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UK PC Gamer May 2011 SWTOR Issue

Published by under gameplay,news on Apr. 16. 2011.

PC Gamer May 2011

The upcoming PC Gamer May edition has a 6 page special on the Old Republic. PC Gamer staff had a chance to sit down and play the game for two days in an epic 17-hour long gaming session. They got to play the Bounty hunter and Imperial agent starting worlds as well as some PvP on Alderaan. This issue is infamous for its races/classes chart that mentions the Cyborg for the first time and that Daniel Erickson said is wrong to some extent. What I found interesting is that they clearly put the following stamp at the start of the article: “Release: Autumn 2011”. It is also mentioned that each class’ story is 3 times as big as KOTOR, which means that just the class stories are as big as 24 KOTORs.

The author was otherwise not too impressed by the game. He likes the story aspect and wants to experience the Imperial Agent story, but he didn’t find the Bounty hunter too appealing. There is also dislike on the author’s part of everyone sharing the same story and he found the whole grouping thing a bit clunky. Even PvP did not impress him too much. Although it is not a stellar preview filled with superlatives it does end on a positive note. You can pick up the May issue of PC Gamer at your local store soon, or if you are a subscriber I imagine you are holding yours already.
You can find selected scans from the issue at the following URLs:

UK PC Gamer May 2011 Cover page
PC Gamer May 2011 SWTOR Article first page (with release date stamp)

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “UK PC Gamer May 2011 SWTOR Issue”

  1. MrWarlockon 16 Apr 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Whoa, I normally like the reviews of PC Gamer. But this guy does not seem like he’s played an MMO before.
    I don’t know how he’s unimpressed with the classes having the same story, every MMO has 2 or 3 quest lines, depending on the number of races, TOR has 8. Other MMO also tend to mash quest lines together, later in game.
    I guess getting past the starter worlds, both factions will share story’s as they go along, but having a class story, far out ways the current quest system we know now.
    Not knowing the pacific’s on the PvP side, and which levels they played, hard to comment on it. Though being an MMO, PvP is the last thing dev’s focus on.
    That is why we get so many class balancing updates, soon after launch.

  2. BorukBHon 16 Apr 2011 at 1:14 pm

    The thing about PC Gamer is that some (if not all of them) of the reviewers are RTS fans or single player game lovers. If I hadn’t been given a subscription as a gift I wouldn’t even care about this article.

    Now, we will see how MMO mag reviews the game, if they got a chance.

  3. swtorcrafteron 16 Apr 2011 at 10:26 pm

    yeah I am pretty upset with their article too, I just dont see where he was coming from on that. brings the cred of their mag down with me for sure.

  4. Tanroon 16 Apr 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Would be nice if you could link some readable scans for those of us that cannot get the UK Game informer. Live in the states myself.

  5. Mikroon 16 Apr 2011 at 11:19 pm

    We are not allowed to post any scans from a magazine that hasn’t come out because that would be a breach of copyright. It will take several more weeks before we can post anything like that.

  6. Tanroon 18 Apr 2011 at 4:11 am

    *Cough* You have my email, and you can post them on photobucket or imageshack yes? Send links!

  7. Jexxon 20 Apr 2011 at 4:58 am

    Actually, Tom Francis loves MMOs to death. He’s the writer of the UK article, and he plays WoW a lot. I feel that he was just expecting more from TOR. And the US MMO Reporter Josh Augustine is putting an 5 page article on SWTOR in the US PCGamer, and I’m pretty sure that he was with Tom Francis while they did the preview, because Josh told me that his article was all about the imperial agent. He may have a differing view than Tom Francis though.

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