I’d be remiss in my duties as a slavering BioWare/The Old Republic fanboy if I didn’t at least give the new combat video a mention before bed.
You’ve seen it, right?
I mean, anyone who’s anyone has seen it.
To me, this is probably the most exciting video they’ve put out since the “Deceived” trailer, and that’s saying something. It may be that I’m just so relieved that they’re talking about something other than planets at this point — c’mon, BioWare, planets are spiffy, but I can only be so excited about spheres before falling into a coma — but seeing combat, and a LOT of combat, in motion just pumped me up for TOR.
That’s bad. I had gotten comfy in my willful ignorance in an effort to stave off impatience. Watching this, I can easily envision playing the game, and I’m pulled between all eight classes. They look so sweet, and I bet everyone watching this video will pick out one or two combat skills (low level skills, as the devs note) that they liked best. Me? The Trooper unloading a blaster minigun on the enemies was amazing, as was the sticky bombs and the Agent’s orbital assault.
Really, the only downside in the video to me was one or two developers who honestly looked bored talking about it (frankly, not everybody has a good “TV voice”, and I understand it). And then there was this guy:
Who both has the most awesome name ever and looks about 11 years old. I’m not trying to be mean here, but I can’t be the only one who thought that. Maybe BioWare’s tapped the deep reservoirs of grade school genius, I dunno. But one thing is undeniable — William Wallace: Senior Game Designer would be an excellent MMO in its own right.