- Sep 18, 2006
My own spaceship woohooo...
btw the conference is live on g4...
btw the conference is live on g4...
Awww just a trailer, but hands-on tomorrow so we shall get alot of news tomorrow probably
If it is as good as other bioware games, it will be the official end to my social life. I'll resemble the South park kids from the WoW episode.
Uh, any monthly fees?
Meh. That was a great little short film but it doesnt tell me anything about the game. I hate it when they release a movie like that and then everyone goes apeshit saying the game will be amazing... that movie didnt have ANY information or images from the actual game. bah. whatever.
Sweet trailer, but I'm still not that interested in the game.
Ever since playing the Dawn of War series, I can't help but prefer gritty Sci-Fi over the Star Wars universe. Besides the fact that Episodes 1-3 were pretty awful...
As far as MMO's, I was into WoW for a few years and, while the gaming was great, it was all a pretty big waste of time and money. I'm more interested in the 40K MMO based on the universe and I'm hoping it'll be more action, less RPG. Auto-attacking just doesn't do it for me anymore.
Have you played knights of the old republic?
No. Honestly, I'm not a big RPG fan in general and definitely not a fan of turn-based combat. I know that very squarely places me outside of the target audience, but I'd love an action-centric MMO with RPG-lite.
I have a good friend who raves about KOTOR (he also loves DA:O, Oblivion, etc), but I just can't manage to drum up any interest in KOTOR (or the other games). Hell, I even had a tough time getting into Fallout 3 and have yet to complete it.
You know I hate to say it, but I'm extremely cynical about this. I do not have high hopes at all. The trailer looked ok but the timeline seems iffy and I notice a distinct lack of mature violence in the trailer. Hope the games not like that.
Sounds like you just need to stay with the new FPS games...doesn't sound like much else pleases you. Not being sarcastic or trying to be rude...just saying...
[Fellowship] Gambling: that trailer was better the last 3 movies lucas made, pretty sad
Not necessarily. I'm almost always playing RPG's. Yet RPG's with the best mechanics most closely resemble FPS's. RPG's should be taking notes from games like Mount and Blade.
Seriously after watching the second trailer just give the guys who made it a bunch of money to make a movie. Even a short movie. Just epic battles it would be awesome. They definitely have skill and know what we've been wanting from Star Wars battles.
They do a better action scene in CG than George Lucas.
Each class filled their niche in uniquely un-MMO ways. The Trooper held the attention of the larger mobs, but also appeared to do massive damage; this meat shield had spikes. The Consular did a great deal of healing but also had her lightsaber in hand, helping out with the overall damage. The Smuggler was safely hiding behind cover filling multiple rolls: including crowd control, damage, and healing. Finally, the Jedi Knight hammered down on the smaller mobs but also acted as a tank when a Sith "Lieutenant" ran around the corner, red lightsaber in hand. Each class appeared to fill not only a primary roll in the group, but also a secondary roll, making the combat appear versatile and dynamic.
Ahem...I believe the word you're looking for is stoking.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBGvAJ6-SsY#t=4m3s
This brief snippet of a jedi power burst is so stroking my desire for godlike power.
I still dont see how this is any different from other MMO. Yes, it looks good and pretty fun, but it doesnt seem like it brings anything new.
Voiceovers- yes thats cool, and it's hard to sell story in an MMO without seeing it all in action but that doesnt sell it for me. With such a heavy emphasis on story, what does this say for endgame? In story-driven games, can you repeat quests or dungeons?
Combat - same MMO mechanics: DPS, Healer, Tank roles. My days in WoW (stopped near end of Burning Crusade) allowed me to to experience all 3 roles with a single class (My main was a Paladin). I enjoy the variety of roles, but throwing out buzzwords like sub-classes and specializations is a smokescreen because nothing new is brought to the table.
Don't get me wrong, the game looks like fun and I'll probably pick it up with all my gamer friends. I'm just sick and tired of hearing all the bullshit that this game is some revolutionary MMO that puts it above the rest.
I'm not going to even respond to that with an explanation. Just go play kotor, now picture that with better graphics and multiplayer. THEN you will understand why everyone is making a big deal out of this. You think this is not revolutionary just because the class system is nothing new? How about being fully voiced? How about having a story that changes based on decisions you make? How about having quests that actually play out differently based on what classes of people you have with you? Good god man do they need to solve the meaning of life to be considered revolutionary to you?
I'm not against a solid, fleshed out game mechanic for my rpgs, but in my experience, the best rpgs with more depth came with less of that as the devs focused on the more important aspect of the game, story, depth, and enjoyable gameplay
Think BG II
Still very satisfying to blast creatures with spells, or knock them back like God made flesh like they were toys flicked with your finger, but the depth and epicness was simply not matched by more action oriented games.
Now if they could bring in more advanced mechanics AND preserve that same game story depth and character development, then great.
But all action without SOLID characters like one Jon Irenicus = a lifeless game
now THAT was great to watch, even without flash, an arrogant power mad, embittered mage. Not some mindless stick swinger or gunslinger (you fpsers !!!!), finally a villain with REAL power !!!!!
God I loved him