Star Wars: The Old Republic PC

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  1. Dec 30, 2011
    9
    It is probably too early to review, seeing as MMOs evolve so much over their lifetime but so far I think it is excellent, the voice acting greatly improves immersion. I see a lot of people complaining that the quests are just a cutscene followed by the same old "go kill ten of x". Are we not playing the same game? There have been incredibly few quests where the objective is simply to killIt is probably too early to review, seeing as MMOs evolve so much over their lifetime but so far I think it is excellent, the voice acting greatly improves immersion. I see a lot of people complaining that the quests are just a cutscene followed by the same old "go kill ten of x". Are we not playing the same game? There have been incredibly few quests where the objective is simply to kill a certain number of mobs, usually killing a certain number of mobs is a bonus quest alongside the more story driven quests which grants bonus xp. I can't help but think that many of these negative reviewers have not even played the game or that they are simply trolls. I see people complaining "only 4 body types for men", how many do you have in WoW? Oh that's right, one. The rest of the complaints are basically "this game is an mmo and has mmo style gameplay and we hate that." What did you expect? Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    I'm not sure why's ther is so many bad reviews from users. This game is sick, totally bad ass. And i think it lives up to the hype. I read some people's reviews and they were **** about it feeling like wow and yes it does but what is wrong with feeling like the most popular game on the planet i think it was a very smart move for bioware. this game is simply awsome !
  3. Dec 20, 2011
    9
    My experience with SWTOR is a Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer up to level 31. The gameplay was enjoyable, I loved the music, and the option to make everything much more difficult by leaving your companion behind. The story for the Inquisitor is exceptional. I did several flashpoints, which were very interesting, and each one a challenge to my ability to heal. I enjoyed my attempts at PvP, despiteMy experience with SWTOR is a Sith Inquisitor Sorcerer up to level 31. The gameplay was enjoyable, I loved the music, and the option to make everything much more difficult by leaving your companion behind. The story for the Inquisitor is exceptional. I did several flashpoints, which were very interesting, and each one a challenge to my ability to heal. I enjoyed my attempts at PvP, despite not winning usually. All in all, it seems a very well put together game. The only thing that keeps it from a 10 in my view is the instancing keeping people separated up. It makes the world feel empty. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    Best Mmo I have ever played, great ! Cool graphics, interesting features like your own companion and star ship, this is surely not only a wow clone, it has enough new features, the story and cutscenes are superb. Everoney who gave this game 0-2 points, should never write a review again, no game deserves 0 points. Enjoy it !
  5. Dec 22, 2011
    10
    The game shares similar features with other games but has a fresh feel to it. The sound is great the graphics are good and the gameplay is fun. If you like themed MMOs, Star Wars, or Mass Effect, you will likely enjoy this game. Personally this game is a 8/10 but it gets a 10 from me to offset the fools who give it a 0.
  6. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    Well, from what i have played so far, this game is a different and refreshing take on mmo's in my opinion, having played WOW for 5yrs+. i have several characters in the 20's just so can get a feel for which class id prefer, so i have only scratched the surface. if your a fan of the kotor 1+2, id say you will appreciate this game as much as i do. i've read some peoples complaints about theWell, from what i have played so far, this game is a different and refreshing take on mmo's in my opinion, having played WOW for 5yrs+. i have several characters in the 20's just so can get a feel for which class id prefer, so i have only scratched the surface. if your a fan of the kotor 1+2, id say you will appreciate this game as much as i do. i've read some peoples complaints about the story driven questing and lack of a multiplayer feel. to me it has been a more dynamic gaming experience than any other mmo i've played. but i'm biased towards kotor, and care less about glorified chat-rooms. there is sufficient party based opportunities in the game, flashpoints, heroic quest areas, and later raid instances. you just have to play more than a couple hours to experience them. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    Well if you detest Star Wars you may want to stay away from TOR. Otherwise, the game is very smooth, the story line is enticing and while there are still a few minor bugs in the overall I am loving it! I have also been told that the classes are balanced at end game (lvl 50) PvP and since I am at the lower levels (12-16) and there are no brackets, we just have to learn how to play the gameWell if you detest Star Wars you may want to stay away from TOR. Otherwise, the game is very smooth, the story line is enticing and while there are still a few minor bugs in the overall I am loving it! I have also been told that the classes are balanced at end game (lvl 50) PvP and since I am at the lower levels (12-16) and there are no brackets, we just have to learn how to play the game and look forward to end game PvP. Expand
  8. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    This game deserves alot of praise. i don't think anyone remembers how buggy wow was at launch, and swtor is pretty smooth considering its a launching mmo. not only that, but it also has the best graphics an mmo has ever had. simply put, swtor is the best mmo i have ever played. the combat is satisfying, the classes are balanced, and the world actually feels alive. the voice work alone isThis game deserves alot of praise. i don't think anyone remembers how buggy wow was at launch, and swtor is pretty smooth considering its a launching mmo. not only that, but it also has the best graphics an mmo has ever had. simply put, swtor is the best mmo i have ever played. the combat is satisfying, the classes are balanced, and the world actually feels alive. the voice work alone is staggering and near perfect. but alas, every time a popular giant multiplayer experience gets cut loose to the world, trolls have to ruin it for everyone by rating it a 0. anyone who rated this below a 6 has obviously never really played the game. please don't trust these silly children who have nothing better to do then bash a game because they cant afford it... Expand
  9. Dec 30, 2011
    9
    this is a good game. why? 1- polished at release
    2- decent graphics
    3- pretty good combat system 4- great stories: all quests are voice acted. this forces you to slow down and actually participate in the story. while i didn't see the significance of such a decision initially, after a few days of play, i get it. it breaks up the questing so you don't feel like you just running on a
    this is a good game. why? 1- polished at release
    2- decent graphics
    3- pretty good combat system
    4- great stories: all quests are voice acted. this forces you to slow down and actually participate in the story. while i didn't see the significance of such a decision initially, after a few days of play, i get it. it breaks up the questing so you don't feel like you just running on a tread mill of "go here, do this". and you have options that allow you to customize your interaction in a manner consistent with your character concept. some folks have complained that wanting to get light/dark points forces you to answer a certain way, but they're missing the point. you have ample opportunity for light/dark points. you don't HAVE to respond in a way that will get you min/maxed. so yes, you DO have a choice about your interaction. 5- crafting and missions are pretty cool. you can send your minions off to do things for you and secure resources that way. 6- the minions are great. they make a significant contribution to your efforts, allowing you to do things you could not other do. they also have favor points you can build up to increase their loyalty and effectiveness. there are even romantic options with some of them and, according to bioware, more to come. 7- the light/dark points add an extra layer to an already mult-layered game. there are multiple ways to advance and you can open some pretty interesting dialogue options that have very interesting outcomes. -- thus decreasing the overall "linear" feel of the game.
    8- a good main story line that really contributes to a feeling of growth in your character. the story lines are class specific so you get to really fill out a role and philosophy.
    9- there's pvp. in areas and servers so you can take your pick.
    10- it's a fairly open world with lots of exploration opportunities. all in all, i feel like this is a game that contributes a good bit to the mmo genre and is presents a truly enjoyable experience on the level of wow or coh/v. good job bioware.
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  10. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    Having played every decent MMO since Ultima Online and being an avid gamer all my life i can state the following regarding SWTOR :
    Just Like most MMO's and so many pioneering games Swtor is doomed to have hate posters all over. Mainly people who see their wow guilds being disbanded because half or more of their guildmates left the game for SWTOR will go get their anger out on every forum
    Having played every decent MMO since Ultima Online and being an avid gamer all my life i can state the following regarding SWTOR :
    Just Like most MMO's and so many pioneering games Swtor is doomed to have hate posters all over. Mainly people who see their wow guilds being disbanded because half or more of their guildmates left the game for SWTOR will go get their anger out on every forum they can.
    It is wrong to compare it to any other game. Swtor is unique in many ways mostly the depth of the story that they made for each class as well as the amazing work that was done on the music that surrounds the game everywhere you go. The game is very stable the population on the servers is exactly what it should be the speed that you get a group for an instance or pvp is really good.
    It is a game for almost everyone i could say although i cant talk about the end game as i havent reached that level yet. each class has a very distinctive role in groups in PVE or PVP environment. all in all i highly recommend the game to solo or group players to star wars and non star wars fans. i do not recommend it to people who will want an improved version of wow or EQ or anything in that respect. SWTOR is Unique in many more ways than one its an Epic production from Bioware and Lucas arts, its not here to change the genre its here to make players HAPPY !
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  11. Jan 4, 2012
    9
    Most fun I've had in an MMO since the ol' Ultima Online days.

    Combat is weighty, crisp, filled with elaborate animation and aesthetics. Questing content is highly interactive and personal, also filled to the brim with good co-op mechanics missing in most modern MMOs. Meaty dungeons and elite areas. PvP is so-so, it has the potential to be really fun but there's some balance issues and
    Most fun I've had in an MMO since the ol' Ultima Online days.

    Combat is weighty, crisp, filled with elaborate animation and aesthetics. Questing content is highly interactive and personal, also filled to the brim with good co-op mechanics missing in most modern MMOs. Meaty dungeons and elite areas.

    PvP is so-so, it has the potential to be really fun but there's some balance issues and queue issues holding it back for me. Hopefully fixed over time.

    WONDERFUL visuals and aesthetics again, let me stress that. It's so nice to have detail and cloth physics and elaborate armor in an MMO after so long. Very easy to make attractive characters, for those who only want to make fat people and space boogey men: Oh well, boohoo for you.

    In the end, I actually think it's a fairly so-so MMO (but there are aprox ZERO good true MMOs on the market currently), but as a good co-op KOTOR like, it's very engaging, very detailed, very fun.
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  12. Jan 7, 2012
    9
    I can't believe some of these people on here are able to function in normal society...
    This game is fantastic and if you haven't picked it up yet you owe it to yourself to do so. Yes, it is an mmorpg and has many of the staples that every other mmorpg has. If you don't like mmorpg's, don't play them. Does the game have similarites to WoW? Of course it does. However, it is much better
    I can't believe some of these people on here are able to function in normal society...
    This game is fantastic and if you haven't picked it up yet you owe it to yourself to do so. Yes, it is an mmorpg and has many of the staples that every other mmorpg has. If you don't like mmorpg's, don't play them. Does the game have similarites to WoW? Of course it does. However, it is much better in every way. The story elements are fantastic, no longer do you right click an exclamtion point and hit accept. The gameplay is smooth and polished, and visually exciting. Never have I played an mmo at launch with as FEW bugs and problems as SWTOR. I say few because there are some minor ones, which will no doubt be ironed out with patches.

    You people on metacritic are ridiculous, I made an account just to make that point. It's like every game that comes out now that is "too similar" to another game you just give a 0. This game is wonderful and will only get better, you'd be doing yourself a favor by picking it up and not listening to these trolls.
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  13. Jan 30, 2012
    10
    really amazing! everyone should try it! combat is different and epic! same goes for questing

    i was totally blown away by this game and i am sure a lot of others will experience the same!
  14. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    Out of the park they did hit, yes. This game is amazingly fun. If you like the way MMOs play and like Star Wars, it's really a no-brainer. Buy it and have fun!
  15. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    So far I've been loving this game! Great MMO! Not sure why so many people are saying it feels like a single player RPG. It doesn't. Not everything is instanced like a bunch of these people are saying. It is definitely NOT a lobby game. First MMO I have ever played where I'm actually enjoying the story and not just grinding to max level. Didn't want to get this game at first but a friendSo far I've been loving this game! Great MMO! Not sure why so many people are saying it feels like a single player RPG. It doesn't. Not everything is instanced like a bunch of these people are saying. It is definitely NOT a lobby game. First MMO I have ever played where I'm actually enjoying the story and not just grinding to max level. Didn't want to get this game at first but a friend talked me into it, and I'm damn glad he did. Expand
  16. Jan 24, 2012
    10
    Do not be fooled by the user score with this game. Its mostly the result of many fans being fooled by the huge hype surrounding this game up to its release. This is a great game if the player is not comparing it to their idea of what the game should be like, an idea that was doomed to be disappointed from the beginning. Again, go by the critics' reviews for this one; the game does notDo not be fooled by the user score with this game. Its mostly the result of many fans being fooled by the huge hype surrounding this game up to its release. This is a great game if the player is not comparing it to their idea of what the game should be like, an idea that was doomed to be disappointed from the beginning. Again, go by the critics' reviews for this one; the game does not deserve a 59 and many of the reviewers here are overly critical. With that said, i do not believe this game is truly a ten, at least not yet. There are a few problems in the game that are addressed in the other reviews of this game, but I am giving it a ten nonetheless in an attempt to balance out the average. All in all, if you are a lover of Bioware's previous fare or of MMORPGs in general I highly recommend this game, you will not be disappointed. Expand
  17. Feb 15, 2012
    9
    Pretty satisfied with this game. Definitely a few "young game" hiccups, but BioWare has been johnny on the spot getting things adjusted. They're also great at implementing user-driven changes, such as the UI cooldown visualization options. There's already been a content update and there's more on the horizon.

