Now you can see the mind-bogglingly dumb decision to have on-rails space combat in Star Wars: The Old Republic for yourself. Bioware has released a short trailer for Gamescom in Germany showcasing the “Space” Combat in The Old Republic, which is nothing more than a Star Fox-style on-rails shooter and fails completely in doing anything more than make the seven-year-old Star Wars Galaxies space combat look like the best thing ever and the six-month-old Star Trek Online even better.
For a comparison, here’s the free-roam space combat in Star Wars Galaxies:
And Star Trek Online:
And of course, EVE Online: