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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is a very fun and as a bonus relaxing game. It is like...................................Super Smash Bros. Brawl..........but without fighting and the cross-over genre.

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The plot for the games is rather similar through each game.
You move into a town you get to name. "You are the new kid on the block" as kids say it these days. Also, you move into a neighborhood that is completely filled with animals that have human personalities. Here's a list.
  • Cranky - Cranky characters are NOT cranky personality-wise. They are just more mature (again, personality-wise) and "Look before they leap" as kids say it. They are terrible with words and wind up saying things that other people don't want to hear. Sometimes accidentally and sometimes on purpose (depending on who they talk to.).
  • Peppy - For a strange reason, Peppy characters remind me of the Mysim Sapphire. That is because both characters are hyper, loudmouthed, and move so fast that they make hummingbirds look like they are as slow as a snail. Peppy characters alone love food particularly candy, sweets, and anything that has sugar. That might explain the hyper behavior. But they also love fitness. And Fashion.
  • Snooty - I'll make this short and simple. Snooty characters are 9, 999, 999 parts fashion, seven parts showoff five parts fancy and three parts average teenaged girl that loves everything I mentioned.
  • Jock - Again, I'll this short and simple. 9,000 parts sports loving, 711 parts food gobbling, and 1,000,000,000 parts fitness and health criticizing. Jocks happen to criticize other people's health and fitness.
  • Normal - Every single personality type rolled up into a mega personality. They have the maturity of Cranky, the fitness of Jocks, the fashion of Snooty, and the hyper of Peppy.
  • Businessmen/Businesswomen - These guys are easily distinctive. They are the only dudes that run a business of any sort. EXAMPLE: The owl Blathers is the curator of the local Museum. ANOTHER EXAMPLE: Crazy Redd runs a market called "CRAZY REDD'S". He puts ridiculously large prices on his products.
If you want a full list of characters please visit Nookipedia (website was named after the Animal Crossing salesman Tom Nook, who happens to be a raccoon). Image from Nookipedia, by the way.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Battle of Giants!!!!!

Battle of Giants is where you battle. With Giants! I have been waiting a long, long time to use that joke. But it is true for you control some THING Giant-sized that will engage enemy giants in hand to hand (or in some cases, claw to claw and in other cases mandible and pincer to mandible and pincer) combat death matches. Don't worry you character won't permanently die. He'll only stay dead for about five seconds before being magically restored to full health by either a magic spell (in some games) or by severe radiation (in the two latest games).

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NOTE: The 'Battle' in Battle of Giants
is replaced with a 'Combat' outside
the U.S.A..

Here's a list of games.
  • Battle of Giants: Dinosaurs - In this game you are a dinosaur that has to expand species territory by smashing stuff................And beating dudes in those claw to mandible and pincer combat death matches I talked about earlier. And since your a dino, you play through prehistoric times!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Battle of Giants Dragons - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: Yeah, I know what you are thinking: "Dude that is so, like, the Star Wars opening, man." or however kids say it these days. Well it IS! Anyway, Humans have been hunting dragons since the dawn of time. So the Dragon King Ninnurtu created a dimension called Tammabuku that was a magic paradise for dragons. But the villainous Salmu dragons betrayed Ninnurtu and stole the source of all his power: Ebedu crystals. Powerless to stop them, Ninnurtu sends the last Ebedu Dragon to defeat the Salmu and restore peace and harmony. That's where you come in. You are the last Ebedu Dragon and you must fight through the four Dragon Kingdoms (Fire, Ice, Wind, and Earth).
  • Battle of Giants Mutant Insects - You know in the game above you play as the good guy. Well in this game you play as a neutral (if not then evil) mutant insect that lives 300 years in the future where Humans have been destroyed, by a radioactive asteroid that killed off humans. Only one species survived: Insects. Your mission: You must travel to the now corrupted core of Earth to find the radioactive asteroid still lodged on the planet: Somewhere, at least. And lastly you fight the Mutated king and kill the King. Though the king is dead, the Mutated Queen escaped.
  • Battle of Giants Mutant Insects Revenge - True to it's name, the Mutant Queen is back. And she isn't very happy about what happened to her King. So she plans to get her revenge by using mind control on every bug on Earth (or, at the most, what's left.). So your neutral/evil insect (the only free insect) has to exact revenge for taking over the world through mind control even after you took it over. So you have to destroy her (or kill her, works for your insect either way).
  • Battle of Giants Dinosaurs 3D - A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away: Yeah, I know what you are thinking: "Dude you're like, so using the Star Wars opening again. man.". Well I AM using it again! Anyway, four dino guardians have protected the dinosaurs for hundreds of thousands of years. but a Mega Dino called Arkosaurus killed the guardians and now four unlikely dinosaurs must team up and take him down.
  • Battle of Giants Dinosaurs Strike - No plot. Just some tournaments and street brawls.