    The game works well for both new MMORPG players and veterans, with plenty of PvE
    Pretty satisfied with this game. Definitely a few "young game" hiccups, but BioWare has been johnny on the spot getting things adjusted. They're also great at implementing user-driven changes, such as the UI cooldown visualization options. There's already been a content update and there's more on the horizon.

    The game works well for both new MMORPG players and veterans, with plenty of PvE and PvP content. Players will find their experience enriched if they have Guild membership, but the game offers plenty to those who wish to have fewer ingame associations.
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  18. Mar 12, 2012
    10
    IMO, I finally an mmo, that can satisfy. For an mmo in it's infancy, this game is extremely refined. I have been playing since launch, and I was very skeptical. I wasn't expecting this game to be so nicely involved with story, and great pvp. This game won't please everyone, and there are a lot of wow fanbois feeling the pain with their new happy pandas, and don't want to lose theirIMO, I finally an mmo, that can satisfy. For an mmo in it's infancy, this game is extremely refined. I have been playing since launch, and I was very skeptical. I wasn't expecting this game to be so nicely involved with story, and great pvp. This game won't please everyone, and there are a lot of wow fanbois feeling the pain with their new happy pandas, and don't want to lose their game. But if you want an mmo with some grit, and a game that entertains, this is a good one. At least try it and find out for yourself. Expand
  19. Mar 10, 2012
    8
    This game successfully infuses story into an MMO. I've been craving this. In other MMOs I'd often walk into a raid with little to no back story or motivation as to why I was there aside from getting loot, so I could get more loot. That said the end game is currently a bit lacking because there are only 2 raids, both of which are incredibly easy. The PVP gearing is also incrediblyThis game successfully infuses story into an MMO. I've been craving this. In other MMOs I'd often walk into a raid with little to no back story or motivation as to why I was there aside from getting loot, so I could get more loot. That said the end game is currently a bit lacking because there are only 2 raids, both of which are incredibly easy. The PVP gearing is also incredibly frustrating. However, I'm confident that this game will get better as it grows and develops. A year from now I hope to be able to revise my review to a 9 or 10; but, for now 8/10. Expand
  20. Mar 11, 2012
    8
    This game is quite similar to WoW in several aspects but there's something about it that makes it the second best MMO around if not as good as WoW. It is still close to its initial release so content is of course limited. Combat feels really responsive and spells feels varied(Sith Sorcerer), however the world seems a little static with a lot of still mobs and little patrols. In WoW simpleThis game is quite similar to WoW in several aspects but there's something about it that makes it the second best MMO around if not as good as WoW. It is still close to its initial release so content is of course limited. Combat feels really responsive and spells feels varied(Sith Sorcerer), however the world seems a little static with a lot of still mobs and little patrols. In WoW simple questing PvE could get tough with many patrolling mobs but in SWTOR it just doesn't feel alive, mobs just stand around and wait for an ambush. The still mobs can get patched though and it's not that big of deal when you experience all the other satisfying aspects. Leveling, gear collecting and the voice-acting are very satisfying. The games current state only holds mechanical mounts which is dull, imo. Organic mounts could very well occur in the future though. I've played WoW since its release in 2004 and overall I think I'll stick with SWTOR with hopes of good content patches, expansions, gameplay tweaks etc etc Expand
  21. Apr 6, 2012
    9
    It does nothing new, but it also does nothing wrong. Like most new triple A MMOs this is a hodgepodge of all the best MMO features but with the added benefits of being based in the wildly popular Star Wars universe and having a truly compelling story thanks to bioware and full voice acting. This is the first MMO ive ever played where I paid attention to the plot and understood what wasIt does nothing new, but it also does nothing wrong. Like most new triple A MMOs this is a hodgepodge of all the best MMO features but with the added benefits of being based in the wildly popular Star Wars universe and having a truly compelling story thanks to bioware and full voice acting. This is the first MMO ive ever played where I paid attention to the plot and understood what was going on, i usually skip all the texts and just rush to max level, but with swtor i find myself taking my time and listening to every word spoken. The games combat system is the standard MMO formula but with Auto-attack removed and smooth animations for all your abilities making fights visually beautiful and very intense. The crafting system is a joy to level up, you dont actually have to do ANY gathering or crafting to max out your crafting profession, that is all handled by your crew of companions, and not only is it mindlessly simple to level up but you get items that are genuinely useful ( you WILL use the items you make, and NOT just max level items like WOW). For example my Synthweaver (Makes Force user armor) has provided about 70% of the armor for myself and a friend i am leveling with, i can honestly say ive never used a single item from crafting in wow other than engineering bombs and trinkets. This game is great to play with friends but its totally playable start to finish solo, the game provides you with several companions throughout the game that range from Tanks to healers and even Ranged or melee dps so even healers can efficiently level up, In fact this is the first games that healers have an upper hand when leveling, With my healer im able to solo around 2 or 3 elites of equal level at a time with my tank companion, while my DPS (/w healer comp) can only take one at a time (two with CC). It should also be noted almost every class has a spec for tanking and/or healing as well as a DPS spec. I could go on and on about all the small details that have made me fall in love but i feel im already rambling on so ill end it here. Expand
  22. Apr 20, 2012
    10
    If you want a MMORPG with all of the epicness of offline adventures, then this is your game. Create your character and live a unique story full of choices and see your character completely dubbed. A master piece and far better than any online game in the market in terms of narrative and story.
  23. Mar 7, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I do overall like this game and could come to love it and find while this game has some flaws e.g. the lack of major end game content, some serious bugs, some class imbalances and too many servers being drafted in too quickly that need to be quickly for this game to realise its full potential the game remains true to what bioware said it would be , a mmmorpg with heavily involved story and they have however this may not be to some peoples tastes and that is ok as for some just want to get on levelling the character that they have made with the array of different and interesting companions . However for those that choose to step back and analyse the game fully the story element is very good with 8 differentiating class quests that weave through some famous and not so famous planets. The quests on those planets that everybody has access to are reasonably good with some interesting variations but in some places becoming too grind like however for the overall majority that is not the case. PVP people are very divided about this and once again it comes down to personal preference but if you enjoy being able to go in the wow way with brackets then you will be disappointed the bracket only encompasses level 50's. However in 10-49 this does add a level of competition and there is a reasonable level of fairness which people at higher levels do not like their characters at level 49 being killed by a level 10. Also the pvp maps are similar of that to wow which is not particularly surprising as they came out with videos about it months before launch. Instances when you get in them are very good with some nice star wars music , wit and smooth combat mechanics ( well now smooth with decreased ability delay) and the added story lines making them feel more epic not just like large group quests as well as having some nice graphical features like the asteroid launcher in Hammer station and if you stop and look at it properly you will see they have not just spent all the money on voice acting which seems to be the belief from many low scoring reviews. Graphics are good but again personal taste in the type of graphics you want making a difference with some uncalled for reactions about the stylised realism that relates to the kotor days which I like. The sound features and music are also excellent and really take you into the universe. This immersion aspect has been bashed beyond belief and im not sure why because having been in wow and lotro this is the first time i have been able to want to see what happens to my character and this keeps you playing. Endgame not good but not a game breaker as I can make new chars with the 8 class stories and two factions on different planets and quest lines. The endgame raids are extremely difficult to get people for and loot bugs and boss bugs to provide frustration this then needs to be fixed and hopefully new endgame content in 1.2 will provide more entertainment but people seem to put reviews out based solely on endgame which is only one of the features you need to consider. Guild features are severely lacking and inhibit the feeling of community which you need but is apparent elsewhere throughout with the large numbers of group quests which you can mostly get a group for. I hope that this game realises its full potential and moves from a good game to a great game and with high profile releases such as Tera and GW2 coming out . Also I hope that people will give this game some time and seemingly trying to put off people by over exaggerating and that also goes both ways for those who give it 10's as it is not the best game ever but with time it could be. I just hope the unjustified level of vitriol and praise will dies down with a lot of low + high reviews at this early stage to allow the game to develop Expand
  24. Apr 13, 2012
    8
    A solid hot button MMO engine underneath some quite good visuals. Bear in mind however, this is an MMO and as such there are concessions made graphically compared to dedicated single player games. There are a good number of planets to visit, some quite large. PVP is fun although limited to 3 scenarios(called warzones, one of which allows for intra-faction combat) and a small amount ofA solid hot button MMO engine underneath some quite good visuals. Bear in mind however, this is an MMO and as such there are concessions made graphically compared to dedicated single player games. There are a good number of planets to visit, some quite large. PVP is fun although limited to 3 scenarios(called warzones, one of which allows for intra-faction combat) and a small amount of world PvP (which always suffers when population distributions are unbalanced) due to the young age of the game.
    It also has PvE dungeons and raids (flash points and operations respectively) although again, the number is currently small.

    As with most MMO's the amount of endgame content increases with each major patch, however to call it's release sparse is misguided. The amount of endgame content is small compared only to established long term MMO's, specifically World of Warcraft.

    The game shines in it's storylines, the voice acting makes questing quite enjoyable and most quests consist of going to places and finding things or people rather than "kill X of Y" which mostly appears in bonus quests, with occasional exceptions. The class storylines are suberb, a real evolution of the genre. As it is possible to level through pvp and a simple, starfox-esque space shooter mini-game there is a great replayability to the game as it is possible skip entire planets non-class quest lines and do them on a seperate alt. Completionists and explorers are also rewarded with datacrons in hard to reach locations providing permanent (small) stat-boosts provided they can be found.

    The game is very star wars, players travel between planets interacting with large varieties of characters, they have space ships and build up a crew of loyal 'companions' who can be used to provide combat support in a similar way to the 'pets' of other games, perform crafting activities and even be sent away to sell all your vendor thrash when the inventory is getting full.

    There is, of course, room for improvement and ample room for expansion. The space shooter is very simple and could do with more missions, and additional end-game and group content is, as always, high on the list of player demands. The main turn off about the game is the official forums, which remind me all too much of the Mos Eisley Cantina and is infested with people who by turns criticise the game for being either too much or not enough like world of warcraft. Occasionally both at the same time.

