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  • Summary: Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided for Windows PC simultaneously immerses thousands of players into a persistent online recreation of the Star Wars universe, as portrayed in the classic Star Wars film trilogy. The series features dynamic adventures throughout the galaxy during the classicStar Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided for Windows PC simultaneously immerses thousands of players into a persistent online recreation of the Star Wars universe, as portrayed in the classic Star Wars film trilogy. The series features dynamic adventures throughout the galaxy during the classic Star Wars timeframe. Game play offers a unique combination of combat, exploration, social interaction, specialized missions, and daring quests. [LucasArts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. 100
    This game really shines with its environment models. Every part of the environment seems real, from the grass swaying in the breeze or the ripples on the water as you run through it.
  2. A gem in the galaxy of MMORPGs. It has a way to go to work out the kinks, but this is a game with depth of play and will likely have staying power.
  3. This game has a lot of life in it and am excited to see it expand.
  4. Star Wars Galaxies could be a great MMORPG in time, as it has some excellent potential and a solid technology base. But if you want a balanced combination of exciting combat, quick progress, and fun PvP, and you want it right now, then SWG is not the game for you.
  5. Stormtroopers shouldn’t be easier to kill than llamas, and Rodians shouldn’t wear hotpants and start dancing in campsites.
  6. The game has gotten a lot better since its initial release, enough to warrant that early players who left in anger should check back in to see the new game. But new players be forewarned - this game is really tough to understand if you've had little experience with real RPG's.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    30
    What stinks more than anything is SOE's treatment of the game's devoted fans, who find themselves spurned by the developer's hope that a dumbed-down gaming experience will appeal to a wider audience. [Feb 2006, p.76]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 48
  2. Negative: 21 out of 48
  1. BrndonMerk
    Jul 17, 2003
    10
    this game is weet get al ot of friends and kill some aniamls this kick a$$ have fun with this game this so kool and this if playing this gamethis game is weet get al ot of friends and kill some aniamls this kick a$$ have fun with this game this so kool and this if playing this game on nabo or something then to theed i will help u out and stuff later ... ps find me i will u know what r u talking about peace out ppl Expand
  2. DougD.
    Jan 24, 2008
    10
    Like any other MMO, it really depends on your tastes. I love this game, some people, obviosly, dont. I find it fun and if you like the star Like any other MMO, it really depends on your tastes. I love this game, some people, obviosly, dont. I find it fun and if you like the star wars genre the pvp space battles are exciting and fun, as are the legacy missions. Expand
  3. Dec 29, 2015
    10
    I just started playing this game again on an emulator server that has a surprisingly good population levels. People who say this game isI just started playing this game again on an emulator server that has a surprisingly good population levels. People who say this game is complicated have never played Eve. Also if I could figure out the game when I was 13 when it first came out it wasn't that complicated really.

    But for many people that complexity is what makes SWG so amazing. Why is crafting for example so complicated with all these stats and types? Because unlike WoW the items players create are unique items exactly because of this complexity short sighted player complain about. Even if it is way more complicated crafting anything in SWG was more rewarding than crafting anything in any other game because the item you made was NOT another clone item everyone else had built a billion times before like in WoW. This was an item with your name on it with stats likely different from 99.9% of all the other items of the same name/look. You could sell it and anyone who wore would be walking advertisement of your handiwork. Complicated sure but realistic and SO worth it.

    It wasn't just complicated. It had the vastest game space worlds filed with more extensive player built cities of any game to date. Maybe they didn't give you nearly as many dungeons and quests as other games. But they did give a whole lot more class customization , crafting custimization, and player city options than ANY other MMO ever. The faction Vs faction content was among the best of any game. Bounty hunting Jedi was one of the most epic MMO experiences ever really.

    Jedi are actually cool and powerful in SWG the way they should be. I'm sorry but everyone running around as a Jedi that does not feel powerful but average doesn't feel like a Jedi. In SWG you couldn't be Jedi just because you wanted to which is how it was in reality in star wars. As a result Jedi were rare and very hard to become since it was unclear how you even did so, but as a result Jedi are very powerful with the draw back that death means serious XP loss. So in the end it all balanced out for everyone except for people who just 'had' to play as a Jedi. I was never a Jedi and it never bothered me. There was SO much more in the vastness of SWG for you to explore.

    I could write a short novel about my SWG characters experience back in the day and it would be pretty epic really with minimum dramatization required. And unlike random do this do that quests or go kill this boss in this dungeon quests it was an adventure quest dictated by my own desires. I wanted to be a bounty hunter and an imperial soldier; I needed power to make an impact in those efforts. So my SWG story was one of search for team of imperials and BH to help me and also learn how to hunt Jedi. It was hard, it took months, but that is how MMOs are. My problem with Knights of the old republic is that it might as well be a one player game the way I see it. MMORPG games needs the vastness and complexity and harsh realties of SWG to be truly immersive, interactive, and real.

    If you want quests and dungeons and somehow you think that ins't more repetitive and boring i'm at a loss for what to say. SWG let you make you own quest in the sense almost everything you did would get you xp in one way and idk why you need an npc to boss you around or the simplicity/repetitiveness of a dungeon boss kill for loot to make a game better. Even the best loot in SWG was not looted from a kill in a dungeon but CRAFTED in a dungeon.
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  4. ChazD.
    Jul 12, 2003
    6
    I was hooked right from the first day! And then... the repitition set in. Harvest this, build that, shoot something else. How many times can I was hooked right from the first day! And then... the repitition set in. Harvest this, build that, shoot something else. How many times can you do the exact thing over and over all for the hopes of finally having enough XP to advance your character? I finally realized that it's not entertainment, it's an addiction. You play this because you want to see it become something amazing, despite the fact that you're not actually enjoying yourself. Fan though I am, save your money. Expand
  5. RalphE.
    Jun 29, 2003
    3
    Very Complicated!!!!! Do Not Get Into this game unless you have the Maximum Hardware on your computer! This is a VERY LARGE Game! It is a Very Complicated!!!!! Do Not Get Into this game unless you have the Maximum Hardware on your computer! This is a VERY LARGE Game! It is a memory-Hog! I suggest at least 768 mb of Ram! It is expensive, so pull out those Credit Cards! Expand
  6. WillyManilly
    Jul 15, 2005
    1
    Terrible game ... released to early.... buggy... boring... ... nerferifific...... waste of money.......DEVS don't even know what to do Terrible game ... released to early.... buggy... boring... ... nerferifific...... waste of money.......DEVS don't even know what to do with such a crappy game...... and.... it ranks bottom of the barrel for MMOG! SOE should be ashamed. Expand
  7. JM
    Jul 8, 2003
    0
    Excuse me while I wonder why I paid good money for EverQuest with Wookie skins.

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