Definitely about Guild Wars 2

The Pot is being stirred by Johnnie while Hugh takes a short break.

There doesn’t seem to be any really dominating GUILD over-arching GUILD WARS theme in the blogosphere right now OHMYGOD GUILD WARS. I’ve picked out a few IT’S NEARLY HERE IT’S NEARLY HERE disparate posts for you, nevertheless.

So, being slightly less facetious for a second, let’s take a look at some of our favorite bloggers’ takes on Arena.net’s new flagship game.

Chris at Game By Night is excited, despite having missed a lot of the hype so far:

“I missed out on the rising tide of excitement and was left with only myself to hype with. For what I gain in mystery, I lack in the infectious giddiness that’s come to typify launches up to this point. I am excited, there is no doubt about that, but I also recognize that Guild Wars is just a game like any other; it will be fun, I’ll make and play with friends, and I’ll feel satisfaction having spent my time there. Strangely, even knowing so little, it’s like going into Christmas morning already knowing what presents await you under the tree.”

Syl at Raging Monkeys is trying to manage expectations:

“How long will it all last us? I don’t know and frankly don’t care. GW2 doesn’t have to fascinate me for 5 years straight, I am no longer that gamer. Neither did I ever consider this the big, all-changing MMO revolution but as The Cynical Brit rightfully points out towards the end of his final beta conclusion, “a next evolutionary step”. A very important step at that – one that may impact on much to come. I care for this genre, I care for GW2 to be a solid success which I’m confident it will be.”

At ScaryWorlds, Scary gives a full Guild Wars 2 review (based on the beta), arriving at a very positive conclusion:

“I’ve spent months and months playing Guild Wars 2 and it’s fair to say I am ready to review it properly. I understand it was in beta, but I’m not reviewing the condition of the game, I’m reviewing the overall feel of it. Even with an unfinished product and it changing builds rapidly every week, I’ve nailed down every aspect of the game perfectly to get a perfect score that quantifies GW2 at launch and beyond.”

So there we go. It’s time. The most significant MMO launch for many moons is finally upon. Let’s hope it lives up to all our expectations. We’ll see you, blurry-eyed and sleep-deprived and grinning like maniacs, in a few days’ time.

Let us know your early experiences of Guild Wars 2 in the comments!


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