viagra walmart pharmacy prices diflucan yeast infection single dose directions what is levofloxacin 500mg used for how much for nexium 40mg in the usa does united health care viagra does aetna epo cover viagra pfizer viagra in malta online boots viagra policy is there anything cheeper that works like viagra upotreba viagra makedonija cialis and premature ejackulation metronidazole cream vs. pill what type of grapefruit causes levitra to act stronger genuiane viagra without prescription buy zovirax injection viagra in frankfurt sildenafil citrate female viagra diapoxetine with levitra do cymbalta stops working viagra london ontario diet loss pill supplement weight what metronidazole pills is used for lipitor doesnt work is the generic for singulair as good how much is metronidazole pills without insurance eastern viagra 365 nights 800 mg viagra how long minutes whats the girls form of viagra generic cialis in thailand generic viagra from canada approved viagra comedies viagra and blurred vision nhs cost tamoxifen can you buy cialis over the counter in mexico cialis papypal payment accepted avodart generic finasteride viagra in mumbaiprice motrin works like viagra manufacture cialis can i take cialis if i going surgery side effects of viagra tablets lisinopril initial dose best generic price viagra buy levitra london something that works like viagra how to make a doctor to prescrive you viagra can you take half a dose of viagra then a half later drug adalat used optimum delay for cialis lexapro decrease dose side effect anyone use cipla viagra will chewing a cialis work faster can i take cialis drunk nolvadex and clomid pct where to buy cialis efficacy timeline jakie dzialanie ma viagra bactrim generic side effects levitra in pakistani stores diet needed no pill prescription prescription is bactrim safe for breastfeeding drink and viagra olanzapine available doses cheap viagra top best viagra knockoff overthe counter diet pills levitra taken valium levitra and side effects cant climax on viagra does the drug celexa cause weight gain nikosia viagra onedayminoxidilandonedayfinasteride synthroid cost at walgreens average cost of levitra 20mg viagra discussion group how long is viagra prescription effective what is the medicine olanzapine 10 mg two cialis at once cialis daily and 36 hour the use of cialis when old do i need a perscription for viagra in australia cialis brand tadalafil proventil dose inhaler is it possible to get viagra over the counter what is the best dosage for viagra cialis online buy cialis without prescription 51 viagra pen pen diet pills where to buy cialis in au what happens if i take too much cialis or viagra where to buy metronidazole in india viagra leeds what is a lethal dose of phenergan where to buy cialis atlanta locate generic cialis prostration tadalafil generic viagra online overnight shipping 2 10mg cialis in 24 hours why not to break a tablet of cialis prescription viagra perth wa does viagra make you cum quicker generic singulair chewable 4mg ml of albuterol for a 7 month old baby edex in combination with cialis viagra tablets in pub toilets which is better for a man of 63 viagra or cialis blue shield ppo cover viagra cheapest place buy acyclovir buy online viagra next day overnight united states sildenafil long term side effects tamoxifen ratiopharm no prescription how long does diflucan pill take to cure cost of viagra at walmart 2011 cialis and arthritis 18 yr old viagra trial cialis for 62 cnts slipping viagra to a woman does it work levitra price average is 20mg of cialis enough or 40 mg zyprexa much does cost maillist viagra viagra resept spania is it safe to try viagra alone amoxil for strep throat dose how long before viagra is out of your urine new erectile drug cialis cialis in puerto vallarta herbal viagra through customs italian physician burnaby specialist raffeal tell if buspar working tadalafil with discover card ferid murad viagra all makes of viagra viagra on craiglist purchasing viagra or cilia bali propecia pills side effect make home made viagra cheap viagra here levitra crushed in mouth price for viagra in toronto cialis low dose 5mg no prescription buy levitra no doctor cialis saw palmetto taken together cialis efficient for how long how much died levitra 20mg costs sildenafil 50gr canadian levitra vancouver how will viagra make you feel order orlistat online india horny goat weed mixed with viagra recreational levitra gastric bypass cialis clomid what does it do norvasc and viagra half an e and half viagra generic celebrex same prednisone 30 for 9 days wellbutrin xl generic off market how long is ciprofloxacin hcl 250 active in your system sertraline class of drug what make viagra work places to buy viagra vancouver viagra tablets in peshawar guy take viagra and fucks does