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  1. I don't think the forum is named after the actual title. It's just a descriptor for "MMO that takes place in the old republic." (I could be wrong though) It just so happens that the game is actually called: The Old Republic. I'm not sure why the forum isn't just called that.
  2. The Wii is getting the same dumbed down port the PS2 is. There's no question whether a PC can handle THAT version, and even the real version could run on high end PCs. I don't think that's the reason that TFU isn't coming out for PC, because like you say, that's ridiculous. Give me a quote of an official statement that PC's couldn't handle TFU before you claim bull****.
  3. It'll be a port of PS2 version, which is already a dumbed down port of the real version. Since Krome is making so many varying versions of the game, I doubt they'll have time to focus on the Wii specifically, meaning the motion control (which will be the entire appeal of that version) won't be all that great. (Krome has only ever made one other Wii title and it's not even out yet, so they don't even have that much experience with the system). Port of port with tacked on motion controls = very meh. Basically, even if I did have a Wii, I wouldn't be too excited about this announcement. Nevertheless, I guess it will still be pretty cool, especially the new duel mode. I just hope this doesn't dissuade Lucasarts from making a legitimate, good, one to one control Lightsaber game in the immediate future.
  4. I don't dismiss the possibility of a LS ending, but that quote doesn't really imply to me that there might be one. I interpret that phrase as "greater than a servant," as in not the pawn, but the master (eventually). I don't think that "greater" means "more good" in this case.
  5. It's stupid to release true current-gen titles on the PS2, because that means that you either have a last gen game, or you're "dumbing down" the game anyways so that the PS2 can handle it. But financially, it's still beneficial to release games on the PS2, because it has such high saturation, and plenty of people still don't have any current gen consoles. It's especially beneficial to release on the PS2 when you have weight to throw around. What I mean by that is money and a name. Star Wars is a franchise that will sell so well no matter what, that they can be pretty much guaranteed to make a profit on whatever system they sell it for, so naturally they try to sell it for as many systems as possible. Look at Lego Star Wars II, that came out on practically every system imaginable. Less secure names, and companies that can't afford to spend that much can't really afford to spend/risk time or money on lesser platforms. But don't worry about the quality of the real versions on account of the other versions. The other versions, including the PS2 one, are being developed by an entirely different company. Those versions will be limited, but the real ones won't be making those sacrifices.
  6. That's true. I'm sure that hype will ramp up significantly in the coming months. We'll see if they overdo it. But so far, none of my excitement for the game has come from propaganda or media exposure. The facts are what are getting me pumped.
  7. Who said anything about lifting? A Star Destroyer, flying low through the atmosphere for some reason, has got to be already straining to stay up. First shot at pulling it down, although impressive, didn't work. Just pull the nose down, though, and Mr. Engines, Madame Gravity, and Senor Wind Resistance will do the rest. Still absolutely remarkable, but he's not exactly juggling Death Stars. Regardless of realism, I agree that it still looks damn kickass. Unfortunately (for you), that's the entire concept of the game. Take that out and you have Jedi Knight 14: The Same Thing Again! Don't get me wrong, I honestly wouldn't mind another Jedi Knight game made for next-gen. Leave out the plot for all I care. But this game is more than that, and that's what's going to make it a great game instead of another game. And how was the ROTS game over the top? You have an extremely strict and un-game-friendly view of "the top," if it was over it, unless there's something extraordinary I'm not remembering from the game.
  8. One thing I find funny is that both taking down a star destroyer and the look of the main character have already been known for a while, but apparently the trailer makes it matter. (granted, the Star Destroyer thing was concept art, and not necessarily going to be in game. That pic is my background btw, so awesome.) About his appearance: What were you expecting? Yoda's black nephew? Face it pal, most people in SW are generic white guys. That's just the way it goes in Star Wars. Go ahead and complain, but complain about the franchise. Also, please realize that character is not defined by race or appearance. Try giving the person a chance, and find out about the story before you criticize him for his appearance, racist. EDIT: That sounded ruder than I intended and I apologize. That was meant in a light-hearted way. Just trying to get a rise out of you. About his power: FYI, that's the point. There would be no game if Force Powers weren't over the top. I can understand you being unsettled by it though, but realize that there are explanations. The over the top power in physical manipulation, that's what makes the secret apprentice special. Vader wouldn't pick Mr. Bob Von-Everyjedi to be his secret apprentice. Also, he was presumably chosen early and kept very captive and secretly by Vader. He was abused and controlled. The character has no social understanding of the world. Vader conditioned him to not be a threat to him, not for a long while, at least.
