In 2004, Blizzard released what has probably been their most prolific and most successful game to date, it is of course none other than the fantasy MMORPG World of Warcraft. Love it or hate it, the impact that the game has had on the MMO scene has been astronomical, not only pushing its predecessor titles into irrelevance, but managing to rack up an absolutely massive eleven million subscribers at its peak.
Even nine years after its release, WoW continues to dominate thanks to a steady content stream from developer Blizzard Entertainment, which has proven successful in keeping the fans satiated, and more importantly, paying.
As you guys have probably realized I’m a massive fan of the MMORPG genre and everything in it. My most recent time sink has been Guild Wars 2, the long awaited sequel to Guild Wars – and a time sink isn’t an overstatement. Since its release at the end of August I’ve put about 300 hours of play time into Tyria, the game’s virtual world. You may call me an addict, and that’s probably true but, as you’ll find out this is more of a love than an addiction.
A few months ago we covered the Guild Wars 2 Beta, this was a hefty review which summarised all the basics of the game. In this article, I will take a look at my favourite parts of the game and show what’s so appealing about it. If you’re interested in Guild Wars from this article I would recommend looking at the Beta review too. Though it may be a bit out of date, most of the principles are the same.
Find out more about my experiences with the worlds biggest new MMORPG!
You’ve probably already gathered from my previous articles that I have a great love for the MMORPG genre. Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game – for those of us are oblivious to popular gaming.
As I anticipate Guild Wars 2 this fall I’ve decided to talk about what actually makes me put so much time (and sometimes money) into these fantasy based games. Read on find out about my experiences, which in turn should hopefully encourage you to play an MMORPG in the future!
It used to be so simple. Ten years ago, you could walk into a gaming shop and find PC games taking up the majority of the space. PC games were all the rage, completely dominating sales – yes, it’s hard to believe. Today, the industry is split up into different sections; with the consoles becoming the forerunners.
However, there’s still a part of PC gaming which prospers greatly around the world. The Massive Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game.
Read on to find out more!
Finally, after years of waiting Guild Wars fans worldwide start to see a glimpse of evolution. Guild Wars supporters now have the opportunity to experience the long anticipated Guild Wars 2 when the first Beta Weekend Event kicked off on April 27-29. Don’t worry this is only the first of many if you missed out on the first chance.
With the amount of build up from ArenaNet over the last few years, fan expectations has been truly massive. Read on to find out if Guild Wars 2 is up to our expectations!