    I think this game would be great for people who like star wars or like MMO's, however if you're tired of the tropes of the genre(cooldown management, the Tank,Healer DPS triumvirate etc.) you may find it lacking in innovation. Hardcore MMO players who like to blast through content without experiencing it may also find it a bit on the easy side.
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  25. Feb 5, 2017
    10
    Still truly amazing, and the new expansions have really gave us more intrigue story to sink our teeth into.
    A great story-driven mmorg that makes you the centre of the story and not just a mook.
    Wonderful!
  26. May 16, 2012
    9
    ABOUT Criminal illegal slander: I have recently looked at multiple User/Customer Reviews from multiple websites and it is obvious there are people that LIE in reviews/ratings in order to influence sales of a game. My recommendation is trust NO User/Customer Ratings/Reviews (good or bad) and use only Reputable Critics that have a long standing in the gaming industry. Yes, they could be paidABOUT Criminal illegal slander: I have recently looked at multiple User/Customer Reviews from multiple websites and it is obvious there are people that LIE in reviews/ratings in order to influence sales of a game. My recommendation is trust NO User/Customer Ratings/Reviews (good or bad) and use only Reputable Critics that have a long standing in the gaming industry. Yes, they could be paid to lie too, but they have better accountability and can be more easily prosecuted if they lie. >SWTOR was made to be different than other MMORPGs by making story-line one of the highlights of the game. Voice acting goes a very long way in making a person feel a story is real, or cheesy. For me, one who likes a good story, the voice acting is top notch in SWTOR compared to other games and made me feel a part of the Star Wars world. >YOU feel more apart of the Star Wars world due to the story, but the story is not etched in stone. The story is based on choices you make in conversations you have with a multitude of characters you encounter. This allows you to become the character you envision and gives a stronger connection to that character's story. >COMPANIONS in SWTOR actually can help you complete quests by fighting by your side to help kill the enemies! They also allow for different story lines to emerge for your character. You form a relationship (which can be friendly or mean, romantic or hated) with your companion too, thus adding more attachment to the world you are in. You can order your companions to do work for you (create items or find materials/items on their own small missions) when you are doing other quests without them. Each character type has their own set of 5 unique companions. >OTHER games in the genre that I have played have given me a lot of fun, but over time they started getting away from an adult atmosphere and consistently increasing content that was goofy, cutesy, off the wall, catering to younger gamers, and specific cultural groups. However, SWTOR does not give me any of that immature and out of place feel. Even though the Star Wars franchise has a multitude of young fans, this game plays on a young adult to adult level story line and the people I usually run across are mature adults. >WHEN you create a character you choose which server you want to play on. The list of servers you choose from tell you a general population of players on that server. There are a lot of servers and the population will read either Light, Standard, or Heavy. CHOOSE a HEAVY server! I highly recommend Heavy (or at least Standard) because even if you like to be a loner, being on a Heavy server will not bother you once you learn how to ignore people through the settings options; and loners may find out that they actually like the multi-player aspect, which then being on a heavy server would be important since you currently cannot transfer characters to other servers. >I HAVE 9 characters, with my highest level character being level 40 (current max. is level 50). I will be playing at least a few more months before all my characters are maxed out on level and then will be able to experience more of the high end content (or lack of that I have read about). The game has already made major additions to the game since I have been playing, recently adding the legacy feature which is for higher level characters. As with all MMORPGs, updates and expansions are happening on a regular basis with new fun content added regularly. So, meanwhile I am enjoying the game and feel the money I have spent has been more than worthwhile. My recommendation is to try all the 8 different classes and enjoy each of their unique story lines to get the most out of the game. >GRAPHICS are not top notch. I love great visual productions in games, t.v., and movies, and SWTOR does not go to extremes to get the most high end visual effects possible in the current video game market. I found this is common in MMORPGs and it may be because of the high amount of people playing the game online. However, the content and story lines of the game totally make up for my love of peak performance graphics. Graphics on SWTOR I would rate about 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. >IF you really want to know all the features the game has, go to the SWTOR website to see all the features the game offers. >IN CONCLUSION, this game was in development for years before its release (Dec/2011) and it shows. The depth in all areas is well thought out and well done. The Star Wars franchise is huge and they have used their many resources to create a game that is very much polished and high quality. This game stands apart from other MMORPGs because of the emphasis on story which allows a gamer to feel a stronger connection to their character, the Star Wars universe, and the game itself. Regardless of negative points and/or reviews, this game IS a High Quality game due to the depth of the game and the emphasis of story that has been well developed. Expand
  27. May 10, 2014
    3
    The only thing this game has going for itself is the class story questlines. Some of them are decent, while others are meh. Other than that, it's a waste of money. It's simply amazing how can devs keep a game like this alive by simply milking their unsuspecting fanbase of drones. There is so many wrongs in this game that I won't bother listing here because its pretty much everywhere. EAThe only thing this game has going for itself is the class story questlines. Some of them are decent, while others are meh. Other than that, it's a waste of money. It's simply amazing how can devs keep a game like this alive by simply milking their unsuspecting fanbase of drones. There is so many wrongs in this game that I won't bother listing here because its pretty much everywhere. EA should be ashamed to dump so much money (over 200-300 million dollars I think) on this pile of garbage. I think they are still trying to break even. Expand
  28. May 17, 2012
    8
    I love this game, but fast running out of things to do. Even after 1.2. Cannot wait for more content!.........................................................................
  29. Jul 7, 2013
    7
    I reviewed this in 2011, but now I'll review it again.

    This game is a prison. Its somewhat addictive, but not enough to keep me away for whole weeks while still subscribing. Before they did the server swaps, the game was a ghost town. Now the servers have pops akin to what a medium pop on the old 50+ server system had. The main character storyline is good most of the time, and your
    I reviewed this in 2011, but now I'll review it again.

    This game is a prison. Its somewhat addictive, but not enough to keep me away for whole weeks while still subscribing. Before they did the server swaps, the game was a ghost town. Now the servers have pops akin to what a medium pop on the old 50+ server system had.

    The main character storyline is good most of the time, and your choices do mean something. But the main story is too few and far between. The planet stories can be okay, but more often than not its bad. Sometimes, like Imperial Taris, its a sort of "anything you can do I can do better" sort of thing, which was really lame. The side quests can be cool, but usually set you up for some disappointment. The companion stories are all usually very cool, but a lot of content was seemingly cut and you can not go on their adventures. Its always a matter of "I have to do this alone."

    The main story is the only thing I find enjoyable about the game, and yet one must wade through tons of sub-par content to get there. This makes the game a massive time sink. The developers intentionally forced people who enjoy a standard fair game to play with MMO diehards, WoW 'heretics' who wanted something better.

    I do play MMOs, too, and have gotten to endgame PvE in WoW a few times (though I tend to prefer PvP), but this was much the same monotony from WoW. This is really EA's fault for allowing the rebel WoW community to dictate how the game was made, and yet the WoW crowd wanted something better instead of a carbon copy.

    The game was better in Beta. None of the beta testers were complaining as far as I saw. The game was significantly difficult, yet people enjoyed the pace of progress. We had some disappointments, like design story decisions on the planet Taris. And then right before the game released, they changed how PvE worked. No longer hard and few fights, but lots of boring ones. Endless trash mobs instead of stuff that was fun to fight. The game changed from being a hero to being a jogger, trying to get through areas as fast as possible.

    Anyway, the game is now a smoldering ruin. The cash shop model is very bad, especially the unfairly priced stuff like 'pvp tickets'. The game may be worth $20 for the game and a free month, just to see one storyline (which you may accomplish if you're dedicated). The game is boring and repetitive after your first through playthroughs, but it has its moments.

    PvP is good if you're in to that, but most people aren't and utterly stink at it. The 50+ stuff is extremely gear based, which defeats all semblance of fun for anyone not geared out.

    Haven't played the newest stuff, but before the expansion, the endgame content was severely lacking. Raids were short but too hard for the average player, flashpoints use the same tilesets from the earlier flashpoints (its like they assumed nobody would play the earlier ones).

    All in all, the game seems like it might have changed direction in developement, and certainly did after its initial financial crisis.
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  30. Dec 4, 2012
    7
    Ok, it's been a year since release and the free to play patch is out. Time for a new review! Let my start by saying that this is NOT KOTOR. The writing is better than your standard MMO, but they are a little below the quality of our favorite Star Wars RPG franchise. The stories for each class are very entertaining in their own right. Don't listen when people tell you that the Agent is theOk, it's been a year since release and the free to play patch is out. Time for a new review! Let my start by saying that this is NOT KOTOR. The writing is better than your standard MMO, but they are a little below the quality of our favorite Star Wars RPG franchise. The stories for each class are very entertaining in their own right. Don't listen when people tell you that the Agent is the best story in the game or that the Consular story is a snoozefest. It's all opinion and different people will enjoy different things. Now on to gameplay. You're probably going to what a mid range machine to get enjoyment out of this game. I run 8GB of DDR2 RAM with a dual core CPU and a GTX 620 graphics card. A tad dated but I can run most settings on high. Except for shadows. I turn shadows off on every MMO I play simply because it is such a huge drain on processes and disabling them gives a massive performance boost. The enviroments which you will be running around in are very detailed and fun to look at. Except Tattoine. That place is mostly sand, so not much going on there. ToR goes for a more realistic look compared to MMO's such as WoW which are more cartoony. Persoanlly I prefer the realistic style, but your mileage may vary. Speeder training has been brought down to level 15 and makes running around between misssions so much faster. This was a complaint brought up by players as it used to be level 25, 10 levels after you get your starship. Doesn't make much sense, huh? Well, BioWare listened! There is also the Legacy system now. Through this system you can purchase character specific perks such as XP boosts as well as unlock things for all of your characters account wide. For the roleplayers you can also assemble your various characters that you have made into a family tree within your legacy. Now your Sith Warrior can have that Jedi son he's always wanted! There are also bind to legacy items now, so once you get a character to 50 you can gear out your next ones so that they fly through the beginning content. End game there is PvP, daily missions, and Operations (better known as Raids to the WoW crowd) so you will always have something to do once you reach the level cap. All in all the game is solid, but not perfect. If you want an MMO with voice acting, great story, and solid gameplay then give The Old Republic a shot! Expand
  31. Dec 16, 2013
    10
    I love this game so much. Let me say first, I played WoW for a bit when it came out, but never really got into it. So I'm pretty much a total MMORPG newbie. But 2 weeks ago I gave The Old Republic finally a try, and ever since then I'm having a hard time explaining to my girlfriend why all she hears from my side of the room are *woosh* *woosh* sounds (that's supposed to be a lightsaber sound
  32. Apr 7, 2016
    10
    November 2015: I watched and read a ton of reviews before I played this because of the mixed reviews. First off, only play free-to-play to make sure your computer can run it well. If you want to really experience the game, be a subscriber.

    I've played Guild Wars 2 for a few years now, along with the expansion Heart of Thorns. Decided to take a break from GW2 because the expansion felt
    November 2015: I watched and read a ton of reviews before I played this because of the mixed reviews. First off, only play free-to-play to make sure your computer can run it well. If you want to really experience the game, be a subscriber.

    I've played Guild Wars 2 for a few years now, along with the expansion Heart of Thorns. Decided to take a break from GW2 because the expansion felt like more of a job than a game. Wiping every event, boss, and even exploring became really tiresome. Still a good game, but I'm burnt out on GW2. I played PvE, WvW, and dungeons. Fractals were way too hard.

    I played World of Warcraft to level 65 as a tank. Really enjoyed it. Stopped playing because I couldn't find a good guild, so most of the time I was soloing, except for dungeons. Never tried raids of PvP.

    I'm enjoying this game a lot. The story, environments, and characters make the game really immersive. This game is great for players like me who are casual most of the time, but still want to play dungeons, raids, and PvP when they choose. I've found that players are easy to group-up with for doing story missions, or world bosses.

    I don't know how to describe it, but this is my kind of MMORPG. It's fun and relaxing to play. This game seems to be getting better and better with time.

    Cons: As a subscriber there are very few cons, but some of the UI takes some time getting used to. I read reviews about server lag, but it has been pretty mild at this point. Mail should go right to the player instead of a mailbox; it's Star Wars. I wish they had a group finder for other aspects of the game, like PvE, but typing in chat isn't too bad.

    I'll update my review as time goes on.

    April 2016: This is one of my favorite games. At the end of Shadow or Reven and I'm having a great time. My favorite MMORPG. Thank you Bioware. Can't wait to try Knights of the Fallen Empire.
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  33. Dec 13, 2012
    7
    I went into this game with very high expectations but was significantly let down. It's not a bad game, and in fact I would call it a good game, but it has some serious issues which bring it down a lot. There were numerous features lacking or underdeveloped such as auction sorting, group matching, and chat options. These oversights are inexcusable in my opinion, because they have long beenI went into this game with very high expectations but was significantly let down. It's not a bad game, and in fact I would call it a good game, but it has some serious issues which bring it down a lot. There were numerous features lacking or underdeveloped such as auction sorting, group matching, and chat options. These oversights are inexcusable in my opinion, because they have long been implemented in other MMOs, especially WoW, and since SW:TOR seems to copy so much else from that game, they should have done a little more stealing and at least had a decent auction house and chat system. On top of that, the character creation is pretty lousy with very few customization options for an MMO--especially if you don't want your character to look silly. I did however like that the racial bonuses are pretty much just cosmetic, so you don't have to choose between the race with the best stats and the one you want to play for aesthetic or role-play reasons. Where the game really shines is in its fully-voiced quest dialogue and relatively-strong storylines, which do a decent job of making your actions seem significant. However this becomes time-consuming after awhile--especially when you are re-running instances or playing a second character--and I felt that, in the end, Bioware had not done such a good job of blending their signature singleplayer RPG dialogue/story with the demands of an MMO. I played for a couple months and then quit, having already leveled 2 characters and gotten bored. Hopefully it has improved a lot since then, but even as a big Star Wars and Bioware fan, I don't miss it enough to give it a second try. Expand
  34. Aug 24, 2012
    9
    I have played all major western MMOs since Asheron's Call (even had my hand on Meridian and UO before that). And SWTOR is one great game.... or so it was, until you got to the endgame.
    The endgame was too lacking, too easy (when not bugging) and a bit too many bugs.
    Now some of the bugs are gone, but still the game lacks endgame. The Game is GREAT when it comes to smooth and great
    I have played all major western MMOs since Asheron's Call (even had my hand on Meridian and UO before that). And SWTOR is one great game.... or so it was, until you got to the endgame.
    The endgame was too lacking, too easy (when not bugging) and a bit too many bugs.