Just to let you know, In both Mutant Insects games, you can choose your character's species. Here's a list.
  • Magma Scorpion - Thanks to the severe radiation, scorpions now are the exact same size of the White House. Their exoskeletons have hardened so much, they look like they wear lava-rock armor. The shells become just as hard, too. And their venom has become extremely volcanic: the stinger of a Magma Scorpion can now shoot lava.
  • Acid Spider - Twisted by mutation, spiders have grown to the size of the Millennium Eye (a Ferris Wheel in London, England. The Biggest Ferris Wheels on the planet actually). They have also grown bulbs on their abdomen. These bulbs are used to store toxic acid. Acid Spiders spit acid! Acid that melts stuff! The only thing it can't melt is the armor of a Magma Scorpion.
  • Ice Ant - Corrupted by the increase of toxicity, Ice Ants are almost as big as a Magma Scorpion, only smaller by about one hundred inches. They are the smallest insects in the game but the only ones with flight powers. Despite being called ICE Ants, they have lightning powers and no Ice powers.
  • Bamboo Mantis - Transformed by a combo of radiation, mutation, and toxicity, Bamboo Mantises are Huge! They are bigger than the Empire State Building and Big Ben combined! They have gigantic sword-like blades that can cut through concrete, stainless steel, and even Titanium (all of which can be sliced in half like how a butter-knife cuts through bread)! These guys are deadly!

That's all. The image is from Wikipedia, by the way.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Wii U Time!!!

I know I did a few posts on some Wii U Games, but the Wii U itself is blindingly spectacularly awesome!!! Mordecai and Rigby from Regular Show  would say something like "It's so fun. So fun. It's so fun. So fun. It's so fun. So fun." over and over until someone gets the point.

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Wii U Console and Gamepad

Pro Controllers.

The Wii U has some of the latest features in the history of awesome video game machines. It's like a chocolate and vanilla cake: The chocolate is a home console, while the vanilla is a handheld. It also allows up to FIVE local players to play on the same console. It also has a Pro controller  that looks like a wireless version of the Gamecube. The Wii U also has a controller exclusive to it, which is the handheld vanilla I was talking about earlier. This controller is the Wii U Gamepad. Not only is this the one of the few controllers compatible with EVERY Wii U game, it doubles as a handheld system, complete with motion control, a touch screen, and, like a PS3 controller, has a R1, L1, R2, and L2 buttons (all of which are on the back of the Gamepad.) I should also mention you can create Miis on the Wii U and the Mii Plaza has been redesigned to look cooler.

