People have been talking about this game for some time, so I’m going to give you all my opinion:
This is arguably the worst MMORPG I’ve ever played.
I booted it up, hoping it would be as great as they boasted, but sadly, my hopes were dashed upon the jagged rocks of reality when I saw how crappy the game engine is. I hoped it would be at least playable, but soon, I ran into a big batch of problems.
For starters, the graphics. The cities and details on the characters are actually pretty good, but the terrain is horrible. Things like trees and shrubs look like giant green blobs until you get within three feet of them, after which they promptly turn into trees again. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the ground does the same thing.
The battle system and how you get around is the worst part of this game. When you walk, you move so slowly that pressing F5 for a running burst becomes a necessity after a while. When you’re in combat, things aren’t too much better. On my profile as a pistoleer, I discovered that if you shoot at an enemy from less than a foot away, you miss it 50% of the time. Back up a bit, and this percentage goes up to missing 80% of the time. No, I’m not exaggerating, either. This should give you a good idea that there was either a budget cut in LucasArts or a serious laziness on the game developers’ part in SWG.
The sound was probably the only decent aspect about SWG. They use a lot of familiar themes and it brings back nostalgia of the original Star Wars movies, but what I found rather odd is that this is supposed to take place during the Empire’s reign, and they use music from Episode I.
Overall, unless you have a lot of patience, fifty bucks, and nothing better to do, do not get this game.