Ecthelion wrote on Jun 11, 2010, 22:17:
I'll be 30 next month (don't know where that fits in with "getting older"), and personally I can't get enough of the franchise. I agree that a lot of it is geared towards marketability, but I don't care. Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, Clone Wars, comics, games, it's all good. I haven't gotten into the novels that much, but I like a few of them.
I'll always like the Original Trilogy the best, but I love any and all Star Wars really. ESB will always be my favorite, but I like all 6 movies a lot (and even the Clone Wars film). I have never understood (and probably never will) why people dislike RotJ. People are taking the series way too seriously if they let the Ewoks ruin the whole movie for them. I mean we get the coolest space battle of all six movies, one of the best lightsaber battles, major characters dying, Luke finally becoming a badass, and an end to the story. What's not to like?
I guess I'm easy to please compared to the "OT rules, everything else sucks" fans, but I'm glad I can enjoy it all to different degrees. I hope I never outgrow my child-like sense of glee for Star Wars, even if it means getting looked down on by more jaded fans.
Bring on the live-action pre-ANH TV series!
That said, I'm not very interested in SW:TOR. I hate MMOs, and I think gaming is going in an almost opposite direction to what I want. This game has some potential to break through some of the inherent shortcomings of the genre (namely storytelling ability), but I'm still very skeptical. Still, I'll at least give it a try.
i completely agree with every single thing you said. I'm 32 and i fucking love me some star wars. all of it (even the, at times god-awful, books). and i'm even willing to put RotS right there next to ANH and ESB in greatness. there is just something about watching the movies that makes me feel so much like a kid again.
however, will say that i am totally psyched about this game, and i plan to play the god-damnit out of it when it comes out.
EDIT: i can't argue with the TvX suggestion either. those were some terrific games