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  • Someone removed their finger from the dyke and another Guild Wars review spilled out.
    BonusStage has posted a review of Guild Wars. We are nearly certain that they wrote this:

    "When it comes to Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG), gamers either love them or hate them, there’s rarely a middle ground. Something fans and non-fans alike would agree on hating however is the “pay as you play” monthly fee MMOs charge to play. Who with a sane mind actually likes paying 10 to 15 bucks a month after laying down a fifty-spot just to buy the game in the first place? As someone who absolutely loves a great MMORPG, even I have grown sick and tired of the fees. That’s why when NCsoft announced Guild Wars, a quasi-MMORPG with completely free online play, I gave up any care I had for the rash of upcoming (and now released) high profile titles like World of Warcraft and EverQuest 2 and held out for its arrival. After a long wait and numerous squelched urges to give those “other” MMOs a try, Guild Wars has arrived at long last and I’m so thankful for its creation, and you most certainly should be too."

    You can read the entireGuild Wars review at BonusStage.com.

    Reviews
    Tue, Jun 07, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you have been living in a box and missed out on Guild Wars then you are in luck.
    Gameshark has written up a review of Guild Wars. We are almost sure that they wrote this:

    "The game is unique even if you ignore the fact that you don't need a
    credit card to play. There's a level 20 "cap" in place which at first seems rather odd; other games have caps that are much, much higher but as ArenaNet is quick to point out: the game really starts at level 20. That's when it gets particularly good. This is not a game about grinding for four hours to reach the next level. It's about telling a story in true RPG fashion combined with a fantastic PvP (player vs. player) model that demands teamwork, skill, and smarts."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at GameShark.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you have been living in a box and missed out on Guild Wars then you are in luck.
    Gameshark has written up a review of Guild Wars. We are almost sure that they wrote this:

    "The game is unique even if you ignore the fact that you don't need a
    credit card to play. There's a level 20 "cap" in place which at first seems rather odd; other games have caps that are much, much higher but as ArenaNet is quick to point out: the game really starts at level 20. That's when it gets particularly good. This is not a game about grinding for four hours to reach the next level. It's about telling a story in true RPG fashion combined with a fantastic PvP (player vs. player) model that demands teamwork, skill, and smarts."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at GameShark.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you play Guild Wars, for the love of Pete please write a review about it. There are hardly any out there. /cough
    The Armchair Empire reviews Guild Wars. We are relatively confident that they wrote this:

    "For all of the accolades that online RPGs have gotten over the years, there has always been a chorus of gamers who say, “Well, that’s cool and all, but I’m not paying a monthly fee for one of these things.”  Enter Guild Wars, which takes this whole pay-to-play concept and tosses it out the window.  This in and of itself is a pretty neat approach an online role-playing, but it doesn’t mean a whole lot if the rest of the game isn’t very good.  Thankfully that isn’t the case here, as Guild Wars provides wonderful visuals, well-paced battles, a story that players actually want to learn more about, and a very strong player versus player component, all of which can be enjoyed with others, or all by your lonesome if you’re so inclined."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at The Armchair Empire.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
  • If you play Guild Wars, for the love of Pete please write a review about it. There are hardly any out there. /cough
    The Armchair Empire reviews Guild Wars. We are relatively confident that they wrote this:

    "For all of the accolades that online RPGs have gotten over the years, there has always been a chorus of gamers who say, “Well, that’s cool and all, but I’m not paying a monthly fee for one of these things.”  Enter Guild Wars, which takes this whole pay-to-play concept and tosses it out the window.  This in and of itself is a pretty neat approach an online role-playing, but it doesn’t mean a whole lot if the rest of the game isn’t very good.  Thankfully that isn’t the case here, as Guild Wars provides wonderful visuals, well-paced battles, a story that players actually want to learn more about, and a very strong player versus player component, all of which can be enjoyed with others, or all by your lonesome if you’re so inclined."

    Read the entire Guild Wars review at The Armchair Empire.

    Reviews
    Mon, Jun 06, 2005
    Boomjack
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