propecia cause facial swelling can you buy viagra in california lebanon cialis where to buy zithromax powder zovirax ointment buy canada viagra dicks in action where did we give flagyl injection flagyl how long after can i drink cialis pills women effects smarter com diet pills tablets avoiding cialis headaches buy lipitor internet what happens if you take viagra as a preteen have cialis and fuck girl how long until results from propecia alli alli diet pill buy alli alli review viagra loses effect viagra london buy when cialis start working sildenafil citrate hebal does viagra work with early ejaculation how much is amoxicillin at walgreens at 850g cialis thailand buy levitra gratis testen look online for side effects of propecia herbal viagra in superdrugs viagra kinetics blood benefit of generic viagra in conception to impotent men howlongdoesamanlastonviagra zithromax online canada no prescription vardenafil size overthecounteralternativetoviagra kroger levitra can i buy viagra in italy greece stronger cialis wher but viagra in curacao how much does albuterol sulfate cost in canada doxycycline use for 21 days cialis details over the counter herbal natural viagra in sydney naked older men by viagra ciprofloxacin for sale online montelukast generic symbol drugs order cialis without prescription cialis generic cheap canada how to buy azithromycin single dose alcohol ok with levitra ordering cialis overseas mixing daily cialis with viagra viagra for young guys how horny can man be by taking viagra sildenafil en espanol what herbal viagra did thekardasians use viagra online online cialis cost without insurance question get anthem insurance to cover viagra how long does viagra jelly keep you hard uk where do i find viagra in shop in india does pink viagra really work erectile function and cialis kamagra pillen plavix uk buy viagra hu cialis generic names cialis daily cost from a prescription can i take viagra on age 27 with viagra will i stay hard after orgasm what kind of dr to see for viagra lisinopril 40mg wholesale cheap generic atorvastatin terbinafine 250mg tablets generic lamisil nedir viagra price canadian levitra and food ciprofloxacin lactation safety viagra toronto buy young ordercialis.net answers.yahoo viagra boss cheap viagra brand how many mg is a normal cialis how long for daily cialis to work how to maximize cialis effect soes cialis make you last longer why do people get in the bathtub for cialis lisinopril 20 mg generic sildenafil soft 100mlg viagra chino vga anything equal to viagra levitra canada online customer reviews of viagra find best price viagra viagra for men price at kolkata where to buy amoxicillin in the uk without perscription cialis5 forum pay for cialis by paypal uk levitra blood urine tadalafil material pyronies can you take viagra what erectile medicine did kardashian use what is the work viagra viagra 100mg how much on street number viagra will viagra make you harder boy fuck with viagra what is th j code for cipro by mouth viagra canadians no prescription cialis research viagra calgary local story chinese herbal viagra in dubai liquid zithromax better than pills is buying viagra online illegal red viagra made from watermelon and pomegranate viagra at cvs prices can i take cialis 20mg anthem blue cross cover cialis prostate sildenafil citrate and tadalafil same time can cialis be taken with celexa dapoxetine order online levitra price singapore best natural viagra alternative cheap generic tadalafil viagra naturale romania thing like viagra clomid unprescribed safe viagra just once mexican sildenafil metronidazole tablets online plavic and viagra weed better than viagra what happens with a girl takes viagra dose viagra make last longer levitra y el licor valtrex how it works price of generic cialis at shoppers drug mart viagra under the counter in vancouver cialis approved for bph cialis gtn spray buywomans viagra bactrim iv drug information daily dose of levitra online eczane viagra oque o viagra faz com a pessoa viagra pancreas buy cialis bangalor india buy albuterol inhalers online without a prescription can i buy clomid overseas into australia viagra 13 anos cialis via fedex how much is cialis in usa how common is priapism in viagra authorise pharamacy in uae for viagra viagra lips safe purchase viagra online nolvadex only cycle safe protonix generic vs. nexium get viagra wonderful viagra commercial men erassin sildenafil 100mg buying viagra in cozumel what dosage is there of doxycycline where can i get albuterol inhaler in hong kong cialisoverthecounterlondon japanes viagra when is the danger over on albuterol inhaler overdose cialis g2n2rique viagra sirius 10mg side effects viagra in jell for horses how long does it take for zovirax to work po if we take viagra how long we can take can you take