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SWTOR [Reviews]


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Zyanzor
02.17.2012 , 09:32 AM | #1
Just wanted to create a thread that hosts all the reviews for SWTOR, good or bad.


Gamespot - 8/10 - http://m.gamespot.com/reviewDetails....6&platform=100

IGN - 9/10 - http://m.ign.com/articles/1214622

EuroGamer.net - 8/10 - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/st...epublic-review

PCGAMER - 93/100 - http://www.pcgamer.com/review/star-w...public-review/

G4TV - 5/5 (4.6/5 User Rating) - http://www.g4tv.com/games/pc/61502/s...public/review/

UGO - B+ - http://www.ugo.com/games/star-wars-t...epublic-review

Escapist - 4.5/5 - http://www.escapistmagazine.com/arti...epublic-Review

Kotaku" - http://m.kotaku.com/5876423/star-war...-kotaku-review

EGM - 9/10 - http://www.egmnow.com/articles/egm-r...-old-republic/

metacritic - 85/100 (5.9/10 User Rating) - http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/st...e-old-republic

StrikeOfLight - Has a very good Community Forum Poll on "Player Reviews/Satisfaction" - http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=273312

If there is any I missed feel free to add it here and I'll post it in the OP. Good or Bad.
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Kojey
02.17.2012 , 09:34 AM | #2
i hate how gamespot said something about there being no day night cycle. I mean if they did put one in they'd have to change it for every planet or people would say something about one planet not being as big as another etc.

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Morpholinium
02.17.2012 , 09:38 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by Kojey View Post
i hate how gamespot said something about there being no day night cycle. I mean if they did put one in they'd have to change it for every planet or people would say something about one planet not being as big as another etc.
I'd wager if they jut made it the same cycle on all planets (or just a 24 hour cycle and tied it to the server time) not very many would notice.

Heck, go with a binary option and just flip the bits randomly between planets.

OT: interesting to see them all listed like that.

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Knewt
02.17.2012 , 09:40 AM | #4
Here are my thoughts:

1. Almost all of those sources get large amounts of advertising revenue from EA. That doesn't always influence the reviewer directly, but it does influence the company when they assign the review.

2. Especially for print publications, the reviews were done 6 weeks ago. I doubt any reviewer made it all the way to 50. The leveling experience is TOR's strength. The reviews should be good for the part of the game they played.

3. A large number of reviewers are gaming snobs. They've been waiting for a game to come along that they can latch onto as the WoW killer. That will heavily influence reviews.
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Poisonsenvy
02.17.2012 , 09:42 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Kojey View Post
i hate how gamespot said something about there being no day night cycle. I mean if they did put one in they'd have to change it for every planet or people would say something about one planet not being as big as another etc.
For 300M it shouldn't of been a problem. Fyi all the A+ reviews in the world won't change the fact that this game is extremely lacking for a MMO released in 2012 and its just out right sucks if your not doing story line. So basically they just spent 300M on KTOR3 online a single player MMO at least call it what it is. This game is super MMO lite.
Really BioWare? 200 mil for this ?
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Dominoris
02.17.2012 , 09:45 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Kojey View Post
i hate how gamespot said something about there being no day night cycle. I mean if they did put one in they'd have to change it for every planet or people would say something about one planet not being as big as another etc.
I know. That was a "well DUH!" comment. Why would you even try? If you put a day/night cycle on Tatooine you may as well add Klingons too. In other words, it does not have one! Do all the planets even rotate on a north/south axis like Earth? How many do not spin or do so very slowly? How many spin on an East/West axis? Best to just avoid all the inconsistancies all together and assume we all wait to land until it is daylight on the part of the planet we want to be.
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Zyanzor
02.17.2012 , 09:49 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Poisonsenvy View Post
For 300M it shouldn't of been a problem. Fyi all the A+ reviews in the world won't change the fact that this game is extremely lacking for a MMO released in 2012 and its just out right sucks if your not doing story line. So basically they just spent 300M on KTOR3 online a single player MMO at least call it what it is. This game is super MMO lite.
How do you know how much Bioware/EA spent on SWTOR? Do you have a source link?

EDIT: I lol'd when I read your sig....so which is is you're claiming, 200mil or 300mil? Is tomorrow going to be 400mil? 500mil on Sunday? lol?
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Azzras
02.17.2012 , 09:49 AM | #8
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Knewt
02.17.2012 , 09:52 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Zyanzor View Post
How do you know how much Bioware/EA spent on SWTOR? Do you have a source link?
There is an article from a California newspaper. You can Google it. The estimates are between $200 and $300 million. Some rumors have even suggested numbers closer to $500 million.
Ray Muzyka: "When you deliver a game, and you deliver it for a player, you have to capture what they think is the possibility space."

Ray, you failed to deliver my possibility space.

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sheisty
02.17.2012 , 09:56 AM | #10
Bullcrap, some dev laughed at the number and put the estimate closer to 150mil.