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I'm not sure. While I love the trailer that got released for it (The 'deceived' trailer, I think it was called) and the idea of playing a bounty hunter really appeals to me, I'm not sure if I like the whole MMO idea. I did sign up for the chance to test it though, hoping I'd be able to see if I like it before I get in to it!
It's essentially Knights of the Old Republic, MMO style. If you're cool with paying monthly, it'll probably be a very good game; they aren't going to bring many new features to the MMO world, but the story-telling and dialogue throughout the game is going to be marvelous, in true BioWare style. I'm going to try to at least give it a shot, as Star Wars is a fantastic franchise and BioWare has done nothing but produce amazing story-driven games.
I think it's the paying monthly bit that bothers me.
I mean, I loved Knights of the Old Republic. I still play it every now and again, when I get bored with other games. And I really am quite a fan of what Bioware does in terms of the stories they weave into their games.
But I'm not sure I'm completely sold on paying monthly for a game, especially if I'm going to be playing for a long time. I guess it depends how much they're charging, and how much I enjoy the game!
The fee will be about $15 a month; they haven't officially announced it, but that's the MMO standard and it will not be any pricier than that. Paying monthly isn't really a bad thing, because the price (at least, some of it) goes into maintaining their servers and paying for game updates and the likes. If you want to play KOTOR with a few thousand other players, TOR is the way to go.
The mass effect game, basically seems to be all inspired from that game. The galaxy map seems abit like the one in the games before the mmo and they put in a scene where you actually see and hear the ship going faster than the speed of light to it's next destination, which sounds similar and looks similar to the one shown in the other game. That's what i meant, that Mass Effect and ME2 is very similar to this game ( the one before the mmo).
Without it, Mass Effect may have never been made or in the way as we see it today. Personally, i think Mass effect is a response to the guys showing that they are ready to make the game again, before the mmo business. am i making sense now?
Actually, Mass Effect (and ME2) have something that isn't present in Star Wars or Star Trek; the relays. Without the relays, the ships don't travel between systems, unlike in Star Wars where they can just go wherever they want, whenever they want. So the only similarities are (really) just common scifi elements; I would be shocked if BioWare didn't draw inspiration from Star Wars for Mass Effect, but they are still two very different universes / games.
TOR is going to be very similar to KOTOR and KOTOR 2, just in MMO format.