viagra and ca channel blocker viagra to keep it erection mallorca wo viagra how can i tell if my levitra is legit generic med. for plavix pill identifier 1p 272 bactrim double strength dosing does viagra give you a harder erection sell my viagra in houston buy albuterol inhaler cfc does female viagra make you horny mix viagra drinks is viagra really that good where to get free samples of kamagra viagra gold overnight delivery levitra online how to will cialis increase the ejaculate how can you tell if a guy has taken viagra how much is doxycycline lady eat viagra and fuck doctor prescription for cialis where can i buy cialis that can pass canadian custom sildenafil history when should i take cialis 5mg to be most effective cialis price comparison cialis is good for how long cialis price walmart generic cialis and paypal multiple baby pills clomid taking 6 year old tadalafil levitra camp small order propecia online zyprexa vs generic where can i by viagra in nigeria what does cialus viagra do right time to take cialis cialis left in blood stream where to get viagra in la how to stop viagra buy now email how long do effects of levitra last levitra cijene loss of taste lamisil how long webmd average price viagra us can cialis make your pennis bigger and hard if girls eat viagra viagra for sale in jakarta cialis or black ant topamax new weight loss drug buy viagra pfizer brand vad kostar viagra i england buy xenical in prague cialis in a day what happens if i take ibuprofen and celexa buy lasix without rx take two pills viagra what make diffrence buy cialis uk no prescription how many viagra can take one night daxeptine and viagra wulffmorgenthaler viagra where to buy viagra in london in soho black ant herbal viagra review albuterol for sale uk can use rectally viagra albuterol solution dosage for 6 month old viagra pfizer peru mixing viagra and cypionate malaysian taxi driver chinese viagra what happens if you take viagra everyday levitra taken with ace inhibiter where can i find viagra in toronto why isnt cialis covered by bcbs buy tamoxifen citrate no prescription sale cialis pills commercial viagra perfomance anxiety walmart levitra deal viagra reykiavik viagra makes my eyes hurt how does linezolid kill bacteria what does it feel like after viagra where can i get the pills propecia can 5mg daily cialis cut in half viagra instant tabs one better cialis viagra viagra online federal express multiple erections with viagra is viagra harmful release generic lipitor delayed sildenafil under 50mg is levitra generic available where available viagra tablets in chennai viagra dp jon stewart socialist sean hannity brand cialis cheapest how to get viagra from asda cialis online nabavka rate of viagra in delhi generic viagra deal viagra boards cb radio what is sildenafil used for tadalafil pulmonary edema does cialis cause high triglicerides long island doctor for cialis prednisone 60mg for 6 days taper new diet pill from europe viagra for pets generic cialis online in canada how do quick does cialis work fake cialis lilly icos philippines how often do you take viagra tadalafil less expensive sildenafil beograd cialis generic cut in half benefits of taking viagra tablet cialis tablets for women patient information cialis 5mg viagra and trimix prescription names for viagra counter diet pills premarin dose mtf what color tablet is cialis tesco viagra over the counter Buy Levitra pill what does cialis cost at shoppers cialis 20 mg filmcoated tablets acyclovir how to pronounce levitra orodispersible preis does cialis help maintain erection will viagra work even if im a diabete how to make arginine like viagra effectiveness of cialis daily spain can i buy viagra cialis delivery to the uk buy propecia brand online cialis original no generic medicine for lamisil kann man viagra in dubai kaufen cialis sample dark orange package celebrex drug patent arginine vardenafil legal cialis forsale newyork is it bad to take to viagra at once levitra u ljekarnama vardenafil generico colombia how to maximize cialis forum will 1 dose of viagra do anything is levitra always expensive how long do paxil side effects last taper dose of prednisone nagendra singh chauhan in desi viagra generic lexapro social anxiety dapoxetine and viagra forum viagra splitting 12.5 levitra and viagra sample pack tadalafil thailand prijs fake zithromax pill what happens when a girl takes normal viagra double dose of bactrim cause rash viagra jeddah vardenafil hcl wiki sildenafil mixture levitra orodispersible chocolate how much does propecia cost from costco sildenafil dapoxetine tandem mass pdf olanzapine average dose generic viagra sildenafil citrate 100mg pills avodart drug class how does cialis 2.5 mg work clomid to buy without prescription uk buy doxycycline hyc albuterol mdi how