    Now some of the bugs are gone, but still the game lacks endgame.

    The Game is GREAT when it comes to smooth and great storylines for all except 2 of the classes. The last two classes had decent one IMHO.

    If you're looking for a game to start up with, and like Star Wars, now that most of the bugs are gone, its a great game to play.
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  35. Jan 8, 2013
    9
    I haven't reached the level cap yet, but so far this game IS living up to the hype. I actually find myself listening to the person/droid giving me a quest, (or mission if you want to be pedantic about it). The cut scenes are welcomed and the story line for the two types of characters I'm playing are entertaining. The very small gripes I have about the game are minuscule compared to theI haven't reached the level cap yet, but so far this game IS living up to the hype. I actually find myself listening to the person/droid giving me a quest, (or mission if you want to be pedantic about it). The cut scenes are welcomed and the story line for the two types of characters I'm playing are entertaining. The very small gripes I have about the game are minuscule compared to the overall value of the now "free to play", experience. I'll admit that some of the character models are a wonky and somewhat cartoonish, but that sensation is easily forgotten as one becomes further immersed in the story line and game play. I would also like to see Bioware/EA open up the source for add-ons, but this is far from a deal breaker. If you have the hard drive space and the patience for the very large download, it is well worth your time and energy. Expand
  36. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    This game has a rough start that is for sure but they have fixed most of those issues and added so many cool new things since its release it is like a totally different game since it launched. If you was around for the start of the game and hated it then I beg you to give it another try.
  37. Apr 10, 2015
    10
    This may be one of the best games I have ever played

    This is my first review, but I feel for the first time in a while, that I want to express how amazing this game is. I have played almost every mmo, I have owned almost every system, and lately I have been feeling really unsatisfied with the value of games. I just bought evolve on the ps4 and that was sort of my last straw. I used to
    This may be one of the best games I have ever played

    This is my first review, but I feel for the first time in a while, that I want to express how amazing this game is. I have played almost every mmo, I have owned almost every system, and lately I have been feeling really unsatisfied with the value of games. I just bought evolve on the ps4 and that was sort of my last straw. I used to play wow and for a few years and I felt like I got a good value out of that game, which is the bar I compare other mmos too. So let me say that this game is on an entirely different level than wow, it is so much better and more complete. This may be one of the best games I have ever played. If this game was launched as a single player game, I would have bought it. The fact that it is also an mmo, just amplifies the awesomeness. For $15 a month, entertainment does not get much cheaper. Give this game a shot, it has a f2p option and its just too good to miss out on. This game is nothing like your standard mmos, the depth is out of this world. The amount of content available is incredible. You can get lost in almost any aspect of this game: decorating your stronghold, space fighter, pvp, pve, the story, crafting, or just exploring this cool world.

    For the many of us out there that have been looking for a game that is not just great, but actually worth the price of admission. Look no further, this is it.
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  38. Dec 13, 2015
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. SWTOR is slowly approaching the inevitable brick wall that will crash it. When the game first came out it was quite exciting. The story lines were great and fun to interact with, it had a very "Star Wars" feel to it...But, you quickly find out that it is a "once through" game.

    No matter how many expansions or extra content they throw in, it is essentially nothing new at all to the game play. In order to advance through the new story content you must do the same thing you have done on everything else.... the same linear sequence of:
    1: Enter zone
    2: Follow the limited path through the map
    3: Kill the enemies placed directly in the path that are waiting for you
    4: Kill the easy boss at the end of the path
    5: Get the next quest in the story and repeat steps 1-4

    In other words, the game does not offer anything new. Instead of adding innovative content....the developers instead tend to "change" the existing mechanics a little (changing the class tree, changing the abilities by removing some to add another, all of which causing you to have to re-spec your characters). New gear is added for the new levels which makes your old gear you spent a lot of time earning completely obsolete and not good enough for whatever new Ops or FP that came with new content....

    The most recent expansion "The Fallen Empire" is a fun story to watch but just the same old mechanics... I was bored with it halfway through after spending 20mins per segment just killing things in the same fashion as I listed above.

    The new major changes to companions, zones, crafting, and Flashpoints were all a real shocker to me. Your companions no longer benefit from gear stats. They really hold no diversity now as they all can play any role (Tank, Heals, Damage). The gear is now for looks only. This takes away from the diversity of your player as a whole. This change was made because the developers felt they were too overpowered and players were too easily completing content.... THAT is a huge slap in the face to the players. It makes most of the crafting worthless now.... Considering you can get your good gear from flashpoints and ops... it really makes crafting only for the high end mods you might get as a drop.

    The game changes have forced the typical solo player into playing the boring daily quests and possibly a heroic 2 and solo flashpoint..... but the game has suddenly bottle-necked players into having to group to beat content. 2 players with their companions can't even attempt a hard mode flashpoint now without getting ripped to shreds...even with high end gear. Now you must find or wait for a 4 man group in order to play the content....

    All in all.... the other reviews list the other issues and failures of SWTOR. The game is free to play....and after all these years playing it...I no longer feel it is worth $15 a month for the few extras I get being a subber..

    All it will take is another MMO with potential to hit the market and I think this will kill SWTOR. Only the hardcore Star Wars fans will remain.... Players are ready for something else in a sense. Especially the PvP players....
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  39. Jan 17, 2016
    9
    Honestly every review and or comment I have heard for this review is so confusing. At least for the negative ones. Its so hard to separate the "Whining Fanboy" who's complaining about how they should have made Knights of the old republic 3 instead, from actual people complaining. Also why does everyone complain about free-to-play so much. It's like someone giving you a free soda only toHonestly every review and or comment I have heard for this review is so confusing. At least for the negative ones. Its so hard to separate the "Whining Fanboy" who's complaining about how they should have made Knights of the old republic 3 instead, from actual people complaining. Also why does everyone complain about free-to-play so much. It's like someone giving you a free soda only to find that its a cheaper drink than what you would get normally. You literally paid 0$ for the game. If WOW gave a free to play but it gave restrictions like this would it "hurt" the game play? No because all the people who are paying have not had their game affected at all. As for the game play though, I do agree. It is kinda boring sometimes, but I never had a real problem with it entertaining me (Though that's probably just me). But the story is amazing. All the story quests are fully voiced and are really engaging. Hell even the flash points (or dungeons if your a wow player) are voiced and have a mini story in them (Most of the time). Anyway I recommend this game for its story.

    Also on a side note if you don't know whether or not you want to get into it, play it. The free to play option is still there and at early levels it didn't really matter to me. once you feel you've played enough, then decide on whether or not to subscribe.
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  40. Jan 5, 2012
    9
    Let me preface my review with: Haters gonna hate.
    I've had a lot of fun with this game. I'm not new to MMOs having spent some time in EVE, but never playing WoW,so for me this was sort of a newish experience. There are some bugs which is why it's not getting a perfect 10 as well as the jumping mechanic makes it really difficult to get to some datacron locations (special hidden powerups) -
    Let me preface my review with: Haters gonna hate.
    I've had a lot of fun with this game. I'm not new to MMOs having spent some time in EVE, but never playing WoW,so for me this was sort of a newish experience. There are some bugs which is why it's not getting a perfect 10 as well as the jumping mechanic makes it really difficult to get to some datacron locations (special hidden powerups) - it's not the difficulty but it just feels a bit difficult to control, in reality you should hardly ever need to use the jump so it's not too bad.
    Space combat is a nice throwback to rebel assault - great game. Although I would like to see something a bit deeper - maybe something closer to a starfox feel, but there are plans to improve it at the moment.
    Like most popular new games there are a lot of negative comments out there. I think this is common everywhere. Reading some of the critic reviews will give you a better insight if this game is for you or not.
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  41. Dec 24, 2011
    10
    The game is absolutely exactly what I expected, excelled expectations. The mostly negative reviews I have been reading is the reason why WoW ended up sucking after a few years of whiny players wanting easy buttons. The graphics are nice and pvp is still in the making. I find it challenging and what I wanted instead of some pimple faced kid complaining on the forums and the devleopersThe game is absolutely exactly what I expected, excelled expectations. The mostly negative reviews I have been reading is the reason why WoW ended up sucking after a few years of whiny players wanting easy buttons. The graphics are nice and pvp is still in the making. I find it challenging and what I wanted instead of some pimple faced kid complaining on the forums and the devleopers caving in is not yet done, and hopefully never will be. This has much room to expand and my guild and I just quite WoW a while again and found this breath of fresh air. To the idiots saying this is a sorry attempt at a dumbed down wow clone, please go back to playing with blizzards genitals as WoW is a completely retarded dumbed down version of Everquest.... Ohh no! over easy dumb raids and gladiator is soo hard! Merc Glad btw. Character creation is simple. Gameplay is great, but with updates it only can get better. Unlike wow in which caved into morons. Expand
  42. Oct 13, 2012
    10
    This game has easily the best levelling experience in any mmo I've ever played. Maybe, for people with 12 hours a day to play, they'll grow bored once they blast through. But, for someone with a job who plays one or two hours a day, I'm nowhere close to running out of content, and am never bored as the story I love in regular RPGs is in this game rather than constantly killing 12 boars forThis game has easily the best levelling experience in any mmo I've ever played. Maybe, for people with 12 hours a day to play, they'll grow bored once they blast through. But, for someone with a job who plays one or two hours a day, I'm nowhere close to running out of content, and am never bored as the story I love in regular RPGs is in this game rather than constantly killing 12 boars for some jerk I'll never meet again. Perhaps a bit linear- in fairness most RPGs are linear, and stories tend to be linear.

    If you like having a huge world where you can just do anything (like kill 12 boars in a snowy place, or in a forest, or in the sea for some reason) you'll love GW2 instead which is free roaming mediocrity. I expected this game to be a mostly single player story with the option to multi play- and got exactly what I wanted.
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  43. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    I love it. Awesome story line, Fun game play. Great Audio. I feel this game advances the mmorpg genre and sets the new standard. I am interested to see what new content is added in the next few months.
  44. Jan 23, 2012
    10
    I find this game to be very enjoyable. Its not comparable to WoW at all. Yes it has some features from WoW. But the story telling in this game is incredible. The voice acting is top notch. Space Combat is great and simple. They have instanced zones in certain areas but it does not take you away from the rest of the world. You can still see people questing and what not and flying around on taxis.
  45. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    What an amazing game!! Bioware has done it again. They'be brought something so unique and special to the MMO world I don't know how I can go back to any other MMO. There's no way I can go back to reading boring, emotionless, poorly written text telling me to go kill 5 rats. The story and dialogue is soo well done and the group content is the best group content I've played. Soo many laughsWhat an amazing game!! Bioware has done it again. They'be brought something so unique and special to the MMO world I don't know how I can go back to any other MMO. There's no way I can go back to reading boring, emotionless, poorly written text telling me to go kill 5 rats. The story and dialogue is soo well done and the group content is the best group content I've played. Soo many laughs going through multiplayer dialogue with people seeing what they choose and hoping your number scores the highest. Highly recommended! Expand
  46. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    Suck a wonderful game! ^.^ It has everything you expect from an MMO ( dungeons, raids, group content, large worlds to explore, crafting, etc.) with a new and exciting twist I think. I'm sure you've heard it a zillion times but wow does story, choices, etc. make a HUGE difference. I always wanted a game that would add this to MMO's so really happy to finally see it. Boyfriend got me theSuck a wonderful game! ^.^ It has everything you expect from an MMO ( dungeons, raids, group content, large worlds to explore, crafting, etc.) with a new and exciting twist I think. I'm sure you've heard it a zillion times but wow does story, choices, etc. make a HUGE difference. I always wanted a game that would add this to MMO's so really happy to finally see it. Boyfriend got me the game today for Christmas and we've been playing it all day! He is being a jerk and going dark side on options so its so funny to see who wins in the dialogue roles. Loving the game. If you love MMO's you should definitely buy it. Even if you aren't a fan of MMO's but love RPG's with a good story you should definitely give it a shot as well. Expand
  47. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    The game is fun. Alot are too busy to write positive reviews cause they are enjoying the game, hell it's killing me to write this cause I would rather be playing.

    If you notice alot of the complaints on here are minor issues, minor complaints about small details that don't even matter. Overall the game is FUN. The game is designed to be savored and enjoyed, not rushed through. Of
    The game is fun. Alot are too busy to write positive reviews cause they are enjoying the game, hell it's killing me to write this cause I would rather be playing.

    If you notice alot of the complaints on here are minor issues, minor complaints about small details that don't even matter. Overall the game is FUN.