Here's a List of games for (and sometimes exclusive) to the Wii U.
  • The Wonderful 101 - A game where you play as a team of shape shifting super heroes called the "Wonderful 100 Defenders of Earth". They all have the same super power: to shape shift their body parts into anything they want. Giant Fists, Giant Swords, Giant everything.
  • Rayman Legends - A game where you play as Rayman, Globox, some Teensies, and two new characters: Barbara and Murfy. Murfy is the fifth player and is used a lot to solve puzzles to allow everyone else to pass, like say there's a room filled with fire and flame monsters. Murfy can grab a platform and pull it within jumping distance AND distract the flame monsters (don't worry. Murfy is invincible).
  • Nintendo Land - Of course you already know about this one, so you can skip if you like (if you don't know about this game please visit my Nintendo Land post).
  •  New! Super Mario Bros. U - A game where you play through a better version of the original Super Mario Bros.. This game also has a new power-up: Super Acorn. The Super Acorn turns Mario into Squirrel Mario. Squirrel Mario can do every thing Raccoon Mario can, only better and faster, plus the ability to climb walls.
  • Ben 10: Ommniverse - This is a cool game. You play as both the classic ten year old Ben and the new and improved 15 year year Ben. They both have a new sidekick armed with the Prototool, a weapon that can do the job of a thousand weapons all fused together like a Fuzer from Transformers (Fuzers are Transformers that are half Autobot and half Decepticon, which are the warring factions of the series).

NOTE: Images from Wikipedia.

Here's the History of the Wii U.
 The Wii U was first mentioned in 2008 (this is 2012, so this event happened nearly four years ago.) to fill in the weaknesses of the Wii and replace them with some awesome improvements. Originally rumor had it that the Wii U could play movies and Blue Rays. Unfortunately the Wii U can't do that. That is the only downfall about the Wii U. But every other detail about fits perfectly to attract the yin and yang of gamers: Casuals, and Hardcores. I'm the Hardcore. Anyway, another something about the Wii U you should know: The Pro controllers are NOT compatible with all Wii U games (EXAMPLE: The Wonderful 101. In order to use the weapon you like, you must draw lines on the Touch Screen to make your army shape shift into that weapon for your captain to use.) Another thing. The Wii U can play Wii games and is completely compatible with Wii Remotes. So if you have a Wii Remote when or if you get the Wii U system, then you can use you Wii Remote in most games (as long as they don't require the use of a touch screen.)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nintendo Land

Nintendo Land is a Wii U video game that takes place in an amusement park with twelve minigames, each based on one of Nintendo's most popular video games. But the characters of the games don't appear themselves, like how Mario and Luigi themselves don't appear in either of their minigames (Mario Chase and Luigi's Ghost Mansion respectively). Instead, one of your Mii character replaces the character from the video game. They will look exactly the same as the original character but the hands are either floating orbs or cute little mittens. Also if the original character wears a mask or hat the Mii will almost always wear an exact replica (Only exception is the minigame Metroid Blast, a search-and-destroy minigame based off of Metroid, where despite being in Samus Aran's Varia Suit your Mii doesn't wear the Varia Suit's mask or any headgear.)

