Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Review
22 May 2013
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
Star Wars: The Old Republic -- Rise of the Hutt Cartel
21 April 2013
Conclusion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel is an enjoyable but brief expansion that introduces Star Wars: The Old Republic's biggest, most beautiful, and satisfyingly paced planet to date. A new operation and decent gadget-based side missions provide some variety for hardcore and casual players alike, and the Empire and Republic storylines prove that the shift to free-to-play has weakened little of its storytelling power.
Pros: Makeb is big and beautiful, Engaging stories, A well-designed operation
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. And there is so much content that it takes a long time. I didn't unlock my Legacy abilities until I hit level 28.
Excerpt: Since the MMO genre first emerged, I’ve always wanted to make the jump to hyperspace and explore the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Galaxies , a 2003 MMORPG starring the universe from the acclaimed sci-fi franchise, was a major disappointment that left me feeling as if one of my biggest gaming dreams would never come to fruition. Then, a few years ago, BioWare announced the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic .
Pros: Best storytelling in an MMO to date, Great voice acting, Star Wars universe brought splendidly to life, Fun and addictive PvP
Cons: Same old genre quest mechanics, Endgame world PvP a letdown, Rare but significant visual glitches
Summary: The Old Republic sets out to do something new, and I believe it succeeds with flying colors. Bringing more of the action genre to the MMO style works well, and I feel like this is a step forward for massive online gaming. I highly recommend the game if you’re willing to dish out the monthly fee, which is one of the major drawbacks. The Old Republic gets 4 of 5 stars.
Excerpt: Like most gamers my age, I like a few predictable things. Energy drinks (though I'm trying to scale back -- honest), The Simpsons , and of course -- Star Wars . Hell, whenever anyone asks me about my political or religious affiliation, I always answer that I'm simply a Han Soloist. I've always been disappointed though that my love for Lucas' epic has never been fully translated into my other love of video games. Enter Star Wars: The Old Republic.