Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Reviews

We have rounded up two reviews for the recently released digital expansion to Star Wars: The Old Republic, titled Rise of the Hutt Cartel.

First, IGN awards it a 7.6/10.
Rise of the Hutt Cartel is an enjoyable but brief expansion that introduces Star Wars: The Old Republic's biggest, most beautiful, and satisfyingly paced planet to date. A new operation and decent gadget-based side missions provide some variety for hardcore and casual players alike, and the Empire and Republic storylines prove that the shift to free-to-play has weakened little of its storytelling power. The absence of new warzones, flashpoints, and class- and companion-specific missions reveal a dishearteningly diminished scope but for the price, it's a significant load of content and a good excuse to fire up the ol' lightsaber, if only for a little while.

The Penny Arcade Report, scoreless.
Rise of the Hutt Cartel doesn't fix all of The Old Republic's problems. It's still WoW in space, it's still cooldown-based, hotbar rotation combat, and the game's free-to-play conversion still feels like it hobbles the experience. Still, if you're still invested in the game, this is a solid way to blow some cash and a few hours.