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GameSpot Review In - 8.0/10


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ScrawnyPaleMan
01.06.2012 , 09:43 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by YooYooMa View Post
SWTOR is worse than Age of Conan.
You sir, are a master. While Ganadof and ShadySketchy were running around spamming every thread with their hatred, YOU are there lurking. I am impressed.
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Tekkoclarky
01.06.2012 , 09:45 PM | #22
Quote: Originally Posted by Improv- View Post
That was the time when GameSpot was quick to review MMO's. Why Warhammer and AoC have such high ratings. They don't do that anymore.

People need to seriously remember that reviews are just opinions. GameSpot gave the new Zelda a 7.5 when nearly every other review was a 9 or a 10. Some people are going to like a game more and others less.

8 is a great score get over it honestly...
People just forget how bad all these launches were, including WoW (plus most were not around to see this).

SWTOR launch has been very smooth, let's all hope they keep on improving on an already great game.

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ForlornHope
01.06.2012 , 09:46 PM | #23
I remember the 8 hour downtimes on peak weekend hours during AoC launch early access...fail

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Improv-
01.06.2012 , 09:49 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Tekkoclarky View Post
People just forget how bad all these launches were, including WoW (plus most were not around to see this).

SWTOR launch has been very smooth, let's all hope they keep on improving on an already great game.
Yeah and I think it's also impressive that 25 + reviews and not a single one has been below an 8.

Some people just have ridiculous expectations and want all their favorite games to be 9.5's or 10's.

I remember getting 80's on tests and being so freaking happy lol. I guess that is unnacceptable now.

PS: Before anyone says that GameSpot is hating they have a 2012 predictions list up for gaming and they put ToR down to selling 7 million copies with a few million active subs. So yeah they obviously like the game, again it's an 80%. A score of 'Great.'

"And ultimately, that's what Star Wars: The Old Republic delivers to make it so compelling: a lot of fun. Don't come to it seeking the next online revolution. In fact, when you heard that the developers of Mass Effect were making an MMOG, this is the one you probably predicted: a prototypical online game with the standard BioWare trappings layered on top of them. The surprises are few, but The Old Republic is nonetheless an online RPG of uncommon quality. And with a broad, overarching story to guide you through, you might even reach maximum level with a smile on your face, even if you are one to abandon an MMOG before that point. Such is the power of a beloved universe with so many tales still left to tell. "

^ That is not negative people.

ATM on metacritic ToR is one of the highest rated MMO's and highest rated in years. Why complain? Heck, it's the 5th highest rated PC game of 2011.

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Aisar
01.06.2012 , 09:52 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Jhonen View Post
http://www.gamespot.com/star-wars-th...review-6348266

Dissappointing, really. Anyone looking at reviews for MMOs knows that an 8.0 out of 10 is slightly near the "garbage" tier of MMORPGs.

Sad really, but oh well.

Other MMO reviews

Aion : 6.5 / 10

Age of Conan : 8.5 / 10

Warhammer Online : 8.5 / 10

WoW Cataclysm : 8.5 / 10

RIFT : 8.5 / 10

All of these (with the exception of Cata) didn't make it past the initial 6/mo period, and it doesn't look like TOR will either.

Also, IGN gave TOR a 9.0 / 10, but we all know that was bought and paid for, right?

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I would not have rated it above 7.5. I am stuck between 7-7.5
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Deepmemories
01.06.2012 , 09:53 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by ForlornHope View Post
Are you drunk?
It's no lie.

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flunkorg
01.06.2012 , 09:55 PM | #27
Quote: Originally Posted by Improv- View Post
Yeah noticed this trend. Seems pretty recent though. Heck even 9's aren't good enough now. Has to be 9.5 or 10. But if a game gets either of the two it is payed off.

Remember when anything from a 7 up used to be considered great? Heck if you look at the review numbers IGN for example lists a 7 as "good." Somehow that has turned into "bad."

Oh well...
Face it, its never going to go back to how are generation was.
Remember when we used to pay 40-60$ for a video game that was really only about an hour or 2 worth of content? (being very generous)
And you know what? I remember spending more hours playing metal gear and the legend of zelda on my NES then most games that come out these days.

Remember when we didn't have "save files"?
We had to memorize ******* codes. And really, getting to even one of those in some games felt extremely rewarding.

Remember when nintendo had there "Seal of approval"?
Sure, we had some **** games. But we also got some damn high quality games as well.
But holy **** where there bugs. And whats worst is that they couldn't be fixed. I still remember the majority of the mario 64 glitchs.

Lets face it, while we grew up. We felt like the bonofied gaming bad*** of the gaming industry and that we could conquer any game. Hell, the harder the better! I also remember (somewhat) how reviews used to be. The 1 to 10 scale was actually respected fully. If a game was average. It got a 5. It was that simple.

And what has the gaming industry become today?
Hand holding corridor shooters that can't even entrust you to open a door.
Game review scores should be just changed from 8-10. Hell, its already like that apparently. With 9 being average.
Instead of people treating bugs normally, we got people thinking bugs are "unnatural" and any competent game developer can avoid them.

Honestly, what the hell happened when I blinked?
Reviews are a disgrace, the market is filled with games that have no life of their own. Genres are dying due to other games starving the market.
And, really people... bugs? At least you can get those fixed. You know what we did if we found a bug on the NES? Nothing. There was no patching or bug fixes. If you found a game breaking bug and couldn't play anymore. That was it. All that money you saved up is now wasted. And what I would give to have "patchs" back then!

Seriously, I hate the current gaming industry. And how can you not?
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I've said it before and I'll say it again:

The game isn't broken, some of the playerbase is.

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Grimhand
01.06.2012 , 09:55 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by ForlornHope View Post
I remember the 8 hour downtimes on peak weekend hours during AoC launch early access...fail
I remember there being no game after Tortage.
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Deepmemories
01.06.2012 , 09:56 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Tekkoclarky View Post
Now age of conan's first 20 lvls were great, all voiced, great quests, **** etc.

But then you left that area and it was terrible.

Add in all the bugs to the first area. It was instanced, heavily instanced. You could even be in a group for a group quest, go into an instanced zone and you would all be in separate instances.

Imagine that happened to SWTOR lol.

Age of Conan is one of the worst launches ever, it was terrible. Talk about no end game, there was no levelling content... It was basically a single player game, due to the instance bugs.

Anyway, make up your own mind if you like it or not, not some crap review. But yes, for new players, I guess it needs good reviews.
AoC rocks now, it had a premature launch much like swtor and we all know what happened to AoC. Anyways I'm off to play my Necro, because AoC rocks now!

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SWGVet
01.06.2012 , 09:57 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by YooYooMa View Post
SWTOR is worse than Age of Conan.
No it is not. Not even close. Age of Conan is more like a 2.5. Be realistic guy.
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