Excerpt: The last few weeks you couldn’t read a website nor a gamemag without noticing the Guild Wars advertising. Publisher NCSoft wants everyone to know that ArenaNet has finally made an mmorpg where you don’t need to pay a monthly fee to keep on playing.
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...
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.
Conclusion: satisfaction is difficult to beat. You and your party really feel good about the win, and happily pat each other on the back. Usually such strong sentiments of “Yay us!” can only be found when tackling notoriously strong end game bosses in an MMORPG, but just from the way that Guild Wars sends wave...
Excerpt: You know the scene; you're in a fantasy landscape, reminiscent of Austria and you're slashing your way through a field of swamp trolls. Hack slash, hack slash. Then you look up and ooh, umpteen characters, much like yourself, hacking and slashing their way through a field of swamp trolls.
Excerpt: There are a handful of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games available today, and it is very easy to find yourself spending countless hours trying to level up or find that certain unique item.
Excerpt: Guild Wars is a refreshing addition to the MMO genre that features plenty of role-playing and PvP fun that you won’t want to miss out on. The first thing you’ll notice about NCsoft’s latest forray into the MMO genre is that it’s not really an MMORPG.
Conclusion: Aside from those fairly minor issues, Guild Wars is a great game. Everyone can enjoy the easily accessible combat, the deep-as-you-want-to-go strategy elements of the skill and spell system and amazing visuals.
Pros: Great graphics, fun and engaging gameplay for all kinds of players, skill and spell system provides nearly endless strategy combinations;
Cons: Internet connection required to play, stiff character animation, targeting is sometimes annoying.