Rated 9 out of 10
by LordPwnington The game is awesome, but the statue was a letdown.
First off, I want to say that the game itself is amazing. I played in the beta and early access, and I'm still having a blast with it. So far I love most of the goodies that come with the collector's edition, but I was very disappointed with the Darth Malgus statue. When I first opened it, it fell a couple of inches out of the styrofoam and Malgus's lightsaber arm broke off. That's understandable, it fell. But then I tried to put the lightsaber blade on the lightsaber, and the top half of the lightsaber and his thumb practically slid off into to two separate pieces. Most of the damage should be fixable with glue, but it felt like the statue (or at least it's arm) was made of foam. I really expected more solid construction. Anyway, on to the rest of the stuff. The galaxy map is pretty cool, and is made out of the same paper as posters, which is nice if you want to use it as such. The soundtrack is good (I'm actually listening to it right now.). I love the Star Wars lore and history, especially the Old Republic era, so the Journal of Gnost-Dural is awesome. I also like having the game on disc, because it takes forever to download the whole thing on a new computer. The box itself is also a nice cube shape, so storage - aka, stacking it in my closet - is easy. The in-game mouse droid is kinda cool, but it sorta looks like one of those robotic vacuums. I haven't actually gotten to use the STAP speeder yet (not high enough level), but I've seen screenshots, and it looks awesome. The rest of the stuff from the Digital Deluxe edition (Holodancer, training droid, flare gun, and I think there was something else) are pretty much in-game toys, but are fun to mess around with if you're bored or wanna show off that you have the Collector's Edition. The Collector's edition vendor sells (for Republic characters) the Republic Officer gearset (orange quality, lots of mod slots), a Hutt tracking probe, and extra customizations for Corso Riggs (smuggler companion) and T7 (Jedi Knight companion). Customizations are kinda useless for me though, because I play a Jedi Sage (Consular, for you people who haven't played yet.). The game itself is easy to get into, and is easy to learn, especially if you've played World of Warcraft (I have for two years). Questing as a group is fun, particularly because then you can do all of the heroic quests scattered around. I can't say what Flashpoints (Dungeons, for you WoW players) or Operations (Raids) are like, as I haven't done any high level PVE stuff yet. I also don't do PVP, so I can't comment on what that's like in SWTOR either. But from what I hear, both are very good, so don't let that the last couple sentences stop you. In fact, everything I've seen so far is excellent, and I would highly recommend this game to anyone who likes MMOs, Star Wars, or Knights of the Old Republic.
Rated 0 out of 10 by SIPHIN1991 Starwars vs. WoW
I am a major Starwars fan and have been watching all my life and playing every single one of their games and they don't disappoint but I disagree with previous statements about WoW being destroyed and the fact that people failed to mention that when WoW is getting sucker punched and kicked in the ribs its taking it's ridiculously over-sized battle ax of DOOM and severing limbs. But what is more important is that sci-fi can't properly be compared against fantasy because they live in different worlds so don't let anyone tell you that one is better then the other because some prefer to ride through space for that chance to see a world explode and some people just cant wait to be the first in their guild to reach completely evil status by killing a unicorn that's trying to save a baby kitten from being eaten by an ogre . Now that ive gotten the ranting out of my system i'm going to recommend that you play both World of Warcraft and Knights of the Old Republic because neither will disappoint.
Rated 10 out of 10 by UCHANGEDBRO amazing and completely in its own standing against
this game is by far the most amazing mmo i have played, i played just about every mmo out there and they don't touch this one at all, i quit wow 3 months ago because that game has lost the challenge it had, and anyone can do what us hard core raiders and pvp players tried hard to do. and now wow is getting pandas...ill spend money on SWTOR instead. the graphics are amazing, the voice acting amazing, visuals and everything this game offers is amazing. if you beta tested it YOU KNOW ITS AWESOME! if you go by what some wow player or other mmo player says about this game, your being fooled, i played those games, they dont compare. this is fun for anyone, hard core player, to the casual player, i would NEVER recommend this game to kids at least kids under 13-14, because there are cantinas [or restaurant bars] with dancers and such that are not really appropriate for someone under the at least 13, its not really bad but its something to keep in mind. overall this game blew my mind. i cannot wait for it to come out
Rated 0 out of 10 by n00b Preview Summary
After finishing KOTOR at age 15, I was always left with an empty feeling after every play through when I could not explore the intricate world that Bioware created after playing through the campaign. They put so much attention, blood and sweat into the universe that I thought it was a shame I could not revisit it after to fully appreciate everything the developers did. No more. At the age of 24 I am now seeing what I've always wanted from this franchise, to be able to play through the single player game with the entire universe open to you in a multiplayer atmosphere. I know the die hards were hoping for a KOTOR 3, but considering that Obsidian basically ended Revans storyline when they introduced the Exile in KOTOR 2, I think it's only fitting that Bioware leave the Exile behind and in a sense start from scratch for this game. It is what it is people, just learn to accept it for (hopefully) the amazing game it will be.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Cashprizes Yeah, basically gonna be the best game ever....
