Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC, 2011)
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About this product
- Product InformationStar Wars: The Old Republic is a persistent world role-playing game that has you fighting in an epic war between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire. Become a Jedi Knight, Sith warrior, bounty hunter, smuggler, or one of four other class types as you explore the base game's 17 worlds, each home to numerous quests, characters, and challenges.
The interface and combat system are designed in a similar fashion to previous games in the genre, with players viewing their characters from a third-person viewpoint and clicking on individual keys to initiate different forms of attacks and powers. You'll hone your combat skills against an assortment of droids, creatures, and humanoids, either alone or with the help of others.
One distinctive element of The Old Republic is its emphasis on cinematic storytelling. Dialogue sequences are completely voice acted, for example, and you'll be able to fight alongside companion characters that will actively converse with your character, become more proficient in combat, and even offer the possibility of romance. You will also make decisions during quests that will earn you either light or dark Force points that can eventually be used to unlock exclusive powers.
In addition, Star Wars: The Old Republic lets you captain a personal starship to engage in space combat or to use for transportation. The game also features land-based vehicles, a galactic trade network for selling and buying items, dedicated social hubs, areas designed specifically for player versus player combat, and cooperative raid-type encounters called operations. A monthly fee of $14.99 is required to continue playing the game after the first 30 days.
- PublisherElectronic Arts
- GameStar Wars: The Old Republic
- ESRB RatingT - Teen
- ESRB DescriptorBlood and Gore, Mild Language, Sexual Themes, Violence
- Control ElementsKeyboard,Mouse
- Number of Players1
- Release Year2011
- Game Special Features
- Choose from eight class types when creating your character
- Enlist the help of companion characters to assist in combat
- Explore a galaxy spanning 17 worlds while engaging in combat on land and in space
- Choose from eight class types when creating your character
Most relevant reviews
- godwinsminDec 03, 2013by
Not bad can be PRICES per month. NOT as good as our Freelancer Mod.
Expensive to get the good stuff and subscription fee is $14.99 and UP. FREE players get next to nothing. It is HIGHLY suggested to at the least buy a $4.95 package to get preferred treatment, extra account slots you only get 2 for FREE PLAY.
The loading process is BUGGED right now so you have to enter a special number emailed to you EVERY time you log in, though not all players have that issue. The game is fun to a degree. Fighting is LAME but they are working on the space fighting and such and that may prove to be fun.
As the owner of Discovery Freelancer mod discoveryptc dot net we judge ALL space games against Freelancer and this may prove to be fun but Freelancer is STILL THE BEST. We are modding our version greater than ever before now.
Get the game but get the small purchase to help a lot.Read full review
- souledge717Mar 16, 2012by
Well worth it, even if you are new to MMO's, as long as dont mind $15/month
So far, I am enjoying this game immensely.
I have played only a couple MMO's in the past (Final Fantasy XI, a little WOW), and this game has ALOT of stuff to keep you busy. FFXI still holds a special place in my heart, but there were many points in the game that took soooo much time, and often there was not a clear path to find out what to do or where to go...This game provides you with plenty of opportunities to stay busy, whether it be the story, crafting, random questing, etc.
But one thing that I particularly like is your companion. They can serve many functions in battle (fighting, healing, etc), but the one thing I enjoy the most is the ability to send them out to find stuff for you. Basically they have made it so you can multitask easier - questing and crafting at the same time.
I'm only a level 15 out of 50, but so far I really am pleased with what I've seen.
Also, the story of the game (all voice acting!)really does keep you interested. You can also share some portions of the story with your friends. Doing so benefits you by earning Social Points - which can be used for items later (I hear...again I'm still pretty new).
I have heard that people refer to this game as the first Single Player MMO game - many players are simply playing through the story with little interaction with others. This is entirely up to you - my experience is to do what I can on my own, and when your friend signs on, group up and achieve more, faster!
Overall, I'd give this something along the lines of 90%-95% satisfaction rating. Graphics are great (if your pc allows), sound fx are spot on, relatively easy for smaller "game time" windows vs hours and hours of gaming, and finally, you can be a Sith and murder many, many people.
Only cons are the obvious ones (to me), only on PC and monthly charges of 15$ a month (ouch).Read full review
- presiado85Apr 10, 2012by
good game new, lots of stuff to do ,friendly players always keeps u on edge
SWTOR is a very good game. i have played other MMO like diablo 2 for instance and diablo 2 is good but i rather play SWTOR because its newer better graphics better sound more stuff to do.
For example SWTOR allows you to customize your features, from armor to weapons to creating your character. their are many species you are able to select and as well class. On both sides you got many options to choose, either a sentinel and even a bounty hunter. each class has different things to choose, you want to become a jedi night or a sentinel then choose the type of jedi you want to be either a jedi sage, guardian or even a shadow. dont want to be a jedi you can always be a trooper or a smuggler. just as the same as a jedi you have more options to choose with your trooper or a smuggler dps tanker or a healer.
What i liked allot about this game they gave you hover crafts to travel long distance maps. using the hover crafts is a great addition to this game.
another awesome feature to this game is you get your own space ship :D
in the upcoming patch 1.2 and 1.3 allot of options will change meaning more customization features to new gear to new drops. Bioware has stated that they will be continuing to add new features to the star wars world to keep their customers happy.
so over all you want lots of stuff to do with a bunch of friendly player with awesome battle ground with great graphics with clear voices then this is the game for you.
With you may the force always be hmmmmmmRead full review
- jay*broJul 02, 2012by
You're not missing anything
Starting out, one may think the game is amazing. However, as time goes on you start to realize all the problems that keep this game from greatness.
First and foremost, the devs need to work on fixing the graphics lag. The game looks fantastic on higher settings, but I don't have a fantastic computer, so I played it on all low. With the way the game looks on low settings, it should run on just about any average PC, yet it still performs pretty poorly for me, while on the other hand I can play other MMOS on higher graphical settings without issue. That just says poor optimization on biowares end.
Secondly, the "planets" are more like levels, they aren't open world at all, and they're nothing more then a maze or series of corridors that forces your direction . There's no freedom to explore, it's completely static and boring and it's completely pointless to ever go back to the planet once you finish the missions. I fail to understand what the devs were thinking when they decided to go this route, it's completely idiotic and probably the biggest fault with the game.
It's not a bad game to play through especially if you have a buddy, but unfortunately we're going to have to wait until someone does a star wars MMO right, because this game is not it, and to fix what's wrong with this game would require a complete redesign, AKA not going to happen. A better name for this game would have been KOTOR online.Read full review
- troll63May 02, 2012by
Promising, but yet immature. Customer policy sometime hard to understand.
Leveling up a character is a pleasure, no repetitive kill-tasks like the ones in DAoC for example. Craft system is immature but will probably improve with time. There is a lack of high-level content, but remember this is a new game which will grow up.
I'm happy after 8 weeks of play, this is all I can say now.
For the bad part: the customer policy. I noticed two things I really disliked :
- you have to know that buying the game will NOT be enough to play. You will be forced to either buy a prepaid time code, or give your credit card number for a subscription. EA will not let you play your "included 30 days" without that.
- after activating your account (game licence + prepaid time code or credit card number), you will not be able to use the "invite your friends for a free 7 days trial" feature. Even if every mail from technical support will show an ad for this feature, you will be told that you are not a full customer until your included 30 days are over. Quite frustrating and hard to understand: I may be wrong, but if I buy a game box and give my credit number to some company, I expect to be considered a customer.
Well, time will show which side of the Force is the leading one :)Read full review