Star Wars: The Old Republic Pre-review from Gaming Age

Gaming Age takes a look at SWTOR for the first time and it’s safe to say that overall, their reviewer was thoroughly impressed with the game. They’ve taken the time to write up a nearly 1,000-word pre-review to explain what they think of it. This is a great “early impressions” type piece that we wanted to share with you. And if any of you have friends that still have not bought SWTOR, this is a great preview/review to send to them.

The pre-review begins:

“Star Wars: The Old Republic is the first MMO that could legitimately take the top spot away from the long-running champ of MMO’s, World of Warcraft.”

And haven’t we heard this one before? While the haters and WoW fanboys may disagree, there are actually some really good reasons why this might be true. The reviewer at Gaming Age takes some time to tell us their opinions. The reviewer has a pretty good history with MMOs to back it up. He’s played Everquest, Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Everquest 2, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Lord of the Rings, Warhammer, DC Universe, Final Fantasy XI, and now Star Wars: The Old Republic.

He also explains how this is not a full review of the game and there is much more still to cover. But anyway, as far as a pre-review goes, this one is really thorough. Here’s another snippet:

Besides class variety, another thing SWTOR has going for it is the individual class stories. Bioware is no stranger to crafting a strong video game tale, but I’ve never seen an MMO so devoted to its narrative as this one. WoW certainly tries, and I know plenty of people that are obsessed with the lore in WoW, but SWTOR’s fully voiced questing certainly lends a bit more gravitas to the world than a bunch of text boxes. And the voice acting is extremely well done, with some notable similarities to voices found in other Bioware titles like Mass Effect.

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.