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Reviewing a massively multiplayer online game is a lot like discussing religion; no matter what opinion you may have about the subject, no matter how well you formulate the reasoning behind your opinion, there will be people who are so passionate about their own opinions that they can't fathom yours. I suppose they are a lot like Oprah.
Oprah fans, this is your wake-up call. If you cry on-camera I'll kick you straight off the stage. We don't cater to sissies around here, though I've been told that our more refined readers do ruminate over the column while sipping merlot from a crystal goblet, chit-chatting about the artistic values of game design and smiling without showing their teeth.
Without further mincing of words I give you my official Vanguard: Saga of Heroes First Impressions Article. I shouldn't need to tell you this, but the game changes constantly. What is true at the time of writing this article may not be true in the future, though I can travel there, and to the past if needed to edit this article for accuracy. [Click here for proof. *Warning - Sound*]
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes First Impressions
Publisher: Sony Online Entertainment
Developer: Sigil Games Online
Official Home Page: VanguardSoH.com
ESRB Rating: Teen
Release Date: January 30, 2007
First up, I would personally like to see this game succeed. That won't cloud my opinion of the game, but it is important that you know that I am not one of the Vanguard bashers that roams the Interweb. I am also not a fanboi. I would like to see the game succeed because I believe that the industry needs another high profile title. World of Warcraft has done wonders for the genre, but we are quickly tying our horse to the one-trick-pony stable. I feel the same way about Vanguard at launch that I feel about any newly lauched game. I hope they succeed. Hundreds of people have poured their hearts and souls into this title. To wish ill in the game, as some players are wont to do, just seems wrong somehow. Now that you know where I'm coming from, let's see where I've been.
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