Here's a list of minigames in Nintendo Land (And what the Miis look like in that minigame).
  • Mario Chase - Just to let you know, the Wii U can let you play with five players. In Mario Chase, one Mii runs around the Mushroom Kingdom dressed, while the other four players chase the first player. The Toads win if they tag Mario, and Mario wins if he/she (depending on the Mii's gender) survives longer that the time limit without being tagged not even once. Miis dress up as four differently colored Toads and one single Mario.
  • Luigi's Ghost Mansion - This minigame is more suspenseful than the others. Four Miis act as under-equipped Ghost Busters and explore a haunted mansion looking (and hoping to defeat) a ghost. the last Mii is the Ghost and is bent on scaring the other Miis. The Ghost Busters have to defeat the ghost by exposing him the light of their only weapon: a plain old flashlight with a single battery. The Ghost Busters win if they destroy the ghost by exposing him to enough light that he/she will explode. The Ghost wins if he/she scares all four Ghost Busters before they can revive themselves. The Ghost Buster Miis are dressed up in differently colored Luigi costumes, while the Ghost Mii looks exactly the same in the Mii plaza but orange, glowing and has a ghost tail.
  • Metroid Blast - One Mii pilots Samus Aran's spaceship. The other four are stranded on the planet below and have to take out the spaceship. And the ship has to take out the other four Mii. And since the grounded Mii are wearing differently colored Varia Suits (one of Samus' combat suits), you get all the features the Varia suit has. Also the Mii Team have to fight their way through hordes of enemies. All Miis wear Samus Aran's Varia Suit (each in a different color).
  • Animal Crossing: Sweet Day - One player controls two Miis, one holding a giant butter-knife and the other holding a giant fork. Both of them are guarding a stash of delicious candy. The other Four Mii have to eat as much candy as they can without being tagged by the first two Mii. The candy slurping, sweet gobbling, dessert eating team win if they eat a certain amount of candy AND escape the guards.The Mii Guards win if they keep the Mii Team from eating that amount of candy. The candy eaters are dressed as various animals (Elephant, Mouse, etc.) and the Mii Guards are dressed as dogs wearing British trooper uniforms.
  • Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest - This is a interesting minigame, my favorite if you will. Three Mii (all of which wielding replicas of the Master Sword), fight their way through carboard and cloth versions of Zelda enemies. Unlike a lot of minigames, the last player helps the first three players by sniping enemies from a safe distance with a bow and a set of arrows. I don't know exactly how to win, but I bet that you fight your way into a dungeon where you first fight a mini-boss, then after even more plowing through enemies you might have to face a boss and after destroying it you win. But this is just a theory.
  • Balloon Trip - Only one player plays this minigame. That one Mii rides on a balloon and you use the Wii U stylus to draw wind paths to have that Mii follow that path. The game ends when something pops the balloon.
  • Donkey Kong's Crash Course - Again this is a single player minigame. Your Mii is in a mine cart. You control the tracks. "Just get to the end and you Win! Win!". This is a quote from Jibberjay (from Super Mario Galaxy 2). But if you crash you lose. That simple.
  • Pikmin Adventure - In a word, this is exactly the same as Pikmin. Only difference is that Captain Olimar is replaced with a Mii and that the other four Mii are gigantic Purple Pikmin. All players have to work together to collect Enemy Shells (in the original you collect their bodies after you kill them but in this game You collect their shells for the enemies are just robot replicas of the enemies from Pikmin).
  • Captain Falcon's Twister Race - There isn't much that is special about this minigame. It's just a race in the future.
  • Octopus Dance - I have no info on this one.
  • Yoshi's Fruit Cart - Again, no info.
  • Takamaru's Ninja Castle - In this minigame, you score points by throwing paper shurikens (which are star-shaped blades that ninja throw at their enemies) at pieces of carboard shaped and colored to look like ninja warriors.
For more info, please go to Wikipedia, Super Mario Wiki, Zeldapedia, and Pikmin Wiki.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

You know that I'm a huge fan of Spider-Man (Out of all the Marvel Comics characters, Spider-Man is my favorite). Well.....There's a new Spider-Man video game that is more awesome than awesomeness itself!

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Box art for The Amazing Spider-

The Game is really cool and is has awesome gameplay: Larger than life Bosses, Web Rush, First person view when activating Web Rush! But I'm getting ahead of myself. I should tell what Web Rush is. Web Rush makes Spider-Man move faster than the speed of pure awesomeness (opinion only) to either get to a far away destination or take out an enemy. Web Rush is really helpful in boss fights. "Wise you would be, to heed my words". This is a quote from from Yoda by the way.

Here's the plot for the game.
Although I don't want to give the spoilers for the game, I'll give you a hint: Old Spidey has to deal with someone.

If you want to know more about plot, please go to Wikipedia. Normally I would send you off to find an The Amazing Spider-Man wiki but Wikipedia is the only website that has the plot. Also, the image above is from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Monday, September 10, 2012

LEGO Lord of the Rings!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!

