If you plan on getting KOTOR2 when it comes out on PC, don’t. Unless they have a patch that fixes Nar Shadaa (or however it’s spelled).
Last christmas, my parents sold my soul to the dark one and got me an XBox. So far, so good.
I finally get to play KOTOR using said XBox, as my computer sucks. I love it. Still good.
Then I get my greedy hands on KOTOR2. The game starts out well enough, with only a few frustrating areas. Still good.
Then I hit Nar Shadaa…and the game collapses into a wormhole.
First, there are numerous instances where the frame rate drops from a good 30 fps to about, say, 2 fps. Even when there’s not a damn thing on the screen but your character, a bunch of blank walls, and maybe a footlocker. I wasn’t even holding a lightsaber and it happened. It’s REALLY bad, though, when you’re in the middle of a fight, and the game suddenly starts chugging.
After many painful hours, I reached the last area of Nar Shadaa, only to be hit with an instant crash. I reloaded my save and started again, and made it past the crash point, only to crash again a few minutes later. Between constant crashes, the game would constantly refuse to let me target ANY enemies, and when it did, my characters would just stand there like idiots and let things hit them.
What makes these even more suspect, however, is the fact that THEY NEVER OCCURED OUTSIDE OF NAR SHADAA. There were no crashes on Telos. The frame rate did just fine on Dantoine. My characters never stood like idiots on Korriban or Onderon. So therefore, the entire planet of Nar Shadaa is bugged beyond belief, and if the port of the first KOTOR can be used as an example, the PC version will fare even worse.
Just had to vent. It’s sad when things like this nearly ruin a perfectly fine game.