Look, I know, okay? I know. The original Star Wars trilogy was a cinematic masterpiece -- yes, even the one with the fucking ewoks -- and the prequel trilogy was like being punched in the dick by your entire family as they each tell you why they no longer love you. But there's still a lot to love about the Star Wars mythos, and most of it is buried in the extended universe.
Consider the Star Wars video games: sure, The Force Unleashed games were just kinda okay, but The Old Republic has been a surprisingly well-crafted and engrossing game, and BioWare has announced that it will be implementing same-sex relations . . . soonish.
Topic #4: Same Gender Romance: Any news on this front would be great… Answer: First of all, I want to apologize that this is taking so long to get in the game. I realize that we promised SGR to you guys and that many of you believed that this would be with a companion character. Unfortunately, this will take a lot more work than we realized at the time and it (like some other pieces of content we talked about earlier in the year) has been delayed as we focused on the changes required to take the game Free-to-Play. As we have said in the past, allowing same gender romance is something we are very supportive of. [SOURCE]
So basically, not only will the game be completely free, give or take a few ads that you'll just have to suck up and deal with, you'll now be able to virtually love whoever you want to love. This almost makes up for Jar Jar.
(Image from Penny Arcade)