So I just started playing SWTOR

#1 Edited by paparoach (70 posts) -

And it's nothing like KOTOR nor Mass Effect. It's like a 5 year old MMO with painfully limited character creation options and a SW license. I feel bad for the people that spent $60 on this plus subscription, this is at t he same level with a MMO like Perfect World. The only saving grace is the story, which seems ok and the good voice acting.

Question: Is it worth it playing through 2 classes for the story? I am a Sith Lord now, but after I finish the chapter what class should I choose?

#2 Posted by Breadfan (6586 posts) -

I want to say yes, but I can't. I enjoyed SWTOR, and the story itself was pretty good, but it was such a pain in the ass to sludge through. You'll still be doing the exact same side quests, just on another character and end up getting burned out immediately.

#3 Edited by Dark (356 posts) -

People where adamant in the forums about "The idea of SWTOR is the story, just reroll once you hit whatever the cap was and start a new storyline" to which I say, do you have any idea what makes an MMO actually have staying power? People ran out of stuff to do, didn't help that the game failed ealier than expected.

That and the actual game part was a bland WoW clone without the charms, polish or open world feeling like WoW has. As much as WoW has become a bad meme you have to admit, the first time you realise you have traveled half way across the world without a loading screen it does bring a sense of wonder to the planet. Its too bad the continent transitions have load screens.

#4 Posted by paparoach (70 posts) -

@Dark: I actually felt some of that in Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning. There was a loading screen between all the area transitions and it really broke the "open world" illusion. Skyrim only loads between interior/exterior transitions.

I wonder how 38 Studios' MMO would have handed that?..

#5 Edited by Dark (356 posts) -

@paparoach: It breaks the sense of wonder a little more, in MMO's I can understand instance transitions (although phasing in WoW would change that) however the ability to play for hours with NO loading screens in an open world game makes them feel giant. I like that endless feeling especially in an MMO where you are spending 20 days worth of game time doing stuff.

its one thing that broke up the open world feeling in SWTOR, it had essentially the same 'you can't go here because everything is to strong' as WoW but because of the loading screens it removed the open world feel even more.

#6 Posted by HeyImPhoenix (169 posts) -

Play with a group of friends, makes it more fun and the conversations more varied!

#7 Posted by StarvingGamer (7567 posts) -
@paparoach

And it's nothing like KOTOR nor Mass Effect. It's like a 5 year old MMO with painfully limited character creation options and a SW license. I feel bad for the people that spent $60 on this plus subscription, this is at t he same level with a MMO like Perfect World. The only saving grace is the story, which seems ok and the good voice acting.

Question: Is it worth it playing through 2 classes for the story? I am a Sith Lord now, but after I finish the chapter what class should I choose?

Wait, if you dislike it so much why are you still playing it? And why the fuck are you thinking about playing it twice?

That said, pick a Trooper for the best Republic story. Agent is probably the best story overall, but then you'll be rehashing all the planetary Empire quests.
#8 Posted by Rasmoss (401 posts) -

@paparoach: I was a huge fan of KOTOR so I forced myself through the Jedi knight story, hoping the game would somehow start to grab me. It didn't. And now I can barely remember anything about the story, it was so forgettable. Don't do it. It's not worth it.

#9 Posted by SamDrugbringer (1099 posts) -

It's really just a bad game.

I'm planing on playing it a bit again because I hate myself, but I have no hopes about liking it.

#10 Posted by Marz (5608 posts) -

yeah i'll have to throw in that the Imperial Agent story line was strong enough that i felt that it could hold it's own as a single player game if Bioware chose to do it.  But if you already played the empire side, it'll be hard going through all the planetary stories again because they are exactly the same pretty much.

#11 Posted by BoOzak (839 posts) -

Just played through KOTOR2 recently because I completly forgot about everything that happend and I got to wondering, is it even canon? Is anything from the first two games even referenced in SWTOR? Because i'm not a big Star Wars fan but i'm a huge KOTOR fan.

Sorry to go off on a tangent but this game's also been on my mind but everyone tells me to stay the hell away. But it's cheap and F2P now so...

#12 Posted by buft (3298 posts) -

@paparoach said:

And it's nothing like KOTOR nor Mass Effect. It's like a 5 year old MMO with painfully limited character creation options and a SW license. I feel bad for the people that spent $60 on this plus subscription, this is at t he same level with a MMO like Perfect World. The only saving grace is the story, which seems ok and the good voice acting.

Question: Is it worth it playing through 2 classes for the story? I am a Sith Lord now, but after I finish the chapter what class should I choose?

I disagree, i Just finished KOTOR 2 and craving more i started playing through SWTOR as a F2P player, I started a Sith inquisitor and played through the prologue and was hooked, the story system and travel is almost identical to that of KOTOR, I subbed at level 30 and im around level 41 now having just finished chapter 2 of my class quest and moving on to the finale the story hasnt lost its pacing.

#13 Posted by White_Silhouette (468 posts) -

@BoOzak: Yes but more so from Kotor 1 than 2. The timeline of SWTOR is about 500 years after the events of Kotor.

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