Reviews for Guild Wars 2: Digital Deluxe Edition (NA)
Amazing and at your own paceoipluckie | Sept. 26, 2012 | See all oipluckie's reviews »
Don't know what the deal is with the last guy's review but the game isn't "grindy". Though in essence all MMOs are "grindy" since you have to do something to level up. Though that's where Guild Wars 2 does an amazing job at is the leveling at your own pace. I could level up by just walking around, crafting, gathering, doing events, sidequests and main quests. I think I missed a few more things you could do to level up but yea...the game lets you do things at your own pace and not feel like you have to struggle to level up.
I've hit level 80 without even trying and still playing since you can still gain skill points after hitting the level cap. You use the skill points to purchase items and recipes. There is plenty to do in the game, but be warned that some things may seem to difficult if done alone. Also this is not your usual mmo where you have classes that are stuck to a certain profession (Healing, Tank, Damage). I think Guild Wars 2 could've done several small things better and would've been the perfect game but it's so far good enough for me.
Ever feel alone in a crowd?das_regal | Sept. 25, 2012 | See all das_regal's reviews »
Guild Wars 2 is designed from the ground up to generate cooperation among players, but requires very little of you when it comes to that. Some events you'll need another person or two along to help juggle the monster's interest, but with the removal of the holy trinity (tank, damage, healer) there's less emphasis on well-tuned cooperation.
That formula has been thrown out the window and replaced with classes that are all self-sufficient. I still don't know if it's a good change or not, given that leveling up is essentially a solo affair and I've yet to do the more complicated, miscellaneous content, the 8 dungeons Arena Net created to break up the grind.
HorribleVunk | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Vunk's reviews »
I wish I could get a refund of this garbage. They claim it's not grindy, but grind is the only thing there's in this game, you NEED to do all sidequests in order to have the level to continue on the main quest, it's really frustating and so damn boring.
Stay out of this game if you are not an idiot.
Truly a game changer for MMOsrstokes | Sept. 23, 2012 | See all rstokes's reviews »
Its been a while since a game has completely changed how I play an entire genre. Guild Wars 2 Is such a game. Addictive combat, hard as nails branching path dungeons, and social/loot features that make you want to work with other players not compete against them to finish your quest first.
Its worth mentioning that the moment you are done with the tutorial you are able to enter the games two different PVP modes. Massive 500 player Server Vs Server combat in WvWvW battles, and the standard "battlegrounds" mode called Structured pvp or Spvp. The main difference is in WvWvW you are using your character but you are buffed to level 80 so you are not as weak as you would expect, you gain XP and items for killing players and completing events.
Structured pvp on the other hand is a totally different character that is parallel to the one you use in wvw or pve. You are buffed to 80 given a free pvp pet, all your skills and abilities unlocked, and you can purchase new weapons or armor for free. You cannot level your pve chatacter in this mode but you can level your account wide sPVP rating which allows access to cooler looking gear (not better, the game is highly skill based not gear based)
I could go on for days, Do NOT miss perhaps the best MMO released in several years
Guild Wars 2skyipie | Sept. 11, 2012 | See all skyipie's reviews »
Guild Wars 2 draws from the game mechanics that made the original Guild Wars one of the most popular online games and adds a fully persistent world. Like its predecessors, Guild Wars 2 does not have a subscription fee. Guild Wars Eye of the North provide a Hall of Monuments where players' accomplishments are memorialized and eventually inherited by their Guild Wars 2 characters, unlocking exclusive items and bonuses in Guild Wars 2.