    The game is designed to be savored and enjoyed, not rushed through. Of course you will have problems finding groups if you have rushed forward through PUG groups and gotten to a point to where your gear completely sucks. You have to take time to farm rep, lightside/darkside points and commendations if you want to be abe to compete later on.

    It's designed where backtracking and building your character up is absolutely essential and quite enjoyable. It's old school RPG gameplay mixed with an MMO environment that gradually builds as your character does.

    Take time and enjoy the game, don't rush it, make the most of all the content, in the end it pays off ALOT. Most MMO's don't payoff until you get into big groups, Star Wars TOR pays off constantly and is enjoyable for every type of gamer.

    It's a melding of casual and hardcore structure that until this point all other MMO's have failed to combine. It's isn't super easy and at the same time isn't extremely difficult, teamwork and strategy can make just as much difference as stats and gear.

    The balance is strong with this one.
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  48. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    The Negative Reviews you have seen thus far are WoW Players and right now they fear this game more than anything else they can muster, so what they do is run rampant around here giving false reviews to make WoW look like a crowning jewel. Fact of the matter is WoW is a dying breed and its leading the way for Games like SWTOR to come into frame. The game runs and plays fine and I enjoyThe Negative Reviews you have seen thus far are WoW Players and right now they fear this game more than anything else they can muster, so what they do is run rampant around here giving false reviews to make WoW look like a crowning jewel. Fact of the matter is WoW is a dying breed and its leading the way for Games like SWTOR to come into frame. The game runs and plays fine and I enjoy every minute of it. Expand
  49. Dec 31, 2011
    10
    Having played DDO online , WoW and Everquest for far more hours than I would like to admit, I can say without hesitation, that this is one of the best games I have ever played. For the players who prefer to quest on their own, you DONT NEED GROUPS to gain levels and have a great time. If you are a social gamer, the guilds are plentyful and I've come across some really nice players who areHaving played DDO online , WoW and Everquest for far more hours than I would like to admit, I can say without hesitation, that this is one of the best games I have ever played. For the players who prefer to quest on their own, you DONT NEED GROUPS to gain levels and have a great time. If you are a social gamer, the guilds are plentyful and I've come across some really nice players who are willing to help. The game has not gone through any major re-vamp since its release showing they really took their time prior to releasing it. The story line is amazing and I have had 0 problems with graphics or slow down. Im currently a lvl 30 Jedi Sentinel Dual Wielding lightsabers and teaching my padawan the ways of the force... its GREAT :)
    To be fair though, the chat system is not as good as I think it could be and there is no online talking chat service available, players instead opt for other chat options... I prefer to just type but I see the fun in talking with buddies while playing...
    Finally the side games... there are 3 different PVP games that are played and I have not seen mentioned anywhere. One is like a football game where players get a ball and try to score while the other team tries to stop u. One is a capture the flag style game, and the final is a break through walls game while the other team tries to stop u. All are fun.
    If you just want a game to kick back to and have a good time this game is for u. If you want to lvl up and become the strongest jedi in the universe, this is it. If u r looking for something like WoW, this is not it. The WoW game has NOTHING of the depth or story line this does. This is also easy to navigate in and UNDERSTAND what quest you are on, what you are doing, and where to go next (With thrown in side quests and some fun crafting options)
    Hope this helps for those that are thinking of playing. I highly recommend you come and join me :) P.S. I've been playing for around 10 days now and still LOVE IT!
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  50. wkk
    Jan 7, 2012
    10
    Excellent game. Won't please any WoW fanboys though. If you are looking for another replica of WoW, look elsewhere. But if you are sick of WoW and the many clones out there, come on in. The negative ratings by many of you just shows how silly you are. On one hand you hope for a game different from WoW but criticize it when it doesn't feel like WoW. Stick on to WoW for life and spare othersExcellent game. Won't please any WoW fanboys though. If you are looking for another replica of WoW, look elsewhere. But if you are sick of WoW and the many clones out there, come on in. The negative ratings by many of you just shows how silly you are. On one hand you hope for a game different from WoW but criticize it when it doesn't feel like WoW. Stick on to WoW for life and spare others of your narrow vision of what is considered a fun game. Expand
  51. Jun 6, 2012
    10
    Amazing game, I really like Bioware's ability to pull you into a really well written story. The combat and animations are really great as well. Lot of fun stuff to do after you finish your main storyline. Each class has it's own main storyline that is different from the rest. Which is really nice so that you don't have to feel you are doing the exact same thing over and over again.Amazing game, I really like Bioware's ability to pull you into a really well written story. The combat and animations are really great as well. Lot of fun stuff to do after you finish your main storyline. Each class has it's own main storyline that is different from the rest. Which is really nice so that you don't have to feel you are doing the exact same thing over and over again. This has always been one thing that MMOs have failed on. This game makes recent MMOs look silly, it has more depth and shear content than any game from launch. Once you hit max level and finish out your storyline there are planet and alignment story lines to do as well. But it's way more fun to make a new character and go through another story line. This is the first MMO since Asheron's Call that has made me want to play more than 3 months. Most others I usually quit out of boredom and come back to check them out from time to time. This one is very solid and has lots of things to keep you interested. It's equally accessible solo or in a group which is great for those with a busy life and don't have much time to play a lot. The only time you really need a group is for the heroic content or when trying to do hard mode. Will play this for many years to come as long as it stays this enjoyable. Expand
  52. Dec 28, 2011
    9
    A beautifully cratfed online game. It doesn't feel like an MMO yet, but it does feel large, and the environments feel epic and wonderful. Really happy with the visuals and there's plenty of massive objects which make you feel very small, all in all an eye pleaser. The only MMO where I've stuck with questing, I'm loving this and I find combat to be fun and fast. Great Star Wars atmosphereA beautifully cratfed online game. It doesn't feel like an MMO yet, but it does feel large, and the environments feel epic and wonderful. Really happy with the visuals and there's plenty of massive objects which make you feel very small, all in all an eye pleaser. The only MMO where I've stuck with questing, I'm loving this and I find combat to be fun and fast. Great Star Wars atmosphere and a very memorable experience, I've been playing for over a month now and still find this game great.

    Lots of content and great quests, flashpoints which are dungeons but are very fun and I like the useful companions, I don;t often bother with crafting in MMO's, but I'm liking the crafting in this game.

    A worthy MMO which deserves its top spot.
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  53. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    I've been a WoW player for three years , and let me tell you this game is nothing like WoW! Yes, They might have implemented similar elements and game style that originated from WoW but only because they know 95% of the MMO population is on WoW, for me that's a plus cause once I started playing I got adjusted to the game pretty quickly.The rest MMO's that the bad reviews refer to as "I've been a WoW player for three years , and let me tell you this game is nothing like WoW! Yes, They might have implemented similar elements and game style that originated from WoW but only because they know 95% of the MMO population is on WoW, for me that's a plus cause once I started playing I got adjusted to the game pretty quickly.The rest MMO's that the bad reviews refer to as " innovative , different" in comparison to this game are not that great,"different" and " innovative" doesn't mean you will like it and so it has been proven cause nobody really plays guild wars , AION , lineage..Bioware has played smart.So far I'm a level 12 Sith warrior and I'm loving it, really enjoying the game overall and it certainly doesn't deserve a low rating,any user reviewing this game below a 6 is really out their minds .At this moment I'm playing the game on low graphics because my PC is garbage and it still looks amazing , for those who complain about the graphics being should consider updating their video card.really. Expand
  54. Dec 27, 2011
    9
    I notice there seems to be a lot of haters on here making the same cookie-cutter comments about the game. There's a thing called Stockholm Syndrome. My guess is that the haters here are likely suffering from Blizzard/WoW Stockholm Syndrome. They've come to identify with their captors, and the idea of another company coming along and creating something better than the company they'reI notice there seems to be a lot of haters on here making the same cookie-cutter comments about the game. There's a thing called Stockholm Syndrome. My guess is that the haters here are likely suffering from Blizzard/WoW Stockholm Syndrome. They've come to identify with their captors, and the idea of another company coming along and creating something better than the company they're currently attached to is just downright frightening.

    Star Wars Galaxies was run by SOE; the same disaster of a group that handled DCUO and a number of other fail-sauce MMO's. SWG was a solid first shot, but fell apart as soon as they introduced the Jedi without any proper counter-balanced class.

    Now, does this game take a lot of what's right with WoW and do it? Sure it does. Name a single MMO that has come out in the past 7 years that hasn't borrowed from WoW in some form or fashion.

    Then you get the whiners that are complaining about the instancing of zones. Instanced zones means more stable servers, less crashing, less disconnects. As Martha Stewart would say, "It's a good thing!"

    The truth about SWTOR is that this game is wicked good. The graphics on a good video card look fantastic. If you're playing on some crap rig with less than a GTX 4xx then you're missing out. The game is far beyond what WoW is, by a long shot. If you can't find something to like about this game, you're going in with a bias. Period.
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  55. Jan 7, 2012
    10
    Top notch MMO, the culmination of the last 10 years of the genre with the addition of fully voiced branching path storylines and quests. Impossible to go back to any other MMO and the lame quest text boxes after playing SW:TOR. Multiple characters over level 30 (one 50) and still cannot get enough. The bugs will be ironed out, and already new content is up on the test server.
  56. Jan 11, 2012
    9
    With the exception of Space Combat being so generic, this is a fantastic game! Though similar in its core to World of Warcraft, I actually care about the storyline. In WoW I was gone after 1 month of play from boredom which I don't foresee here. Hopefully, Space will be expanded upon so that it's closer to Star Wars Galaxies. Unless there is a game for this in particular I'm unaware of?
  57. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    I give this game an A+. I have been searching for an MMO that would hold my attention and SWTOR is a game full of "Win". Don't let the negative reviews hold you back. Buy the game and see for yourself. SWTOR won't let you down.
  58. Jan 9, 2012
    8
    For what it is, its not bad at all. If you want to waste some expendable time, this is one of the games to do it with. If your looking for innovation, then you can see the attempt with the starfox-like in space combat which is the equivalant of a mini-game that can break the monotony of the basic mmo formula "point-click-kill-lvlup". Beyond that, its an mmo that will be recieving updatesFor what it is, its not bad at all. If you want to waste some expendable time, this is one of the games to do it with. If your looking for innovation, then you can see the attempt with the starfox-like in space combat which is the equivalant of a mini-game that can break the monotony of the basic mmo formula "point-click-kill-lvlup". Beyond that, its an mmo that will be recieving updates and polishes with wonderful story line (A different story for each class, as opposed to WoW's story for all classes/races.) Innovation of voice acting an mmo could be considered, however when games attempt to go all-out with voice acting, they make a few slip ups (thinking oblivion and its small cast of actors). Tl,dr; A solid MMO with strongpoints in narrative and story, some experimentation on behalf of the devs, and some bugs that annoy for now, but will be fixed later. no doubt. Expand
  59. Jan 28, 2012
    10
    There's one thing that this game offers that very few other mmo's do, an actual role playing experience. Most other mmo's have absolutly no dialogue choice's, and very little in the way of voiced dialogue and cut scenes, making them little more than glorified 3rd person action games.

    Swtor however has cutsence and fully voiced choices for each and every quest, which are not only
    There's one thing that this game offers that very few other mmo's do, an actual role playing experience. Most other mmo's have absolutly no dialogue choice's, and very little in the way of voiced dialogue and cut scenes, making them little more than glorified 3rd person action games.

