Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
The Knights of the Old Republic was a phenomenal RPG. It took Star Wars in ways it had never been story wise and in game play. Now the next chapter in the saga continues.
The game takes place years after the first game. You awake in a space station after someone tries to poison you and the others in a Vita-Tank. But before this you are given a choice. You can make your character either a Male or a Female and then you can chose from 3 classes. Now you can chose skills and attributes your character will have and excel at. Then you chose your face from a list of preselected ones. Now after you wake up you meet Kreia a Jedi who will help you escape. Then your character meets Atton Rand who is another ally who will help you escape.
After you escape the station you are sent to another planet to help along the story. After you leave then you have a choice. You can go one of many planets to either train under a Jedi master or go and kill the Jedi Master depending on your allignment (sp). The games ending will change depending on allignment. The way characters fell about you will depend on this too.
The only cons to this game is that it's not for a person wanting a fast paced game. TH begining is very long and can take a few days to finish. The combat is slower paced but can still be very fun is you have the patience to do it. Otherwise it is a game I would highly advise buying.