"A great step forward in RPG storytelling"4.0 starson by afroloq
Pros: Has great depth and direction, by BoiWare what more is there to say?
Cons: Combat controls kind of clunky, wished there was more control over the squad
Summary: Ok....some of you are wondering, if you haven't gotten it yet or getting it today what is the deal and does it live up to the hype...
My answer is so far, yes and so far I don't know...
If you were a big fan of KOTOR this is a no brainer...either run and don't walk and get this game or if you were like me, you got it last night (BTW I was one of 5 people who went at midnight in my area to get this game)
The I don't know part is for those who are looking for either this to be a run n gun experience (it's not) or something out of Oblivion (it's better) or things I can't name right here.
For the most part in the 1/2 an hour of time I got to play it before sleep kicked in, I saw a lot.
Before that tho, 20 mins took me to set up my characterbecause if this the epic game that Bioware is making this, you want to have a character you can stand to look at.
My character wound up looking like a mardern day version of Eartha Kitt (in her 20's or 30's) with a nice short cut...hehehe
Ok...so what did you see in a 1/2 an hr?
Ok....in a brief sum.
1. You learn a bit about your own character based on whatever background set you pick
2. You learn that your crew are working with aliens that everyone has mixed feelings about especially since one is on board the ship.
3. I p*ssed off said alien race on my ship because he likes working 'alone' and I don't think I can trust them.
4. I may have p*ssed off a doc on my ship because she has a nasty 'tude also and my character doesn't take any crap....lol
5. I got one of my 'Ensign Jenkins' (hereafter known as EJs) killed because I sent him forward to take out an emplacement and he accidentally blew up a power cell (dummy!)
6. I got a cool peice of armor...hehehe
The combat is a bit of a mixed bag because sometimes it seems as even tho you are shooting at something it doesn't quite 'die' the way you want it but this is definently preferred over turn based combat.
If you have seen the pix and the videos, the graphics are very well done and if they get around to doing another KOTOR then this right here may be a sneak peek as to where this is going.
Also another thing you want to be aware of....check your graphics settings as your are setting up the game...I got a little concerned as I played about a 'grainy' quality my picture had and I thought it was the TV....it's not...in the settings, they have a reading for "film grain" so that way the game alomost looks like you are playing a movie.
Back to the convos....it's everything that they advertised as far as how fluid it it and each and every choice you make as far as how you want to take definently makes a difference. Sometimes you have to make a choice to glean info from someone vs brushing them off because they are getting a little too familiar or walk off becuas ethe attitude is too hostile.
I did find in one instance so far that if you kind of continue along the exact same line of questioning, that you get the same response. But it still doesn't detract from the experience.
So far everything that I have seen in the previews is present in the game and I can't wait to get in further.
I think this will be the game that knocks Oblivion off of the throne as the top RPG on the 360 but only time will tell and some downloadable content can't hurt either!
Otherwise so far, within the very tiny portion of the game that I have played...it is indeed impressive.