RIFT vs Star Wars: The Old Republic

Two MMOs from very different worlds. Which should you buy?

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R_aVe_N2835d ago

I am personally going to go with RIFT. I just don't like Star Wars MMO games. I think they just should have made KoToR 3 to be honest.

evrfighter2835d ago

wow clone vs. star wars.

ill go with star wars thx.

mikeh09182835d ago

It seems that many people don't know this, but Content that would be considered KOTOR 3 will be in this game. The devs have stated that there is plenty of storyline related to KOTOR. There's even a trailer about it.

NYC_Gamer2835d ago

i'm going with tor because it delivers a new mmo experience

Letros2835d ago

Same, I gave Rift a whirl in the beta, SSDD.

R_aVe_N2835d ago

I didn't get to play the beta, but it looked fun from what I have seen.

Darkfiber2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago )

I really wanted to play Rift until I actually played it. Now I really want to play TOR. We'll see if that game will have the same outcome for me.

Rift is just TOO familiar that it's boring right from the get-go. They also seem to be failing on one aspect that they probably didn't even think about: serenity. It may sound odd, but in all honestly, that's what a lot of people like in their MMOs, even if they don't realize it. Rift's is a world filled with chaos and war as soon as you come out of the starting gate. Dismal, ruined environments, catastrophic explosions and a sense of urgency at all times is what they think players want, but that's not necessarily true all the time. Sure, everyone likes war and to fight, but a big aspect of MMOs are social interactions. These are hard to do in a game like this. I'll admit I haven't played the whole game yet (obviously) but the handful of zones I have been in lacked the kind of peaceful environments and "getaways" that players like to have in order to break the pace of war and combat. Warhammer lacked these as well, and because of it, the social aspect lacked severely. Rather, they had some peaceful zones, but the feeling of you always needing to RvR or PvP and kill other people made everyone ignore WHERE they were doing the killing.

I hate to praise WoW for anything but this is one of the few things that game did right. It offered the whole package in terms of atmosphere and scenery, not just one filled with war. This may have changed in Cataclysm, I don't know, but the old Teldrassil and Elwynn forest zones for example were very atmospheric and offered a greatly different feel to the game, one where you felt like it was okay to take your time and explore and feel good doing it, rather than one pushing war on you at all times where you feel like you can't do anything but fight. TOR seems like they are going to offer a lot more atmosphere and varied locations and feels to different zones, so we'll see how that actually works out. If not, there's always Guild Wars 2 which most definitely will.

LMS2835d ago

agreed, rift was somewhat pretty, but ultimately shallow, guild wars 2 and terra online look the best 2 me.

R_aVe_N2835d ago

I am really looking forward to Guild Wars 2 and it is free to play to boot!

Xfanboy2835d ago (Edited 2835d ago ) a lot of video lol.

Rift looks good though.. I hope Crytek makes an mmo lol!

I wonder how well DC is gonna do on PC.
so many option on PC!!
oh yeah!!

Kon2835d ago

Do you believe that someone can top anything from Star Wars?

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