Guild Wars 2 Way Over Rated
Seriously, what is with all the huge review scores surrounding Guild Wars 2? I’m not sure if ArenaNet have managed to bribe themselves into the pockets of the big review websites, but when searching I was shocked at the scores given. Don’t get me wrong, Guild Wars 2 is a good game and rivals the majority of MMO titles released recently. There’s no competition when it comes to titles like The Old Republic, The Secret World or TERA Online, but it’s not even close to being the “perfect” game.
Atomic Gamer 10/10
There are still many annoying or silly things we’ve seen in the last decade-plus worth of MMOs that Guild Wars 2 didn’t fix.
Digital Spy 5/5
In closing, Guild Wars 2 is a staggeringly ambitious project that makes a bold statement about the future of the MMORPG.
I have to say that Guild Wars 2 is just fresh. It’s new, it’s innovative and more than anything, it’s a welcome change for fans that may want something different.
These are just some of the reviews I read when browsing the internet, and all 3 of these websites give the game a perfect score. More shocking, they actually talk about the negatives of the game in the articles. Please explain how a game can be “perfect” and still have flaws? That makes absolutely no sense.
People are raving on about how awesome the quest system is, and sure, it’s great not having to go back and forth picking up and handing in quests, but it’s not all that different. Remove the pickup and collect aspect from many MMO’s and the basic foundations of the quests feel exactly the same. The ability system is seriously flawed, you can go 5-10 levels without getting any seriously noteworthy abilities and once you’ve found your favorite weapon type for PvE, you’ll rarely switch. So you end up rinsing the same 4-5 abilities over and over.
The WvW is arguably one of the games best features but compared to Dark Age of Camelot and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, there’s not exactly that many advances. Sure it’s nice to have to worry about supplies, and the bracket system is innovative, but it’s not exactly a “brand new PvP concept” as many are saying.
And of course, no new over-rated MMO release is complete without the thousands of “Omg it’s going to kill WoW” topics and posts. It will not kill World of Warcraft, no MMO will kill WoW other than itself. People won’t stop playing a game they’ve sunk 5+ years into unless the updates stop.
Bottom line, sure Guild Wars 2 is a great MMO game, but it’s not the perfect title every site is portraying it to be. If you’re looking for honest reviews, find some user reviews and ignore the big name sites.