SWG "Best of 2005"
According to IGN, Star Wars
Galaxies may not be a complete dissapointment.
has a link to IGN's "Best
of 2005" and it shows that the Star Wars Galaxy Starter Kit was the biggest
surprise. Why? Well,
Why It Rocked: One of the most controversial games over the last few years
has undoubtedly been Star Wars Galaxies. It was a bit of an experiment gone
awry as it took one of the most lucrative franchises around and stuffed a
traditional MMO core into it. While it was set in a galaxy far, far away,
it certainly didn't seem like it. So in a surprise move this year, after tons
of complaints, balancing, and rethinking, Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts
turned the game on its head, ripping out the core MMO system and implementing
a more action oriented gameplay style suited more to Star Wars. While we knew
they were trying to fix what was there, the complete change of direction was
a shocker, especially considering it was announced a day after people had
received their copies of the new expansion. Whether it turns out to be for
the better or not, it was a huge surprise to a community already in turmoil.
It certainly makes you wonder what else they have up their sleeves for the