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Star Wars The Old Republic 5.2.1    New  

Size:   28.34MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2017-05-15

Submit Date:   2017-05-15

OS:  Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   1106

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Reviewed on May 15, 2017

Star Wars: The Old Republic is the game that both no one and everyone wanted. On one hand, the ground upon which Star Wars MMOs had been planted was fairly thoroughly salted by games like Star Wars Galaxies. On the other, The Old Republic was a direct link to the hugely popular KOTOR series from BioWare, and it was a chance to play in the Star Wars playground once again. It's no wonder, then, that the reception of the game was mixed. Some loved it, some hated it, and the game has tried to balance the wants of players ever since. Now, it's time to figure out if BioWare made the right decisions in doing so.

Take On Iconic Roles As You Play Through This Great Story

If you've never played a game in the Old Republic series, it's probably a good idea to get a fresh primer. The Old Republic takes place thousands of years before the Star Wars movies, but a few generations after the events of Knights of the Old Republic. Players are placed in the roles of members of the Republic or Sith Empire, forerunners to the Republic and Empire of the future films. Players take on the roles of a few iconic Star Wars classes, which just so happen to line up with the traditional MMO roles. The story is fully voiced and quite intricate, with each class getting its own plot in addition to the overall story.

So, what's great about TOR? It has to be the story. There's not an MMO developer out there that matches what BioWare can do, and it shows. The class stories are amazing - any one of them could carry a game on its own, and BioWare has been fairly open with the fact that at least one of those stories would have been the plot of a third standalone game in the series. Even if you're not terribly into the story itself, you'll still feel immersed in Star Wars - from easter eggs to sound effects, everything just seems right.

There are a few downsides to the game, of course. It is incredibly repetitive to level up a character after you've leveled your first. While BioWare has made this a bit easier on players in recent years, it's still a slug to hit Balmora or Voss a second time. The other major problems have to do with the free to play status of the game. While you can happily play through the whole story for free, you absolutely won't get access to some of the best stuff in the game without paying. This includes little quality of life issues like multiple hotbars - a must for players of certain classes.

Conclusion

Is The Old Republic worth your time? Absolutely. You're going to need to spend at least ten dollars to get everything you need out of the game, though, and it really is recommended to keep up an active subscription. If you aren't averse to paying while you play and you don't mind a game that's a little repetitive, this is one of the best Star Wars experiences out there.

Software Product Description

Free to play Star Wars MMO game.
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