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Posted: Jun 9th 2009 12:08PM organiclockwork said

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Good start, though the link to page two seems to be broken. :x

Posted: Jun 9th 2009 12:08PM TheJackman said

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yep BioWare can make nice cinematics but we already known that but what about some game play with the ui include?!

Posted: Jun 9th 2009 12:14PM (Unverified) said

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Do you guys remember the gameplay from that old trailer of theirs? Heh, that was hilarious. Back in the toy lightsaber days.

I'd rather them wait until they've got the visuals down pat and are just balancing and adding content to finish the game. If they can't keep putting out screenshots until release, I honestly don't think they're ready to give some gameplay.

Obviously, with so much hype, the gameplay has to live up to the cinematic. Perhaps not in action content, perhaps, but in unexpected and refreshing coolness.



Posted: Jun 9th 2009 12:15PM elocke said

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Hmm, I disagree with Bioware only releasing limited info and not overhyping. I hear something about SWTOR almost every other day, whether its from videos clips, talk about new classes, screenshots, interviews, webcomic with story tidbits in it. I haven't seen ANY other game do this THIS much on the way to release. So to me, that defines the overhyping that is being talked about.

On a side note, I really don't mind the overhype, but if the game doesn't live up to what they say, then of course, I will mind. Much like I minded how Warhammer was overhyped and didn't live up to the expectation.

Posted: Jun 9th 2009 12:52PM Thac0 said

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I am with Bryan on this one, They are releasing a lot of tid-bits often and getting people hyped up. They are going to have to really deliver if they keep this up or they will be called a failure due to not living up to the high bar they are setting for themselves. I am hoping I wont feel let down when they release.
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Posted: Jun 9th 2009 2:31PM Holgranth said

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I got to agree with Bryan as well.

If I was going to even TRY to make a fully voiced MMO I sure as hell woulden't promise people that untill it was allready DONE, FINISHED, WORKING.

They constant tidbits, videos, comics thats all HYPE.

And if the Game is a year or two away from release this is WAY to early to get people excited.
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Posted: Jun 9th 2009 1:58PM Zinkers said

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Bioware already stated that they dont announce features about their games unless already in the game.. i dnt think they are overhyping it.

Posted: Jun 9th 2009 2:13PM (Unverified) said

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We understand that they're not announcing features. They're not overhyping a feature, they're potentially over hyping the game itself. Regardless of what features end up in it, beyond story, they're indicating that the game is utterly awesome. And they're doing so in a believable way. It really might be utterly awesome.

If it's not awesome however, then many of us will feel like the game is overhyped. Regardless of features. Keep in mind that they're putting the idea that the game is awesome out there perhaps a year and half from release. They MIGHT do a summer release. Maybe. That'll make it a year.
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Posted: Jun 9th 2009 5:20PM Ingrod said

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They toned down the cinematic trailer hype not showing any gameplay when they stated that in E3 will be showed, drinving mad many people.

For me thats is not overhyping anything, is anti-hype.

Posted: Jun 9th 2009 5:36PM esarphie said

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It will be interesting to see how the up-and-coming crop of MMO players, the ones who quest by waypoint rather than read a couple of sentences of NPC conversation, are going to be able to handle a game that makes them stand still and listen.

On the other hand, if it's all interruptable, then why spend vast amounts of development cash on hiring voice actors whose full performances will never be heard?

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