices. Pocket Gamer gave the original “Kotor” port a gold rating, despite some awkward controls and dated graphics, thanks to how well the game has aged, even calling it one of the best “Star Wars” games ever made.
The sequel received mixed reactions when it originally came out in 2004, just one year after the original game. Though the game managed to get some very positive reviews from critics, garnering a very solid 85 from Metacritic, many fans were disappointed with how the game turned out. While overall gameplay was solid, many felt that the game was rushed out right away to hit its deadline. The graphics took a hit from being rushed out, as it looked quite similar to the first “Kotor,” without much difference and the ending of the game disappointed many a fan.
It should be noted that Bioware, who most fans know for the studio’s “Mass Effect” and “Dragon Age” games, developed the original game, but did not come back for the sequel. Instead it was developed by Obsidian Studios, a company that developed “Fallout: New Vegas” and “South Park: The Stick of Truth.”
No release date or any other information was released for “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2,” though there’s a good chance that it will come out this year. After all, the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” film is set to hit theaters Dec. 18 and more “Star Wars” games will gets fans more excited for the film.
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