Rather than do the usual Chaos is Minecraft stream tonight, AA Gaming Hub and Chaos is Gaming go Imperial with a Star Wars Battlefront II special broadcast. The guys roughly play out points from the original trilogy through six matches, and learn that in the end, you don’t have to let the Wookiee win; he’ll do it anyway.
TERA was supposed to be reviewed in this post, or one shortly after it. It’s with some regret that I announce that said review is not going to happen, for various reasons. I am going to lump Star Wars The Old Republic into this as well because it’s suffering the same fate. Let’s delve in to why.
Star Wars: The Old Republic launches in just a few days, so here is our early, preliminary opinions. The game, as a whole, seems polished and looks decent but may not be the next Big Thing that fans have been hoping it would be. Still, it’s not Star Wars Galaxies (RIP), either.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is in what is supposed to be it’s final beta test weekend. In my second time through the SWTOR beta mill, I can finally share some of my experience now that the NDA has been lifted.
If you’re like myself and looking forward to EA/BioWare’s new Star Wars MMO and anxiously awaiting it’s release, you should pray for a successful beta test these next two months. The release date will be determined to some degree by the results of the testing, which is – in my mind – a very sound decision.
One of the things they are working on is optimizing their servers and although past experience has shown that no amount of testing can truly prepare a developer (especially a novice MMO developer) for the stress of a popular launch, the fact that this is one of their points of emphasis is a good sign.
I enjoyed Star Wars Battlefront when it first came out. I felt that it was the first game to really deliver on the experiences from the movies. You had the sights, sounds, and action, plus you were right in the middle of it. If there was one franchise that was ripe to jump on to the Battlefield 1942 formula, Star Wars was it. Now we have Star Wars Battlefront II in front of us, so let’s see if it’s improved as much as Battlefield 2 did. Continue reading