Compare/Contrast SWTOR to other recent MMOs

Everyone’s talking about SWTOR and if it’s going to be any good as well as how it compares to other recent MMOs. You’ve heard all of the comparisons to WoW. We’ve heard all of those a million times, it seems but World of Warcraft is not the only game it’s being compared to.

One Reddit user did a write-up on how it compares to other MMOs of today in terms of gameplay, zones and maps and more.

Here’s a sampling:

  • Leveling is slow-paced. You have to do fairly significant travel and quests for each level in comparison to WoW and WHO.
  • Quests stayed consistent through 20 levels.
  • ll quests are accepted via cutscene and voice over, with various conversation options that add more dialog before eventually getting to the accept or deny dialog. (Dragon Age)
  • The UI is nothing special and doesn’t appear to be customizable.
The user puts both good and bad points in but if you read the comments, too, there are some who disagree with his points and unless you’ve played it yourself, it will be hard to know for sure what’s right.

For example:

“All quests are accepted via cutscene and voice over”
And a reader responds:

“This is incorrect. There are fair number of “bulletin board’ quests that just are text and are turned in without dialog cut-scenes. A lot of the Bonus quests that have elite stages are turned into bulletin boards as well.”

Like I always say with these user-posts, they are vastly based on the opinion of the person making the post. There are currently about 20 detailed comments made to this comparison post which is very important to read as well. Some people agree with him and some disagree but all of the comments give you more information to help you make your decision so it’s well worth checking out the full post and comments.

If you’ve played SWTOR, come and let us know if you think the comparisons are incorrect or spot-on. Will any of these points affect your decision to play?

Lisa Clark

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.