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Best And Worst Class Story?

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Best And Worst Class Story?

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nezroy
01.23.2012 , 01:51 PM | #61
Well, I'll put it this way... I'm seriously considering rolling a second agent JUST so I can make different choices at the end of Chapter 1.
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ilancloud
01.23.2012 , 01:51 PM | #62
Sith Assassin through chapter 2 was great but darker than an episode of the Sopranos... Tons of backstabbing, lying, cheating, deception...pretty much what you'd expect from a power hungry Sith.

Jedi Sent started off pretty lame but has gotten much better. If you go light side some of the responses make you sound like a boy scout. Being a fan of the Jedi since before I could walk though I've come to really like it...after all, you get to be a freaking JEDI!

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ilancloud
01.23.2012 , 01:56 PM | #63
Quote: Originally Posted by CecilTellyn View Post
Still in Act 1 of the Jedi Knight. I like the main thread that is going through it, but that said... it just feels like I'm surrounded by incompetence. I'll spoiler tag this next part so I can go into more detail:

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ANYWAY, despite all that above, the MAIN thread of the JK story is ok... I hope it picks up a bit more though because right now, I feel like The Wolf from Pulp Fiction... and it's not as cool as you might think

Also, I STILL have issues with how the text for responses doesn't accurately match what is said/done. I agreed to something last night that I definitely didn't want to agree to simply because of how the text was presented *shrug*

I agree completely. It does get a lot better. One of the biggest complaints about the Jedi Knight story is the lack of a solid master. The classes are supposed to mirror characters from the movies. I assume the Jedi Knight is supposed to mirror Luke, Anakin and Obi Wan who all had great and wise Masters guiding them....

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Pastorfrog
01.23.2012 , 01:57 PM | #64
Quote: Originally Posted by Cameirus View Post
IA ia awful. Its just so black and white, no nuance at all. why would my agent kill people he can keep alive as an asset? its a pretty shallow boring and predictable story.
Say what? I can't remember a single time I -haven't- had the option of keeping people alive as assets instead of killing them. And predictable? It must just be your choices taking you down a path you think is "predictable," seeing as there's like five possible (wildly different) endings to the IA story depending on your choices.

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profaneascension
01.23.2012 , 02:00 PM | #65
Quote: Originally Posted by Spade_PK-XLVII View Post
.... You must not know Steve Blum... Spike from Cowboy Beebop, Mugen from Samurai Champloo, Wolverine from the X-men chartoons....

He's a great Voice Actor..... and I enjoy his work.
IMDB has the voice of the male Bounty Hunter listed as a certain Tom Spackman, who appears to be little more than a voice-over guy for commercials and film trailers. Having said that, I think his voice works extremely well for my gruff and weathered BH, but perhaps less so for "younger" looking light-siders.

I also love the BH story, but as for the best storyline, my vote would go to the IA as well. I watched my friend make that decision at the end of Act I and had to raise a Spockian eyebrow....
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Doki
01.23.2012 , 02:01 PM | #66
Quote: Originally Posted by Orduno View Post
I haven't played through all the class quests yet, but I've played through a couple, and I duo with my roommate so I've seen a couple more through her characters, and I'd rate them from best (top) to worst (bottom):

Imperial Agent - One of the things that really stands out for this is that there's a LOT of leeway on how you present your character in the situation. Are you a reckless, conniving backstabber? A professional who is 100% loyal to the ideal of the Empire? A monster for the sake of others? Someone who sees the Empire as something better than it is? The tension between your agency and the Sith is also very interesting, especially for me since I enjoyed flipping the bird to the full-of-themselves Sith whenever I had the chance.

Jedi Consular - While not as flexible, story-wise, as the IA story, it was at nearly as intriguing. I like the idea of a more diplomatic Jedi, which I played through as best as I could. There were a lot of "saber SMASH" options through the story, but the most interesting ones seemed to come from where you had the chance to talk your way through things. It also was a great deal of fun being able to root out things better left unlearned (in the eyes of some), and dealing with that.

Sith Sorcerer - Pretty well neck and neck with Consular, maybe a bit below simply because there were way too many times your character or your superiors were forced to do/say ridiculously stupid things to keep the ball rolling. The political intrigue of the Sith played out pretty well here, without devolving into Sunday Cartoon Goatee Villain Time.

Smuggler - Only beneath the two above because the poor Smuggler was made to look like an idiot way too often. The story arc overall was interesting and you get fair chances to play through the three basic types I think everyone wanted (Serenity captain wannabe, credits-are-all-I-love freelancer, or cruel criminal). But seriously, how many times did a cutscene go right to "walk into area catiously and THEN OH GOD IT'S A TRAP! GRENADE, HIT THE DECK!" Really. It's like all the grenades in the known galaxy have a singular vendetta against you.

Trooper - This low because I agree with a previous poster: The first chapter was very good, and then it slowly dwindled in the sense it just got less and less interesting. At least one of your companions (I think everyone who has played it knows who I mean) makes zero sense as he's not even the "good soldier but a bit of a loose cannon" type. He's more the "why does anyone think he'll follow orders ever, and why is he actually following my orders" type.

Jedi Knight - Really excellent at making the Jedi Order overall look wildly incompetent. I had hoped it got better over time but nope. The times your character actually feels like a galaxy-class hero and not a confused, bumbling day-one hire are pretty rare.
Awesome post, thanks for writing this.
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Shortwave
01.23.2012 , 02:02 PM | #67
Quote: Originally Posted by CapitaFK View Post
I think Male BH voice acting is pretty bad. You get used to it, but it's pretty jarring the first few levels. Whoever did his voice seemed to be copying Christian Bale's Batman.

Luckily it wasn't enough to detract from BH's awesome companions.

Ha! It sounded like Mickey Rourke's Sin City to me.

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Ciwawa
01.23.2012 , 02:03 PM | #68
Trooper story was very boring.

I did my storyline final boss as an healer and it wasn't epic... it wasn't even fun, it was just... easy... no kicks no interrupts, no line of sight play, nothing... just spamming full auto until he is dead, that make me sad

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Jesira
01.23.2012 , 02:06 PM | #69
Best so far: Imperial Agent - I LOVE this class and it's story

Worst so far: Trooper.

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Sunleth
01.23.2012 , 02:24 PM | #70
Personally, the "best" and "worst" class stories are all dependent on personal preferences.

I loved the SI story with its WTFISTHIS moments. The IA is interesting thus far as well (lvl 21 only though and on Nar Shaddaa). SW seems a bit bland for chapter 1 and prologue since all you're doing is killing and more killing. Lastly, the JC storyline isn't that bad, but that's just my feeling (going around saving people is so Jedi :P).

I'll have a more concrete feel about which story I like the most once I've played more storylines to completion.