's Simon Ludgate lays into the makers of Star Wars: The Old Republic
with a recent article
that takes a look at all the things BioWare
did wrong with the greatly hyped MMO.
's 'end-game' was anemic at best, especially compared to the well-received storyline content." Ludgate writes. "Surprise, surprise; most of the people who paid for the game didn't continue subscribing after playing through the story once or twice. Between the annoying grind and the recycled content -- another one of those annoying MMORPG tropes -- the game's single player content ended up being even less fun than a normal single player game, never mind the subscription fee to keep replaying it."
Whether you agree or disagree, Ludgate takes an in-depth look at everything that he sees as wrong with the game. From a broken cash shop ("Fifty-Six Dollars per Month. That's what it costs to play Star Wars: The Old Republic
as a free player.") to the anomaly of fitting a single-player game into an MMO ("BioWare spent most of its money on single player story content, wrapped up in all the worst time-sink tropes that pervade the MMORPG genre"), the gloves are off in this one.
Check out the entire 3-page article
over at Gamasutra, and let us know what you think in the comments.