Star Wars The Old Republic is a PC game, classified as a MMO, for all of you that are not familiar with that, a MMO is a Massive Multiplayer Online, which means that the whole game is online and thousands of other players can interact with you while playing. The game is brought to you by Bioware and Electronic Arts, so if you are worried that the game may be canceled or not supported, you do not have to worry because with those titans of the industry behind it and the Star Wars name, this game should have a long life expectancy.
When starting the game you can choose from a variety of different types, from Sith Warrior, Bounty Hunter, Smuggler, to Jedi Knight. The one thing different from most MMOs, is that each class you choose has it’s own distinct story line. So if you played as four different characters you would get four different story lines. Another great feature, is all missions are acted out with voice overs, which means no text box telling you the mission, Bioware took the time to animate every NPC that gives you a mission, which adds to the story driven missions.
The ability to solo most of the game is a nice touch for us loner console game players that just want to play the game, but there are many options to buddy up and play with friends.
The gameplay itself is nothing new. If you have played a MMO like World of Warcraft, then you will be familiar with the gameplay. Pretty much walk here click on enemy, select different powers until enemy is dead then go back to person who gave you the mission and collect your experience points. That is basically it for gameplay, and you will do that for hours upon hours. Some people love it, some hate it. The graphics are pretty good, it really depends on how powerful your PC is. The sound of course as with any Star Wars game is always top notch, by far the best in game sound around.
If you will like Star Wars The Old Republic really depends on your love or hate for MMOs. It does not bring anything drastically new to the formula, but it does have a lot more story driven content then most MMOs. So you won’t find yourself killing rabbits in a field for two days to level up.