Feedback: Star Wars: The Old Republic And The Last Of Us

Posted: December 21, 2011
Feedback: Star Wars: The Old Republic And The Last Of Us
EA and BioWare have finally released the highly anticipated MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Blair Herter, Morgan Webb and the Feedback crew talk all about SWTOR.

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  • SquallLionhart25

    i'm pretty much with them on the last of us. i didn't know what to think of it from the preview, but if naugty dog is doing it then i'm pretty sure it'll be good cant wait to see more from it.

    Posted: January 7, 2012 11:55 PM
  • suryu

    morgan web said star trek lmao

    Posted: January 2, 2012 5:58 AM
  • jonanamar@yahoo.com

    Great video. Loved all of your opinions on SWTOR. Hope to all of you online toon name is Jonan :)

    Posted: December 30, 2011 9:44 AM
  • Geomancy

    Good crew, good show. Blair is a much better host than I expected.

    Agree with Morgan on zombies. I started turning sour on zombies with Left for Dead 1. I'd come to expect great stories from Valve. I expected an excellent zombie story from Valve. Instead it was all action, little story. What a disappointment (sorry, Leah). Who knows? Maybe Naughty Dog will accomplish the feat and revive some life (hey, a pun) into the zombie genre.

    Old Republic....makes me want to get a real computer.

    Posted: December 28, 2011 10:54 PM
  • barrycarey

    I've never been a big fan of Leah beyond the fact she seems to care about games.

    BUT after hearing her comments about "Not caring about the story in games" I very much dislike her now.

    You work for a company dedicated to video games. The vast majority of games contain a story line with a lot of those being extremely compelling story lines.

    How could G4 let this chick talk about games like she has a clue? It reminds me of all my friends who play nothing but COD MP and consider themselves super gamers.

    IMO being a gamer is about getting involved with the game, it's characters, the story, and enjoying all aspects. That goes for all games, deep RPGs to FPSs and everything in between.

    If you do little more than hack & slash looting and seem proud of the fact you ALWAYS skip dialogue and cut scenes you have no right speaking to the gaming community as an "Authority" on games. That's fine if that's how you personally enjoy games but it's an extremely shallow point of view and shouldn't have a place on an in-depth gaming site.

    Posted: December 28, 2011 9:35 AM
  • andwarer

    i find it hard to believe that wile talking about this game you guys failed to talk about the fact that this games system requirements are so much higher than any other mmo ever that most of the mmo community can not even play this game.

    Posted: December 28, 2011 8:09 AM
  • PreacherMan1971

    Final Fantasy 7 is the best Final Fantasy game ever!! FF 13 is better? Well that's their view.

    Posted: December 28, 2011 2:51 AM
  • CaliJoe090

    I very much agree w/ the SWTOR comments. I had no idea what's what & why I couldn't be part of a conversation or PvP or crafting because none of my companions could do what I wanted well. The only "leveling" in crafting I've had is scavaging."Fetching" missions, I've know since the beginning of RPGs. Once I got out of the 1st planet I was like 'whoa!' with how much there was to do free roam.Problem is, if you highlight a planet, it will say "level x - y" and I'm just starting. It's a bit discouraging that I couldn't just GO and explore and have fun and be a tourist because I knew that going to certain planets, I wouldn't be able to enjoy it.I would probably end up dying way more than I want to.The traveling IN planet is massive.Literally running for 20 minutes to another side JUST to find another settlement w/ a taxi shuttle sucks big time. The invisible circle area of contact for NPCs is annoying.Try running in the middle of a path and get into a fight for no reason.After awhile, I just wanted to GET to where I needed to go. PlayervsPlayer comments. I'm on a PlayervsEnviorment server not a PvP server.I stumbled through my first "warzones" last night.Did all 3 back to back.People of all ranges I'm siding or fighting with.This WILL make it not fun very quickly for non PvP low level like myself.Whoever is the leader ends up being a jerk about losing with a bunch of strangers.The 'social' and 'valor' bars make NO sense. I was literally wandering around The Fleet area looking at vendors and going 'WHO is a social vendor?WHO is a valor vendor?" It's a whole lot of information thrown at you.I think you folks got the complaints right on so no need to repeat.

    Posted: December 27, 2011 10:24 AM
  • Bloodthr0e

    You guys are trying to make up this group of people who like Star Wars but don't know how to play video games? Really? And you just go on, and on, and on, and on about it.

    I'm sure the handful of Star Wars fans who chose not to get into video games aren't going to start getting into video games now with SWTOR.

    Posted: December 27, 2011 7:17 AM
  • Bloodthr0e

    Revengeance is an awesome name for a cheesy action game. Quit hating on it.

