Excerpt: Cid and his pet chocobo, named Chocobo, are pilfering a tower in a desert when they get blasted into the sky and land in the town of Lostime in which a sporadically ringing clock tower deletes the inhabitants' memories to the point that they might not even recall their own names. Soon thereafter, a levitating, glowing, talking, baby humanoid in an egg crashes into the center of the town, and Chocobo gains the ability to teleport into people's minds in order to regain...
Excerpt: Few MMORPGs on the market live up to their expectations, and even fewer improve exponentially before their release. While some MMORPGs languish in post-release patches, fixes, and balancing ArenaNet's first MMORPG Guild Wars has proven that not all releases have to be bug-filled exercises in futility.
Conclusion: For people hoping for a game the same caliber as games in the main Final Fantasy series, you aren’t going to get anything even close. What you’re getting is a very cute and cuddly looking game that is as tough as nails. Though I recommend hardcore gamers to check this title out, I strongly forbid newcomers to the Final Fantasy series to try this game.
Excerpt: Lately we've seen allot of MMORPG-s hitting the market, in the franchise caused by World of Warcraft. Many of those games went completely unnoticed, or have even been shut down (as we've seen with The Matrix Online and Asheron's Call 2). Guild Wars is not one of them. What the crew at Arenanet has to offer was fresh, and not just "another game in the line", but something quite different... read on, you'll find out what.
Excerpt: MMORPGs, for various reasons, can prove themselves extremely difficult to review. Firstly, much of such games' enjoyability is dependant upon the community of players it attracts; secondly, garnering enough experience of such vast worlds to pass judgement upon them necessitates a great deal of time investment; and thirdly, each is usually so similar to its peers that it can be difficult to draw significant distinction.
Excerpt: Date: 7/19/2005 Guild Wars is an MMORPG set in a fantasy universe. I know, I know, it seems like there is a new one of these games launched every other week, but Guild Wars is actually different. First off, it’s free. Well, not free to purchase, but once you’ve paid to bring it home it’s free of monthly fees. You can play for hours every day or play once a week and the cost is still the same to you – nothing.
Summary: Parents need to know that combat is an integral part of this massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), and players will attack and kill computer and human-controlled opponents with swords and other medieval weaponry. There is no blood. Parents also should be aware that costumes can be mildly racy and players can take off their character's clothes down to their underwear. Like all MMOGs, Guild Wars is an online game with online communication can be unpredictable.
Excerpt: Welcome to a world where magic is real, where daring rangers slay dragons, resolute warriors cross steel with dwarves, and brave monks battle off the undead. This is Tyria, the rich world of Guild Wars, a new revolutionary MMORPG, or as ArenaNet, the developers of Guild Wars, call it, a CORPG (Competitive Role Playing Game).