The Imperial Agent from SWTOR gets the hands-on treatment

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 28 April 2011 19:34 GMT

RPS was given the opportunity to play Star Wars: The Old Republic for a couple of days, and the site has now posted commentary regarding its hands-on time with the MMO.

If you head on over there for a read, you will also see some new shots of the Imperial Agent as well as its pal the Bounty Hunter.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Imperial Agent was interesting in their use of cover. Only Tabula Rasa has really tried this before, and TOR certainly does a far better job. Holding down Shift revealed all the available cover spots, of which there are always very many, and hitting my cover button Impy would dive and roll into safety. And when in cover I had access to all of my attacks, as few as they may have been. Out of cover I was far more vulnerable, meaning my class made a genuine difference to how I approached combat. Melee was a last resort, leaving me far better suited to ‘sniping’ from cover.

Eurogamer also has a video posted for the Imperial Agent here.

RPS said it will post its impressions of the game’s PvP element next week. We’re really looking forward to hearing about that.

It’s thought that SWTOR will be released sometime by the end of the year, but neither EA nor BioWare have confirmed an exact date.

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