    Posted: December 27, 2011 6:55 AM
  • DrowNoble

    Final Fantasy stopped being good after FFX. I tried FFX-2 then turned it off and returned my rental an hour later.

    I do agree that zombies have been overdone lately. Even Saints Row 3 had zombies in it later in the game. Still loved SR3 though.

    Posted: December 27, 2011 3:15 AM
  • jaxqet

    Thoughts on episode:

    ZOMBIES - The market is becoming (is already) way too saturated with Zombie games, not impressed or intrigued at all by Last of Us.

    RTS (Bioware) - Played 1st Command and Conquer: Generals, but the amount of disrespect towards Starcraft (Brood War and SC2) is unbelievable. Firstly, Brood War essentially took competitive gaming to a whole new level in Korea, and is in the process of created an industry outside of the Mecca of competitive gaming. The story wasn't all-time great, but Morgan complaining about it being macho (I remember some remark about the virtual dancing stripper or something along those lines). I guess posing for Maxim or whatever magazine was standing up for women's rights and not selling yourself right? Give me a break, it's depressing that the only major gaming network we have on TV is being led by people of this opinion who constantly contradict themselves. SC:BW and SC2 are head and shoulders above any RTS out there (maybe WC3 had its moment?) and just because Bioware is making it, this game is getting more attention than the company who creates blockbuster hits with huge followings (ME2 beating SC2 for game of the year? Theres essentially a ME2-type game every year, although I did like ME2).

    SWTOR - Haven't played it yet but everyone I've talked to that used to play and raid in WoW say it's a promising game ever since they butchered WoW after Wrath of the Lich King.

    Leah - Probably the only person on the podcast who knows what people want in RTSes and actually knows the RTS subculturee

    Posted: December 26, 2011 10:31 PM
  • Bitshift3r

    Yeah, while the Sith Assassin/ Jedi Shadow is a rogue, but it's also a tank, and the fact that you can respec to either a tank or a stealth melee dps is really cool. Having played a bit of WoW, the ability to change your roll so dramatically is really neat and will probably keep me going for a while.

    Posted: December 26, 2011 10:26 AM
  • ericthekid92

    my favorite cinematic was the 2006 e3 trailer of Halo 3

    Posted: December 26, 2011 10:03 AM
  • commonperson

    BTW Blair, I think you're doing a great job I liked Adam but his "intensity" was starting to drag down the podcast. With you hosting I'm returning to feedback and really looking forward to watching omre.

    Posted: December 26, 2011 7:46 AM
  • commonperson

    I have to say I used to have a lot of respect for Morgan but her constant negativity over trivial things "Zombies BOOOORING" just gets old. Unless you can structure something more eloquently than "it sucks" or "lame" your opinion ceases to have value. Please return to the kind of intelligent commentary that warrented my defending you against your naysayers.

    Posted: December 26, 2011 7:40 AM
  • johntwm

    video keeps stopping at 12 min. mark

    Posted: December 25, 2011 10:39 PM
  • Jeespot

    EA just wants to create competition for Activision Blizzard (which isn't a bad thing), so they're using Bioware and Dice to do it. SWTOR vs WoW, Battlefield 3 vs MW3, and Command and Conquer vs Starcraft. So far they aren't coming close, but I do have faith in SWTOR.

    Posted: December 25, 2011 6:47 PM
  • omegadroid

    And also, in the circle of friends I play game with, the story mode is a fun introduction to an rts and what may be new in whatever franchise the game you are playing is from. Like Morgan and Matt were saying, it SHOULD be there for all the people that want it, no matter how small. What if your friends aren't online? The campaign would be much more intriguing than bot matches over and over. Skip it if you like, but suggesting that it should be removed for multiplayer only crowds is heresy. I enjoy both, the friends I play with enjoy both, and there isn't any reason to remove one or the other. The right to choose to skip is better, and variety is the spice of life. Besides, games that just have multiplayer only always feel hollow to me. I'm only 27, but a lot of people the same age or a few years younger do feel differently, and it always seems that it is impatience that drives their argument. Kinda like the kid that listens to dubstep "for the drop" or the metalhead that only listens to "that badass solo and guitar work in this one part". Like I said though, either/or does not have to be. Both is better.

    Posted: December 25, 2011 11:35 AM
  • omegadroid

    Ok, I get that FF7 cinematics such as Aerith(Aeris) dying or Sephiroth finding Jenova, but to the latter or any of the others, how can you scoff at that Keil? How? I realize that it's a cliche of fanboys everywhere to mention it, usually to sound elitist, but come on... they were excellent and that game was pretty revolutionary at the time. It is still one of the best of the newer gen Final Fantasy games. Shame on ya, Matt, shame.

    Posted: December 25, 2011 9:27 AM