The embargo has officially been lifted! For some time now, various representatives of the gaming press have been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today they are allowed to give their general impressions of early-level gameplay. Keep an eye on this space to see the whos, the whats, and the wheres.
Sites to check:
1up: “SWTOR is WoW with Lightsabers and It’s Amazing”
ars technica: General overview of Jedi Knight
More Press Hands-On and Comments after the jump…
Jedi Consular (jaded ex-SWG player actually enjoys SWTOR), Jedi Knight (expectations exceeded), Smuggler (story fan feels vidicated), Editorial (NDAs, Canon, Red Zones), Full Beta Preview (Trooper + assault cannon = total devastation, Dark/Light, Huttball).
Jef Reahard (“I have really high standards and I’m super well-read so it’s pretty much impossible to satisfy me.”) and Larry Everett (“Consular bored me, Smuggler so amazing I played against my will.”) give hands-on gameplay impressions
Ninja Looter (German)
RPGFan: SWTOR reviewed through the lens of its predecessors (KOTOR, WoW).
Ten Ton Hammer: Jedi Knight overview, with nice descriptions of abilities.