^I'm not so sure about that. I mean the Revan twist was clever (even though I had been spoiled on it long ago) but other than that it was a fairly standard fantasy quest type story. KOTOR II on the other hand looked like a deliberate deconstruction of the standard Star Wars good vs. evil tropes. It's just a shame the game was so rushed and that they never got to finish the story with the obviously intended third game.
But yes, the gameplay in KOTOR 2 was much improved.