With E3 hitting this past week, us gamers had our chance to listen anxiously for any tidbits of information that gave us more insight on mechanics, plot points, and more from developers of the games that we love the most.
Last years, E3 left every Star Wars fan drooling in his or her seat as BioWare revealed precious information on Star Wars: The Old Republic. Since then, we’ve seen little on the actual gameplay, but BioWare has shown us a bit more much on the content and planets we will be playing on.
E3 ’10 has been even better to those loyal to Lord Lucas’ franchise — although perhaps not in the way that fans expected. Amatera covered the newest highlights previewed at E3 a few days ago.
I’ll preface these comments by first stating that I am a devout George Lucas fan and in no way intend to downplay the Star Wars franchise. With that said, watching the MMO’s newest cinematic trailer, “Hope,” has left me questioning how eager I really am to play Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Those who read the comments can guess what I’m thinking: Instead of an MMO, the trailer left me craving another Star Wars movie.
Read on for my reasoning plus another look at The Old Republic (movie) trailers.
I’m one of those people who played Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (I and II) and was chewing my nails at every plot twist and turn. The end of the sequel left me with the feeling of unfinished business; there was story still to be told.
When I saw the first full CGI trailer at the announcement of Star Wars: The Old Republic, I was shouting for joy. After seeing the first of the gameplay footage, I’ve become more hesitant, and the game has slid a bit down my list of “most awesome game footage”.
Comparing the CGI footage vs. the gameplay – I’d much rather watch the ‘movie’ of the same plot and time slot (300 – 303 years after KoToR II) than play the Online rendition.
Watch these in order from a different prospective: The first as an extended movie trailer, and the second as a scene from the movie with commentary like what you would find on a DVD bonus feature.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ll at least play the trial, but so far I don’t see The Old Republic drawing me away from WoW anytime soon.
What about you? I’d love to hear whether you readers agree — and I’m open to criticism if you completely disagree.