Rated 10 out of 10
by Jcoonie this game is gonna be like a explosion of epicness
ya first off the wait is horrible true but thats just because A. they wanna make it better which by their additions they are willing to say it keeps getting more and more epic , B. once it does come out people are just gonna explode with the need to grab it , im scared that ill have to fight my way to my gamestop to pick up a copy [ hopefully itl be on a weekend midnight release school really complicates midnight releases for me...], the game looks so much more epic then GW, [ not that GW wasnt epic as well] i have to say i used to be a WoW player but after seeing this it looks more epic, that and you dont have to pay! that right there is enough to make any serious MMO player cry tears of joy , if you love MMORPG's this game will be a must get........when ever it releases haha
Rated 9 out of 10
by Fred918 Takes a little bit to get used to..but...
Guild Wars 2 was not what i expected, and it took me a little bit to get used to it, but once I got used to it, it turned out to be one of the best games i have ever played! I have no regrets with my purchase of this game. Its given me a new perspective on how MMORPG's should be. but note, it is very different form Guild Wars 1. So don't be thinking that its just and upgraded version of the original Guild Wars. This game is brand new with its own stile. Im going to hit on some of the good and bad points now. The Good. Amazing graphics, truly outstanding with the almost painting like atmosphere that flows every where. Its graphics system is a little like "The Legend Of Zelda Skyward Sword," but don't get me wrong, it most certainly does NOT look like a kids game, not in the very least. To get an idea oh how amazing the graphics are, take a look at the picture of my Silvari Elimentist at the bottom. Note, the graphics are not going to surpass "Battlefield 3" or Modern Warfare 3 bye any means, but this is an MMO, so keep that in mind. The Good, out standing gameplay with an engrossing story line. The hole take on the story line is a huge step up from GW1. With an almost painting presentation on the video scenes. And bye that i mean it actually looks like there in a painting with the characters,max of 2, standing out front. This stile of cinematic's works, surprisingly quite well. and with its mixture of in game video scenes, combined with the painting styled ones, really sucks you into the game. The Good, Many Many ways to play. There are so many different ways to play this game. Most of how your story will turn out is depicted on your fist choices when you make your character. but there are also so many dividing points along the way. Such as decisions you must make. like "should we kill the undead that are attacking Lions Arch with an army of Silvari, which has a very high chance of seceding, or should we send out experimental Gollum's that lay down land mines, where there would be no loss of any life, excluding the undead, but there is a greater margin for things to go wrong." Things like this are what really makes the story line interesting and gives the players more control than i've seen in an MMORPG before. The Good. So much more to do then just the story. up till now i've been talking a great deal a bought the story line of GW2, but don't get me wrong on that either. There is so much more in GW2 then just the story line. There are many dungeons, mini dungeons, Forts, Towns, Advents, "which i think is one of the most enjoyable parts of GW2, but ill let you fiend out what those are on your own, in game :)." And the entire "WvW" AKA World Verses World. WvW alone is a game in its self, and is extremely huge and mine blowing. The Good. Much more open then any game i have played before. Theres a new take on how much freedom you should have to walk around in MMORPG's America, and its EPIC! In GW2 there is so much more room to explore now, almost no dividing lines, except a portal every now and again that is used for separating map areas. and there is almost no place where other players cant just come running out of no where to rescue you from a painful demise when you picked a fight with a foe that is a bit to tuff for your level. There are players everywhere, constantly doing something. be it haling apples for a farmer, killing giant worms, stopping a centaur raid on a camp, or just walking around killing defenseless bunny rabbits for the fun of it. GW2 Is a Living, Breathing, Changing, Moving world with almost endless things to do. The Bad. there isn't really that many things wrong with Guild Wars 2 except for, a few glitches, lag, its difficult finding your friends to play with, and again WvW has same huge amounts of lag. other then that though, amazing game. Now stop reading this review and buy the game, if there is any copy's left.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Allycat89 Guild Wars2 Looks beautiful
This is turning out to be the game I have always wanted.
1) No waiting for tanks/healers with a new and fresh combat system players will be able to do those things on their own or with other people.
2) No quests, sounds a little crazy I know but it is supposed to be a living breathing world with events that you participate in.
3) Their new character customization - you can change things from the shape of your nose/eyes ect to the new gear dying system amazing.
4) Your own storyline - you decide the path your character takes bye choosing to save orphans or just build a hospital, so it like your own choice rpg.
5) I can lvl without my sis due to she can jump to me & change to my lvl cap and play or I can jump to her and change to her lvl cap
6) Pvp - World vs world pvp xD utter chaos can not wait
7) The art - watching all the videos and game con videos I am just blown away by how beautiful the game looks
Lastly if this doesn't excite you just look at the guildwars 2 website =]
Rated 10 out of 10 by Masterkira Almost Perfect Game
This game is huge. First off, the level cap goes to 80, and the higher the level, the more challenging it get's, from getting to the view points, to fighting the bosses they through at you. Their is so much content in this game that it will keep you entertained for day on in. One can switch their weapon, each having a different skill set, for both weapon and class. Theirs even a separate storyline, with fully voiced dialogue. Within the game has world-verse-world, PVP and PVE. If one has a good enough graphics card, the graphics of the game is really well done. Not only is the gameplay unique and fun to play with, the music in the game just makes it that much better. The music is composed by none other, Jeremy Soule. What really brings it to a 10/10 is that you get all this, and their is no monthly charge, that's right! Once you buy it, it's yours. Now the bad aspects, their is no trading, and at times, waiting que for W.V.W. and P.V.P is slow. But those are only minor things in comparison to what one get's.
