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'Revan' book question


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Kirasavior
01.16.2012 , 11:14 PM | #1
I'm considering picking up the book because it looks like a good. But I have a quick question about the story. I haven't played either KOTOR games, and are not sure if playing them is necessary to understand what is going on within the story.

In a nutshell. Will it be necessary for me to have played KOTOR in order to follow up well with reading the book? Answers greatly appreciated!
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zdiggy
01.16.2012 , 11:19 PM | #2
It will help you understand, but I don't think it is necessary. The book works in summaries of the backstories. Also, you can find the back story for both games somewhere online I'm sure. The games are great, though - you should try to play them at some point if you have the time!

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Quickpaw
01.16.2012 , 11:24 PM | #3
I would play the games myself. But then again I have... numerous times.

I recomend sticking with the pc versions, however. Aside from the Xbox game on Xbox 360 bugs, the included dlc and restored content mod for #2 make the pc prefereable.
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Kirasavior
01.16.2012 , 11:25 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by zdiggy View Post
It will help you understand, but I don't think it is necessary. The book works in summaries of the backstories. Also, you can find the back story for both games somewhere online I'm sure. The games are great, though - you should try to play them at some point if you have the time!
I actually would REALLY like to if I could get my hands on them at some point. I've just been especially hungry for something good to read lately that is Star Wars oriented. Plus he is a large character I really would like to know a lot better of. I would like to play the KOTOR games at some point though, definately.
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scootacrazy
01.16.2012 , 11:49 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Kirasavior View Post
. I would like to play the KOTOR games at some point though, definately.
I would recommend you do, but as was said before the playing the xbox games on the xbox 360 can be very buggy. even with the bugs definatly two very good games.

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AuraJurai
01.17.2012 , 01:02 AM | #6
it's a terrible novel that pretty much disregards anything that happen in the game series this mmo was based on that didn't suit the author's odd taste aka 90 % of the game lore why bioware would include such a poorly written novel is beyond me

but they obviously have no respect for their pre established lore
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Kedan
01.17.2012 , 08:51 AM | #7
Don't bother. The titular character, Revan, is almost a non-entity in the novel, and most of the book focuses on and develops an entirely new character created for SW:TOR.

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psychogobstopper
01.17.2012 , 09:21 AM | #8
As others have said, you don't need to have played the two KOTOR games to understand the novel, because it does do a fairly good job at summarizing the major points of the games. It might increase your enjoyment of the novel to have played the games, though, since you'll have a more firm grasp on certain characters.

Both games are absolutely worth playing. KOTOR I is a classic good versus evil Star Wars tale, while KOTOR II is more of a deconstruction. KOTOR I can be downloaded via Valve's Steam platform, so that makes it very easy to get. If you do play KOTOR II, I highly suggest doing so with The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod installed. Obsidian Entertainment, the developers, were rushed to ship the game by publisher LucasArts, so there is a great deal of content that never made it into the retail version of the game.

As for Revan itself, I do think it's worth reading for someone interested in Revan and the Jedi Exile (the player character in TSL, who gains a name in the novel). I'm a big fan of both games, and enjoyed the novel quite a bit. The author has worked for BioWare for years, including on the writing team for KOTOR I and on the writing team for SWTOR, so he wasn't some outsider hired by Del Rey and/or LucasArts who isn't intimately familiar with the lore.

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AuraJurai
01.17.2012 , 09:43 AM | #9
don't matter its total trash and bioware should be ashamed of them self the other novels are similiar ... *** moments maybe they should think of firing that novelist
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Elyons
01.17.2012 , 09:51 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by AuraJurai View Post
don't matter its total trash and bioware should be ashamed of them self the other novels are similiar ... *** moments maybe they should think of firing that novelist

Lol, troll alert?
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