    Swtor however has cutsence and fully voiced choices for each and every quest, which are not only funny/interesting/entertaining but effect your alignment and relationship with your companions. If you want to play an mmorpg and not just another souless battle focused mmo, this is the game for you.
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  60. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    I, like so many others, am giving this game a 10 to counterbalance the ludicrously low scores that SWTOR has received. First of all you have to consider the source. Bitter fanboys are never the best resource for an authentic review. It's impossible to give a game a 0 no matter how bad it is.That would rank the game alongside the likes of Voltron, Real Steel, and Thor as some of the worstI, like so many others, am giving this game a 10 to counterbalance the ludicrously low scores that SWTOR has received. First of all you have to consider the source. Bitter fanboys are never the best resource for an authentic review. It's impossible to give a game a 0 no matter how bad it is.That would rank the game alongside the likes of Voltron, Real Steel, and Thor as some of the worst games released this year. To say that SWTOR is anything less than 8.5 - 9.0 is an absolute joke! My gaming background is extensive, but primarily console. I bought a gaming rig this year intent to give PC games a fair shake. I've been impressed by some, bored out of my mind by others. Like a pyramid marketing scheme I was roped into playing both WOW and Rift this year. Neither game held my attention for more than a couple of months. SWTOR, on the other hand, is awesome! Not only because it's Star Wars, but also because the game is more engaging than other MMORPG's. Bioware deserves an incredible amount of credit for what they've achieved here. Haters are gonna hate. Don't buy into the WOW fanboy hype machine! I'm about 20 hours deep into this game, and my consoles are collecting dust! This is a must buy! Expand
  61. Feb 7, 2012
    10
    This game is great. The end. It manages to make you care about your character and actually think about how your character would respond to the situations. In the 3 class stories that I have played 1 has been good and 2 have been down right excellent. Not everything is perfect but it has just launched and it has launched in a better state then most MMOs have. The worlds do feel a littleThis game is great. The end. It manages to make you care about your character and actually think about how your character would respond to the situations. In the 3 class stories that I have played 1 has been good and 2 have been down right excellent. Not everything is perfect but it has just launched and it has launched in a better state then most MMOs have. The worlds do feel a little empty sometimes thanks to the instancing of popular areas but this also means their is virtually no spawn camping and you can complete your quest without competition. There are A LOT of whiners playing this game though, and that can be very irritating. People seem to be angry with Bioware anytime the tiniest thing isn't exactly like they want it. Bioware has done a good job of addressing issues with the game and it keeps getting better. Server Queues? Gone. Unfair world PvP? Fixed. Unbalanced classes in PvP (common you baby what game doesn't have some of this?) Learn to play your class. If I can do well in PvP and a pve specd Powertech, and you are having problems you're doing something wrong. If you are looking for a fully realized game go make a panda in WoW. If you want to see how deep the rabbit hole goes stick with SWTOR. Expand
  62. Feb 7, 2012
    10
    This is one of the best games I've played in a long time. I am thoroughly enjoying the story for all most all the classes. Bioware has really brought story to the mmo experience and I personally won't play another mmo again where I have to read quest dialog off of the screen. I have never felt more connected to my characters like this before. Yeah, it has a few bugs, but they are inThis is one of the best games I've played in a long time. I am thoroughly enjoying the story for all most all the classes. Bioware has really brought story to the mmo experience and I personally won't play another mmo again where I have to read quest dialog off of the screen. I have never felt more connected to my characters like this before. Yeah, it has a few bugs, but they are in no way game breaking and the developers are addressing issues in a timely manner, IMO

    And I have engaged in more group content in this game then any other mmo I've played. Now I am doing very similar group content like in most mmos but I'm also experiencing it during the level process, Bravo Bioware, Bravo!
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  63. Jul 5, 2012
    8
    I don't understand all the very low reviews, I've never played WOW so maybe that's why. I have played LOTRO for a long time so I am familiar with the genre. So, SWOTR is more polished, more involving and the cut scenes really add to the atmosphere. I like how the game has been created to feel like a single player RPG. The dreaded "go and kill 10 whatevers" are less of a pain than normalI don't understand all the very low reviews, I've never played WOW so maybe that's why. I have played LOTRO for a long time so I am familiar with the genre. So, SWOTR is more polished, more involving and the cut scenes really add to the atmosphere. I like how the game has been created to feel like a single player RPG. The dreaded "go and kill 10 whatevers" are less of a pain than normal due to the fact that these are often optional and made to feel like part of your main quest. Character creation is limited and I'd like more alien options in there. I'm playing on a "role play" server which suits my playing style. I've never had any problem getting on and only noticed lag once or twice in busy areas. Graphics are ok, not Skyrim but this is an MMO. All in all a good game. On a final note, I am no longer playing after 4 months but I had fun. Expand
  64. Jan 2, 2012
    10
    All of the 1-3 scores are completely ridiculous, it's not a perfect game but no MMO is especially at launch. The fact is, this game has a vast amount of content on launch day which is far better than most people can claim.
  65. Jan 22, 2012
    10
    Stop listening to the whining and WoW fanboys freaking out that there is a real contender out there. SWTOR if FUN and the story is AMAZING for every character you create. You get attached to your character like you should in an RPG. There is so much that you invest INTO your character that you really do feel like you're part of something and not just some random guy running around in aStop listening to the whining and WoW fanboys freaking out that there is a real contender out there. SWTOR if FUN and the story is AMAZING for every character you create. You get attached to your character like you should in an RPG. There is so much that you invest INTO your character that you really do feel like you're part of something and not just some random guy running around in a world that will go on without you. If you want a fantastic BioWare RPG that is also online, or, if you played KOTOR and enjoyed it. This is the game for you. May The Force Be With You. Expand
  66. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    One of the Best MMO Ever. The graphics are cool, the story is great, good balance and gameplay. Some minor problems in PVP but they ll be resolved pretty soon. The game is more interesting then any MMO i ve ever played.
  67. Mar 30, 2012
    10
    I think a lot of reluctant WoW players are bashing this game. It's a great game. It has very good graphics, interesting story lines, tons of possibilities, the new legacy patch is a superb new idea, cool starfighter missions where you control a spacecraft turret... I can't think of everything atm because I'm sleepy, but this game is definitely a fun game, and there's plenty more coolI think a lot of reluctant WoW players are bashing this game. It's a great game. It has very good graphics, interesting story lines, tons of possibilities, the new legacy patch is a superb new idea, cool starfighter missions where you control a spacecraft turret... I can't think of everything atm because I'm sleepy, but this game is definitely a fun game, and there's plenty more cool content to come. Get a 7 day free trial from a friend, or land one of the free 4 day weekend passes on the website. If you like mmo's, you will most likely like The Old Republic. Expand
  68. Mar 8, 2012
    8
    Love this game. As a former hardcore MMO player, resigned to a casual style due to real life taking precedence, and being a fan of the Sci Fi genre in general, this game really fits the bill for me. Don't get me wrong. There are flaws. The UI is my biggest complain for being non-customizable. The gameplay itself is really great. My main character is a smuggler (sawbones), and I haveLove this game. As a former hardcore MMO player, resigned to a casual style due to real life taking precedence, and being a fan of the Sci Fi genre in general, this game really fits the bill for me. Don't get me wrong. There are flaws. The UI is my biggest complain for being non-customizable. The gameplay itself is really great. My main character is a smuggler (sawbones), and I have to say that this character is the most fun I've had playing an MMO... ever! Very utilitarian and very entertaining. She brings a lot of utility to groups with crowd control, group stealth, interrupts and stuns, not to mention the heals and damage, all of which she is quite adept at. Solo can be a challenge, but it just takes some strategy and good decisions when choosing companions.

    I haven't been this drawn to a game since the early days of Everquest back in 1999. I've actually stayed up too late, and been tempted to play hooky form work for this, which is something I haven't done in a long long time for a video game.

    The announcment of patch 1.2, coming in early April, which addresses the UI configurability issue lets me bump this up from an 8 to a 9. I'd give it a 10 but there are still some strange things in the game that can occiasionally break the immersion (like my companions staying in the same place on my ship, saying the same stale sayings over and over, while they are supposed to be out doing crew skills!).
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  69. Mar 9, 2012
    7
    Pros: SWTOR is a very fun and refreshing look from other MMO's. Huge game for a launch mmo, nice graphics, the largest voice-over in mmo history, space ship missions, refreshingly different PvP zones and LIGHTSABERS!! Cons: feels like a single player mmo, still some bugs that need to be ironed out, needs more social tools like flashpoint finder and heroic mission finder.
  70. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    BioWare has succeeded again at making an amazing RPG. Not only does this game offer diverse and in-depth story-lines to all 8 of there characters, but it allows a smooth and enjoyable co-op system between friends and guild members. The instanced phase is very fun even when with friends and allows decision-making like in all BioWare games, forcing you to make strong and compelling choices.BioWare has succeeded again at making an amazing RPG. Not only does this game offer diverse and in-depth story-lines to all 8 of there characters, but it allows a smooth and enjoyable co-op system between friends and guild members. The instanced phase is very fun even when with friends and allows decision-making like in all BioWare games, forcing you to make strong and compelling choices. By far, the best MMORPG I have ever played. The combat is beautiful and smooth, and the graphics are by far the best in the MMORPG genre, in my opinion. It is not flashy and unnecessary, it is smooth and beautiful. All-in-all, if you are looking into a star wars game, an mmo, and RPG, a futuristic game, a co-op game.. Etc! This game succeeds in all categories! Expand
  71. Mar 11, 2012
    10
    The next king of the MMO! Before I play this game, I was determined to never play a game with a monthly subscription . My friend give me a 7 days trial period and i've played 12 hours each day of the week.. This MMO takes the best of WoW with new feature and beautiful environment to make a game almost perfect! The game have a lot of dialogue and quests! I recommend it !
  72. Dec 22, 2011
    7
    This game over all has the makings of a good game. It's got some innovation but at the same time mechanics that are familiar enough to not be put off by something completely new or untested. Now that's not to say what's the same is always better. But sometimes games will trade being unique for what works. In this instance bioware has raised the bar in regards to missions/quests and theThis game over all has the makings of a good game. It's got some innovation but at the same time mechanics that are familiar enough to not be put off by something completely new or untested. Now that's not to say what's the same is always better. But sometimes games will trade being unique for what works. In this instance bioware has raised the bar in regards to missions/quests and the investment you have in the characters. The voice acting has quality, and the dialogue is reasonably well written. My only complaints are the lack of polish with things that shouldn't need polishing. No anti-aliasing for graphics. You can't friend someone unless they're online. And even on lower settings a mid-range pc has trouble running the game smoothly. (this wouldn't be a problem if the lower settings were giving you the bang for your figurative buck.) Expand
  73. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    I just don't get the low scores here. TOR is well done and the story is very interesting. The instancing that people are complaining about are a non-issue as it is easy to group and to move instances. Anyone calling TOR a WoW clone hasn't played the game. TOR has the mechanics of most MMOs on the market, but questing is far more interesting, as there are very few kill X of Y quests,I just don't get the low scores here. TOR is well done and the story is very interesting. The instancing that people are complaining about are a non-issue as it is easy to group and to move instances. Anyone calling TOR a WoW clone hasn't played the game. TOR has the mechanics of most MMOs on the market, but questing is far more interesting, as there are very few kill X of Y quests, and the story is quite engaging. Not only that, but your decisions matter. Your character grows, based on your decisions. The Flashpoints have a story and don't take 6 hours to complete. Each class has their own unique storyline and they really make you care about what you are doing. This is where Bioware shines. The story is excellent and always well done.

    Oh, and grinding isn't needed in this game as quests and side quests offer plenty of XP and rewards.
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  74. op8
    Dec 26, 2011
    9
    My advice to anyone wasting there time reading these user reviews is to look away now and not to bother.
    its become such a joke now i think they should scrap user reviews or drastically change requirements to somthing like IMDB has.
    as far as this game goes, i think its a great bit of fun.It is what it is, and if you like mmo's and star wars you'll be happy. Even if you dont particular
    My advice to anyone wasting there time reading these user reviews is to look away now and not to bother.
    its become such a joke now i think they should scrap user reviews or drastically change requirements to somthing like IMDB has.

