Richard Duffek has completed his preview of Jump to Lightspeed the first ever expansion for Star Wars Galaxies. Here is a sneak peek:
Spacecraft models are very nicely done as well as the various instrument panels that each ship has. You can play from either a chase-cam mode where you can see your ship, or fly it from inside, with either the instrument panel on or off. The ship models are amazing looking and easily recognizable from the films. In fact, they're almost perfect reproductions. The new ships designed solely for the game also fit very well within the Star Wars universe and look like they were always meant to be there. The laser bolts and sound effects are true to the movies and the original trilogy spacecraft models are done perfectly in JTLS. Even the little touches such as the engine glow and the air distortion streaming from the wing tips are very nicely done and serve well to add that sense of speed that makes flying that much more satisfying.
Space itself is an amazing sight to behold. Everything from the gigantic space stations orbiting the beautifully rendered planets to the nebulae and comets and asteroids are amazingly done. You could easily lose yourself for hours just flying around deep space in awe of all the beauty around you.
You can read the full preview at this link.