From the studio that developed Baldurs Gate II, Jade Empire, Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age: Origins and Mass Effect 2, Star Wars: The Old Republic has a huge legacy to live up to. The game looks amazing so far, 8 playable classes each with their own set of story quests. 18 planets to explore, what must be 40+ companion characters to recruit and explore their story quests, the entire thing is voice acted, gorgeous stylized graphics, the most expensive game ever developed! This is easily my most anticipated game ever, I have always wanted an open world Star Wars game and this package hits all the points on my checklist. Your own personal starship, droid companions doing my crafting for me, set in a time period where the writers can explore the universe without worrying too much about breaking canon, Gah! More excited for this then I was about Wolrd of Warcraft, FInal Fantasy VII, or Diablo II.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gizmo89 Can't Wait.
Being a WoW veteran of well over 6 years, I am looking for something new and exciting and I simply cannot wait for this to come out. Some of the features they are adding, like the offline companion gathering, look really amazing, and the emphasis on story will make it even more enjoyable to level. Definitely going to buy this on day one.
That being said, anyone who thinks this will "kill" WoW needs to get real. You really expect the millions of loyal Blizzard fans to just abandon the game they've loved for so long over a shiny new toy? None of the other "WoW killers" have done so. And who says we can't play both? I certainly will. The only thing that is going to "kill" WoW is Activision's greed, forcing bad content to be released before it's ready just to appease the stock holders. It's a bit naive, but I hope EA doesn't try to do the same with SWToR.
Rated 0 out of 10 by shawnzulma Beta is awesome! Even over 3G!
I have been playing the beta for a little over a week now and I'm in love! This so far has been the best mmporg that I have ever scene. The graphics are great and the content is rich. The gameplay is very very storyline driven and keeping with Bioware conversation tradition you get to make choices on what to say during every conversation. For example the conversations are just like Mass Effect 2. I created a Smuggler and a Bounty Hunter and I love them both. The combat is beautifully done with great talents to learn. You get a lackey to help you out that you can talk to. I just can't get enough. I always have to stop playing cause my eyes will hurt from staring at my screen to long. Oh, and I play at work via my Droid X Bluetooth tethering and the game is still very smooth. I can't tell that I'm not on a broadband connection at all.
Rated 0 out of 10 by EVILINMYMIND THIS IS THE COLLECTORS OF ALL COLLECTORS EDITION
Honestly, I don't think any game has had the hype and delay as this game has. I'm sure many could argue that but I have been drooling over this game for years now. There is still no release date but if you want to grab this game as early as possible. THIS is the collectors edition to get. You might ask yourself, why would I pay 150 for this game when I could just preorder the 50-60 dollar game? Well it's obvious isnt it? You preorder the collectors edition early and you can pretty much say that you are one of the VIPs. I am willing to bet any dollar that they are going to give customers who preordered the collectors edition first dibs at the game. And rightfully so because we are spending a load more money on it. I mean sure the collectors edition offers some really cool things but in the end we are ordering it to get the VIP access.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Talls The wait is finally ending...
I have followed this game for only a year and I know that isn't that long compared to most people. Regardless of my short lived need to play this game, I have seen a countless number of videos and read hundreds of forum posts. This game is going to change the MMO genre as a whole by reinventing questing, story, and role-playing. Unless you haven't heard, this game is going to be fully voiced. Bioware has hired over 900 voice actors for their thousands of characters. They have created a system common to other Bioware games in which your choices change the outcome of your story. This game will no doubt punish its rival and finally give the game real replay value with all the different classes and outcomes that follow. My prediction is that this game WILL be the new WoW. I know this is a bold statement but only time will tell.