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The Old Republic

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I know this game has been discussed before, but I couldn't find a dedicated thread for it.

The E3 trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOvbv-LkK6w&feature=related

 

I never got into the first KOTOR, never played the second, and I have absolutely no interest in playing any MMORPGS which is what this new one is. That said, this trailer is pretty freakin' amazing. This single little scene from this trailer shows what awesome potential the whole Clone Wars and Old Republic story arcs had, and how much the PT truely sucked. Imagine if we had any scene coming anywhere close to this any where in the PT? Even the ships in this trailer reminded me a lot more of ships from the OT.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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My bestfriend and I watched it (He is big into KOTOR) and we both agree that those three minutes are infinitley better than the Prequels combined.

haha.

I wish we had seen Darth Vader kind of like that Sith in ROTS taking out the Jedi. =/.

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Prequels?  What prequels?  I hope if they ever do make prequels, that they are as good as the trailer for Old Republic.  I could do with a little less ninjafu or twirling, however.

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Darth Richard said:

My bestfriend and I watched it (He is big into KOTOR) and we both agree that those three minutes are infinitley better than the Prequels combined.


 Yeah... a total fake Vader and a chick Boba Fett fighting a bunch of nameless Jedi for no obvious reason. That's some compelling stuff there.

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Are you suggesting he's more fake than Hayden's performance?

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!

 

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Normally I'd agree with you on that one Boost. Those two characters are very obviously imitations of the two characters you mentioned, and yes, that is pretty lame. Though sadly, those two character kick the total pants off of the Darth Vader and cheap Boba Fett knock off (Jango is his name-Oh) that appear in the prequels.

As for the no obvious reason part, I am going to have to assume your computer doesn't have sound... the Darth Vader knock off narrates and explains that the Sith have been waiting to take down the Jedi for three hundred years, growing in strength while the Jedi grew proud and lazy. Star Wars has always (or at least for a very long time, can't remember when it actually first appeared in print) had a back story of wars in the past between the Jedi and the Sith. Knight of the Old Republic takes place during these times, some hundred (am I right on that? Or is it thousands?) of years before Star Wars.

Sure, I suppose you could see this plot as a bit silly, but I'd be rendered speechless if you tried to tell me you found the nonsensical plot of the prequel trilogy more reasonable: Palpatine and Darth Sidious both lead armies in a war against one another. Palpatine and Darth Sidious also happen to be the exact same person. He has his two armies fight one another in order to... well, in order to... you see... err... well... he has his two armies fight one another. Neither side knowing that the armies they fight are essentially lead by their own behind the scenes leader, and this war goes on for year and years and year, until finally he convinces the universe, with the endorsement of the village idiot turned senator, to appoint him as their leader. More years and years and years pass, and he announces himself dictator, and then ends the war that very same evening and lives happily ever after... until his best friend murders him three movies later, after which all his loyal followers instantanously decide to give up, which puts an end to all the galaxies problems, making teddy bears all over the galaxy sing with delight.

I dunno, but for some reason I'd take guys with red lightsabers vs. guys with colorful lightsabers over CG New Zealander clones (with a few obnoxious indivisuals with colorful lightsabers and goofy costumes thrown in for good measure) vs. hoards of cheaply manufactured robots any day of the week.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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Thank You! haha.

I doubt that game will be as cool as that trailer, but I think the plot will make more sense. It's nice to see new Star Wars stuff actually look cool.

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C3PX said:

As for the no obvious reason part, I am going to have to assume your computer doesn't have sound... the Darth Vader knock off narrates and explains that the Sith have been waiting to take down the Jedi for three hundred years, growing in strength while the Jedi grew proud and lazy.

 

I have sound. I just find:

Not-Vader: "We've been waiting to kick you asses!"
Nameless Jedi: "Bring it, bitch!"
Not-Vader: "Attack Sexy Fettette!"

to be perfect for a trailer, but it's not a compelling story. It's not even a story. It's a few badass lines of dialogue. Just because a short (admittledly awesome) game advertisement does what it's designed for, which is make our geek blood boil for 90 seconds,  I'm not exactly enthralled. The Phantom Menance had some awesome trailers too.

KOTOR 1 was awesome. KOTOR 2 was markably less so.

I dont do MMORPGs, so ultimately I'll never know, but just because this ad has a checklist of things I Pavlovianly drool for (Vader, Fett, boobs, lightsaber fighting) I'm not ready to declare it anything more than a really cool looking commercial.

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After watching the (bad ass) trailer again, I'll go one step farther.

There is not one single new idea, image, or concept in this trailer that isn't already in another movie or game. It's all sizzle. There may or may not be steak, that remains to be seen.

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My only point was that if the PT had more of that look and feel to it, it could have been far better. The PT took mindless action to a whole new level. At least that trailer is the good old fashioned flavor of mindless action.

"Every time Warb sighs, an angel falls into a vat of mapel syrup." - Gaffer Tape

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And more than a single red lightsabre on screen at a time.  Who whould have thought that possible with modern special effects!

IT'S MY TRILOGY, AND I WANT IT NOW!

"[George Lucas] rebooted the franchise in 1997 without telling anyone." -skyjedi2005

"Yeah, well, George says a lot of things..." a young 1997 xhonzi on RASSM

"They're my movies." -George Lucas. 19 people won oscars for their work on Star Wars (1977) and George Lucas wasn't one of them.

Rewrite the Prequels!