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 Though it may be a bit out of date, most of the principles are the same.
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Personally, MMO’s are my favourite game genre. They excite me, keep me entertained for much longer than FPSs and allow me to share great experiences with friends. It’s really the community element of an MMO which makes it so great for me. Whether you have the best game in the world or not, without strong players, guilds and groups your game will ultimately fail.
A few months ago I came across World Of Tanks. Considering my past MMO review’s have been fantasy based games such as Aion, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Guild Wars, World Of Tanks struck me as something different. As an entirely PVP based system I didn’t think this game would appeal to me that much. Don’t get me wrong though, I love PVP, but a bit of solo mission can be a nice release. Let’s find out whether my assumption was right or not.
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!