Kotaku – Old Republic Gets New Trailer – Clips
Kotaku – Star Wars the Old Republic Preview: Bam, Here It Is – E3
Do yourself a favor and watch the trailer in HD on GameTrailers. Some would say the whole short sequence is better than Episodes I – III combined. I must admit the fighting is quite epic.
I haven’t played an MMO since FFXI and isn’t too interested in playing MMOs anytime yet. I guess I fall in that bunch of players who are a little disappointed when the next Old Republic title announced by Bioware isn’t going to be a Knights of the Old Republic single player RPG but an MMO. We would have thought that with the content cut from KoToR2, we’d at least get a great sequel.
With the following preview from Kotaku, maybe things are looking up.
Sense of Scale: This is a war of bounty hunters, Sith, Jedi, smugglers and others. You can feel, in every scene, the importance of your action. The game does a great job of walking that fine line between making you the most important person in the universe and making you just another player.
RPG: It may be a massively multiplayer game, but it certainly didn’t feel like one. While playing I was still moving around with the keyboard, attacking with the mouse, using hot keys to pull of choke holds, powerful light saber attacks, impaling enemies. But the inclusion of all of those choices, the voice acting, the look combines to make it feel more like a powerful single player experience.
Looks like I’d be following its development and see if it’s any good.
[Kotaku » Massively Multiplayer Employment: Singapore Recruiters Not Avoiding WoW Players]
A while back there was an article stating how some employers are staying away from MMO players. It might have been blown out of proportion but I’m sure some employers might have gotten some idea from this big hiccup. Apparently Singapore employers, well at least this one is fine with their employees living a virtual second life. Rejoice, WOW and WAR players!
In other news, everyone has heard, read or experienced how buggy Fallout 3 is. My experience with the latest reincarnation of the Fallout franchise has too been marred by CTDs and the very rare hard system crashes. I learnt to play it in windowed mode which made the crashes a lot more bearable. I think what’s happening now has taken it to another level. In my latest save, quicksaving crashes the game, quick traveling crashes the game. Now, everyone who plays Fallout 3 know quicksave is vital in preserving your sanity admist all the random crashes, I’m not sure if I can continue playing Fallout 3 anymore until the game gets patched (more).
Now I have the option of revisiting the Oblivion world of Tamriel or play Neverwinter Nights 2, both which I’ve never really gotten deep into. Then again, there’s Chrono Trigger and Zelda on the DS. Ah crap, I think I should just spend more time reading and preparing for the project.
Bethsoft, please sort out Fallout 3.