Guild Wars 2: Digital Edition (NA)
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"ArenaNet has built one of the most exhaustively detailed and rewarding MMOs in existence, one that never unfairly penalizes and fosters an incredible urge to explore through a generous reward system and achingly pretty environment design." - IGN.com
"A paradise for explorers and thrill-seekers alike, and the best online role-playing game in years." - Gamespot.com
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Explore an ever-changing fantasy world where your actions have a real and persistent effect on your surroundings. Dynamic events respond and change based on how you react to them. Will you defend that village from rampaging centaurs or let it burn? The choice is yours!
Your personal story begins with key decisions you make when creating your character’s biography and then evolves with each fateful choice you make in the game. You decide who lives, who dies and what path you’ll walk in life, and those choices have a lasting effect on both your personal story and your private home instance.
Experience a new kind of high-impact, fast-paced combat. Attack on the move, dodge and roll away from enemy blows, team up with other players for powerful combos, take advantage of handy environmental weapons, and unleash spectacular skills and spells. Guild Wars 2 is putting the fun back into fantasy combat.
Only the most experienced groups of adventurers dare enter the dungeons, huge private adventure areas where the risks are immense but the rewards are great. Dungeons take many forms, but in each you follow a gripping plot in story mode and then branch into the even more challenging free-roaming explorable mode.
Face off against small teams of other players in intense matches where skill and audacity determine the victor. Battle over key objectives on a wide variety of maps loaded with game-changing secondary objectives like cannons and trebuchets. Make a name for your team during the daily, weekly and annual PvP tournaments.
Prepare for battlefield combat on an epic scale! In world vs. world, armies of hundreds of players from competing servers wage war across four sprawling maps, seizing objectives and scoring points for their side. Lay siege to castles, raid enemy supply caravans, build weapons of war and clash with other players in truly massive battles. There’s always something to do on the battlefield and new players can start WvW right away!
Get the game and play online for as long as you want. It's that simple.
A Solid MMO RompElitistCuisine | May 19, 2013 | See all ElitistCuisine's reviews »
This game, when I played it, was a very well thought out MMO. It's combat felt unique, due to the dodge system, and the lore/missions were well thought out. The system that steals the show, however, is the event system that often brings many players together to complete an objective for, mostly, the same reward. This mechanic really kept me engaged.
The crafting system feels swift, imaginative, and very fun. I have lost countless coins just because I was immensly curious in what I could discover.
However, once reaching the highest level, I swiftly lost interest. I have never been a raiding sort of person, more enjoying the environment and general chaos of event battles.
All in all, a wonderful, beautiful game. It just appears to be difficult to stay engaged after a pro-longed period of time.
Deserves hype, but not as much as it's gettingCooberstooge | May 6, 2013 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
For a game to look decent, have solid quests, and have only a one-time fee to play forever, that in itself makes Guild Wars 2 worth a look. But from my experience, it's nowhere near deserving of all the love it's been getting for being a "revolutionary" MMO.
GW2 is in many ways like id's "Rage", in that large parts of it look good, until you go close up - at that point, eye irritation may occur. A joke, yes, but stuffed in amongst the mostly gorgeous textures are ones straight out of 1998, which most likely explains why this game has a tendency to run insanely well during heavy combat and steady exploration as one doesn't have the time to check out the oft-shoddy textures due to something always trying to kill you.
Controls are for the most part good, once you reconfigure them. I don't know who did the default layout, but the original key placement screams of someone who uses a non-standard gaming keyboard. Audio is good, but the music is too relaxing at times - falling asleep when you're about to get owned can have...undesirable consequences.
My most-enjoyed part of GW2 is hunting for secrets, they're hidden everywhere, and whoever did said hiding put some serious thought into it. You might be able to see some loot, but getting to it can take hours, and more often than not someone or something decides to have you for dinner in the meantime.
Overall a decent title, but most of what Guild Wars 2 has to offer has been done numerous times elsewhere. For a one-time fee, prospective buyers are getting a solid MMO - those who are vets to the genre may wish to look elsewhere first, though.
From a person who hated MMOs in 2008tusccar | May 5, 2013 | See all tusccar's reviews »
This was my first MMO and it won't be my last. I used to hate MMOs and never really "got" them. That is until I bought this.
Guild wars 2 is the embodiment of what an MMO should be. Deep and provoking plots for each character, great combat, great and vast community, and an array of quests.
The combat system is very simple yet intuitive and even beginners will get used to it very fast. Just a few simple clicks of the mouse and you could be on your own questing or with a group of 40 others, taking down a dragon.
There is much to do in this game besides just quest. There is crafting which will suck you into a world of discovering things to make and use, or sell. The trading post is a strong point of the game. Whether trying your luck with mystery items or flipping items to make more gold, it will have you busy for many hours to come.
World vs World will have you entertained and create a comradary between you and hundreds of other players.
A normal review of this game is tough due to the fact that it is massive. But it is well worth the $60. Not only is it subscription free, but there are massive content updates every few months. This is a great game for lovers and haters of MMOs. If you want a game to escape into then this is it. You will be sucked into the world of Tyria, and you will not regret it.
Solid MMOGiltonnam | April 27, 2013 | See all Giltonnam's reviews »
This game is a very solid PvP focused MMO. It adds an active dodge mechanic to the game that you must activate in order to dodge (compared to other MMOs where it's pure chance whether you dodge or not) that will avoid all damage from all sources for the duration of the doge (usually 1-2 seconds long). Who your realm/server fights in PvP changes every week they swap around servers so to prevent everyone moving to just 1 server because it always dominates Realm v Realm PvP.
It's removed the annoyance of playing the PvE portion with friends who are lower level than you because the game will lower your level to a zone's level range if you're higher than it. Each zone has public quests/events that everyone can participate in and get xp and loot.
To learn your attacks you just use a certain weapon/weapon combo to learn the abilities useable with those weapons (instead of going to a trainer and paying them to learn abilities).
The game overall is very solid. Great art style, refreshing PvE and PvP mechanics, and decent story (based on your race).
Excellent MMOcodenamesky | April 24, 2013 | See all codenamesky's reviews »
I played the first GW and all its expansions for almost 4 years, it was a revolutionary MMO with a large scale world, great match making, PVP and amazing PVE story with a legit storyline and many great side quests. GW 2 is as great if not better, the world is more colorful, characters and classes are various and interesting and you cant go wrong with the no subscription formula.
The great thing about GW2 is that you don't get lost unlike many other MMOs that have so many irrelevant characters and quests, they make you cry for a linear story. all in all a great game. get it right away