Category Archives: Initial thoughts

Mass Effect 3 Preview

BioWare seem to be making good on their promise to give very little of Mass Effect 3′s plot away in advance, and the twenty-minute mission on show at last week’s Eurogamer Expo – the same slice of combat that was seen at GamesCom – discloses all but nothing. Even so, I’m not going to go into very many specifics here: because if you’re anything like me, you don’t want to hear it. If you’d like to know who you’re fighting and why, that information is available from any number of other sources: and, if rumour has it right, this same…

Star Wars: The Old Republic Preview

Back in June, I took a look at Star Wars Galaxies and concluded that for all its problems, we wouldn’t see another major franchise rendered in MMO form with that kind of scope and ambition. Having now had a sit down with Star Wars: The Old Republic, I can say – and I wouldn’t be the first – that this hasn’t changed. EA and BioWare have certainly invested a great deal of money and time, respectively, but the game itself is an MMO along deeply familiar lines. So I suppose I’m going to spend the rest of this preview trying…