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Monday, January 22, 2001

Star Wars: Galaxies Impressions

Normally, I don't like posting much about a game that is so far in the future, but this bit from the Star Wars: Galaxies website made me change my mind. Here's a snip:
The demo was beautiful, but one thing really stood out: as Andy wandered a stretch of Tatooine desert, an AT-AT appeared on the horizon. The AT-AT lumbered toward Andy's character and as it approached, I saw that it had been built to scale - it was massive. The AT-AT came to a stop directly over Andy, whose character looked up to see the underside of the mammoth vehicle, then looked at the AT-AT's huge feet. At that moment, I felt like I was truly exploring the Star Wars universe, face-to-foot with one of the Empire's most dangerous weapons. And then, a few seconds later, the AT-AT asked Andy's character "What's up?" and I was told that the vehicle was being controlled by another team member located elsewhere in the building. Although the AT-AT's sudden ability to talk temporarily ended my sense of immersion, that feeling would overtake me again and again throughout the presentation. When the lights came up again, I realized that I hadn't touched my soda, and all I wanted to do was see everything again. I felt like I had just watched The Empire Strikes Back for the first time, all over again.
Will this game change my mind about paying a monthly fee to play a game? Maybe not, but it looks like it might have a chance. Thanks loonyboi.

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