Posted Sun, Aug 07, 2005 by Ethec
For newcomers to MMOGs (and Guild Wars in particular)...
Chris Pickering with UK's PC Review.com has published a fairly milktoast review on Guild Wars. It serves well, however, to acquaint newcomers to the game and its premise:
Now Guild Wars is quite a different beast from the likes of World of Warcraft or Everquest. While these games rely on monthly subscriptions to cover all kinds of costs, with Guild Wars you never pay anything more than the initial purchase in your local gaming emporium. Again, where the other big hitters in the genre require incredible numbers of hours put in, in order to get to any kind of decent in game level, Guild Wars requires you to display your intelligence and skill. With the in game level cap set at 20, which is reachable in quite speedy time, your own skill is required if your going to ‘beat’ the game.