Star Wars The Old Republic or known as SWTOR is a Star Wars Themed F2P MMORPG that is focused on Story on the user’s perspective.
While it has both PVE and PVP elements, but the story is where this game shines. It easily lets Star Wars fans explore the “Old Republic” before the Sith’s Rule of Two, before the Fallen Order, before the Rise of the Galactic Emperor.
While visually, the game did not age well at all, with it’s clunky combat system, it is still much-loved by fans all across the world. Having an average of 5,700 players during this month of May from the Steam Client alone.
As this is a MMORPG, you are able to find, party up and do instances with other players. So the question begs, do I think it’s worth playing still in 2021?
The combat is tab target, and the 2★ score isn’t because it was tab target game but more because, the controls and combat itself is very awkward and clunky. It does not feel smooth and feels more of a early 2005 game. Even World of Warcraft Vanilla (not classic) had a better tab target combat system.
F2P Friendly ★★★☆☆
I was a free player and it was relatively easy to get everything I wanted done. The only thing I did notice was, certain races were locked under paywalls which could be a turnoff for some players. However, the cash shop has some very nice customization and convenience items
Cash Shop ★★★★★
The cash shop is very standard for an MMORPG. There is a bit of everything. Including “Boosting” your character to max level & subscription for bonus currency. However, what I am most impressed is the sheer amount of customization you can buy for your character.
The artwork is what you expect right from a Star Wars movie. Majority of the movie cosmetics and items are all in game. Including Defiant Vented Lightsaber.
While we know I tend to focus more of the PVP side of games, while it does offer PVP, it isn’t the main aspect, and me being a major Star Wars fan, I thoroughly enjoyed playing for the story on both sides. Any and all star wars fan gamers will nearly always give SWTOR a go.