When I was first introduced to the expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic
, there were two things I wanted to see: the continuation of the class story and Yavin 4. And I'm happy to say that this expansion delivered both of those in a satisfying way. When I spoke
to studio game director James Ohlen
and lead writer Charles Boyd
about the expansion a few weeks ago, they told me that Shadow of Revan
would close one major chapter and open a new book for SWTOR
. After seeing the expansion, I have to agree that Shadow of Revan
does put a great cap on a class stories and opens the door for an exciting future for the game.
I don't want to give you the impression that everything in the expansion is exactly what I wanted, though. There is a surprising lack of exploration, the amount of content fell short, and parts of the maps felt slapped together. The screenshots depict beautiful scenes, but sometimes form outweighs function.
Before I continue, I feel obligated to tell you that there are spoilers of previous content in this piece, but the important parts of the new content will remain unspoiled.