Armada’s Game coverage from the San Diego Comic Con – Part 2

 

People our time has finally come, the wait is nearly over. Yesterday, like a glorious symphony, the people at BioWare announced the purchase of pre-order packages for the long awaited MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. This means ladies and gentleman that a release date will soon follow, I can’t wait… Now the packages are available to purchase right now in various video game providers in store and online; they come three awesome flavors –

 

Standard Edition: Which is just your game saved at launch, better safe than sorry right? It also comes with a Color Stone which changes the color of your weapon’s fire and saber blade.

 

Digital Deluxe Edition: Now this one’s only available via Origin, and is a direct to download deal (say ‘direct to download deal’ three times fast). You get everything the Standard has plus a few toys for your in-game character to play with:

 

  • Flare Gun: Fire a dramatic and inspiring flare high into the air.
  • Training Droid: A small but advanced training droid to hover at your side for combat assistance.
  • Holo Dancer: Portable entertainment system to project your own holographic dancer.
  • Holo Cam: Keep visual records of your in-game adventures as you travel the Star Wars galaxy.
  • STAP: The STAP is a sleek and unique in-game vehicle you will acquire during your journeys

 

Collector’s Edition: Here’s the big daddy right here, it has it all; not only more in-game gear but some real life tchotchkes for the hard core swtor fans. It’s already sold out in some places, but never say never and these are the things you can get as a reward:

 

  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Game disks collectible metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan
  • The Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom Security Authentication Key
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High-quality Collector’s Edition box

 

  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: A little Mouse Droid to join your adventures.
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items available only to purchasers of the Collector’s Edition.

 

Now I’m already sure everyone and their mama already got five pre orders in, but for those who haven’t – do so NOW! Trust me, when the insane nerd posse returns from comic con, there won’t be copy left til launch day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now on the more spandex side of things the action MMO DC Universe will be releasing its very first DLC ‘Fight for the Light’. It stars the Green Lantern and his arch nemeses Sinestro, giving both heroes and villains adventures (or crimes) to undertake. Of course players don’t watch epicness but join in, by joining either the Lantern Corp or the Sinestro Corp. Once they do they gain access to the new seventh power set: Light Powers. Say what you will about the Green Lantern movie, but the powers were teflon cool, the same powers players can now weld once the DLC goes live. I’ll admit I don’t play this MMO, I’m saving myself for swtor, but this DLC has peaked my interest… Nyaaaaa, I’m wait unit they give me a seven day free trial like Rift.

 

Mini Movie Review – Green Lantern

 

Hey, hey, hey! Listen all, I know it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve posted, but truth be told we had an awesome game review line up and ready to post but let’s just say whining new technology you should always read the instructions first. Worry not, the re-edit of the review is nearly done and will be out soon (I promise). For now Backlash, Blu and myself went to go see the new Green Lantern movie and have come back with the definitive results. Well for those who don’t know, the movie is mired in controversy within critics and the audience. Some say the movie was terrible while other thought it was good, and numbers are disappointing at the box office. So we’ve taken upon ourselves to settle the debate once and for all using the fewest words possible:

 

Boss Bronze: I thought it was alright. The story was coherent, the characters were stable (although a little bland), the special effects were expected, all and all a general movie to go and see. Maybe that’s the problem, there’s nothing in this movie that really stands out (maybe the bad guy fight but). All the superhero movies released recently had something that made it stand out from the pact – Green Lantern had no quality. Again I enjoy the movie, didn’t regret seeing it, but will I see it again or buy the DVD of it in the future, probably not.

 

True Backlash: Backlash agrees with me for the most part. However he thinks the Green Lantern corp. needed more focus, the Hal Jordan’s family and ‘best friend tom’ need less focus, and the film was grainy(although that might have been the movie theater’s fault).

 

 

Blu: Unfortunately this movie did nothing but confuses her plot wise, and was generally found the movie underwhelming as a whole (like many people). However despite this she still said she had a good time.

 

 

 

Consensus:

This is one ‘middle of the road’ movie if I ever saw one, not terrible but nothing to write home to mama about either. My advice, see it just so you can put in your own two cents about it at your website of choice (did someone say Video Game Armada?).