Maybe it’s just me…..
I won’t spoil this chapter for those that haven’t even played it yet, but yeah I was not really impressed with it. Then again I was not really a huge fan of Kaliyo Djannis when I played the Agent’s story line the moment I was able to dump her for either Treek or HK-51 I did just that. I was not a fan of her voice actor, or her part in the Agent’s story all together. Now I know some of the fan lovers will say , “She’s the best at what she does.” That is all well and fine with me. If you like her, use her, but me, I could do without her. Now I haven’t ran through Chapter X yet with my Agent, I may do that later today. I did it last night on my Smuggler and did not care for the attitude she still has. I am sorry but out of all the characters I only have a select few that just did not play a role for me when I was leveling up. Course I am going to add my list of all the Companions and with a little note on how I truly feel about them, and whether or not I want them back.
Vette – Depends on which Warrior I’m using. I have romanced her on one.
Malavai Quinn – No, Just no
Jaesa Willsaam – Sure Psycho is a good quality to have for a companion.
Lieutenant Pierce – Only when I use a warrior to recruit, other than that, forever locked to PVP
Broonmark – Not sure about him yet.
Mako – God NOOOOOOO , she zaps the fun out of what it is to a bounty hunter.
Gault Rennow -Be interesting to see what Hylo Viz does to him once they are in the same room.
Torian Cadera – Kick ass fighter, so yeah, I’d love to have him back.
Blizz – He’s a jawa, Need I say more, perfect mate for an Ewok (just no Eawa babies)
Skadge – Can’t I lock him back up again?
Khem Val – Loved my Beloved Dashade from the moment I ever got him.
Andronikos Revel – Sure why not , is easy to please.
Ashara Zavros – God noooooo , No more whining about the Jedi Ways when fighting at the side of a Sith.
Talos Drellik – He’s funny when he says he doesn’t know how to fight.
Xalek – Silent Assassin. So yeah.
Kaliyo Djannis – Nope only be accepted in Once, other than that, I could care less about her.
Vector Hyllus – Wonder where Bug Boii went while frozen in Carbonite.
Dr. Eckard Lokin – Only to get the damn quest outta my log. I love the Rakghoul Plague though.
Raina Temple – Undecided
SCORPIO – Really wish I could have said NO to her.
T7-O1 – He’s good in tight places.
Kira Carsen – Hate her Voice Actor and way she is too.
Doc – No thanx I hate ladies men, or men that believe they are a ladies man.
Sgt. Fideltin Rusk – Eh, on the fence with him.
Lord Scourge – Most Def. How could you not love having a Sith Warrior fight along side a Jedi Knight.
Aric Jorgan – Eh, on the fence
Elara Dorne – Nope, Not a fan of females
M1-4X – Only on Trooper, other than that, Quest is locked to PVP so No to others.
Tanno Vik – Forgot how many times I have killed him already
Sgt. Yuun – Really another I wanted to say NO too
Qyzen Fess – another I wanted to say NO too
Tharan Cedrax – Nope, Dont like him either.
Zenith – Undecided
Lt. Felix Iresso – On the fence
Nadia Grell – Noooooo
Corso Riggs – Undecided
Bowdaar – Depends on his quest
Risha – Eh, A maybe
Akaavi Spar – Sure why not, a BH hooked up with a Smuggler
Languss Tuno – Only for comic relief.
So there sits my list and my opinions on them. For the ones stuck behind the gated wall of PVP , well they can stay there. I am not jumping into level 50+ PVP to just get them. I do like PVP, but I won’t punish those that are in it to win it so to speak. I’ve seen all the hate rage that is going on in the PVP forums and chats when playing about the players that just stand there to get these Companions unlocked. Forcing us to play PVP when we don’t want too, is a little to much for me.
Overall Summary of Chapter X
Without spoiling it for those that have not played it. I will just say this, an hours worth of game play, with Trash mobs that you can’t bypass at all, dealing with a Companion that you really don’t want, and then are forced to take. Over all I give it a 1 outta 10 only cause of who the companion was. I was happy to see the interaction with my Smuggler and Koth remained. I know some are saying Goodbye to him, but after spending time with him on the smuggler, I have come to actually like him now. I can’t wait to see how the romance thing will play out with him. But on the back end of this story I understand about Koth too. I have taken the time to work up my influence with him, heard what he was saying and everything before Chapter X hit yesterday. I guess in a way Koth is just like anyone else that is trying to protect their home. For him all of Zakuul is his home, the people matter to him. So yeah choices are going to matter when it comes to these new companions and all.
Now I was pleased to see that he was coming back, and I was excited. For his part alone, I would give it a 10 out of 10 all because well, it’s HK series, and well this time around you can decide what he is allowed to kill and what he isn’t. So this will be fun, and I was impressed that they gave us a Customization for him to use right away. I know many have complained about him being gated behind Chapter IX, but I think it is only fair since we only know of HK-51 early on during the earlier chapters of SW:ToR, so yeah, who knew how they decided to design an upgraded model of HK series unit. His personality is different from HK-51, but the comments are what make HK well HK. For the nay sayers that are complaining at the moment about him being locked to having to complete Chapter IX of the KotFE story. I’m sorry but I approve of how they put HK in this one. It was just like with HK-51 in the beginning. You could only unlock him through the story then it was added to Legacy perk, give it time, they may just add HK-55 there as well. Never really know with BioWare. Overall though I am happy with having HK-55 in my list for companions. Sad to see his memory core wouldn’t be the same, but alias can always make new memories with him as a side kick