    as far as this game goes, i think its a great bit of fun.It is what it is, and if you like mmo's and star wars you'll be happy. Even if you dont particular care for mmo's, you can just as easily enjoy TOR as a single player experience if it so pleases you.
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  75. Jan 3, 2012
    10
    This game is about an 8, but I'm giving it a ten considering the only scores on metacritic are 1/2 and 9/10. That being said, yes this game is very much a wow clone, and if you went into ToR expecting anything else then shame on you, because there has been more than enough in-game footage, beta weekends, and feedback when the NDA was dropped. This is a bad thing for those who hate wow,This game is about an 8, but I'm giving it a ten considering the only scores on metacritic are 1/2 and 9/10. That being said, yes this game is very much a wow clone, and if you went into ToR expecting anything else then shame on you, because there has been more than enough in-game footage, beta weekends, and feedback when the NDA was dropped. This is a bad thing for those who hate wow, but if you're like me and played wow a lot, especially in the first 3-4 years, well then you will feel right at home. It also follows the holy trinity of needing a tank, dps, and healers for taking on group content. The character creation is meh, they definitely need to get some less than humanoid races on there to mix it up a bit. The combat is cool, and even though the animations aren't as fluid as a fighting or adventure game, they're not nearly as bad as what many other people on MC are saying, and I give kudos to Bioware for attempting to make combat a bit more cinematic. The planets are all very well done, some are much bigger than others, but each one has a distinct feel, my only gripe is that BW seems to have split each planet up into sides, one for the imps and the other for the pubs so there was very little interaction as I leveled. Expand
  76. Jan 17, 2012
    9
    As themeparks go, this game is a great one. It doesn't redefine the genera, but it didn't try to. What it did add is fun and worthwhile.
    Character creation is more than WoW but less than, say, Aion... and though at first I didn't like it, I quickly noticed there is a great deal of variety in male characters, anyway, in the game. The UI is really barely adequate and if not for some of
    As themeparks go, this game is a great one. It doesn't redefine the genera, but it didn't try to. What it did add is fun and worthwhile.
    Character creation is more than WoW but less than, say, Aion... and though at first I didn't like it, I quickly noticed there is a great deal of variety in male characters, anyway, in the game. The UI is really barely adequate and if not for some of the other features, it would have dragged this rating lower. No macros, no addons, no ability to move anything.
    PvE combat is rather satisfying to me because instead of taking on one mob at a time, you routinely fight 3-5 mobs, including packs with tougher mobs in them. This lends to the feeling of a more "epic" experience, especially with the companion.
    PvP is good and getting better every patch. Skill really does matter (I did a premade of level 20-40s, max level or 43 and only 1 50 pug on our side and we took out one of the 'better" 50 Empire premades on our server). The Warfronts are very well designed, but Ilum (World Objective PvP Area) is not and needs a total redesign (which it is getting tomorrow)
    Questing really is fun, but don't skip the dialogue. Get into the story. If you don't find your class quest interesting, switch characters. Leveling is easy and relatively painless. The actual quest types are the same as in most every MMO before it, but the fact that most areas you travel to have special "bonus" kill quests which you can do if you want to is nice (or skip them like I did sometimes). The instances are well done and enjoyable.
    Endgame is sparse right now as far as PvE goes, with very little raiding. That isn't an issue for me as I'm still enjoying leveling etc.
    To cut to the chase:
    Innovative(Not necessarily unique though): Crafting, Companions, Space Combat Minigame, Questing System
    Good: Warfront design, class design, general combat.
    Average: Most everything else other than...
    Bad: UI
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  77. Jan 9, 2012
    8
    I signed up for this game at launch, and despite the flood of people telling me how horrible it is, I've not had so much fun since the early days of WOW. Lots of people are complaining about the quests being kill 10 of this, but I don't know where they are getting that. When you get a quest often times you can get a bonus quest to kill certain number of mobs in the area, but theyI signed up for this game at launch, and despite the flood of people telling me how horrible it is, I've not had so much fun since the early days of WOW. Lots of people are complaining about the quests being kill 10 of this, but I don't know where they are getting that. When you get a quest often times you can get a bonus quest to kill certain number of mobs in the area, but they aren't required to complete the main quest, if you can sneak in and out without killing then you can. Expand
  78. Jan 11, 2012
    7
    Finally an online game that does the Star Wars universe justice! Unlike other mmos that I have played this has got to be the most engaging game out of them all, the effort Bioware has put into the voice acting and story is simply fantastic! I was also pleased that the game is not a complete grind fest like past games I have played and as a result I can casually quest without having to killFinally an online game that does the Star Wars universe justice! Unlike other mmos that I have played this has got to be the most engaging game out of them all, the effort Bioware has put into the voice acting and story is simply fantastic! I was also pleased that the game is not a complete grind fest like past games I have played and as a result I can casually quest without having to kill millions upon millions of enemies to level up (this always put me off continuing my subscription with other games).

    The first flashpoint (The Black Talon) that I played was absolutely amazing, I couldn't believe how good it was being thrown head first into this frantic mission with three other eager comrades being met fierce battles and frequent group conversations, I actually had shivers down my spine the entire time. Once I completed this I was completely sold by the game.

    However as with any newly release mmo it is certainly not perfect. The first issue that I encountered (a personal opinion) was the simplistic character creation process. I thought that this was pretty shocking as I knew that there would be very little differences with my character and other players of the same class and low and behold I was right! What were you thinking Bioware? I just think it would be awesome to be able to run around and see lots of crazy looking toons running around the planets. PVP is also in dire need of some TLC as there are no level brackets and the ability delays do prove pretty annoying when you are trying to play at a competitive level. However I'm sure that this will be addressed in later patches so I can cope with this for the time being. As a result of there being no level brackets I've been forced to wait until I reach level 50 before I can start PVPing because at the moment if you're not 50, the 50's you are playing against will completely destroy you! Another issue that I personally have been having problems with is the fact that it can sometimes be rather difficult trying to find members to form a group for Heroic quests, while not impossible it can take a while. I think this will sort itself out eventually when Bioware removes the server instances so all players play in the same one *fingers crossed*.

    While these issues are rather annoying they still aren't enough to prevent me from continuing on with the game. If you're still on the fence about whether to buy it or not I say go for, it's still in its early stages and it's only going to get even better with time!
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  79. Feb 1, 2012
    10
    So far, gameplay is fantastic. The storylines are great, grouping with others while completing them makes it that much better. The endgame I have participated in so far has been a ton of fun. The client is stable, and although there are a few bugs, Bioware has been pretty steadily attacking them. This game is only going to get better. The main complaints I have seen have been from peopleSo far, gameplay is fantastic. The storylines are great, grouping with others while completing them makes it that much better. The endgame I have participated in so far has been a ton of fun. The client is stable, and although there are a few bugs, Bioware has been pretty steadily attacking them. This game is only going to get better. The main complaints I have seen have been from people solely focused on PvP or people looking for a game with an economy that is fully developed (which is impossible to have in a game that has been out 5 weeks)

    If you are looking for an MMO that has a different gameplay style than other MMO's, well, you won't find it here. If you love story, love Star Wars, and love MMO's, then you will enjoy SWTOR.
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  80. Apr 16, 2012
    8
    SW:ToR delivers exactly what Bioware promised. An epic tale set in the star wars universe, told in the form of a heavily voice acted theme park MMO. While it is possible to complete the class quest line without grouping, doing so misses out on the social side of what Bioware has provided.

    There is a rich variety of classes, many of which are challenging to play to their potential, and
    SW:ToR delivers exactly what Bioware promised. An epic tale set in the star wars universe, told in the form of a heavily voice acted theme park MMO. While it is possible to complete the class quest line without grouping, doing so misses out on the social side of what Bioware has provided.

    There is a rich variety of classes, many of which are challenging to play to their potential, and each of the archetypes has it's own individual class story involving many tens of hours of playtime.

    This game shines as a beacon of what is possible in an MMO, and with a little more work on Bioware's part will grow to be the best MMO of all time. The efforts that Bioware have put into the post launch era bode well for the future. They are continuing to roll out new content possibly faster than the bulk of the playerbase can cope with. Of course, no pace of release would satisfy the more vocal detractors.
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  81. Apr 17, 2012
    9
    I like MMO's and I've always been a big fan of Bioware games, so the combination of both worlds suits me just fine. I am certainly one of those players who wants to play all the 8 stories in the game and maybe some variations (dark/lightside) on them. I don't care much for endgame raids, but I do care for groupplay, since I always play with my rl partner. By now after 4 months playing, weI like MMO's and I've always been a big fan of Bioware games, so the combination of both worlds suits me just fine. I am certainly one of those players who wants to play all the 8 stories in the game and maybe some variations (dark/lightside) on them. I don't care much for endgame raids, but I do care for groupplay, since I always play with my rl partner. By now after 4 months playing, we still eagerly log in every day to continue our stories. Patch 1.2 also brought quite a lot new features like legacy. I love the familytree, it's maybe fluff to some people, but for a roleplayer this is a really nice addition. I think Bioware is doing a great job with the updates and patches. They solved so many bugs already and in 4 months they also gave us a lot of new features and content. Oh..and I love the surprise event they gave us this week. No one knew about it, but suddenly a rakghoul plague started in Tatooine. I think this is the best way I've seen an event worked out in any MMO I have played until now. Bioware real spends attention to details (not only in this event but overall). Expand
  82. Jan 19, 2012
    8
    I played it for one month and finished on of the stories ( the sith inq., sorcerer, one. I will not go into much detail and only state what is Star Wars: TOR
    Story: The story was average, when compared to other masterpieces from Bioware (mass effect). Average voice acting, average feeling, average animations.
    Graphics: The graphics were actually good for an MMO (full hd, highest settings)
    I played it for one month and finished on of the stories ( the sith inq., sorcerer, one. I will not go into much detail and only state what is Star Wars: TOR
    Story: The story was average, when compared to other masterpieces from Bioware (mass effect). Average voice acting, average feeling, average animations.
    Graphics: The graphics were actually good for an MMO (full hd, highest settings) with some deep drops in fps here and there.
    Sound: Average to good soundtrack and repeatable sound effects.
    Gameplay: Move, Select target, Activate skills, Mob down. A very good implementation of the successful MMO formula. The addition of companions is a good one but also been done before in the form of pets but this time around these "pets" have background stories.
    OVERALL: A good story-based MMO worth of rolling a character throughout his/her story. I personally didn't want to play it any more since i saw start-to-end story cause i got "fed up". Any debate with WoW is just trolling. Two different games same mechanics. Like all similar-genre games out there, FPS, Strategy etc. Decades have passed and the mechanics remain the same. It is never good to abandon a successful formula BUT It is good to improve it.
    Long story short: If you want to play a story for a month, not get into pvp and then give it up then its a very good game. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a WoW successor or killer then you will be disappointed because except the voice-acting there is nothing new.
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  83. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    If you like Bioware and KotoR I honestly don't see how you can't enjoy this. I'm sorry but ever since Bioware dared to release Dragon Age II, an okay game, instead of a great game the trolls have been all over them. Don't listen to these uber low scores this is a joke. How can a game be rated a 0? The fact that it's a game already makes it so that it can't be a 0/. That means it doesn'tIf you like Bioware and KotoR I honestly don't see how you can't enjoy this. I'm sorry but ever since Bioware dared to release Dragon Age II, an okay game, instead of a great game the trolls have been all over them. Don't listen to these uber low scores this is a joke. How can a game be rated a 0? The fact that it's a game already makes it so that it can't be a 0/. That means it doesn't exist. Do yourself a favor and listen to the actual reviews that are coming out and the high metascore the game possesses. Sorry to all the conspiracy theorists but if you think EA is going around bribing every website you are delusional and need to put down the bong. Expand
  84. Jan 19, 2012
    9
    TOR has definitely reignited my passion for MMO games. And it did so by taking a story world that I remember fondly as a single player game (minus the mess they made of KOTOR2). It took that single player game and added to it everything I wished the single player games before it had. A great crafting system that is entirely too addictive, multiplayer interaction, space combat (whichTOR has definitely reignited my passion for MMO games. And it did so by taking a story world that I remember fondly as a single player game (minus the mess they made of KOTOR2). It took that single player game and added to it everything I wished the single player games before it had. A great crafting system that is entirely too addictive, multiplayer interaction, space combat (which hopefully grows in the future) and the option to play out a story as 8 different characters that each give unique insight to the story world overall.

    Having experienced a half dozen MMOs over the past 10 years, I can honestly say that TOR has innovated. Yes, the combat system is quite similar to other recent releases, but only insofar as it replicates what constitutes a successful system. In other words, it goes with what works. The graphics are beautiful, while not being too photorealistic. I won't sit here and write 5 pages because most people aren't going to read my horrible prose anyway. So I'll just say that I, personally, am blown away by the game. If that makes me a fanboy, then I guess I'll have to buy a t-shirt that says so.

