When I first played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords I was pretty underwhelmed by it, because as we all know Lucasarts rushed the production forcing Obsidian to release an incomplete game and it showed when I played it. About a year ago a friend of mine informed me of a patch that restored much of the cut content which I was completely unaware of until then. Sure enough I searched and found this thing called The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod (TSLRCM for short), so I dusted off KOTOR II, installed the mod and you know what? I think KOTOR II + TSLRCM = One of the greatest RPGs of all time, and dare I say I even think it blows the first KOTOR out of the water. Seriously, it’s a real shame I had to wait ten years to discover the absolute gem this game is, and like much of the work discussed on these forums it was all thanks to the effort of dedicated fans. Kreia/Darth Traya is hands down the greatest character ever written for Star Wars, and I doubt we will ever get a villain this complex in SW ever again, plus I like how the Jedi are given a less than flattering portrayal as overly cautious fools who decide the Exile must be evil and therefore stripped of the Force due to the uniqueness of her/his powers which greatly angers Kreia. I also like Kreia’s statement that it is a far greater victory to make your enemy see things your way and and weaken their beliefs than to outright kill them, she also strongly disapproves of petty acts of evil like killing innocent people for no reason whilst praising manipulation, deception, and committing acts with far-reaching consequences. Another thing I think is made far better by TSLRCM is the dark side ending, which in the cut version of the games feels very empty, you become the ruler of a graveyard planet, but the restored content makes it clear the Exile will go to join Revan in his fight against the secret Empire in the Unknown Regions with Visas waiting at the Trayus Academy to train anyone who travels to Malachor V to prepare for the war against the mysterious Empire. It’s real shame we never got KOTOR III and instead were given the SWTOR MMO, I hate MMORPGs with a passion.
I would like to add that I think Disney made a huge mistake in shutting down LucasArts and licensing the Star Wars games to EA, seeing as are now getting a load of mediocre SW games.