Guild Wars 2 Beta Impressions Roundup

The NDA for the Guild Wars 2 Press Beta lifted very recently, and whilst the impressions posts aren’t as thick on the ground as they were at the end of the SWTOR beta, one thing really stands out to me from them.

I’ve never, ever seen a bunch of beta impressions as frothingly enthusiastic as these before.

It might be a small sample size. The gripes might have yet to come out of the woodwork. But for now, the people who have played the beta and reported on it think that Guild Wars 2 is on track to absolutely rock:

  • Ravious at Kill Ten Rats isn’t normally one to rave, but it would appear he’s making a major exception“What I can say with finality is, if $60 is the price tag of Guild Wars 2 it is going to blow away the competition in terms of value.”
  • Massively ran two seperate impressions pieces – from Elizabeth Cardy and Shawn Schuster . They both loved, loved, loved it – “Guild Wars 2’s combat system is everything it’s supposed to be. I don’t mean that it’s everything MMO combat is supposed to be but everything that game combat should be.”
  • And Syp at Bio Break has been reading everything he can get his hands on, and he’s pretty darn excited too“Combos, rallying, WvWvW, personal stories, skill bar setups — it’s all coming together to make a product that has a refreshingly new experience rather than just refreshingly polished approach.”

Wow. OK. I’m really looking forward to this one now.

Seriously, is Guild Wars 2 going to be all it’s cracked up to be?