Lord Haseo said:
I would probably start with Knights of The Old Republic. Gameplay is dated but the story and characters are ESB level. This will tie into the Darth Bane trilogy which ties into the Darth Plagueis novel and that ties into the Labyrinth of Evil and the PT novelizations.
You could play KOTOR II, read the Revan novel or even play SWTOR but it’s not needed for the story at large.
I do actually own a digital copy of both KOTOR games, and I will definitely play them some time in the future when I have more time, as well as access to a better computer. However, I’m currently only looking for pre-PT stories.
KOTOR and SWTOR are technically pre-PT as they happen way before PT. I think KOTOR 1 is a must-do. It is probably the best EU thing ever made. SWTOR is great a well (original 8 stories), however it takes a lot of time.
What I love about SWTOR is that you can experience a story as an Imperial/Sith character from the Imperial/Sith perspective. The game also blurs the usually good-evil distinction between the two sides, which makes things more natural and interesting.
I get that, and as I said in an earlier post, I’ll play through them some time in the future, but right now I’m looking for stories published pre-PT. (And it’s mostly the PT influence that I’m trying to avoid, not just direct references, characters, etc.)
I have played all of the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games, but I’m curious if anyone would recommend any other games from the 90’s for their stories? I do however get the impression that the Dark Forces series probably were the most plot-based SW games from that time.
Dark Forces/Jedi Knight games are pretty much the best thing ever made for that era.
I’m still amazed how Jedi Outcast managed to avoid pretty much any PT influence/reference despite being released in 2002. It has an uncharacteristic OT-only feel too it despite the time it was made. (I still really enjoy Jedi Academy though.)