    Good hunting.
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  85. Feb 7, 2012
    8
    I haven't gotten any end game characters yet...... but so far the game is one of the most fun i have played in quite a while..... it has a nice casual feel.... and runs smoothly for me..... The graphics are good enough for me and the story lines are fun and interactive..... overall worth checking out if your into mmo's.
  86. Feb 7, 2012
    8
    As a Bioware and Kotor fan, i love Star Wars The Old Republic. Yes, it doesn't re-define the genre and it isn't exactly groundbreaking, but with it's illusion of choice, it's focus on story-telling and exciting pvp i am hooked. It's a really good game and although i was a little disappointed with certain aspects of the game like the lack of dynamic fights (it's basically WOW styleAs a Bioware and Kotor fan, i love Star Wars The Old Republic. Yes, it doesn't re-define the genre and it isn't exactly groundbreaking, but with it's illusion of choice, it's focus on story-telling and exciting pvp i am hooked. It's a really good game and although i was a little disappointed with certain aspects of the game like the lack of dynamic fights (it's basically WOW style fights), grinding for experience points, uninspiring space fights and lack of consequences (unlike other Bioware games like Dragon Age and Mas Effect). However i can say that Star Wars The Old Republic is very engaging. It's only been out there for a while and i can't wait to see how it shapes up. After all mmorpgs evolve over time and i can't wait for all the contents they are going to add. I vouch for Bioware when they say they listen to their fans and i am sure they are working hard to give us the best possible experience. So in end i can say that as this is a Bioware game and like all Bioware games it is of high polish and is a game built on a grand scale. So If you are a fan of mmorpgs/rpgs or Bioware or Star Wars or just looking for a great game to invest some time in, then don't miss out on this. Expand
  87. Feb 2, 2012
    8
    Not a fan of MMO's but the story lines for the characters I have made (Sith Warrior, Jedi Guardian, and Jedi Councilor) have been quite enjoyable. Lots of quests and missions that can be completed solo or in a group. This game really pulled through for me and will have my hard earned money until I finish the main stories.
  88. Feb 19, 2012
    8
    Great AAA MMO, there are two reasons I give it an 8 instead of 10. The first is character customization and gear styles, there are not many gear variations for each armor class and the armor all looks extremely similar. Character creation is extremely basic for today's MMO standards, every race is basically a human with some dye or horns on the face, a big part of Star Wars are the aliens.Great AAA MMO, there are two reasons I give it an 8 instead of 10. The first is character customization and gear styles, there are not many gear variations for each armor class and the armor all looks extremely similar. Character creation is extremely basic for today's MMO standards, every race is basically a human with some dye or horns on the face, a big part of Star Wars are the aliens. The second issue is the combat is slow and very repetitive. There are not enough skills and characters do not hit hard enough for my taste.

    However, every thing else is spot on. The music is excellent and never gets old, the graphics and art are not my style but they are very well done. The grouped instances are fun and some can be a challenge. The voice acting can be cheesy but otherwise very well done and keeps you in the story. The UI is works smoothly and is very functional. The classes are interesting and have a nice amount of customization via skill trees. Having a continuing story theme from planet to planet is also great. Leveling just doesn't feel like a chore in this game as it does in most MMOs, I just wish there was more character and armor variation.
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  89. Dec 28, 2011
    9
    AureliusRex, I don't know the last time you checked a review site, but a 9 out of 10 is more than "great" but "superb" by most game reviewers. While I agree with your review of 9, maybe you should have chosen the just good or 7 score. I also don't think you should condemn those giving it a 10 as taking anything that's thrown at them as they're only choosing 1 score above yours. No game isAureliusRex, I don't know the last time you checked a review site, but a 9 out of 10 is more than "great" but "superb" by most game reviewers. While I agree with your review of 9, maybe you should have chosen the just good or 7 score. I also don't think you should condemn those giving it a 10 as taking anything that's thrown at them as they're only choosing 1 score above yours. No game is perfect, but if they liked it so much they want to give it a 10 that's their business. I do agree that most people giving it a 0-5 either shouldn't be playing MMOs or were going to give it that score no matter what because of their love for WOW. I'm sure you mean well, there were just a few things that stood out in your review as a bit unfair. As for the game: character creation needs work, and the searching options in the auction house are a nightmare. Other than that, this game is better than WOW in almost every way. Let's not forget people, this game is only as far a step forward from WOW as WOW was from Everquest. I wouldn't talk about WOW like it's being ripped off as you will be accused of not knowing anything about the subject you're talking about. P.S. I haven't done PVP yet, but everyone I ask about it says it's much better than WOW in that it doesn't pander to the occasional player as much as WOW did. (sounds pretty much like the rest of TOR) Expand
  90. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    Don't listen to all of the trolls on this site; TOR is an awesome refinement of the basic MMO structure with a healthy dose of story. All of its features work well and are fun. Crafting especially is a step above similar games. If you have never liked WoW or other similar MMOs, don't expect TOR to change your mind. While it doesn't innovate much, it is the Star Wars game many have beenDon't listen to all of the trolls on this site; TOR is an awesome refinement of the basic MMO structure with a healthy dose of story. All of its features work well and are fun. Crafting especially is a step above similar games. If you have never liked WoW or other similar MMOs, don't expect TOR to change your mind. While it doesn't innovate much, it is the Star Wars game many have been waiting for. Expand
  91. Jan 9, 2012
    9
    SW:TOR is firmly at the top of my MMO list at this point. It's been called WoW with Lightsabers - while that's not entirely inaccurate, it's also entirely missing the point. It does what WoW did 7 years ago - takes the tropes, and makes them fun again.

    Bioware stresses the story a lot, and with good reason. People saying it's just a voiced MMO are, again, missing out. The voiced
    SW:TOR is firmly at the top of my MMO list at this point. It's been called WoW with Lightsabers - while that's not entirely inaccurate, it's also entirely missing the point. It does what WoW did 7 years ago - takes the tropes, and makes them fun again.

    Bioware stresses the story a lot, and with good reason. People saying it's just a voiced MMO are, again, missing out. The voiced storylines mean that, for the majority of the quests, you're actually paying attention to what's going on. Your class story is involved and interesting, with a few truly awesome moments. And, more than any other game, the characters are *characters.* The moral choices, and just general dialogue options (which should be more than familiar to anyone that's played a Bioware game) mean that people are actually developing an attachment to their character. Rather than "fire focused mage" a player is a "smuggler who does it for the money, but won't hurt women or children" or "a jedi knight who does what has to be done, regardless of light side/dark side." Even casual players end up considering key choices when they might simply have hit "complete" in another game.

    To me, this is precisely what I imagined when someone said "KOTOR + MMO", with all that entails. It's not MMO 2.0, but it may well be the first mainstream MMO*RPG*.
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  92. faf
    Jan 26, 2012
    9
    The Old Republic achieved exactly what the developers set out to do from the get-go: Create an online RPG experience with depth of story. In this regard the game succeeds beautifully. The current problems with the PvP side of the game can be put down to the fact that it is only a month after release and these types of games need some time to mature and come into their own.
  93. Dec 26, 2011
    10
    Trollololol - look at all these red reviews.

    Honestly, I'm an old MMO gamer and I have to say this game is fun. I've been playing MMOs since the turn of the century, UO, EQ, AC, DAoC, AO, AC II, SWG, Eve, EQ II, WoW, CoH / CoV, Conan, STO, Rift... and more. All good games in their own right, all with something new to offer. Bioware capitalized on their strength for this one:
    Trollololol - look at all these red reviews.

    Honestly, I'm an old MMO gamer and I have to say this game is fun. I've been playing MMOs since the turn of the century, UO, EQ, AC, DAoC, AO, AC II, SWG, Eve, EQ II, WoW, CoH / CoV, Conan, STO, Rift... and more. All good games in their own right, all with something new to offer.

    Bioware capitalized on their strength for this one: Storytelling. Using that as their base and adding the strengths that made those other titles fun has made this a fun and social experience that gave you a window into a different world for you and your friends to explore.

    Fun and social. In truth, that's the core of what makes a great MMO.
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  94. Dec 25, 2011
    10
    I played WOW and have never created 6 characters and built them up to at least 10th level. WOW was a grind and always felt like it. The SWTOR environment is so much more fun! If you like Star Wars you will enjoy this game.
  95. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    The large amount of negative reviews is laughable to me. I am thoroughly enjoying The Old Republic. The game is most certainly not without its flaws. The pvp is unbalanced, disconnects are too frequent to be acceptable in the long run and while the voice acting is pretty awesome most of the time I do find myself skipping through some of the cutscenes to get back in the action occasionally.The large amount of negative reviews is laughable to me. I am thoroughly enjoying The Old Republic. The game is most certainly not without its flaws. The pvp is unbalanced, disconnects are too frequent to be acceptable in the long run and while the voice acting is pretty awesome most of the time I do find myself skipping through some of the cutscenes to get back in the action occasionally. A lot of the complaints I've seen are based on the fact that it is a "wow clone". I don't disagree with this but I feel like a lot of the reasons that wow had a customer base of multiple millions for 6 years is because it had what many mmo gamers were looking for and there is nothing wrong with sticking to a similar formula. As a bounty hunter I have found the questlines to be intriguing and enjoy the Mass Effect-esque dialogue wheel. The game does a fantastic job making me feel like the hero in my story. The early flashpoints and heroic group quests feel well tuned to easing new mmo players into the genre and become more challenging as you level up. The crew skills seemed a little off at first but as i became accustomed to them I like the fact that you can multi task with them and are not forced to stand in a city by an auction house to grind them up. As i am only level 32 at the time I have not yet experienced any of the endgame content and that of course will be a big factor in determining how long I subscribe. But at the moment I am optimistic about it and my guild plans on starting operations in January. All in all I'm very impressed with the game and I feel that if Bioware takes a page out of Blizzard's book and listens to their community when making changes they will be able to keep this game afloat for a good while. Give Bioware time to smooth out the rough spots and connection issues and let the game have its growing pains. In the meantime enjoy it for the engaging storylines and the best part of the mmo genre: killing e-beasts with your friends. If the cards are played right this game will only improve with time. Expand
  96. Jan 12, 2012
    10
    Star Wars: The Old Republic does not much differently to World Of Warcraft. The controls are the same pretty much and the integral game play mechanics are the same.

    However, it's the story that drags you in, unlike WoW, it is not a wall of text, it IS interesting, you care about your character, you want to find out what happens next. Also, I think it's disgusting how people have come
    Star Wars: The Old Republic does not much differently to World Of Warcraft. The controls are the same pretty much and the integral game play mechanics are the same.

    However, it's the story that drags you in, unlike WoW, it is not a wall of text, it IS interesting, you care about your character, you want to find out what happens next.

    Also, I think it's disgusting how people have come onto the site simply to troll the game.

    It is excellent - buy it!
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  97. Jan 12, 2012
    7
    WoW with lightsabres... hard to not like that. Sure, we all had higher expectations, but it's a good game. I, for one, wanted a Dark Forces II, meets KoTOR, meets Wing Commander: Privateer, meets Battlefield 2... but I ask a lot, apparently. (Imagine huge BF2 style pvp maps with AT-ATs, jedi and speeders... ya... quite the immagination... but I digress.) I'm enjoying the story lines ofWoW with lightsabres... hard to not like that. Sure, we all had higher expectations, but it's a good game. I, for one, wanted a Dark Forces II, meets KoTOR, meets Wing Commander: Privateer, meets Battlefield 2... but I ask a lot, apparently. (Imagine huge BF2 style pvp maps with AT-ATs, jedi and speeders... ya... quite the immagination... but I digress.) I'm enjoying the story lines of the different characters, and the voice acting is pretty darned good. It's fun, but I doubt I'll be hooked like I was on WoW (for years). Expand
  98. May 15, 2012
    10
    SWTOR simply came a few years too late. TOR is an excellent game that missed out on the golden age of MMOs. Leveling process was never tedious and PVP warzones offer a viable alternative to traditional grinding. I'm not a big Star Wars fan, but the voice acting, graphics, storyline are stellar. In a time where money grabs(Diablo III, Mass Effect III) dominate the game industry, SWTOR isSWTOR simply came a few years too late. TOR is an excellent game that missed out on the golden age of MMOs. Leveling process was never tedious and PVP warzones offer a viable alternative to traditional grinding. I'm not a big Star Wars fan, but the voice acting, graphics, storyline are stellar. In a time where money grabs(Diablo III, Mass Effect III) dominate the game industry, SWTOR is an excellent gaming value. Not perfect, but it's likely we'll never see another game of such extreme quality. I give SWTOR a 9.2, and round it up to a 10. Expand
  99. May 15, 2012
    10
    Best MMO on the market today. Not without it's flaws, like all games, but the leveling experience is great, PvP is a blast, space combat is fun and a nice change of pace and the class stories are exactly what you'd expect from BioWare. I expect to be playing this for many years to come.
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 73 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. Apr 23, 2012
    80
    LucasArts generally exercised greater quality control of Star Wars games than most licensed properties receive, though that didn't necessarily translate into titles that were actually good. I've played a few other Star Wars games in the past, and while the SNES platformers were pretty good, this one is even better. Knights of the Old Republic may just be the best game in the franchise, and succeeds at being a top-tier RPG even if one has no interest in Star Wars. BioWare did the license proud.
  2. Mar 31, 2012
    70
    I wound up bailing out on Star Wars: The Old Republic well before hitting the level cap, but not before digging into it more so than any other MMO I've played. Even if it is an unhappy marriage between two wildly different game types, the fact that it kept me hooked for so long at least counts for something.
  3. Mar 5, 2012
    83
    A good game. It pays excellent homage to the film series (even though it's set before the movies), and is a really solid MMO.