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Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer

Gamer squee time: in the span of about three minutes, I saw jasondemotte's post on this while my husband was watching it on his monitor and gesturing for me to come over there and watch it with him, and then saw a link to it on my guild's boards right after.

There's a reason for the simulmeme: it's one of the best game trailers I've seen in some time. If the movies had been this solid, people wouldn't have pelted George Lucas with so much rotten fruit.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - "Deceived" courtesy of GameTrailers.com (QuickTime)

I've watched it three times now. When the ships fly in, I can't help recalling Delenn's line from B5: "I think of my beautiful city in flames."

If that's not David Wenham doing the voice narration, it's gotta be a relative or someone doing a formidable impersonation, because it really sounds like him.

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mumpish
Jun. 3rd, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
OK, that's cool. Shame it's a game and not a movie. Is creepy bald guy supposed to be Vader? If so, how do they explain going from original-trilogy suit at the end of third prequel to this different suit, and back again?
pointedview
Jun. 3rd, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I don't think it can be Vader, because, unless things have changed, I believe the game's setting takes place well before the events in the Star Wars films.

Here's the Wikipedia link. Hmm, 3,500 years before the movies. So, yeah, not him.

Naturally, David wants to play Sith. Would anyone have bothered betting against that one? I'm thinking not. :)

mumpish
Jun. 3rd, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
3500 years? So how do we explain the evolved star destroyers and TIE fighters at the end? They clearly seem to be a design evolution between the prequels and the original trilogy.
pointedview
Jun. 3rd, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Will you please quit asking relevant, probing questions and just enjoy the shiny? :)

I'm totally kidding. I wondered the same thing myself. I mean, it seems like in 3500 years, the face mask apparatus, etc. might have evolved somewhat, too. Was there some sort of technological fall, some sort of dark age, in the interim? I have no idea yet, but BioWare may provide some explanation as they start the interview circuit. I can't imagine that they wouldn't have had deep discussions with LucasArts before initiating design, so there must be some reason for it.
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