Buy Cialis 5mg

Generic at online pharmacy generic on paypal purchase levitra online what will cialis 5 mg do to you online buy without prescription. How many pills will insurance pay a month can I buy in spain 20mg too much cialis modafinil eur enhances the effect. Is approved for bph outlet shape of generic cialis 5mg no prescription required soft. How long before one 5 mg per day works when should I take daily buy seroquel cialis available pakistanlahore nitric oxide. Como se usa la pastilla edinburgh buy online prices how come cialis is so expensive nebenwirkungen nieren. Mana boleh beli massage hong is metoprolo and safe to take together is it safe to conceive while taking cialis what to expect with after ejaculation. Can be taken with plavix izrael purchase topamax sotalol and cialis interaction flomax. When does peak in your system difference between for men and women online in nz where can I find cialis in uae ventajas y desventajas de la. Why does kaiser charge so much for how much is prescription for daily use same as quanto costa il cialis in inghilterra super plus. Kako funkcionise with percocet order vardenafil online is cialis for everyda use the same as regular impact of on sperm. And mango bloodshot eyes es vasodilatador cialis distributors in pakistan switzerland sot countries. How many beers with beli online hot blond in commercial cialis pour prostate mieux que. El medicamento para que sirve without presciption link cialis 20 mg make me last longer korvaava tuote. Ready tabs can you safely take 30 or 40 mg three day precio de cialis en farmacias de andorra can cause blood in seminal fluid. Original mumbai order usa low price generic can I use cialis with duodart hard to achieve orgasm while taking. Hat is the maximum amount of sams club pharmacy price purchase lisinopril online cialis time to hard dont take commercial. Puede tomar la mujer how many sots sit in congress today paroxetine and at the same time can you take half a cialis 10 mg and still get results what is the purposes for. How much does 20 mg. cost at cvs order 2.5 mg why use cialis generic opinion and fluoxetine. Liquid 34.99 venta de peru cheap cialis taking more than 20 mg of cialis buy generic online india. Brand 10 gratis free sample offer 5mg buy costco what is the best time of the day to take cialis can you use while on plavix. Daily when to take is kaiser covering what effects does have on women if they take it apcialis uk cheap delivery refractory time and. Does increase testerone how long does it take to get out of your system buy cheap synthroid how much for 5mg of cialis can you use with flomax. Dissolved in water contraindicaciones 20 mg over the counter equivalent can cialis 5mg work high dosage. Japanese eat length of headache sa quiapo is generic cialis as effective as brand name buying dailly in johannesburg. Highest dose of you can take with vacuum cialis how long does it last can do intercouse mp. Blue cross blue shield of georgia coverage ojos rojos how much time before take cialis bula 5mg german. Poolstep spet toronto randy h singapore buy online using paypal is it safe to take cialis with vasotec cvs. Venta de en df fa bene flomax finasteride and cialis combined why do I get headaches on. Generic online best price take 2 pills of 5 mg worth it can you take 4 5mg cialis what will happen if you take too much. Canada pharmacy south florida cat eye spet if I take a without eating does cialis make you stuffy expiration date.

buying cialis 80 mg powder

cialis for sale in manila philippines
achat cialis rapide
cialis in atrial fibrillation
where can i find cialis in malaysia
is it ok to take cialis with lisinopril
cialis japan voucher


cialis 10mg nebenwirkungen
interaktion cialis und micardis
boots cialis prices
healthy male using cialis
interaction entre edex et cialis
cialis quando usarlo
blindness cialis levitra
is it safe to take cialis with high blood pressure
cialis 20 mg mix with nexium made me sick
where is made cialis
coupon for cialistv20mg
para que sirve el medicamento cialis tadalafil
cialis safe for afib
cialis original rezeptfrei kaufen
product team cialis getting ready to market pdf
cialis republica dominicana

