TNL: Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

TNL: When Star Wars: The Old Republic was announced as a massively multiplayer online game, there were many people who were disappointed, fearing that the previously single-player Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) series would lose its role-playing focus in order to accommodate genre conventions. The heavy push BioWare made in its voice-acting for quests seemed to be just a nicety that would simply get in the way over time, and time spent in the beta revealed a game that came across as little more than a rough, unpolished version of World of Warcraft. But thankfully for everyone involved, the developer did in fact manage to translate the essence of the series into an online game; it's simply a matter of perspective and expectations.

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