Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic shaping up beautifully months ahead of launch

Star Wars: The Old Republic was available as a playable demo at PAX East this past weekend, allowing groups of four players to run through the instance, or "flashpoint," Taral V. We went hands on with the melee-damage-dealing Jedi Knight class and found that the game is shaping up to be a formidable entry to the ever-growing MMORPG space.

SWTOR committed to having scalable instances a while ago, though the demo was set up specifically for groups of four. Healing, damage-dealing, and tanking abilities overlap more than usual, as if BioWare is picking up on the growing affinity for hybrid classes and trying to mitigate the inflexibility of pure damage-dealers. The demo allowed us to jump right in as level 32 characters with a wide range of spells and skills.

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