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Fun at first, but becomes boring extremely quickly,
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This review is from: Star Wars: The Old Republic - PC (DVD-ROM)
I purchased this game solely due to my love for the original KOTOR games (Yes even Obsidian's KOTOR2). I'm sure I am not the only one who had mixed feelings about this game when it was announced. I think most people would have preferred to see a KOTOR 3 instead of an MMO set in the same general time era of KOTOR. I finally broke and decided to jump into the game as enthusiastically as I could. I did very much enjoy the references to the original KOTOR games. With the Endar Spire, Revanites, etc. Those types of references were really neat. The game does a decent job of making the grinding type quests to at least have some OK storyline behind them, but in the end they are still long boring ventures. The combat is really nothing unique either. While the 8 unique character storylines are entertaining for an MMO they are quite poor when compared to KOTOR. Your just an average Joe Jedi, trooper, smuggler, etc. In the cog of the Republic or the Sith Empire.
So to draw this review to a close, I did not like the majority of the quests, there are some gems in there for the rabid KOTOR fans but the majority are bland tasks that are sometimes time consuming and rarely interesting. The combat is very repetitive, uninteresting and offers no real feeling of accomplishment when you take down an enemy. The PVP arenas were fun at first but with such a limited number of arenas it got old and boring quickly. Anybody notice a theme here yet? This game will impress you at first with it's decent storylines but under that blanket you will soon discover there is really nothing much in terms of fun within the game. It's a game that can't decide what it is, an MMO or a single player RPG. That said, if your an MMO fan you may enjoy the injected storyline into your grinding experience. I'm simply not a fan of grinding in games.
Now that the first 15 levels are free to play there is no reason to buy the game until you go through all 15 of those levels. At this point you should have a good understanding of the game and know if you will enjoy it any further or not. Hope this review is helpful for those curious about how the game stacks up to it's spiritual predecessors.
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Initial post: Aug 1, 2012 6:56:54 PM PDT
FREE 2 PLAY is here baby! This game is so bad they are going to change the format and try to nickel and dime the public.
It's not current but in an effort to sucker more people into buying their horrible game they're going Free to play just to get you to spend the cash to buy the disc.
That's how desperate they are! LOL!
8 months and here they are.
This game is dogshit even for free to play! Do not give them the cash after bleeding 700k subs. It's in the news check for it!!!!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2012 11:27:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 2, 2012 11:27:40 AM PDT
Darth Borg says:
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 7:17:59 AM PDT
V. Kosmina says:
Yay! I feel vindicated!. Bloomberg TV has just announced that EA is considering.... SELLING ITSELF (obviously before its stock price becomes $0.00). Should that happen, EA will cease to exist! YES. Finally, the gamers win. Enough of EA's horrible treatment of its customers. Apparently, they have been making such great games and treating customers so well (sarcasm intended) that the company is nearly bankrupt.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2012 10:19:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 17, 2012 8:51:40 AM PDT
Darth Borg says:
^ You need to get a life dude. What you are is a 40+ year old man involved in 20+ relationships including a failed marriage (which you so proudly list in one of your reviews) and yet you troll like a high-school kid in games forums?
Anyways you may also have read on bloomsberg how the video game industry as a whole is suffering losses year after year now. It's no longer that lucrative business thanks to the weak economy and rampant piracy. EA decision to sell itself might just be to get out of the industry while they still can....
So rather be a champion of gamer's, work on getting married and having kids before its too late. /lol
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