Today is quite a Holiday Present We get another Developer Dispatch showing how BioWare came up with the Sith Warrior and Sith Inquisitor, and we also get to see some PvP
Inspired by notorious characters such as Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, the Sith Inquisitor and Sith Warrior take different approaches to their rise to power. The Sith Warrior achieves victory through pure aggression and might while the Sith Inquisitor excels by cunning ambition and Force manipulation.
From storyline, to art style, to combat tactics, each design decision was made to support the dark side themes of power, domination, and destruction.
Artistic style is one of the most important aspects of a game since it is constantly in your face it predetermines your thoughts about the game. However, that isn't to say that a good storyline or overall gameplay won't change your predetermined thoughts, but it certainly doesn't help when a game is unappealing artistically.
Generally when I read the word "Choreographed" I think dancing...
But what does choreographed combat mean? It means, well, dancing more or less. You step, I react, I step, you react Translates over to I swing, you collide, you swing, I collide. The joy of seeing lightsabers clash adds to immersion of the game, because well, it's iconic, and don't know how else to explain it. The epic lightsaber fights of people dodging, hitting, and then jumping over an opponent WHILE hitting, or along those lines, when you think epic Star Wars combat, right? Well, from what previous interviews said the combat will be choreographed, and if done correctly can prove to make a more epic "Immersion-festive" game if I say so myself. But I do have my questions (And will try like hell at PAX to get them answered)
Is the combat going to be like some previous MMOs where you do an ability and you cannot move until the ability is completed? Or until you hit "ESCAPE" to cancel the ability and are able to move again? Or will it be a rework on WoW where you move and the ability is canceled? I am more concerned about Jedi vs Sith combat, and how stand still it might be. How does one clash when moving? Doesn't make much sense. I could only see Jedi vs Sith clashing when both are standing still. But if you are by chance locked standing still, it opens up my next question.
How would PvP work with choreographed combat? Jim the Jedi and Sado the Sith are fighting each other, locked in combat hoping to clash and dodge as many strikes as possible, then Sleeper the Bounty Hunter walks up and sees Jim fighting Sado. Am I then able to target and destroy Jim at ease knowing he is unable to move due to the fact he is in a stand still with Sado? What if ranged vs ranged happens? Is it locked in as well resulting in two more people standing still?
So my final question to our readers is, how do you, or how would you, like to see combat handled? Stand still? Mobility? Take into concideration the choreographed combat How do you think it will work?
So we have been told that we will be able to customize our character, our armor, and our weapons. Great news for RPers and those who do not wish to look like everyone else.
Colors, scopes, and other gadgets that you wish to apply to your weapons, looks quite promising from the concept art. How are you planning to use this feature?
Do you like a certain color scheme? Maybe changing by your mood? If you character is light, would you choose a lighter color, like light blue? Or if you are evil, the darker colors? PersonallyI like dark colors, be it black, dark red, maybe a touch of yellow for that "wasp" look. Or does it matter to you?
We have been shown, not told, but shown in the concept art, of weapons with extra doodads on them, scopes on one, shorter over alllength on another. Would you like to see total customization of weapons and gear? From the barrel to the buttons on your robe? Or do you accept what they give you?
The picture above shows what appears to be a very close look at customization, barrel size, the hammer, and the color.
Full customization leads to greater immersion, I don't think everyone wants to looks the same, and adding this feature would spice it up a bit. So I am just wondering, what do you, would you, customize your character like?