Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Star Wars: The Old Republic
Game Over Online
6 February 2015
Excerpt: Okay, right at the top, I need to run through a list of disclaimers. First and foremost, I'm not a fan of Massively Multiplayer Online games. The things that I value most in games, such as story, depth, characterization, streamlined interface..
Summary: Star Wars: The Old Republic has been an ever-changing chameleon since its inception, continually trading off features and mechanics with its jump to free-to-play powerhouse and subsequent release of the feature-rich Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion.
Pros: Wide range of customizable ship types for diversity, A whole new use for companion characters, Plentiful new lines of dialogue, Fluid and exciting space combat
Cons: Only two maps available for PVP, No new story objectives
Conclusion: Galactic Starfighter shows a lot of promise and there’s a great deal of potentially awesome additions outside of new maps and game mods (like dogfighting!). Treating the expansion as a proof of concept, I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing this version of space combat eventually replace the on-rails...
A new planet and engaging romantic opportunities are among the features that make Rise of the Hutt Cartel so inviting.
22 May 2013
Summary: The Old Republic's shaky transition from subscription-based powerhouse to free-to-play option had players new and old weighing whether or not continuing to play would be viable. After a celebrated beginning and a questionable semi-collapse, the game's community was now open to anyone with the desire...
Pros: Intriguing storylines for either Jedi or Sith characters, Romance options spice up NPC companionship, Expansive exploration across new and old locales, Some great missions for solo players and groups
Cons: Lack of NPC dialogue in cutscenes and gameplay, Five more levels won't last too long if you're maxed out, Quests on the way to objectives have been cut
Excerpt: Okay, right at the top, I need to run through a list of disclaimers. First and foremost, I’m not a fan of Massively Multiplayer Online games. The things that I value most in games, such as story, depth, characterization, streamlined interface…these are all concepts that fly in the face of your...
Excerpt: I finally started playing Star Wars: The Old Republic in an effort to review the new Legacies system that has been added to the RPG. The problem that I was having is that to access the Legacy system, you have to get at least one character all the way through their first chapter quest.
Excerpt: Three months can be a long time in the life of a young MMORPG, possibly long enough to make or break it in today’s market. Star Wars: The Old Republic has made it past the 90-day mark – and sits on the cusp of its first truly significant content update – making it the perfect time to see if the...
Pros: Breaks new ground in MMORPG storytelling thanks to voice acting and dialogue options. Excellent replay value for those who enjoy creating alternate characters. Can be played all the way to level cap solo or in groups. Graphics and sound full of Star Wars flavor.
Cons: Some features missing that hardcore MMO players might expect. Nothing especially innovative about the gameplay mechanics.