Rated 0 out of 10 by TheAviator This is not your grandpa's MMO.
Guild Wars was the only MMO that I kept playing after the 30 day trial. It had an engaging story, very little grind, and a beautiful atmosphere. More important, I only paid once -- expansions aside. After I finished most of the quests in GW, I told myself I'd never play an MMO again. Leave it to the sequel to bring me out of hiding. For Guild Wars 2, the folks at ArenaNet are giving their model a complete overhaul by taking the MMORPG genre and making it into what it should be. With a focus on the individual player, GW2 operates with a dynamic event system wherein all your actions affect the game. If you kill a boss, that boss will stay dead (for you). If you save a town, the NPCs will remember it. This dynamic world system is just one of the many reasons I'm excited for GW2. After the high quality ArenaNet brought to the original, I'm convinced they can strike gold again. Oh, and did I mention there still won't be a subscription fee?
Rated 10 out of 10 by Moonlessnight Easy to pick up anytime
I work full-time and don't have alot of free time to play, so games that are easy to learn and flexible on time are important to me. Guild Wars 2 decidedly falls within those guildlines while also offering some real challenges worthy of hardcore gamers. The world feels open and responsive to whatever you chose to do, be that PvE, PvP, WvW, or just plain old exploration. Ditching the need to join parties and the demolition of the trinity of gaming have made for a refreshing new take on RPG gaming. Graphics are gorgeious and handle an old computer rig very well. Music is top-notch and I have yet to mute it or even turn it down. To top it all off, the level of customization on this game is imense, meaning there is huge potential for re-playablility if I decide to play multiple characters. All in all, this is a game well worth long wait the developers imposed. They said they would release it when it was done, and they have done just that. If you like MMO's or just want to see what all the fuss is about, buy Guild Wars 2. You definately won't regret it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Nightmask Can't wait!
The addition of the new side kick in swtor is great. I was really geting into the old republic and spending more time than I should playing it. Myself along with most of my guild have just about all left that game. Not due to qaulity but not delivering on what they promissed. They stated they were going to have cross server pvp fun. I joined that game because of that. It meant you would be able to keep the name and rep u built over time. Now Im bob101. Some ppl dont mind, but pvpers do for the most part. You build your rep for that reason and hold other accountable for thiers. Now we cant do that. So myself along with many others they have disappointed will be moving on. We will moving here to GW2!. I just hope GW2 does not remove content they have put out that will be in the game. I have all ready bought it and can't wait to be apart of the last beta weekend. If your into pvp this should be your home for years to come.
Rated 0 out of 10 by XERIDIAN Seriously Folks!!!
Is it that hard for you guys to go to Guild Wars 2 dot com and read about it??? No No subscription fees, and No it wont play the exact same way, has any one ever heard of Google??? Anyway, from what I have read and seen, this will dominate the MMO world even overshadowing The Old Republic and leaving WOW in its wake. The site has revealed 3 professions along with their animation videos and fight mechanic. With 5 races, the Best MMO AI ever and non-scripted single played world events among so many other things that would blow your mind that have never been done before. Also, Arenanet has un-contested customer service, the best Server Technology in the industry as well as the best and most awarded artists in video games, this should be a no-brainer. I've only known of 2 crashes in 5 years of the 1st game, and NO SERVER MAINTENENCE with Live Background Downloads for game updates. Plue they use channels not multiple servers so Population is never an issue. Lets hope some of these things if not all of them DO carry over. I will be playing this, no doubt about it...
Rated 4 out of 10 by kurgun Where to begin
I like this game it's great when you get to play it. 3/4 of your time will be downloading the daily updates from patch servers. I feel like I've gotten to actually play the game less than the constant patching. It's not fair to the gamers that play fairly to punish them with daily patches. It's probably the biggest drawback to the entire experience of the game. I was hoping for better quests too, the hearts thing gets old quickly. Still a lag fest as well at times, not entirely too keen on the interface either, it's clean but there's many hidden windows/tabs that you just don't see. It's a great game for the fact there is no monthly fee, but there's a lot more drawbacks, like the patching being the major one which will eventually bore me away from even playing this title in the future if they don't stop with all the patching, it's extremely annoying that it's daily. Other than that it's a solid title.
Rated 0 out of 10 by inutard411 Game Changing
Since the hint of GW2, I have been researching it and watching every single video that comes out to see. I even went to PAX. This game will change the entire MMO industry and blow WoW out of the water along with any MMO that trys to compete with it. Guild Wars2 Renovated and destroyed traditional mmo's and turned it into a whole entire new world to discover, they took that leap the leap of faith that no one would take, and turn a text based step by step world into a fully capable live running world that will constantly change and everyone knows but wont admit it that, GuildWars 2 has and will change everything that we see in MMOS from here on out. they took the community and made us proud! I have already Pre ordered several copies, and I cannot wait to start a experience of such a awesome game. Thank you for making a new game entirely to re learn and re master new ways to play a MMO.