Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Star Wars : The Old Republic Launches


The Star Wars Movies have always been very popular within the video gaming industry.

Since the original release of the movies, there have been plenty of games released, although not all of them were as spectacular as they were made out to be.

The latest game to be added to this already massive list is Star Wars : The Old Republic which brings the Star Wars Universe to the Massively Multiplayer Online genre.

Developed by Bioware (in conjuction with LucasArts).....it looks like it may actually be something quite special.

Set approximately 3000 years after the movies, you're able to join one of two opposing factions - The Galactic Republic and The Sith Empire. 

Even though the game follows the usual MMO formula, there are a few interesting new additions and features worth mentioning.

One of the most interesting features of the game (which sets it apart from it's competitors) is that the cut-scenes and NPC interactions are fully voiced which is a first for the genre. Even the most mundane of quests feature extensive character dialogue and considering the fact that each class has it's own unique quests, the amount of voice acting that must've been done for this game is insane.

Also interesting to note is that due to the emphasis on choice provided within the game, you are able to more actively determine the outcome of quests, and even kill the Quest-giver if you see fit.

Questing alone is also more interesting as well, as you are able to get a number of different NPC companions who will fight with you. (Incidentally, they also do all your crafting for you)

Eventually each class gets to a point where they have their own starship, which allows travel between worlds such as Hoth or Tatooine.

And of course, no MMORPG would be complete without a Player vs Player element and Old Republic does not appear to dissapoint.

Aptly titled "Warzones" (the equivalent of Battlegrounds), they include some interesting variations to the gameplay. One of these is a Warzone called "Huttball" which puts you in a futuristic ball sport with Acid Pools, Flame Pits and lightsabers to mix things up a bit.

Time will tell whether this game lives up to all the expectations that players had since its original announcement 3 years ago, but thus far it looks to be quite solid.

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