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: 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...
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
Excerpt: When I first started playing Star Wars ‘The Old Republic’ (SWTOR) I was amazed at the level of detail in the first opening scenes and training mission. I was, however, wary as many times before in MMORPG’s there’s an exciting intro, showing you as a heroic warrior/wizard/spaceman/alien kill-bot,...
Excerpt: When Star Wars: The Old Republic was announced as a massively multiplayer online game, there were many people who were disappointed, fearing that the previously single-player Knights of the Old Republic ( KOTOR ) series would lose its role-playing focus in order to accommodate genre conventions.
Conclusion: After playing SWTOR for, well longer than I am willing to admit, I was really impressed with the quality and play style that SWTOR brings to the MMORPG market. The feel of the game, along with the content and canon of being Star Wars will, be able to appeal to many people, not just the hardcore MMO...