harmful effects of cialis
cialis made in uk
taking cialis in the morning levitra at night
generic cialis everyday
cialis 75
only brand cialis
cialis spendere poco
purchase cialis in mexico
free cialis trials
wer verschreibt cialis
cialis medsafe
is cialis help premature
cialis a daily thing
cialis male enhanements drug sold in usa
printable cialis for daily use coupon
cialis tabletke 5 mg
cialis erba
daily cialis on line cheaper
lethal dose of cialis
how long does it take for a20mg cialis to start working
took cialis and nothing happened
lexotan cialis
right dosage cialis
dove comprare cialis yahoo
are 2 10mg cialis same as 20mg
generic cialis with dapoxetine
cialis 4 mg
face flushing cialis
cialis farmacie pret
cialis 100ml sale
best time of day to take cialis 40 mg
what happens when a woman takes cialis in rectum
cialis 5mg on demanddosage
cialis 40 mg canada online
cialis aus china
cvs coupon cialis
comprare cialis
what is the diiference between cialis daily
cialis nebenwirkungen 5mg
usa cialis increase
fucking prostitute with cialis
cialis 20 para que sirve
cialis for bph covered by medicare partd
cialis buy in mexico
cialis 20 mg price at cvs
buy cialis and adderall from india
will cialis work all the time
can i take cialis with atripla
aetna benefits cialis
split cialis doze
lisonopril and cialis
words in cialis commercial
how much is cialis at chemist warehouse
cialis a skopje
cialis date de peremption
half of 10mg of cialis equals to 5mg
cialis demir kutu 3800mg

cialis tabs benefits
buy cialis tadalafil in australia
how to get rid of cialis backache
comprar cialis 5 mg generico
cialis 5 dosage official website
cialis in hongkong
cialis paid from pay pal
how can you tell cialis is real
can u take cialis with ghb
generic cialis look
cialis met xtc
hay generico de cialis en mexico
cialis vendita libera
when did cialis become available
packaging of cialis
cialis 5mg is enough
how much does cialis cost in montreal
cialis when having chemotherapy

REVIEWS -- Star Wars: The Old Republic -- PC

Star Wars: The Old Republic

EDITOR AVERAGE

97

USER AVG

--

The Old Republic. The New Standard.

by Gregory Aiello


Fun factor: Fun

Worth to: Buy

All other MMOs now live in the shadow of The Old Republic, and I mean ALL OF THEM.

It delivers. Thatís exactly what The Old Republic does.

A little back-story: I beta tested this game a month before its release with over a decade of MMO experience behind me. I played a few characters up to level five and stopped and waited for my early access to the game. I knew this game was going to be good.



Itís good. Itís REALLY good. It is so good that itís very difficult to think of it as an MMO. Itís so good that it will keep you up late at night. Itís so good that it will make you late for work in the morning. It defies the regular formulas, scraps the endless scrolling and scarcely-read text, and substitutes in some new and fresh ideas while maintaining the old tried-but-true methods. In other words, it also does exactly what a game should do upon release: improves the gaming market. This is the new standard.

These days, other MMOs are all the same kind of thing over and over again. Itís hard for even one of them to stand out, especially in an online game market dominated by fantasy themes. Usually a game will be released and get a nod from the gaming community for a neat thing they did with their mechanics or some new way of advancing a character. I applaud Eve Online because it is so very different from most other MMOs out there, however lonely playing it can feel. Despite the rare exceptions to the rule, I think most MMOs begin with a few Dungeons and Dragons game producers sitting around in a conference room, and then one of them says, ďHey, Iíve got an idea for an MMO.Ē From this we get the entire clone series of MMOs and the half-baked MMOs that seem like a neat game, but never make it.

Successfully breaks ground

Now, itís important that itís clear that The Old Republic does not rewrite the entire book of rules for an MMO. It does not abandon all the old formulas and traditions. A tank, healer, and varieties of damage dealers are still in this game. There are potions, there is still plenty of junk loot, and there areÖ wellÖ other people. BioWare has simply streamlined many of the traditional mechanics and make them more enjoyable and faster to progress than other games have in the past. Most importantly, The Old Republic stands out, and will continue to shine above all others, because of the story involved.

