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Jedi Knight vs. Consular: Who has most interesting companions?

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Jedi Knight vs. Consular: Who has most interesting companions?

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Sarielle
03.26.2012 , 09:57 PM | #1
Been playing through with an Imperial Operative completely unspoiled, but I'd like to play around with a force user alt. I decided light side (simply to see brand new areas, and honestly the little I tried Inquisitor really didn't do it for me). I'm curious which of those classes has the most interesting companions.

Obviously this is subjective, but I'd like to hear opinions -- please avoid major spoilers, I'd like to keep plenty of surprises for myself. I will be playing a female, though I don't necessarily feel compelled to do romance arcs. I might if the character is interesting enough, but that's not a main consideration for me.

So. Let's hear it!

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Shardie
03.26.2012 , 10:02 PM | #2
I believe the majority of the answers you will hear is that the Knight has the better companions. But you should play through both of them.
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Achraya
03.26.2012 , 10:03 PM | #3
Consular companions are generally terrible and boring.

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Xienive
03.26.2012 , 10:03 PM | #4
I just got all my Consular companions, and am about to finish my story. Overall I didn't care for any of them until I got Nadia. Mainly because I felt there was no character chemistry between me and any of my companions until I got Nadia and that is only because of the romance option really.

I don't particularly like Khem Val, but they did a good job with the chemistry between you and him. It feels more like an actual companion where as with the Consular they all felt like drones.

Now I don't have a knight to compare it to but I figure I would put in my 0.02 about the overall feel I got from the Consular companions.

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Sarielle
03.26.2012 , 10:06 PM | #5
@Shardie: I may very well get around to trying all of them at some point, but in case I don't I'd rather start with the interesting ones first. I've been really hooked by the IA story so far and while Kaliyo doesn't always agree with me, she definitely has personality.

@Others: Thanks so far. Yeah, even if you haven't played both, if you loved or hated one class's companions overall I want to hear that too. ^_^

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KiranK
03.27.2012 , 04:27 AM | #6
All of the Consular companions are bland and uninteresting, just like the story. The Jedi Knight's story/companions are superior in every way.
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Sarielle
03.27.2012 , 12:00 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by KiranK View Post
All of the Consular companions are bland and uninteresting, just like the story. The Jedi Knight's story/companions are superior in every way.
That's kind of disappointing because the consular gameplay actually interests me a little more...but I'd rather have a cool story, lol.

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Mirandel
03.27.2012 , 12:05 PM | #8
From a female point of view you might like JK's companions better. Especially if you do consider romance. Though JC get's not only 5 companions like everyone else but also involved in to the stories of companions that were cut off at release. They are still on the ship at the end just not as a crew members.

Nobody can help you here without heavy spoilers You have to try it for yourself.

P.S. Personally - love JC stories and every companion we get.

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CutlassJack
03.27.2012 , 01:40 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by KiranK View Post
All of the Consular companions are bland and uninteresting, just like the story. The Jedi Knight's story/companions are superior in every way.
Pretty much my feeling on it. The Consular had the least interesting story and companions of every class I tried. (which is all of them) The only character I even slightly liked was the sidekick of one of your companions.

Meanwhile, the Knight's first two companions are probably my two favorite in the entire game. And I get them early enough to enjoy them. The other three I'm more neutral on, but given how much I like the first ones, they wouldnt see much playtime anyway.

If you like the playstyle of the Consular but want a much more fun and interesting story and companions, I'd reccomend giving Inquisitor a try. I found it more fun on every level. Even if you prefer playing Lightside.

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Marak
03.27.2012 , 01:53 PM | #10
50 Guard/50 Shadow here.

JK companions are >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> JC companions. Like woah not even in the same league.

T7 is pretty awesome in the cute droid kind of way.
Kira is mildly interesting with her past and watching her grow as your padawan.
Doc is the funniest companion I've had yet (and I have one of every AC at 30 or better so that's saying something)
Rusk is generally terrible. Hard-line military with no redeeming backstory. Kind of a filler.
Scourge is an uber important lore character so wins by default. Also pretty interesting having a sith perspective all the time.

Conversely--

Qyzen. Holy hell I hate Qyzen, the scorekeeper, and everything about this lizard.
Tharan almost had potential but fell short. Holiday is kinda funny though, I guess.
Zenith reminds me of Rusk. Hard-line military, but this time with an axe to grind. I admittedly have ignored him mostly so I don't know if he has witty banter or not.
Felix is just bland.
Nadia I actually liked. Naive force sensitive that you kind of grow attached to.