Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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Exclusive Item slow to arrive.
Loren Schneider, Amazon
6 March 2014
Summary: Don't bother, only reason to purchase from here was for the bonus item. Same price as directly from bioware. But alas no in-game item was provided. Update, jumped the gun a little bit. The cartel coins will be instantly credited to your account, up insertion of the key code. Expect to wait about an hr for the in-game email for your item to arrive.
Summary: the games themselves are great, the two disk set i recueved however were scratched, if it were in better condition i'd give it 5 stars, i love all the games here but my disk 4 out of 5 games had a glitch of some sort.
Summary: SWTOR is planning on going free to play in November, with free accounts being able to play through all the story, so my suggestion is to wait until then and play it as a single player game with some multiplayer elements. If you like the MMO aspects of SWTOR, then buy all the extra stuff.
Pros: In short, SWTOR is fun if you want a single player RPG with some multiplayer thrown in. There are eight different main class-based storylines, so if you don't mind rerunning at least some of the same side quests between them, the game offers up a lot of variety. I had great fun playing through SWTOR on my first character. I had the most fun with the detailed class storyline and also enjoyed the group-based flashpoints and heroic quests. In particular, I enjoyed the Im...
Cons: I leveled that first character to max and then started others, but after that I simply became bored. The non-class quests are mostly rather bland (largely involving killing lots and lots of stuff) and so too are some of the class quests. The combat is not very exciting compared to WoW's or GW2's or almost every MMO I've played (it is better than DAOC's). The graphics in general are not amazing and yet they run relatively slowly.
Summary: So far, a grand total of a "meh" judgement. Great fixes, and despite a strange appeal and "playability" I find this ones on the fences still for me. Alot of beginners, and alot of "seconders" that finally left things like asherons call (that was still going?!) and everquest, and the like. Strange mixture of people that play this game. Good and bad thing there.
Pros: Its getting there, despite being highly regarded after a successful beta, I feel like many that the game was at best 3/4's of the way done. Months later now the game is showing promise after several radical game changes and content injections.
Cons: Terrible at release. I determined the game "broken" in a sense, and just kind of.. hung around.. now things are much better, and I think most of what they wanted at release has been implemented, like the group finder and other pretty standard items.
Summary: there was a big major update that was going to make the game better so it might be a bit better. when guild wars 2 comes out this game is going to be dead so don't bother.
Pros: it was fun for a couple of weeks. if your a hardcore star wars fan like me, its worth a buy. you dont need a suped up pc to play it. a dual core o/c to 3.5 should be fine. but you need to play on the lowest settings. fun if you have friends to play with
Cons: gets boring too quick. missions and quest are long and annoying. it takes a lot of playing time to get to the good stuff. ohhh and having to pay a monthly subscription sucks.
Summary: It's a good game that holds lots of promise. It need a good deal of polishing and development before its a 5 star game. I enjoy it but the honeymoon phase might deteriorate if the don't fix the problems and tweak the game soon. Otherwise, people may leave in droves.
Pros: Fresh gameplay Fun classes Cutscenes Overall quite fun
Cons: Low frame rates in Warzones (even on fast computer No global queue for instances Need fast computer to play well (unlike WoW) class balancing
Summary: If only I hadn't wasted money on the collector's edition. That statue is idiotic!
Pros: Star Wars!
Cons: Not quite the sandbox feel that Star Wars Galaxies was. I know, you're thinking, "well DUH, it's not SWG!" and you're right, but I still think SWG had an edge there. For you absolute purists out there, the game feels just a little repetitive to me; I can't see playing much after your initial character finishes his end game scenario. Also, for those of us who prefer a non-combat play style, there are simply no options (again, I'm thinking of SWG and the Trader/Artisan ...
Summary: I was expecting to play with out programming my CC to be charged automatically every month, I am afraid I won't like the game and I will forget to disable it and end up with a pointless monthly fee charge. Can't give it's deserved 5 eggs because of the issues explained in previous parragraphs. I was very generous with 3 eggs. Like expected Newegg performed perfectly while buying from the iPad app and on delivery, I am just not happy with the way Lucas Arts do business...
Pros: Very good RPG game designed around a well known type of engine. It can be installed thru the 3 DVDs or by Origin once you download the installer and run it: it adds an app inside Origin which lets you install it from there or run it.
Cons: If you don't pay, or at least "plan to play" as in "register a credit card to be charged the montly fees" you won't play... not even your free 30 days. DVD's setup.exe doesn't work on Windows 7 x64 with Bitdefender on, you need to select the compatibility tab and mark everything from Administrator to 256 colors to make it work... it has a weird bug and this might be the only way to make it install. Game doesn't sell outside the US, it's blocked at Origin's EA site.