Yesterday, the studio behind the Nintendo Switch port of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords introduced that it’s lastly mounted a game-breaking bug that had beforehand rendered the sport not possible to complete.
Previously, those that purchased the port of the Obsidian Star Wars RPG have been compelled to cheat their well beyond game-crashing cutscenes. This was resolved through an in-game cheat menu, but it surely was nonetheless a band-aid resolution at greatest. Kotaku tried to make use of this technique to skip previous a game-breaking cutscene on the finish of a late sport questline, however boarding the ship would simply trigger the sport to crash once more. But rejoice: the buggy cutscenes have lastly been mounted. Sort of.
After updating the sport, I used to be lastly in a position to play the beforehand problematic cutscenes with out being ejected to my Switch dwelling display. There’s one caveat although. KOTOR 2 has a particular capacity that will increase your motion velocity, and it’s indispensable for a sport that forces you to traverse fairly a little bit of empty house. The commerce off is that the sport forces a blurry filter over your display whereas the talent is lively. The new patch might have mounted the cutscenes, but it surely makes it in order that these blurry filters carry over to mentioned cutscenes. So you get gross trying screenshots like this:
KOTOR 2 has a whole lot of cinematic scenes that mechanically play if you cross an invisible boundary, so you’ll be able to’t actually flip off the filter manually after they begin taking part in. The blurriness stops after the talent length has elapsed, but it surely has arguably made my expertise just a little bit worse. But hey, a minimum of I can get round to different planets now!
Did Aspyr knowingly launch an unfinishable sport? Yes. Am I aggravated? Also sure. But I acknowledge that the vanilla model of KOTOR 2 was additionally launched in a damaged and buggy state. Maybe it’s a type of video games that’s at all times doomed to imperfection. In any case, I like to recommend holding a number of save backups simply in case extra horrible bugs await you on the very finish of the sport.