- Star Wars: The Old Republic ( Beta )
- November 28th, 2011
This week-end i was able to play Swtor beta test. I reached level 13 with Sith Inquisitor, and level 6 with Jedi Consular.
First of all, dialogues are great. Not always, but overall. Somewhere dialogues are better, somewhere they are not really good. Also, you can choose dark and light sides in your dialogues. But it's not that perfect everywhere, too.
I was playing a lot of Sith Inquisitor. Sometimes when you choose something - he speaks it on a different way. I remember i choosed something like "It wasn't a problem", or kinda that, and my charachter sayd "bla bla, i was so brillant" ( pride ? ), so i was confused sometimes - you never know for sure how your charachter will speak when you choose an option.
Also, gameplay mechanic of Sith Inquisitor is awful. I mean, i didn't saw any gameplay mechanic so far ( 13 lvl ). I was spamming 2/3 skills + 1 skill with CD, and there were 3 skills for different situations or fat enemies. That's all.
And if you check talents tree - you will be surprised. The didn't invented nothing new - their tree is compare to old version in WoW. Many talents, and i am kinda sure half are not really useful. I would like to see something new, but they just used old version of WoW talent tree, while even Blizzard changed their mind and upgraded their talent tree ( last versions they have deleted not useful talents + maked 3 spec instead of hybrid version - it was great ).
Idea with companions and craft system is great, like dialogues. But i was surprised here a little. You can't choose companions youself! Your first companion depends on your class. All others - too. So , playing some class - you will be able to choose 3 companions at higher levels from 6 avalaible, while there are 20+ different companions. That's not fair. And there is only one pretty nice girl companion ( jedi girl ).
Anyway, i will buy Swtor. Dialogues and companions are great, and i am interested to play this game to know the scenario. I am sure this game is good. But i am not sure if it is playable for 3+ months. I think i will just finish scenario, and that's all. But i didn't saw high level content, so i can't tell if it worth it or not.