LEGO Lord of the Rings is THE ULTIMATE VIDEO GAME DONE LEGO STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!! It's almost as cool as becoming one with the Galactic Core and becoming........a being..............of PURE ENERGY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you played every LEGO video game ever since you could hold a controller (like me), then you would know that every new LEGO game has characteristics of past LEGO games but has new features that will be carried on the next game. LEGO Lord of the Rings is no exception. Just like LEGO City Undercover, there is sky diving (EXAMPLE: When Gandalf the Grey is pulled into a bottomless pit by the Balrog he goes into a kind of free falling style sky dive event where first he must recollect his sword, the Glamdring is what I believe it's called, and go after the also falling Balrog and slash away at the neck and do the whole thing two more times). Another cool feature is that your dude can now swap any weapon for another weapon in your inventory. You can even forge weapons at the blacksmith shop (NOTE: in order to forge weapons, you need Mythrill or whatever the metal's called). If Mordecai and Rigby (both from Regular Show) played this game they are most likely going to say "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!" (NOTE: In Regular Show, when somebody says something that Mordecai and Rigby like they say "OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!". Some of their other phrases are "Free Cake! Free Cake!", "Ye-e-e-a-ah!", and "HUMUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!"). Anyway, Gandalf has a really cool ability: He can use magic. But his magic does everything a Jedi's Force powers can do. But Gandalf needs to equip his signature weapon that is exclusive to just him: a scepter with a jewel on one end. Gimli the Dwarf also has a new, humorous ability: other dudes can pick Gimli right up and throw him at enemies and who knows what. And in past games, you had to use either a bomb or a bazooka to destroy silver bricks. Now that you can pick up Gimli, all you have to do is throw him into the silver bricks and Gimli will blow them up with his axe. Only problem is that this is the ONLY way to destroy silver bricks.

Here's a list of characters.
  • Frodo Baggins - A Hobbit tasked with destroying the One Ring of Power. He is the only character who can use the Elvin sword Sting (it's his signature weapon) and can crawl through small doors.
  • Samwise Gamgee - A Hobbit that is a friend and the gardener of Frodo. He is the only character in the whole game that can destroy a cluster of brown bricks by making the bricks catch on fire, indicating the bricks are flammable wood pieces. He can also crawl through small doors.
  •  Gandalf the Grey - A Wizard that has the ability to use magic as long as he has his scepter in hand. He can use the Elven sword Glamdring and can use magic exactly the same way Jedi use the Force.
  • Legolas the Elf - An Elf who, like all Elven characters, can't die unless he is killed in battle. He is one of the few characters that can use archery and is the only member of the Fellowship of the Ring who (in the game) can use archery.
  • Aragorn - A human swordsman who is the rightful king to a kingdom (please don't ask me what the Kingdom's name is I don't know). He is one of the two Fellowship members that can use a classic sword with no magical name or mystical abilities.
  • Boromir - Another human that just like Aragorn, can use a classic sword. But unlike Aragorn, Boromir also uses a shield AND a sword, at the same time like Chop Chop, a Skylander that takes the phrase "A good defense is a offense" to a whole new level.

For More Characters please visit Brickipedia, the LEGO wiki. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Star Wars The Force Unleashed!!!!! Yeah!

Star Wars The Force Unleashed is a game that fills in the unexplored bits and pieces of the Star Wars Timeline. What we seen in the movies is that Obi-Wan and Yoda survive Order 66. But three other Jedi survived: Rahm Kota. Kota survived because he chose not to use Clone Troopers in battle. Instead he used ordinary humans. Another Jedi that survived is Shaak Ti. Shaak Ti is a member of the Jedi Council. She went to planet Felucia in hopes that she can assemble a new army of Jedi Knights to take down the Emperor. And the last Jedi is Maris Brood, a Padawan. She is Shaak Ti's second-is-command and Padawan apprentice.

