I always wanted to try out GW2 but after hearing there was no trinity or end game progression I avoided it . I kept seeing it getting tons of amazing scores but so did Witcher 3 which I thought wasn't very good .
Maybe I'm just too old and jaded for these new MMO's although I did enjoy Final Fantasy for a while till I ran out of content.
Tried to get back into WOW but it's become soulless.
Remembering back when I played SWG , at first I hated it but it grew on me , until they destroyed the game and made it into a jedi knight questing themepark with space combat ...
These games of late lack soul or purpose. Everquest 1 had a soul . But what terrible graphics it had .. and yet at the time the graphics were amazing and the game was very addictive.
So I havent really played any MMORPG's lately and after playing a lot of other games I finally got to this point in life where I had no games to play that were of interest so I was looking for something . Lo and behold I found that GW2 was actually free to play now !! So I downloaded and here I am making a review.
The game is pretty good compared to most garbage WOW clones that are available and I can see why it is ranked so high . I am even considering buying the expansion but I need to play the game a bit more before I make that decision of course .
However for free to play you cannot go wrong . this game is definately worth the time and money ( if you consider time is money ) .
Now for the bad parts . If this game wasn't free.
Generic missions that seem to be exactly the same if you don't read the text.
No trinity probably why grouping is not needed see next comment?
Too solo friendly , I see others fighting near me but I don't see any talking or communication . Its like I'm playing a solo offline game almost.
Gearing seems a bit too basic.
DEATH ? There isnt a penalty for dying except you spawn somewhere close . I consider this bad because you kinda don't really care about dying at all which makes the game a bit boring and lack that "Oh my god my characer died " Feeling that you get in hardcore games. The fighting back while knocked down is really painful. Just let us die already !
The good parts :
Amazing graphics Tons of NPCs Decent music and sounds Combat feels fun especially with weapon swapping
World feels big enough even tho we can teleport all over the place like star trekker.
Maybe this game really is great because there isnt anything else better at the moment which is sad really.