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Its a PvE focused MMOFPS. Not exactly a niche with a big market, yet at least.
If its good, it has a chance to be a grower and pick up some of the borderlands crowd if word of mouth is positive. if its not good, Trion is screwed.
Originally posted by asmkm22 The only game that has much hype right now is TESO, and even that is pretty calm. I think the back to back failues of TOR and GW2 really killed a lot of opinions on the genre for people.
Ummm...what? GW2 is one of the most successful MMOs at it's six month past release mark in the history of the genre. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it was a fail. The revenue numbers are also fantastic, showing that the B2P model is completely viable for a quality MMO.
Your comment might possibly be partially true, maybe among people who don't like GW2 the recent failures of almost every other new title in the last year or more has been demoralizing. The rest of us are satisfied enough with GW2 that we aren't really following other titles as closely as we might have otherwise. Personally, I will sample Defiance and Neverwinter this weekend, just to see if either might be worthy of some play time. That I can contemplate a break from GW2, or at least a time split, doesn't mean I'm tired of the game or it's a fail, the thing has already eaten up 1100+ hours of my time and I expect it will be 1600+ by the end of the year.
I'd love to have another 1,000+ hour title attract my purchase this year, but I'm satisfied enough with what I have that I just don't have the level of interest in following pre-launch hype in the genre as I might have if GW2 wasn't live.
Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated