Doesnt the OP get banned every other month for trolling, or for bashing SWTOR?
A lot of people who play mmo's are casual players (people who have a small amount of time to play), so looking for another person to group with can be a hassle. So that's one of the reasons why WoW stopped doing them. Grouping is not popular.
I played WoW for 10 months, and doing dungeons turned into chore, you couldn't look around and enjoy the scenery because people wanted to get the dungeon over with and head into the next dungeon. Unfortunately this was a by product of people farming, which WoW set in motion, the endless grind. Hopefully the grind will be more fun in SWTOR.
Reviews aren't worth it until the whole picture can be seen, when it's out for the general public.
I still want fishing.
Dungeons/Flashpoints are optional but are integrated into the plot, at least the first one is. Also I have seen many videos where characters group up so overall I think you are just overreacting.
The game focuses on story AND it seems like group play is more important then it ever was in WoW. So far TOR leaks/reviews have avoided showing most endgame and I've already seen more examples of group play for lower levels then I can even remember WoW has.
I'd add that the name of this thread is off, a review would require them to get to the end at least, and for an MMO should be on live servers to get a fair representation of the game. Since they mostly only talk about the starter planets it would be impressions or preview.
That said, the single player rpg thing really is off, if they were to have bothered to group up with someone and start a world quest dialogue, they should join in together on the conversation. That isn't even talking about flashpoints, pvp, operations, or group quests.
EDIT: didn't recognize ya there trolls, like the new avatar. It is quite befitting the time of the year and your mighty position.
Well I've chosen to ignore the fact these "reviews" are out... Game Reviews are something I learned to ignore years ago when I used to read the nintendo and PS2 Magazines. Many games have been given rubbish scores or bad reviews that have turned out a lot better imo than what these idiots that get paid to play them said.
Many of the views I've heard about them have made me laugh....
Single player RPG in an MMO Setting?! when was the last time that guy played WoW? or levelled in ANY of the recent MMO's? (rift as a prime example). Also with the LFG tools, there is little to no need for interaction with other players... they may as well be bots.... atleast bioware isn't caving to the (for lack of a better word) fucktards that think LFG's are good for games... they're not. they kill communitys which is what you need in an MMO. I would also be willing to bet that SWTOR has MORE group content than WoW (not including instances and raids)
complaining about the load times between open world and cinematic?!.... fuck sake... if that's all you have to complain about, you're just assuring me that my CE preorder was a good decision.....
Rigid story that didn't flow and felt "fake"...... lol, really??? has this guy played WoW?
Basing how the rest of the game is going to play on 10-20 hours of gameplay?!...... what the actual fuck. When I first played WoW, I played 6-7 hours the first day, the game felt completely different then to what it did at level 60...... heck even level 30 it felt completely different to level 10....
So at the end of the day, I really don't understand how these "reviewers" think they can give accurate impressions on the game when they have only experienced roughly 5% of the content.....
First link is a preview...Official reviews posted
Of course it's an MMORPG. I mean the acronym means Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.....it does not stand for Massively Mandatory-Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game.
Reviews before release.. is crap.
Its not based on the final game and couldnt be taken serious.
Sorry, waste of time.