I’ve played many of the Star Wars video games…as far back as games like X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter! As a fan, it’s really cool to be able to immerse yourself in the Used Universe as often as possible. Flying a Tie Fighter or wielding a lightsaber can be very liberating (and destructive!)
Over the years the games really haven’t gotten much better in terms of story which is disappointing. The graphics have improved and on some games could be considered stunning (The Force Unleashed). The gameplay has been entertaining but not to the point where one would wan to play for hours. Rarely a game comes along that is truly fun to play.
Maybe the latest Star Wars online video game will change all that. From what I have read Star Wars: The Old Republic certainly looks impressive. The cinematic “cut scenes” are downright cool. If the gameplay and story for this replacement of Star Wars: Galaxies is better than it’s predecessor then fans alike will be in for a real treat.
Personally I can wait until some of the bugs are ironed out, but rest assured I will be online soon checking out some more of the Used Universe.
Check out the very cool game trailers on the official site.