According to Cowen and Company analyst Doug Creutz, SWTOR is just another “WoW clone”. After the hands-on at E3, Cowen slammed the game, calling it "highly derivative" of World of Warcraft.
this make me wonder what kind of clone was ppl calling wow when it first came out? Seem like this day and age you can't make any mmorpg without getting hit with the "wow clone" statement.
WoW is an Everquest clone except WoW not only fixed EQ short comings but then also took it to the next level....and the level after that! So far SW:Tor is a WoW clone (like most RPG's) but they have a better story and dialogue (thanks to Bioware) and they have a chance to really vary game play because some characters are shooters. BUT....They basically cloned WoW and then tacked on a lot of stuff. They should of just took Battlefront 2 and made it a MMO instead of spray painting the Lynch king to look like Lord Vader.
If you want to see wow clone see Rift. You can tell off the bat that star wars is its own game with wow features tacked on specifically the ui and quest tracking. The difference is in wow and rift I had no idea when I started what the story was about till I reached endgame. With Rift I'm 33 and still have no clue what the story is about. With TOR as a level 1 I knew what my purpose was as a Sith bounty hunter and what my goal is. No quest is too small in TOR. I guess that's all I should say being under NDA and all. TOR and DCU share some similarities. They take the best parts of WoW and sprinkle it on top of their own flagship flavor.
so this is what 100+ million can do
So, WoW set in the Star Wars universe with better play mechanics, a better story, fully voiced dialogue and story based multiplayer? Sign me up!
Don't forget CHOICES that actually effect the outcome of your quest and story.
oh and how sweet the cutscenes are if you plan to turn to the dark side.
from what i've seen so far, id have to say no.
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