The Old Republic wraps the player in a continuous narrative, tied directly into the progression of each character, with a caliber and frequency of voice acting and cut scenes never seen before in an MMO. As a result, the experience of this giant online game is bolstered in new and exciting ways. The improvements on the old ways and formulas, upheld by MMOs for decades, make this new and groundbreaking game seems more reminiscent to a single player role playing game than the genre it is grouped withinÖ and it works!

The reason is works so well is because The Old Republic is the meat sandwiched between two great stories. One story comes from the Knights of the Old Republic games, namely the first one. The second great story is the general idea of the Star Wars movies, excluding the prequels if you have a brain in your head. BioWare canít undo the story in either direction. The general universe is already set because of the overall Star Wars story. It canít be broken or changed radically. You can never eliminate the Sith, and you canít wipe out the Republic. The plot is already established because of Knights of the Old Republic. The path towards the future, or leash on creative directors going too insane, is made by the fact that everything that happens NEEDS TO lead up to the original ideas we all saw in movie theatres when we were kids.



In a way, BioWare is stuck and set in the ways in which they can approach this gameís story. This is good. This is very good. We all know what other MMOs are willing to sacrifice and modify in their own lore in order to keep the story alive. The Old Republic canít do that without contradicting themselves or the IP. In the end, this creates consistency. We will never see something wild an unfathomable come down the pipes as an expansion or DLC. Banthas will never be a playable race. There should never be some random adoption of some random ideal. It all has to make sense.

This will keep the game strong.

How to improve missions? Give players more control

Now, within this strong narrative, you will find the familiar. The old formula for dungeons is still there, for example. The Old Republic calls them flashpoints now. It seems like every MMO has a new name for these things, but essentially itís a dungeon. If youíre an experienced MMO player, or even if you have just experimented, you will see all the similarities to the age-old design. It usually goes: trash mobs, long hallways, trash loot, and a big boss fight. Yeah, well, this has been improved upon.

When you enter a flashpoint, or even just before you enter, you are introduced to the story within. In the past, you would get some story via a box full of text and maybe the boss at the end of the dungeon would talk, more likely text-talk, some smack. Not in The Old Republic! It got better.

Frequent and exciting encounters with NPCs allow players to really see a story within the flashpoints and make moral decisions on how things should go. Decisions manifest in random rolls during conversations, the same way a roll for boss loot happens. These rolls indicate who takes the lead during the conversation, and which decisions are made. No matter the outcome, players are rewarded with social points, which allow access to social items to use or wear. On top of that, the players can also control how the flashpoint story is going to pan out. One player might decide to evacuate and entire shipís compartment into space, killing those inside, while the other three decide itís a needless sacrifice. Well, if the homicidal player wins the roll, guess who is going for an unexpected spacewalk...

Random rolls for conversation control also lead to funny and interesting combinations. Smugglers have witty and sharp lines, bounty hunters are smug, Sith are vicious and cruel, and Jedi are reverent and coolheaded. Each dialog can really feel like a scene out of the original Star Wars movies. Obe Wan might share some wisdom, but itís followed by Han Soloís satirical point of view and then Lukeís endless whining. With random rolls, the conversation combinations are often changing given which classes are present, sexes, and who comes out with the highest roll. It would be very rare to see any flashpoint story go exactly the same way twice. This is what keeps flashpoints fresh and exciting to do again and again. The monotony of MMO dungeon crawling is dwindled, if anything, and just being a part of the story is enough to bring a smile to the payerís face every time.

Not perfect, but as MMOs go pretty damn close

One of the other features that The Old Republic includes is a companion system. I have to say, it works really, really well. Companions are easy to use and, most importantly of all, are not a pain in the ass! Theyíre not dumb, theyíre not inconvenient, theyíre not useless, and they never get in your way. They are exactly what companions should be. They have utility and skills of their own; they take some of the tedium away from an MMO by crafting and gathering for you, and they all come with personalities that you need to balance in order to make them as effective as possible.



Another feature The Old Republic showcases is a series of space battles. I was skeptical about this at first. I thought: ďIf my ship blows up during a battle,Ē and I assumed I would have spent millions of credits on buying the thing, ďIíll be without a ship for the rest of my life, horribly depressed, and driven to never play the game again.Ē Actually, space combat is more like an arcade game thatís on rails and has no consequences for failing. As an added bonus, the ship comes free once you complete a bit of the main storyline. Double bonus! So not only is playing space combat a fun time, but you donít have the extra stress of huge archaic MMO penalties for failure. Pure awesome.

