I didn’t much play Guild Wars, to be honest. I think I put in, at most, an hour or two in to that game, and I was never impressed. I never got into that game and therefore I didn’t think I would be that excited for Guild Wars 2. How wrong I was, because as I learned more about GW2 I became more and more interested. Now that it is here, I have been playing it nonstop not just to review it, but because it is probably the best MMO I have played in years.
9/9/12: Looking into Crafting
Another live stream here. Accidentally removed
9/4/12: Trying more class/race combos
Live stream Replay here. Accidentally removed
9/1/12: Looking into the World vs. World mode.
I was going to retire from reviewing MMOs after TERA and I had that awful breakup, but here I am again, reviewing Guild Wars 2. I plan on doing this review in phases, so check back often. For Guild Wars 2 videos, be sure to check out GW2Videos.com.
When I sat down to do this review it dawned on me that I was attacking it from the wrong angle. People don’t want to know if they should play Final Fantasy VII. If they haven’t figured that out in the last 14 years, I probably can’t help them now. What I needed to look at was if they should play this version, and less on whether it’s worth a purchase as a game in 2012, because most people who pick it up will be buying it for the nostalgia factor. We need to decide if this release is worth the money.
TERA, En Masse’s new MMO has just been released and so I’m taking it for a spin. As usual, here’s my First Opinion on it.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a new title due out early next month. In that light, let’s give it a quick once over and see what we find.
Our Rift review is late, but not forgotten. Can this new twist on a quickly aging genre spawn enough interest to pull players from their previous home worlds into Telara for good?