Friday, January 20, 2012

Snap Shot: Yeah, Talkin 'Bout Stuff

Only a quick post today.  I've written and rewritten this post many times over the past two days.  First, it started life as a list of reasons why someone should sub to TOR.  Then it became a scorecard of TOR's flaws and strengths, with an objective score after it (it was a B+, by the by).

Today I looked at them and deleted them both.  They were pompous and arrogant.

Here's the deal.  If you sub to TOR, bully for you.  Nothing I say or do will convince you one way or the other.  This MMO, more than any before it, is a game that has to suit your specific need.  It's a niche within a niche.  It doesn't have the best raiding, nor the best pvp.  It doesn't have the best graphics (compared to other PC titles; darn good for an MMO though).  It lets you make the choices in the story and then feeds them into an galactic conflict.  Does it offer unlimited choice?  No.  Does it offer more choices than any MMO before it?  Yes.  Is that enough for Joe Q. Gamer?  I don't know.  You'll have to decide that for yourself.

So, there it is.  You either like it or you don't.  There'll be no fence-sitting on this game; you can't sorta like it or sorta hate it.  You either do or you don't.  Black and white.

But, hey, only a Sith deals in absolutes, right?

Fly safe, shoot straight!  For the glory of the Empire!

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