In The Force Unleashed you play as Galen Marek. Galen was Darth Vader's "secret" apprentice, sent on top secret missions to kill any surviving Jedi. After killing Shaak Ti, Marek is troubled with her last words: "The Sith betray each other". And when he returned to the Executor (Vader's flagship. Also the biggest Star Destroyer in the Imperial Fleet), he meets Emperor Palpatine (a. k. a. Darth Sidious, Darth Vader's master). Galen is shocked to see that Vader has betrayed him (he literally back stabbed Marek.) after a painful defeat, Vader thrashes Marek all around the bridge before ending the fight by using the Force to throw Galen Marek into space. Six months later, Galen reawakens in Vader's private science lab, which nobody except Vader himself and medical droids are allowed to access. Turns out that Vader has secretly recovered Marek's body and has been rebuilding him. Vader also tells Galen that he "saved" him from death (Marek was fooled because he had no memory of the fight he had with Vader). Galen is now charged with the task to form the Rebel Alliance. After doing that (I'm not going to tell everything that happened while forming the Alliance, then we would be here forever) Galen visits a house on planet Kashyyyk. After a force ghost visit, Galen discovers that the house was where he lived before becoming a Sith, learns his real name (this is where everybody calls you Galen Marek as when you were slaughtering Jedi you were called Agent Starkiller and after that Vader fight you were called Subject Zeta), and get a new water blue colored lightsaber. Now that Galen formed the Rebel Alliance, they need a target to prove that the Empire is weak. So they attack an Imperial ship yard that has a TIE Starfighter factory on the planet below. After taking the Factory out, Galen does the most AWESOME thing ever that you can do with the Force. He rips an Imperial Star Destroyer out of orbit and slams it into the ground, making the whole thing EXPLODE!!!!!!!!!!!! After that, Princess Leia (and some other dudes) fall for a carefully planned trap. You see, Vader told Galen to form the Rebel Alliance to gather all the Empire's enemies. Then, Vader told Galen to attack the ship yards to lure the Alliance Fleet away from headquarters. And finally, while the Fleet was too busy attacking the ship yards, the Imperial Fleet would attack headquarters and take the leaders prisoner where they will be executed on Death Star 1. After rescuing the leaders, you can choose one of two endings: If you spare Vader's life and engage and defeat Sidious, where Juno Eclipse (A Friend of Galen Marek.) prevents Galen from killing the Emperor. But the Sith Lord kills Galen Marek by shooting lightning, but retreats because he's too weak to continue fighting. But if you engage and defeat Darth Vader, Galen Marek killed Darth Vader and becomes Palpatine's new apprentice. And in all the scenes in the movies A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back featuring Darth Vader are replaced with scenes exactly the same as the original but with Vader replaced with Galen Marek.

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logo of series. silhouette is Galen Marek

Well since I gave away the story of the first game, I won't give away spoilers for the second game. Instead, a short description.
In The Force Unleashed 2, you play as a clone of Galen Marek (as the original died at the end of the first game). The clone is....................................................unstable. He's got more Force power than the original, he uses two lightsabers at a time and has faint memories of the original Galen Marek (all of these are side effects of the instability). So he sets out on a quest to discover the legacy of the original Galen Marek, and discover his past.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Star Wars Time!!!

I'm sure you remember Star Wars: The Old Republic. Well, I played the game (there's a free trial. Let's you level up your character to power level 15. Level 15 is where you get your very own starship, thus allowing you and your sidekicks to travel to any planet is the game. And it's past level 10. Level 10 is where you choose your Advanced Class.).


