2005 year, the Internet is filled with clones of World of Warcraft and Korean games. NCSoft company decided to make the unusual step and release the game, unlike other multiplayer role-playing projects. Stood at the head of the plot, the pumping is not important, the world is fundamentally different from the usual fantasy, and the online component was cooperative races and team battles. Moreover, the game does not require monthly payments. Thus was born the Guild Wars. Suddenly she became popular and with her loyal fans. Guild Wars universe subsequently expanded using the biggest additions are not inferior in size to the original, prettier graphics, there were new classes.
But as time passed, needed a sequel. Guild Wars 2 development lasted long enough. Arena.net studio features a new combat system, beautiful graphics engine demonstrated. Now we were allowed to choose a race. The choice of a five outwardly dissimilar from the world of Tyria: tech eared dwarf Asura terrible bestial Enchantment, nordic giants Norns forest Dryads Sylvari and old, good people.Race did not differ from each other set of characteristics, there are a few special abilities. The differences are in the starting area and the first part of the plot.
As in the first Guild Wars, the story in the sequel is not the least important. When you create a hero allow to choose his biography, which changes some key dialogues. Therefore, to create new characters interesting: you can find more details about the world.
Times in Tyria again became restless. People have ceased to be the main race on the continent.Pushed their bestial Enchantment. They live by the precepts of military dictatorship where everything is decided by physical force. After a long war, a truce was arranged, but people still harbored resentment and waiting to win back their land. However, all the plans have to be postponed, because on the horizon loomed bigger problem – the awakening of an ancient dragon that can destroy the world.
Reborn from the ashes of a half-forgotten order, in ancient times won great dragon. History itself can hardly be interesting, but a unique start of each race is capable of surprise. Very interesting to study the political system and to learn the causes of certain events. Plus, the player is often given the chance to choose the path that he wants to go. However, the fork in the plot still converge at a single point – in joining the Order.
Guild Wars 2 – is primarily a massive online role-playing game, which is very different from the corridor-the first part of a cooperative. Here, the developers offered a really giant world in which there is always something to do as one player or group, or even an entire guild.
The entire map is divided into a plurality of Tyria locations limited by level. Each member of the race starts in the region, but nothing prevents you to come to the starting location of people playing for Asura. The game allows you to feel like a real explorer, look at the beautiful scenery, explore the world in search of caches. Yes, here you can find many secret places and you still figure out how to reach them. Sometimes tests are decorated in a platformer where you have to jump under unusual conditions. Also puzzles scattered around the world for unique enemies stripping group, as well as large bosses to destroy which requires a huge amount of people.
Want to go to the location to level 20, and you’re already 35? No problem. The game will adjust your settings to the realities of the current location, and you will receive the normal amount of experience and a good thing as it would receive another character required level. This system allows you to be close to friends, what level they would not have been, not to spoil them, and the game itself does not get bored. Disappointing only that the maximum level is dialed much faster than opening up at least one third of the world map.
Results in the game are 8 different classes. System development is fundamentally different from what it was in the first part. There are two types of active abilities. First defined arms. They are available all at once, just to kill a couple of monsters to open them. Others bought ability for points that you get for raising levels of the character and perform special missions scattered across the world map.
Each class may own several weapons. Here you can safely meet the necromancer with two daggers or a defender with his staff. With the achievement of a certain level you get extra points for the purchase of passive abilities that can radically change the character.
Classes maximally different from each other. Each has unique features. At the necromancer, for example – is the energy with which he turns into a real death. Do Elementalist per weapon hits the four elements that need to be switched in the correct order to get the maximum damage.
The game does not support classes, like a doctor. Each class is able to treat and comrade, and enhance its performance. Themselves battle tested in the active pace. Here it is necessary to closely monitor their movements, watch out for monsters attacks, because there is the opportunity to roll and evade deadly outburst. It is also necessary to closely monitor the recharging their abilities to correctly and in the proper order to use them. Of course, most battles do not require work flat out, but once you decide to stroll the dungeons, the game immediately remind you of its advanced combat system.
During a walk through the wonderful world of Tyria than not only have to deal with. Missions are varied, they are then sent to just “kill all”, then converted to exotic animals and forced to hunt down prey. Developers have provided jobs for everyone, and most of them can be finished in several ways.
And in Guild Wars 2 is a dynamic event. The authors have come up with a chain of events that lead to changes in the game world. You can safely run the ruined castle, not knowing that 20 minutes ago, he was safe and went for it a massive battle. Many of these events lead player in unique locations that are not available initially.
Besides the standard dungeon with many bosses still have a special mission to the maximum level characters, called Fractals. In them you’re fighting with a mighty dragon, and defeating them must clearly fulfill the set conditions. Huge numbers of people divided into groups that are trying to fulfill orders correctly. Destroy the main enemy from the first time you can not probably any team. High complexity – it’s really good quality Guild Wars 2.
If you get tired of fighting against monsters, you can challenge other players. Simply select the desired item on the menu and you will transfer immediately to a special location.
The game has two types of battles between players. In the first hero provided the maximum level, he chooses it needs skills and weapons, all are equal. People running around the map and try to destroy each other, simultaneously capturing the enemy positions. Another type is a war between the servers, called WvW (World versus World). Here, too, give the maximum level, but you have things remain the same quality. In this type of game involves three server. The task is simple – to capture key points on the map, represented as outposts. For all multiplayer battle a reward in the form of a special currency that can be exchanged for a variety of useful things.
Besides battles in Guild Wars 2 are presented and peaceful pursuits. Local crafts can hardly be interesting, but they bring a lot of benefits. Need to collect ingredients, and then try to make something of them. You can come up with a recipe by trial or buy it. However, a player is offered a choice of only two professions. Especially not clear.
The game is extremely beautiful, not because of tech graphics, and stunning work of artists. Unique visual style, mixed and where technology and magic, easily likable. Frustrating that a large gathering of people frame rate drops to an unacceptable level. But the developers made it possible to very quickly change graphics settings, so if you need it you can easily put the minimum.
Guild Wars 2 came out in 2012, but still looks fresh and interesting, and a huge amount of playing only confirms this. Regularly developers add interesting global events, encouraging a great addition, conduct tournaments. The game is alive and growing, it does not require monthly payments. Enough to pay one time to dive into the magical world of Tyria.
- Huge and unusual world
- Dynamic events
- A variety of tasks
- Designed combat system, responsive handling
- Interesting character development
- Memorable visual style
- Fascinating competitive multiplayer
- The game is constantly evolving
- No subscription fee
- Boring system crafts
- Serious drop the frame rate in clusters of players