Saturday, August 14, 2010

Guild Wars 2



I don't play MMOs, and I'm hopelessly incompetent at most real-time combat in games, but I've got to say that this looks intriguing.

Be sure to watch it full-screen, and give it time to load, if necessary. The graphics really are something, don't you think? We're getting closer and closer to being able to explore a whole new world, gorgeously detailed. It might be worth buying the game just to look around, avoiding combat as much as possible.

And I like the implication that they're trying something new. Well, it's different right from the start, since this is an MMO without monthly fees. But we need bold experimentation. Sure, this is a marketing video, but it's a very effective one. Is it a stretch to think that the game itself might be equally impressive?

Incidentally, this is safe for work, assuming that you can watch gaming videos at work in the first place. I don't know what the bold warnings are all about, that the video "may contain content inappropriate for children." If it does, I sure missed it.

3 comments:

Gw2 said...

hello,
the video doesn't playing for me...

WCG said...

Sorry, Gw2. That's one of the problems with posting videos. They don't always remain available, especially several years later.

I should learn how to mirror videos on my own YouTube channel, I suppose, so that doesn't happen (at least, when it comes to YouTube videos, which this wasn't). But I don't have a clue how to do that, and I haven't taken the time to learn.

Re. Guild Wars 2, there was a lot of publicity before this game was launched, and it really looked impressive. From what I hear, that was borne out in the actual game, too.

But this isn't my kind of game, not even close, so I really don't know anything about it. I was just impressed by the graphics in this pre-release video. And now that's not even available. Sorry.

Gw2 said...

No problem,
Thank you for your response.