VIDEO: The most combat footage you’ve ever seen from Star Wars: The Old Republic

Curious about how combat will work in Star Wars: The Old Republic? The latest developer diary video released this morning is packed with tons of gameplay footage. The commentary from BioWare’s crew highlights the developer’s philosophy on MMO combat and how it differs in Star Wars: The Old Republic.

MMO haters may claim that the new footage looks like more of the same click-click combat featured in most MMOs. But this video shows Bounty Hunters with flame throwers and Sith raining down lightning on multiple enemies, so we don’t really care…

Above: The latest developer diary for Star Wars: The Old Republic has LOTS of combat footage

Above: A Trooper, a Bounty Hunter, and a Night Elf Hunter walk into a bar… Find out more in our WoW player’s guide to Star Wars: The Old Republic

Apr 23, 2010 


  • Skykid - April 25, 2010 9:49 p.m.

    OMG, Me likey bounty hunters Mesa want to fly with jetpack! In Star Wars lingo, "Kandosii!" (that's Mando speak for awesome)
  • DoctorCrazy - April 25, 2010 6:15 p.m.

    OMG BOUNTY HUNTER OLOLOLOLOL! Thats my reaction to this video.
  • Delgado55 - April 25, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    i haven't played a mmo since like 6th grade, but i might get this. i just don't want to pay for it, and mmo's are repetive usually so u have to have like no life to get to a high level (ex: sitting there killing bears all day) this game sounds like it might be different though.
  • NorthGuard - April 25, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    I'm most excited about TOR. The combat looks nice and I'm asking myself what will I play. Smuggler, Jedi, Trooper, or Bounty Hunter. At this point it looks like I'll play all of those. I plan on making this game the centerpiece of my gaming life for the next few years. It's Star Wars and its being put together by Bioware, a company that in my book has done very little to disappoint lately. MMOs are an entirely different ball game however. They need to resist the urge to do a wholesale rip off of WoW while avoiding major but often repeated mistakes of other titles such as not having enough high end content at release or not launching with space and other core features. So far I love what I'm seeing, and as long as Bioware/ Lucasarts doesn't pull an NGE or make the major mistakes of past games It will be a rare gem of an MMO in my book. I'm really looking forward to it.
  • bassfu - April 25, 2010 2:51 a.m.

    AH, give us some requirements estimate. I want to know whether I should be anxiously waiting or saving for upgrades.
  • DeadGirls - April 24, 2010 9:49 p.m.

    @tuomotaivainen Actually, the so-called "click-click" combat doesn't really have anything to do with what controller you use. It is about how much control you actually have over your character. MMO gameplay(as seen in this video) boils down to telling your guy where to stand and then queuing up actions for him to do.
  • lovinmyps3 - April 24, 2010 7:05 p.m.

    This is going to be AWESOME!!!!! XD
  • tuomotaivainen - April 24, 2010 7:28 a.m.

    You can only get away from "click-click" combat on a PC by removing the mouse and keyboard and using something else for controls. As soon as you do that you lose alot of your playerbase.
  • DeadGirls - April 24, 2010 1:17 a.m.

    ..."the same click-click combat featured in most MMOs." Better animation does not mean the same thing as new gameplay. Please know the difference.
  • Zeb364 - April 24, 2010 1:02 a.m.

    This game looks freakin EPIC! The only problem I see with it is that I'll be too into it cause I still want to play my other games.

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