There is a stereotype to Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPG), such as World of Warcraft. It is not something with wide range appeal with people who are not into science-fiction games. Think about Wii Mario Kart. Everyone enjoys playing it. It is something you are able to do as a group and online. However, the same market appeal does not apply to the World of Warcraft market. There is a disconnect...until now.
The highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic is announced to be released by LucasArts and BioWare. It is a big deal. Let me explain by using myself in the description.
Personally, I have no desire to try World of Warcraft, but when you add the name Star Wars to a game title, involve the elite entertainment company BioWare in the creation of the game, then you have sparked my interest.
World of Warcraft is considered the highest profitable massive multi-level online game capturing the global market. It has earned over $2 billion in the United Sates and almost $3 billion in Asian Markets. It continues to grow in popularity and earnings, but it does not capture those who have never tried multi-player online games. It is still designed to a specific market. However, with the global appeal of the Star Wars franchise name, the numbers are expected to surpass World of Warcraft. Star Wars is synonymous with mass appeal. It may be the first science-fiction game grabbing the attention of first time players internationally. It is one of the driving forces behind the excitement of the release of this game.
Another reason why experts, gamers, and fans are excited is due to the involvement of BioWare. BioWare has a unique ability behind storytelling for each game released. They know how to grab a user's attention, and make you yearn more through computer, console and handheld games. BioWare is at the forefront of these games creating story lines, dialogue and action consumers want. Combine BioWare's talents with the remarkable graphics of LucasArts and you have a winning combination.
According to the official website, the game takes place "thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vadar when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy."
It allows you to select who you would like to be in the adventure. Will you choose to play as a Sith, Bountyhunter, and/or a Jedi? Moreover, in traditional Star Wars fashion, you may decide what path your character will follow meaning do you choose a righteous path or the dark side. Furthermore, you engage in action, battle against others and fight alongside those who seek help. It is action packed, choices galore, thrilling MMORPG game. It is non-stop and allows you the ability to select from a variety of planets, surroundings and circumstances. It is taking the idea of MMORPG and turning it up a notch.
Star Wars: The Republic is expected to be a no holds bar entertainment MMORPG that will outsell anything else generated in the exact genre. It will introduce people who were not interested in similar games to a completely new world changing the MMO industry forever.