I'm not as bearish on KOTOR 2 as you guys seem to be. It was nowhere near as good as the original, but it wasn't drastically changed for the worse. At least the new devs behind it didn't take an "it ain't broke, but let's try to fix it anyway" approach to the mechanics or gameplay. The characters and storyline were ho-hum, but the gameplay was, more or less, the same. Maybe I just really needed to scratch the itch to play some more hours as a lightsaber-swingin' jedi. I dunno. But I enjoyed the experience. Contrast this to DA2, for example. DA:O had KOTOR style gameplay in a fantasy setting. DA2 changed shit around dramatically, giving us button-mashing Dynasty Warriors gameplay in a gay-looking Final Fantasy setting full of characters who could reasonably pass for backup dancers at a Lady Gaga concert.