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Por que no los dos? All the trailers shown off at Celebration look various degrees of exciting...though with Fallen Order I am slightly worried they're going to be aping Force Unleashed a little too hard. Reusing the Purge Trooper concept and the look of the big setpieces in the trailers remind me quite a bit of the TFU hype.

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I'm cautiously optimistic about this game... It's EA, so that automatically means nobody should trust anything until it's released and reviews have come in... But it's also Respawn Entertainement, one of the few studios that have proven to be able to put out solid games despite EA.

There's also the fact that even EA themselves have marketed the game as single-player only, no microtransactions... That makes me hopeful that EA has finally maybe learned its lesson. If so, I'm willing to throw money at them as positive reinforcement lol

 

No pre-orders though. 

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21 minutes ago, TheJack said:

There's also the fact that even EA themselves have marketed the game as single-player only, no microtransactions... That makes me hopeful that EA has finally maybe learned its lesson. If so, I'm willing to throw money at them as positive reinforcement lol

My thoughts exactly  :)  I've been wanting a new single player game since Jedi Academy.  If it's anything close to as good, I'll be happy.

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7 hours ago, TheJack said:

There's also the fact that even EA themselves have marketed the game as single-player only, no microtransactions... That makes me hopeful that EA has finally maybe learned its lesson.

That still leaves a lot of room for exploitative pricing via DLC.

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1 hour ago, Stan Fresh said:

That still leaves a lot of room for exploitative pricing via DLC.

You should see Jim Sterling's video on the announcement, he was pretty scathing about the fact the EA seem to want credit for not being utter douchenozzles about it.

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34 minutes ago, Dafydd said:

You should see Jim Sterling's video on the announcement, he was pretty scathing about the fact the EA seem to want credit for not being utter douchenozzles about it.

Don't know that guy,  and not into video reactions to stuff,  but I can agree with the sentiment.

 

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3 hours ago, Stan Fresh said:

That still leaves a lot of room for exploitative pricing via DLC.

True, and that does seem to be the way of things.  Even recent single-player darling Spider-Man has DLC for extra missions, and fighting games these days seem to thrive on DLC content offering new fighters and/or costumes, with Street Fighter 5 and DOA 5 both being notable/notorious examples of this.

I think it boils down to how Triple A games these days are viewed by game studios, namely they have to generate lots of steady revenue to be seen as successes, which is why you rarely see a Triple A game that's strictly a single-player story these days.  Sony is something of an exception, but they can afford to do so as they're currently in the lead in the console wars and can generally count on Triple A single-player titles to act as advertising for their online services.

To be frank, I wouldn't be surprised if there is an online multi-player "tourney" option with this game, either at launch or added later on.  Even the much lauded Jedi Knight series had it, even if such wasn't the main focus of the title.

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I really liked it as it will give me more of what I wanted from Kanan's story in a New Dawn.  I am hoping for a bit of a Force Unleashed feel, but it will be interesting to see how they play it out. Also, I am assuming that is an inquisitor in the trailer. So it begs to question which one and will we get more on that group. 

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37 minutes ago, DarthKaage said:

They said in the panel for the game that the inquisitor is the Second Sister.

And with that announcement came the rampant speculation that she's Barriss Offee, whom Dave Filoni had even said had just been imprisoned for "future use" by Palpatine.  Heck, there was a lot of speculation at the time of Rebels' Season One that she was the head of the Inquisitors, prior to the Grand Inquisitor being noted as the head of that group.

Personally, I'm of mixed thoughts on Second Sister = Barriss Offee.  One, it'd be a cool tie to Clone Wars and show her progression into out and out villainy.  Then again, I disliked how TCW turned her into a villain when all prior EU (this was before the creation of Legends) portrayed her as a modest and model (if not particularly talented) Jedi Padawan who was of an age with Anakin.  So making her be the Second Sister and thus a major villain in the service of the setting's principal big bad irks me just enough to be annoying.

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2 hours ago, Donovan Morningfire said:

To be frank, I wouldn't be surprised if there is an online multi-player "tourney" option with this game, either at launch or added later on.  Even the much lauded Jedi Knight series had it, even if such wasn't the main focus of the title.

That would be a welcome addition.  I prefer the single-player experience, but I did have a heck of a lot of fun running around in multi-player on those Jedi Academy maps.

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5 hours ago, Rozial said:

The writer for the game is Chris Avellone. He wrote Knights of the Old Republic II Sith Lords and Fallout: New Vegas. If they let him do his thing this could be great.

To quote the philospher Cobb, I'm smellin' a whole lotta if comin' off this plan.

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5 hours ago, Rozial said:

The writer for the game is Chris Avellone. He wrote Knights of the Old Republic II Sith Lords and Fallout: New Vegas. If they let him do his thing this could be great.

He's one of a team of five writers, and isn't the lead. I wouldn't get too excited for KotOR 2's second coming here. 

Avellone's contract work on various games (i.e. every Kickstarter RPG in existence, he's basically a human stretch goal at this point) has been pretty up and down. 

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2 hours ago, Dafydd said:

To quote the philospher Cobb, I'm smellin' a whole lotta if comin' off this plan.

To quote the demon thing Panic, "If, if is good."

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What dipped my enthusiasm has nothing to do with game design, but with the realization that the lead character is modeled on/played by Cameron Monaghan. I look at him and just see the most annoying character (well, two of them now, apparently) in a show full of annoying characters: Gotham. His NotJoker Jerome was one of the things that drove me away from the show in season three, and long lost twin MaybeJoker Jeremiah has me reconsidering giving in to my morbid curiosity to see how they wrap up the series in its final season.

I try to give actors the benefit of the doubt if I only know them through a single role, but I discovered watching his Star Wars Show Live interview from Celebration that doing so here will be a tall order.

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When I see Cameron, I think more of his Shameless character than Gotham so I have an advantage there.  It is unusual to seem them so closely model the in-game character model.  Previous games would use their voice and have some charactersistics to help match the face capture software 

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Depends on the game. Galen Marek/Starkiller is quite recognizably Sam Witwer, while Iden Versio and Gideon Hask are dead ringers for Janina Gavankar and Paul Blackthorne, respectively.

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