Sith Inquisitor


Jedi Consular

Here's your character's story (and saga).
I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. Your Jedi Knight arrives on Tython (ancient Jedi homeworld) to complete the Jedi graduation trials (which is a task picked by your future master). But things go wrong when Flesh Raiders (a primitive but deadly alien race of cannibals) invade the training grounds. After finding out who controls the Flesh Raiders, you decide the rest of your saga. Have fun playing with a Jedi Knight.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. Your Jedi Consular arrives on Tython (for the exact same reason your Jedi Knight comes to Tython.). And just like the Knight, an event changes everything. Only this time, Flesh Raiders are NOT the problem. Instead of fending off Flesh Raiders, you must bring three hologram chronicles (even though there's four holograms. the fourth one got stolen) to your new master Yuon Parr. After finding out who stole the fourth holocron, you decide the rest of your saga. Have fun playing with a Jedi Consular.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. Your Inquisitor starts out as a slave, but at the start you are released from slavery to become a Dark Lord of the Sith. You must compete against some other dudes (one by one each fail and die, leaving you, one powerful Acolyte, and two twin Sith). After killing the Twin Sith (who tried to kill you at the same time), you become an Acolyte and gain authority in the Sith Academy. The events that follow are up to you, depending on what you want in the game, your morals and so on and so forth.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. The story is exactly the same as your Inquisitor, but you are not a slave. Your Warrior has been a Sith Lord all his (or her) life. And the graduation trials are different. And you have to compete against TWO Acolytes instead of one. And you don't have to kill any Sith Twins.
Again I'm not giving spoilers, but I'll give you a basis. A criminal called Skavok steals your favorite starship (a 7-16 Freightor) and a cargo of smuggled weapons (Skavok is gonna sell the weapons to the person who gives the most credits). Even worse, the smuggled weapons were intended to be delivered to a crime lord and if he doesn't get his weapons soon, he'll place a bounty on your head that's "so big you won't go near a civilized star system ever again" (NOTE: Jabba the Hutt said the exact same thing about Han Solo.). As if he really needs to do so. Your character is already Death-marked (Death marks are bounties that will only pay for the person who is Death Marked is killed). But the fun part about being a Smuggler is that your like Captain Jack Sparrow and Indiana Jones. Your a swashbuckling adventurer with a heart of gold. Okay, maybe credits.
Honestly I can't give the story but I can tell you a little bit about Agents. Agents are masters of disguise, operatives and in a word, don't mind doing the dirty work for the Sith Empire.
Honestly I can't give the story but I can tell you a little bit about Troopers. They are intergalactic law enforcement, ultra responsible for their actions and in a word, decide how things go down.

Don't ask for the story of the Bounty Hunter. All you need to know about bounty hunters are hired to kill people in cold blood.

In The Old Republic There are times when you must decide the fate of certain people. Here's a list
  • Captain of the Black Talon - Empire Only. Flashpoint Only. The Captain disobeyed a direct order from Grand Moff Kellren. You Must decide whether to spare his life but force him to obey or just kill him and take over the ship.
  • Engineering Crew of the Esseles - Republic Only. Flashpoint Only. There are two ways to reach the boss: A reactor reset will unlock the bridge and give access to the boss, but will open the doors to the Engine Room, thus blowing the Engineering Crew into space where they will die from not being able to breathe. The other method is deactivating the secondary condiments. Doing that will turn off all ship functions except for flight. You decide which method to use, one will kill the Engineering Crew but allows you to fight the boss sooner while the other is longer but saves lives.
  • Sith Archeologist - Empire Only. Mission Only. The poor guy followed some Tusken Raiders for he believed there had an artifact. When you find him, he is mortally wounded but lives long enough to tell you everything he learned. You can either finish him off by killing him, or take him back to the Imperial Fleet to heal him. If you do kill him, you also decide what happens to what remains of he research. You can burn what's left of it and cover your tracks, or leave it for someone else to deal with it.
  • Zixi - Republic Only. Smuggler Only. A Slave girl who helps ruin Skavok's reputation. You must decide what to do with her after she done her stuff. You can either release her from slavery and erase all evidence of her past life, Keep her as a slave or kill her.

  • Sith Inquisitors and Jedi Consulars are the only two classes that get an apprentice (Padawan Nadia for Consular, Acolyte Xalek for Sith Inquisitor).
  • The fact that Bounty Hunters get a lot of flamethrower-related abilities might be based off of Boba Fett (famous Star Wars Bounty Hunter). Boba is known to burn his targets with wrist-mounted flamethrowers.
  • Some movie characters actually use moves that are in the game. Qui-Gon Jinn used Introspection (a healing move where the user sits down to meditate) in The Phantom Menace when he fought Darth Maul. Similarly, Darth Maul used Seethe (a healing move where the user walks left and right repeatedly while waiting for the opponent's next move) in that same battle. Darth Maul also uses a double bladed lightsaber (a lightsaber with a blade on both end of the hilt). Consulars and Inquisitors are the only classes that can use such a weapon. Darth Sidious used Force Lightning.
NOTE: For Companions and other stuff, please visit Star Wars: The Old Republic Wiki. Images also from Star Wars: The Old Republic Wiki.