Browsed by
Tag: Star Wars

Star Wars: Squadrons – The Verdict

Star Wars: Squadrons – The Verdict

They say the Devil, or perhaps the WompRat, is in the details. I don’t think there’s a game I’ve played recently that epitomises this as much as Star Wars: Squadrons (SW:S) does. There’s just something in the way your avatar flips switches in the cockpit, the way they punch the console when trying to reboot or the little between-mission conversations with your wing-mates that makes the whole experience something greater than the sum of it’s parts.

But what is the final tally then….?

Read More Read More

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta – First Impressions

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta – First Impressions

I didn’t know quite what to expect when I installed this game for the first time. Bioware are a company that have proven time and time again that they know a good story and how to tell it but until now have never produced anything on the scale of an MMORPG. So to say that I was both intrigued and cautious about how this game would reveal itself would be correct. After finding that my beta application had been accepted and doing a bit of research on The Old Republic I was buzzing for this game and what a start it got off to. The intro cinematic is like nothing I’ve seen in an MMO before and could have quite easily come from a fully animated Star Wars film. There is a separate showpiece for the Republic and the Empire depending on which faction you choose to align yourself with and this sets the feel for the starting area and quest lines perfectly.

Read More Read More

Daniel Erickson talks up The Old Republic at Eurogamer Expo

Daniel Erickson talks up The Old Republic at Eurogamer Expo

Having already broken EA’s pre-order record long before the December release date there is a lot to expect from a developer that has never produced an MMO before. The release date of Bioware’s first venture into the genre was announced at the Eurogamer Expo last weekend and lead writer of Star Wars: The Old Republic, Daniel Erickson was on hand to talk in a bit more detail about the game.

Read More Read More