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Check out the amazing six-minute cinematic trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic's expansion

By midian182
Oct 10, 2016
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  1. In the months running up to Star Wars: The Old Republic’s 2011 release, excitement for the MMORPG reached critical levels. It was, after all, essentially a massively multiplayer online version of the much-loved Knights of the Old Republic games, and one of the most expensive titles ever made.

    While the combination of BioWare, LucasArts, and Electronic Arts produced a game that gained overwhelmingly positive reviews when launched, it didn’t boast the lasting appeal of MMOs such as World of Warcraft. Less than a year after release, subscriber numbers fell below one million.

    The drop prompted EA to move to a free-to-play model, though anyone wishing to stick with the paid-for option receives various bonuses and rewards. The decision paid off; new and former players joined the game, and two years later SW: TOR had more than one million monthly players once again.

    Some will tell you that it’s the game’s series of brilliant CGI trailers that attracted them to The Old Republic. And with its upcoming Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion, we have one of the best yet.

    The six-minute long video, titled ‘Betrayed,' shows how the dark side of the force corrupts those who use it. Even if you’ve never played SW: TOR, it’s worth watching the entire trailer – it’s extremely cool.

    The expansion puts players in the boots of the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galatic War. You can influence the galaxy for the light or dark side of the force, based on your decisions and actions.

    Knights of the Eternal Throne releases on December 2 for free to SW: TOR subscribers only. You can try the MMO for free here.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 752   +273

    These CGI shorts just keep getting better and better (that armour looks pretty darn cool). Dang, I wish it was put to better use though; like a proper SP game or film spinoff, and not a cookie cutter MMO game.
     
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  3. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Addict Posts: 218   +92

    Never understood CGI video game trailers. Don't care about what you can make a movie like, show me the game.
     
  4. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,752   +1,106

    MMO - that first M stands for Massive - meaning the number of players they want in the game. This means lower visual quality and requirements for a gaming PC. The game doesn't look as cool as other games out there and it never will.

    The point is to get you excited about the game and to feel a connection with the characters. works for plenty of people I guess...
     
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