  9. Woo! The real official site has launched. It has some more bits of information about the story. The character information was most interesting to me. But most importantly, there's a real trailer ! Yes! I assume this site launch/trailer release was meant to coincide with the Entertainment Tonight showing. http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/
  10. I'm excited for this game because it looks like it's going to be amazing. Not because it's overhyped. This game has frankly received very little attention. There's no real media buzz about it. No commercials, nothing even at E3, yet. We're still scarce on information. Granted, there is almost a year to go, but at this point, they're barely hyping this game at all, (to my dismay, even), and we're the ones who are doing all the excitedness. It doesn't appear that they're using marketing to polish a turd or anything, that's what I'm saying. So I'm not too scared of disappointment.
  11. The PS2 version WILL undoubtedly be inferior to the PS3 and 360 versions. Not probably: definitely. And if TFU does come out for the Wii, then it will almost definitely be like the PS2 version. Quite simply, only the hardware of the PS3, the 360, and the PC can support TFU in all its glory. Two reasons: One, Sony sucks. They've made a bunch of PR blunders, and have sort of been caught with their pants down. That just shakes faith in the system a little. Two, No games. PS3 still has yet to get very many games, and hardly any that are considered really good. And they have maybe 2 important system exclusives in the foreseeable future.
  12. Anyone who spams thermal detonators long enough.
  13. From the Lucasarts Website I'd heard of this "Knights of the Old Republic" game that sounded strange (long before the release). As more information came out, I got more interested. Star Wars, long time ago, RPG, cool. By the time it got delayed, I was upset to have to wait even longer. Finally it was released for Xbox... and I had to wait several more months for it to come out on PC so I could play it, but I was even more anxious because everyone thought it was so great. Right when it came out on PC I got it, played it, and loved it forever.
  14. Nice choices! That's one of the two Male Revan heads I use, and pretty much the only female head I ever use, with the exception of that Asian one later in the thread on occasion.
  15. I kind of glazed over this post last time I read the thread. I was at Celebration IV and went to the TFU panel, and there they did mention that they would not neglect lightsaber combat. I don't have any written proof of that, it was a live event. (I tried the Star Wars Blog, they have a transcript of most of it, but I think this comment was part of the audience Q+A, which isn't on there). That's what I'm basing my idea that it will be fine on. That, and it's a big new Star Wars Jedi game that they're putting a lot of effort into. I just don't seen how they could possibly drop the ball on lightsaber combat. I wouldn't expect anything "revolutionary" though. They haven't said much at all, and none of it indicates an exceptional saber combat system, not like you're talking about. I agree that your ideas about saber combat would be cool, but I don't think it's really necessary for that to be in the Force Unleashed. Because no matter what they do end up doing with saber combat, the game is about the Force. Hopefully they'll release another game that really does do some great saber fighting, maybe a new Jedi Knight game, but I don't think they need to do that in this game. It'd be cool, though.
  16. Sounds nothing like Force Unleashed... The appeal of TFU is that you get to do all the cool stuff with the force. The unappeal of RPGs is that you don't actually control actions, you just dictate them I love RPGs myself, but I know that plenty of people simply don't enjoy them, because they don't fell in control. But even for me, TFU doesn't seem like a game that should be an RPG. The point of the game conflicts with the gameplay of an RPG. And anything else is just SWG or KOTOR. SWG- A disappointing game that was apparently made even worse. I wouldn't know, I got bored before the big changes.
