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.
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