First off, let me say that if you don't like Ko To R
I (or two for that matter), or Mass Effect, you will not be a fan of this game. And if you didn't like Star Fox (64, not the crappy ones) you won't like space combat. Its almost EXACTLY the same as Star Fox in execution, which to me is not a bad thing, but YMMV.
You care about quests and NP Cs
in this game much, much more then you do in other MM Os
. The full blow voice acting really brings the game to life, and you will find yourself going back and doing quests that are fairly worthless to you JUST BECAUSE THE LITTLE GIRL ASKED YOU. It is much, much more meaningful to have a quest giver tell you their story then have to read it (or like most MMO players, skip). Companions are great, and you will find yourself swaying toward choices you know they will like. They are not the brightest in combat, but they are worth at least 1 stupid player.
Combat is not a radical departure from the norm, but its very action packed and hectic compared to many MM Os
And the writing is good, and so are the class stories, but this is a Bioware game so no bonus points.
AH is very, very clumsy to use, travel is a pain at low levels, and at times things can be rather vague and confusing as to where to go next.
The guild mechanic is fairly clunky, and doesn't really do anything other then put you in a special chat channel. Players will have to find reasons to be part of a guild.
This game is not kind to older machines, at all. If you don't have at least a decent computer, you can forget about this game.
PVP is... Obviously not what things are balanced around.
Crafting is so hands off, it almost feels like an after thought. Yes, having your companions do it is nice, but its so easy to level and its so automated that really, you can set up an auto clicker, AFK, and come back with max crafting and good stuff. Its kinda nice, but again, if you like hands on crafting, this will disappoint.
TLDR; A very, very good game. Its dramaticly different then the MM Os
I have played (Lo TRO
, World Of Warcraft
, Runescape, Maple Story) and I really enjoy it. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys Mass Effect, Dragon Age, or Ko To R
, or is looking for a new Star Wars MMO.