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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:00 AM // 03:00   #1
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Default Guild Wars Gets a Bad Review

So, there I was browsing the internet when I stumbled upon this review from a FiringSquad blog that isn't kind at all concerning nearly all aspects of Guild Wars.

Basically, the reviewer found the game to be quite dull and using the same battered formulas from any mmo.

"In conclusion, Guild Wars is a decently mediocre game which I would not recommend to anyone unless they must play an, at best, decently mediocre mmorpg at any cost. If I had to do it all over again, I would have looked elsewhere for my Holy Grail of games."

I can't say I agree with the reviewers opinion. GW is certainly not a Holy Grail, but it's a game that I like and that I actually keep playing.

What more can one expect from a no-montlhy-fee game that still gets regularly updated?

Well, there's GW2 in the horizon...

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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:02 AM // 03:02   #2
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Bad Review is the perfect phrase.

The Review of the game was Bad, meaning they did a very poor job at analyzing it and its key features.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:06 AM // 03:06   #3
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I love video games. I am an aspiring game designer.

I was hoping for that Holy Grail, inexpressible experience of the perfect game.
Those two lines sum up the review.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:07 AM // 03:07   #4
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Yeah, I too care about what some random user posted to an internet blog.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:10 AM // 03:10   #5
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You even had to manage the red bar and blue bar (some sort of health and magic point displays).
Woo, great review.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:12 AM // 03:12   #6
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bad review? retarded review more like....
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:14 AM // 03:14   #7
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What more can one expect from a no-montlhy-fee game that still gets regularly updated?

Well, there's GW2 in the horizon...
Bug Fixes and poor skill balances =/ regular updates.... those are just poor lazy attempts to keep us interested in guild wars...

So it's ok that guild wars has been abandoned by the development team and everytime their is a bug they respond with "We are busy working on Gw2, we can't spend time to make your current gameplay more enjoyable but don't worry, in 2 years, you will be able to play one kick ass game!"
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:14 AM // 03:14   #8
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Now let's see where this guy goes wrong.

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It was spectacularly unspectacular. I had come to expect a certain level of quality in graphics and artistic design for the game, and I was brutally disappointed. All of the figures and objects were blocky and awkward. Instead of pulling me in and immersing me in the game, the visual effects (yes, even the world and level design) only furthered my realization that I was playing a poorly rendered fantasy game.
Did this guy play with his graphics on minimum or something?

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Guild Wars employed all the common elements of your typical mmorpg.
That, sir, is why you failed.

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You even had to manage the red bar and blue bar (some sort of health and magic point displays).
That just made me loose any respect I had for this guy. Seriously, has this guy never heard of the idea of managing your health and energy?

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However, humans quickly figure out what combinations of skills and players work well against other combinations of skills and players.
NO WAI!! Humans adapt? This is preposterous! [/sarcasm]

My review of the review: EPIC FAIL.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:17 AM // 03:17   #9
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LOL "You even had to manage the red bar and blue bar" What did this guy play, some junk where you could aggro the map and hammer attack bar and still win?
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:18 AM // 03:18   #10
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There's no better game reviewer than the players that ACTUALLY played it themselves...

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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:19 AM // 03:19   #11
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That, sir, is why you failed.
No, he failed here.


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To me, the one good thing about it was the community of game players. I thoroughly enjoyed my dealings with all I encountered in the web community, in-game as well as out. There a great amount of interaction between players through fan sites as well as the game. Everyone was genuinely genial and helpful. Unfortunately, this saddened me to see such a huge and thriving community so involved in such a mediocre, standard game.
Just roflmao....
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:29 AM // 03:29   #12
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I think he was playing the wrong game. o.O It really doesn't sound like Guild Wars at all, minus the generic elements thing. Helpful players? Bad graphics? What is he playing, WoW?
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:34 AM // 03:34   #13
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I think he was playing the wrong game. o.O It really doesn't sound like Guild Wars at all, minus the generic elements thing. Helpful players? Bad graphics? What is he playing, WoW?
Yes, Warcraft has bad graphics... lol

http://www.wowhead.com/?screenshot=view&3.32248#24911

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32837

http://www.wowhead.com/?item=32336

http://www.wowhead.com/?screenshot=view&3.32253#24916

http://www.wowhead.com/?screenshot=view&3.32332#27714
Look at the detail on those weapons.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:37 AM // 03:37   #14
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Originally Posted by Seraphic Divinity
Bad Review is the perfect phrase.

The Review of the game was Bad, meaning they did a very poor job at analyzing it and its key features.
QFT!

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Originally Posted by Savio
Those two lines sum up the review.
QFT!

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Yeah, I too care about what some random user posted to an internet blog.
QFT!

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Originally Posted by mafia cyborg
bad review? retarded review more like....
QFT!

I don't think I need to add more.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:43 AM // 03:43   #15
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Actually, I think the problem with most reviews of this sort is that the reviewer probably just gave the game a couple of hours.

Just think back to the first couple of hours of your playing GW. You'll have a handful of attribute points, maybe 8-16 skills spread over 6-8 attribute lines. That is in no way reflective of what GW is anything about.

The problem is that few reviewers would give the hours to play the game till they had 100++ skills and 200 skill points.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:51 AM // 03:51   #16
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LMAO!

This review is a complete and utter joke.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:55 AM // 03:55   #17
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Guild Wars Gets a Bad Review????

Noob game designer don't know how to play GW???

I know only thing NO Taiwan ,HK GW player want to play GW2 if GW2 use many regions on server(like US,EU,ASIA or other)

In Taiwan,HK Server,all city is like deadman living City.more and more Taiwan,HK GW player leave GW because

1.NO CM on magzine,TV=NO player know ,listen what GW is
2.BAN IP(except IP in Taiwan,HK)
3.buy GW:EN on NCTAIWAN SERVER

=No bonus mission pack
=Many Taiwan,hk GW player is very angry(Why buying GW:EN do'nt get bonus mission pack)
=many Taiwan,HK GW player want NCTAIWAN & Anet get out Taiwan,HK and get to hell

After hellgate:london release,rare player play GW (rare player buy ,sell the thing in ASCALON,LA int1 before 1.5 month)
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:56 AM // 03:56   #18
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Hell- I didn't even sear for two weeks (moderate play) when I first got this game. That's how long it took me to get used to the basic mechanics. I wonder if this guy even made it that far.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:58 AM // 03:58   #19
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Critics are so ciritcal when it comes to games.

But seriously, there's always going to be some person that just doesn't like the game, or expects the perfect game to come out of a company's budget. QQ on their part really. It's why when I want a review for a game, I rely on one person, and one person alone. Myself.
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Old Dec 06, 2007, 03:58 AM // 03:58   #20
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make account on that site and 3-2-1 spike with "Joshua plz fail less" or "Joshua fails at life".
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