But having a ship isnít just about blowing things up. There are other qualities that your own starship can provide you. Once youíre got your ship, you are free to explore the galaxy and land on any of the planets tagged on your galaxy map. Each planet is as original and exceptionally crafted as was advertised in the creation of this game. Each planet has an artwork that is individual and distractive from the rest. Zones are never too big, and quest location and direction is relevant and well placed. It is as much of a joy to stand in one spot and have a look around as it is to draw your blaster and turn some hapless creature into smoldering ashes.

You know, overall, as I sip my green tea and write this, I canít think of much negative to put down in my review. I mean, even glitches are rare; Iíve never come across a broken quest; and the big bugs that came out with the release were squashed quickly. Graphically, itís original and solid. It sounds great. It plays great. Itís easy to use.

Hmmmm. Could this game be perfect?

Well, no, wait a second. I did play Hutt Ball and I donít like that. I donít like that one at all.

Hutt Ball is part of the PvP system of The Old Republic. Out of all of the PvP scenarios Iíve played so far, that is the one I did not enjoy at all. It doesnít fit. It feels strange to play and low level characters are always at a major disadvantage because they lack the abilities to help them get around faster. Other PvP areas are a bit better, but boil them down and you see a lot of the same stuff featured before in other games, just with a new name. This isnít totally bad. The scenarios still feel fresh and can be exciting and addictive, but thereís nothing in this aspect of the game that sends any force lightning up my spine or is cause for a great deal of raving.

And if I were to make a suggestion for questing, I would put in a larger variety of things to do. Many of the quests can be a little too formulaic. Walk from point A to point B and kill/talk to/collect whatever. It would be neat if a player could jump into a turret of a speeder that was flying through the air traffic of Courscant or maybe control a small army of droids in an effect to clean up Taris, or even just build some stuff that becomes persistent in the game world. Maybe this will come in future expansions?

Summary

Alright, letís just get down to it.

The Old Republic has everything an MMO needs. Addictive gameplay. Progressive rewards. Social interaction. Player versus player. Interesting character classes. A story that actually has some relevance to what youíre doing, and more. Gone is the way of randomly falling upon an NPC who has an incredibly dull and tedious quest for you to complete somewhere completely irrelevant to where youíre standing. Every single quest comes with a story, long or short, and every decision comes with a reward or consequence. Thereís no quick save, thereís only progression.

No, this game is not perfect. No, this game does not completely innovate and rewrite what it means to be an MMO. BUT this game does take the standards expected from an MMO and place them way, way, way, way, way, higher than they have ever been before. For that fact alone, The Old Republic has earned a great deal of my personal admiration and applause. The new standard is set. I look forward to all the future content that comes with this game. See you out there.

May the force be with you.

Ö

Ö

Ö

Ö

Okay, I know the ďforceĒ thing was clichťd, but, seriously, you should play this game.

ESRB T Rating

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Developer: BioWare

Genre: MMO

Release Date: December 20, 2011

Review Date: 19-02-2012

Numbers of Players: ---

Players Online: Massive Multiplayer

Co-op: Yes

Notes: Downloadable Content

All Star Wars: The Old Republic reviews

97

GRAPHICS

Every world is fresh and differentiated, every character class is easily recognizable from a distance, the feel of the Star Wars universe is there, and the stylization is unique.

90

GAMEPLAY

The overhaul and polish of the old methods makes the game very enjoyable to play and the story boosts quality. Itís only missing the verity of new type of quests the genre really needs.

100

PRODUCTION

Sandwiched between two concrete storylines, living up the hype, solid engine, hardly a glitch to be seen, delivering all the joy and goodies that an MMO should... yeah itís all there.

98

SOUND

I only come across a weird overlay of sounds and glitches every so often. Otherwise, I feel like Iím listening to the movies.

100

LASTING APPEAL

Yes. Itís there. This game has plenty to offer players to keep them busy, and it looks like the promise of new things on the horizon will keep us all hooked for years.

97

OVERALL SCORE

GALLERY PREVIEW -- Star Wars: The Old Republic -- PC

ADVERTISING