Guild Wars 2 - Sterling's Quickie/Impressions

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Reviews & Guides' started by Sterling, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. chartube12

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    I have not played in a long time now. Tried to get back into around august however I am more into team playing. Seems something has happened and now people are soloing more than GW1 players. That's what killed the first gw1 for me. When new players started after the introduction of heroes, they were less interested in group play. It is a shame really. There were legit challenges in the first gw that can require living breathing players, challenges AIs are not always the best for.
     
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    Really? That sucks balls. I liked soloing in GW1, but honestly I also liked team play. It's a shame that people now solo in a game where you can actually find other players. GW1's servers are almost completely dead anywhere outside the social pre-searing. I'm thinking about making a pre-searing character only and hanging there for a while.
     
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    It was too shallow and casual to hold my interest sadly. The game is pretty much entirely appealing for PVE and exploration aspects, and i'm a PVP gamer.

    Last time I played was when they had the weird platformer game within the game. Forgot what they called it, but it was pretty neat.
     
  4. chartube12

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    Those platforming areas are hidden throughout the whole game. Each one can be done once a day for a treasure chest, unless they changed it.
     
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    I didn't even feel like the PvE exploration was any good. It was as if what I was experiencing wasn't unique with all the other players roaming around. That's where I feel instance based exploration takes the victory. To me, it feels unique to myself and my party.

    The discovery was gone when they removed the variety of skills. Then they dumbed down the rest of the battle system and turned it into just another MMO. Even the world feels off. The people don't feel like who they were before. The creatures of the world don't feel the same. It just doesn't feel like Guild Wars to me. There are plenty of games that pull off the time skip aspect while maintaining world feel. Luckily, ANet has made GW1 easier to play solo, so I can still enjoy GW1.
     
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    They announced the base game is going free when the first expansion goes on sell. From my understanding, they planned this from the beginning. Each expansion isn't going to need each other to be used however they still require the base game. Apparently they did this to save on time and money on development cost.
     
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    Just wait until you get to the level 80 zones and experience the zer- I mean wonderfully crafted endgame. :glare:
     
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    Gw2 was good. For the first few years anyway. It sucks now.