Factions earns an 8.5 out of 10 from Cnet
Citing well-balanced classes and pristine graphics, Cnet gives Guild Wars a must-play rating. This, despite complaints about the clunky chat interface, a frail storyline, and felt inability to smoothly team-up with other players.
Having both the original game and Factions installed adds still more layers of complexity, by letting you experience the content from the respective continents in new ways, with characters who originated on the other side. Like in the first game, just the sheer number of things to see and do in Guild Wars Factions is quite amazing, and there are enough different styles of gameplay available that you'll more than likely find aspects you really enjoy and get hooked on. In some ways this is an imposing, complicated game, but since it doesn't punish you for experimenting (apart from the possibility of a tongue-lashing from fellow players), and since it doesn't saddle you with monthly fees, it's really quite hard to resist.
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