The Force is Strong With This Game
posted Sunday Apr 25, 2010 by Josh Henry
Another week means another update from our friends at Bioware concerning their MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, and this week they pulled out the big guns.. quite literally. We received yet another video documentary, not on the game being the first fully voiced MMO or the actual integration of the fourth pillar but on something we are actually interested in... combat!
So far it seem that the forum community has people running in the streets for joy and others shivering in fear at the footage we all witnessed. It seems the consensus for the skeptics is that it just looks to much like World of Warcraft's combats. My reply to said skeptics is you are all morons. The video speaks for itself; it looks like you are actually in the movies, choreographed saber fights, blocking blasterbolts, using jetpacks, shooting around corners, you name it and it's there. Some of the more exciting footage contains a bounty hunter charging at an opponent with assistance from their jetpack, or seeing a couple Jedi blocking blaster bolts left and right like there is nothing to it.
I won't say the game is a WoW killer because to expect anything to beat another one with over 11 million subscribers is like expecting America's debt to disappear as quick as Barrack Obama can say the word "change". Another common complaint seems to be the lack of dismemberment in the game, as well as the absence of gore. I actually decided to ask the people complaining about this and asked them, "When have you ever seen actual blood in Star Wars?" I also added that they could not mention Episode 4 because the only reason we saw blood from the dismembered arm was because of the lack of technology at the time.
Needless to say if you haven't checked out the game yet after a few of my articles on it, now is the time to do so. At the very least take a look at the video below. I hope I just got a few of you readers out there to give the game a shot. In the words of Obi-wan Kenobi, "May the force be with you, always" and if you have any questions about the game just ask me. I will point you in the right direction and answer your questions to the best of my ability.
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