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  • A worthy addition to the series that erases the mistakes of factions whilst keeping true to the Guild Wars ethic

    Games Extreme has posted their look at the recently released Guild Wars Nightfall. They rate this expansion pretty high...

    Nightfall is a standalone chapter which means the storyline is in no way related to the previous two instalments. You play the role of a Sunspear recruit and work your way through the ranks in the middle of a civil war. The story does the series justice, the way the story unfolds and the general pace of the story telling is spot on. Expect a story similar to factions rather than the disjointed tales in Prophecies.

    Keep reading to see what else they have to say! Head over to the Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site and check out all of our exclusive guides and information!

    Reviews
    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nightfall Review At Atomic Gamer

    AtomicGamer.com has posted an interesting review of the recently released expansion to Guild Wars.

    The most notable of the additions made in Nightfall are the Heroes. As you go through the story of the game, you’ll unlock various heroes. You can only ever have 3 in your party at once, but there’s a good reason for that. See, these heroes are totally customizable by you, the player. Want a Monk/Necromancer that never really has mana issues? How about an AE-focused elementalist? Go for it – you can decide how the character’s skill points are spent, alter said skill points just like you would with your character and will have access to any skills you’ve previously unlocked with your main character.

    Keep reading to learn more. Have you played Nightfall? Share your experiences with us in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums. Don't forget to head over to our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site to see all the latest news and information on all things Guild Wars!

    Reviews
    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Nightfall Review At Atomic Gamer

    AtomicGamer.com has posted an interesting review of the recently released expansion to Guild Wars.

    The most notable of the additions made in Nightfall are the Heroes. As you go through the story of the game, you’ll unlock various heroes. You can only ever have 3 in your party at once, but there’s a good reason for that. See, these heroes are totally customizable by you, the player. Want a Monk/Necromancer that never really has mana issues? How about an AE-focused elementalist? Go for it – you can decide how the character’s skill points are spent, alter said skill points just like you would with your character and will have access to any skills you’ve previously unlocked with your main character.

    Keep reading to learn more. Have you played Nightfall? Share your experiences with us in our Ten Ton Hammer Forums. Don't forget to head over to our Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer Community site to see all the latest news and information on all things Guild Wars!

    Reviews
    Tue, Nov 14, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Look at Factions

    GotFrag EXE has posted a review of Guild Wars Factions this week. Keep reading to see how they rate it.

    As the rest of the world revels in its addiction to World of Warcraft (see the latest trends here: www.mmogchart.com) many people have migrated to the Guild Wars world of gaming. Even the VP at my day job once said, "You ought to join us on Guild Wars sometime". I was shocked, mainly because he travels so much that I could hardly imagine that he'd have the time.

    Read the full review and see if you agree with the folks at GotFang EXE. Think they hit the mark or did their opinion fall flat for you? Let us know at Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer.

    Reviews
    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • A Look at Factions

    GotFrag EXE has posted a review of Guild Wars Factions this week. Keep reading to see how they rate it.

    As the rest of the world revels in its addiction to World of Warcraft (see the latest trends here: www.mmogchart.com) many people have migrated to the Guild Wars world of gaming. Even the VP at my day job once said, "You ought to join us on Guild Wars sometime". I was shocked, mainly because he travels so much that I could hardly imagine that he'd have the time.

    Read the full review and see if you agree with the folks at GotFang EXE. Think they hit the mark or did their opinion fall flat for you? Let us know at Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer.

    Reviews
    Thu, Aug 03, 2006
    LadySirse
  • How is Guild Wars Factions Shaping Up?

    ActionTrip.com has taken the time to give Guild Wars: Factions a spin and let us know what they think. Check out this review and the great screenshots as well...

    Given the rules of the cutthroat world of business, do you think that people at NCSoft like and respect the guys from Blizzard? Wait, let me rephrase that: I have to assume they surely do not *like* them, but do you think that feelings render into this equation at all, or is it all just politics devoid of any emotions? Guild Wars, unlike some other releases from NCSoft, doesn't follow the typical MMO model, but it still plays like a MMO game in many regards. So given the phenomenal success of WOW, and the relatively overlapping target audience of these two games, isn't it logical to assume that NCSoft management is thinking something along the lines of: "…if only we didn't have those bastards breathing down our necks every step of the way…" To be honest with you, that's exactly what I'd be thinking. But I'm a petty, petty soul.

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking and find out if the folks at ActionTrip.com think that this expansion of Guild Wars is a hit or miss! I know you're dying to tell us your thoughts about this so head over to Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer and speak up!

    Reviews
    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • How is Guild Wars Factions Shaping Up?

    ActionTrip.com has taken the time to give Guild Wars: Factions a spin and let us know what they think. Check out this review and the great screenshots as well...

    Given the rules of the cutthroat world of business, do you think that people at NCSoft like and respect the guys from Blizzard? Wait, let me rephrase that: I have to assume they surely do not *like* them, but do you think that feelings render into this equation at all, or is it all just politics devoid of any emotions? Guild Wars, unlike some other releases from NCSoft, doesn't follow the typical MMO model, but it still plays like a MMO game in many regards. So given the phenomenal success of WOW, and the relatively overlapping target audience of these two games, isn't it logical to assume that NCSoft management is thinking something along the lines of: "…if only we didn't have those bastards breathing down our necks every step of the way…" To be honest with you, that's exactly what I'd be thinking. But I'm a petty, petty soul.

    What are you waiting for? Get clicking and find out if the folks at ActionTrip.com think that this expansion of Guild Wars is a hit or miss! I know you're dying to tell us your thoughts about this so head over to Guild Wars Ten Ton Hammer and speak up!

    Reviews
    Thu, Jul 27, 2006
    LadySirse
  • 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.

    Read the rest of this Guild Wars Factions review at Cnet, then consult our Guild Wars @ Ten Ton Hammer community site for all the GuW news and info you'll need!

    Reviews
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • 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.

    Read the rest of this Guild Wars Factions review at Cnet, then consult our Guild Wars @ Ten Ton Hammer community site for all the GuW news and info you'll need!

    Reviews
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
  • Revenge of the nerds...

    The folks at PC Advisor put on their horn-rimmed glasses to scope out the standalone Factions expansion to last year's popular subscription-free MMO, Guild Wars. Turns out they liked everything except the interface and ineffective AI henchmen.

    For most quests you'll need to recruit other players to assist you. Unfortunately, the interface and chat system makes it difficult to make meaningful contact with fellow gamers, with the result that you'll spend a lot of time standing around just trying to form a group. You can recruit computer-controlled characters, but groups formed in this way are dull and not terribly effective.

    For more commentary on Guild Wars Factions, head over to the Guild Wars Factions review at PC Advisor. If you're left wanting more, check out our very own geeky Guild Wars news and info you can use at Ten Ton Hammer Guild Wars community site.

    Reviews
    Fri, Jul 07, 2006
    Ethec
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