  17. The 360 is definitely not plagued with bugs and problems. The only thing wrong with it is the red light of doom problem. That's a bad one, to be sure. It bricks the system, and you have to send it away to get it fixed (free if you're still under warranty). The actual failure rates are a closely guarded secret, no one knows for sure just how many systems it happens to, but it hasn't happened to mine. That one big problem aside, there's nothing wrong with the system at all. No other bugs or different hardware failures to worry about. It's up to you to decide if the advantages of the 360 over the PS3 are worth the possibility of having to deal with customer service and lose the system for two weeks. I think they are, completely and totally. But to say that it is "plagued with bugs and problems" is not true, plain and simple. So do reconsider.
  18. Jolee and HK all the way. Carth too. Then Canderous. TSL? Well, HK again, and Atton. For some reason I don't really know, I really liked Mical, too. An Mira was cool. You know, I think my favorites were all of Kreia's least favorites. Except Bao-Dur, I was scornfully apathetic of him, too.
  19. It's not the lucasarts crew, it's Obsidian that made the game. But Lucasarts was responsible forcing the rush that led to the remarkably sloppy ending... but that's all another discussion entirely. That's just one of the things that makes me hate the end of the game so much. First the ship crashes, and is totally smashed. Then, it falls down a giant chasm, surely to be lost forever. Then suddenly flies to exactly where the Exile is, in pristine condition, and flies away. That's just one of the stupid ridiculous plot hole stupid parts that almost ruined the game.
  20. The sign outside the Nar Shadaa Cantina says "The Czerka Corporation" in Aurebesh. It's just reused assets. Whoever put it in thought either no one would notice, or didn't realize it already had significance.
  21. Bastila- She's alright, but I hate her personality with such a fiery passion that it's impossible to be attracted to her. Juhani- Doesn't do it for me. Mira- Definitely does it for me. Mission- I'm still professing my attraction to Mission for as long as I'm young enough for it to not be perverted. Brianna- I thought she was totally hot in regular her clothing, but once she got into anything else... the bowl cut and the disgusting ear braid make me want to puke. Visas- Two Thumbs down! Nothing on her fact that I can see is attractive, and the veil isn't hot, I honestly prefer the eye sockets. Nice bod, though. Atris- A lot like Bastilla, except without the advantage of actually being attractive. Summary: Mira and Mission, hell yes. Bastila, die in a fire.
  22. You don't actually think that Revan fanboys are that stupid do you? Every type of fanboy has its idiots, and by some definitions of "fanboy," the word includes only them, but those people aren't even worth talking about. So who exactly are you disparaging? Surely not the Revan fans who are seriously supporting Revan's case using evidence. I'm a huge Revan fan, and I still think that Nihilus would most likely win, but I still like to argue for Revan to A) play Devil's advocate and B) explore the possibility that Revan could win (ie defend himself against Nihilus' drain). Concerning the blaster bolt deflection, I think that's irrelevant for many reasons. 1. There's no reason to believe that Nihilus has the rare and exceptional ability to turn energy into the force. 2. An ordinary competant Jedi could probably deflect blaster bolts in some way if they concentrated hard enough, anyways. Nihilus could be safe from the shots one way or another, if they weren't too numerous or strong. 3. He'd just use his lightsaber anyways. 4. Each and every one of those options require concentration, reflex, and just some kind of focus. A sniper shot, at an unguarded moment, could get through even a Sith Lord's defenses. Especially if the assassin is a droid, whose thoughts are undetectable through the force. 5. Anything else besides a perfectly set up sniper shot would be irrelevant, because he could defend himself. And in close quarters, he could do whatever he wants to HK or his weapon. 6. Anyone arguing that Nihilus would not die if he was shot in the head with a blaster bolt is being exactly as unreasonable as anyone who says that Revan would not be killed by Nihilus' force drain. 7. Why are we still talking about HK vs Nihilus anyways?
  23. Maybe co-op, that would be cool. It's ridiculous, story-wise, so it might be an unlockable bonus mode or something. I'm thinking for PvP, probably a duel system. But maybe there's some sort of co-op survival mode where you face tons of enemies, a-la Geonosis Academy in Clone Wars.
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