So as part of the ramp up to the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic in December, BioWare have begun inviting pools of temporary testers for what they’re calling “Beta Weekends”. I think it’s largely an opportunity to stress test their servers, but in the process, they get more feedback than they can possibly know what to do with about the early game experience.
Anyway, long story short, I’ve been invited twice. So I’ve had the opportunity to spend a fair amount of time with the game. This weekend that just ended, in particular, I played the shit out of Star Wars: The Old Republic owing to the fact that my wife and daughter are in Europe. Seriously. Played the shit out of it.
And while I’m not technically allowed to say anything about it owing to the non-disclosure agreement, I’ll just say that I’d recommend this game to just about anybody who likes role playing games. Basically, you can almost play it like a single-player game. Except, of course, that there are other people there and there’s some really neat group content.
Anyway, I loved it. It feels like a genuine iteration on the MMORPG genre. And that’s all I’m saying. I doubt BioWare would mind me saying that much.