While Bioware's MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic was already 20 times better than Star Wars Galaxies for the simple reason that it isn't SWG, these new screenshots certainly don't hurt.

Of course massively multiplayer online roleplaying game screenshots always look a great deal better than the actual game winds up looking, because unless you are a developer playing under controlled conditions you have to deal with lag, your own outdated PC hardware, and the pile of discarded soda cans cluttering up your desk.

The shots actually remind me of a graphically updated version of Funcom's Anarchy Online, which is a game near and dear to my heart, so that works even more in Bioware's favor. Hell, if Funcom won't release a new AO, someone might as well