I have played the most recent beta-testing of guildwars.. it was a closed beta test, only open to those who preordered the game.
Beta March 18-21.
This game has had alot of hype to it.. and it was all true. I played this game almost nonstop for the 3 days the beta was online.. it was unbelievable. Lets get down to the ratings.
Graphics - 10/10
The game was simply amazing.. its a Free to Play game like Diablo, etc.. you must purchase the game, but its free to play past that.
This game has graphics that rival its counterparts like WoW, EQ2, City of Heros, etc.
For a pay to play game this is all we can ask for, but this is a free to play game.
Gameplay - 10/10
The entire game is based upon wise team construction, character development, and pure strategy.
The max lvl is 20, but its all in how you setup your skills that determines who wins a pvp fight.
There are missions for PvE and then PvP battles.
The missions are great, the monsters are really hard and have great AI.. it takes the best teamwork and the right team to beat these missions.
The PvP is the best of any online game I have ever played (and I've played alot of them)
In most games, the higher lvl would win the fight.. but in guildwars its who has the best strategy with setting up their skills, working together as a team, etc.
The game definately deserves the highest rating in Gameplay.
Interface - 9/10
The interface can sometimes get in the way, and when you minimize things and move things.. they go back to their original ways the next login.. but besides that.. the games interface is simply amazing.
Killstealing/Looters/etc - 10/10
These are words you wont hear in GW.
The game is designed that when you exit a town into a hunting ground or mission, you will have your own version of that battle area and own copy of the world.
You may bring in party members and guildmates with you, but besides that.. you will run into no one else while hunting.. great experience.
Easy to Learn? - 10/10
I had no experience in the game prior to playing it this past beta... but I got on the game and knew exactly what to do.
The game is setup so well that after a little while of playing it, you learn the concepts pretty easy.
On my first character I had alot of trouble once I got past the tutorial area.. but after an hour or so of wandering around and asking people for help.. I learned the game just fine.
People/Community - 10/10
The community in this game is just amazing.
The people are nice, and they are always willing to help you and help you learn the game.
It really was a joy playing with people like that.
Overall - 9/10
The game is simply amazing, and its free to play.
You couldnt ask for any more.
Please leave a reply with any constructive criticism/compliments about my review or the game.