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Guild Wars 2 - Standard Edition (PC DVD)

by NCsoft
Windows Vista / 7
 Ages 12 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
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  • Dynamic Events
  • Action-Oriented Combat
  • Sprawling Dungeons
  • Competitive PvP
  • No Subscription
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  • Platform:   Windows Vista / 7
  • Media: DVD-ROM
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  • ASIN: B007YZ5B0I
  • Release Date: 28 Aug 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,926 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

NOTE:The languages on the Box of this product are Slovakian and Czech. English is available in Game.When the game is installed, English will be one of the available languages.

Manufacturer's Description

Enter the ever-changing fantasy world of Tyria, where you control the story and your actions shape the world around you!

Heroes from the five great races – charr, asura, norn, sylvari and humans – must set aside their differences and unite against the Elder Dragons who have woken from their slumber, reshaping continents and corrupting the land and its inhabitants. Together these champions are the last, best hope for Tyria.

Guild Wars 2 is redefining the future of online role-playing games with intense, action-oriented combat, customisable personal story, innovative dynamic events that have a real and persistent effect on the surroundings, world-class PvP and no subscription fees.

The original Guild Wars series sold over seven million units across North America and Europe and continues to enjoy an active, loyal player base.

Guild Wars 2 builds on the rich lore and ground breaking gameplay developed in the original games, but takes players 250 years into the future to a radically different world of Tyria.

Guild Wars 2 is developed by ArenaNet™ in Bellevue, Washington, USA. This 250-person-strong game studio has a proven record of innovation and accomplishment creating online worlds.

Dynamic Events: Explore an ever-changing fantasy world where your actions have a real and persistent effect on your surroundings. Dynamic events respond and change based on how you react to them. Will you defend that village from rampaging centaurs or let it burn? The choice is yours!

Personal Stories: Your personal story begins with key decisions you make when creating your character’s biography and then evolves with each fateful choice you make in the game. You decide who lives, who dies and what path you’ll walk in life, and those choices have a lasting effect on both your personal story and your private home instance.

Action-Oriented Combat: Experience a new kind of high-impact, fast paced combat. Attack on the move, dodge and roll away from enemy blows, team up with other players for powerful combos, take advantage of handy environmental weapons, and unleash spectacular skills and spells. Guild Wars 2 is putting the fun back into fantasy combat.

Sprawling dungeons: Only the most experienced groups of adventurers dare enter the dungeons, huge private adventure areas where the risks are immense but the rewards are great. Dungeons take many forms, but in each you follow a gripping plot in story mode and then branch into the even more challenging free-roaming explorable mode.

Competitive PvP: Face off against small teams of other players in intense matches where skill and audacity determine the victor. Battle over key objectives on a wide variety of maps loaded with game-changing secondary objectives like cannons and trebuchets. Make a name for your team during the daily, weekly and annual PvP tournaments.

No Subscription: Get the game and play online for as long as you want. It’s that simple.


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103 of 118 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very polished, very impressive 28 Aug 2012
By Dancer
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is the most impressive game launch in years, and is likely to prove to be the second MMO to reach the stature of World of Warcraft.

GAMEPLAY
You should find yourself familiar with many of the game mechanics - generate a character, go questing, level up, join battlegrounds to play some PvP. No player should have any difficulty in getting into the game and having a good time. That said there are nuances that really polish up the playing experience and make it better than anything we've seen before - for example in every zone there are 'points of interest' and 'viewpoints' marked on the map, and you're rewarded for visiting them - in practice this means that you're rewarded for taking a little time out of the hack & slash to go exploring/puzzling to get up to the top of the tower and appreciating the beautiful world that the developers have made for us. You don't have to talk to a quest giver, or hand the quest in (though you can for a little colour if you like) - just stroll into the quest area and it will come up and you can get involved. The world is very slick, very beautiful, and absolutely vast.

The mechanics of gameplay are similarly refined. For combat itself you have up to 10 active abilities that work on cooldowns (there's no mana/rage requirements or similar). The abilities are determined by which type of weapons you have equipped, and most classes can easily switch between two weapon sets. For example as a warrior you can stroll around with a bow equipped which does pretty heavy damage if you get the drop on someone, then when they get to you you could switch to a sword and shield, replacing five of your abilities with slash/block moves to keep the guy busy while you finish him off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
There are many things to like about this game, it is graphically beautiful, has a great combat system, sophisticated crafting and is truly vast. In many ways much better than its rivals. New adventures are regularly added, the seasonal stuff like "Mad King" and "Wintersday" stuff are fun, there's a lot of nice humour and some really good NPC characters.

The game uses professions rather than classes which, for the most part, mirror WoW, Guardians = Paladins, Elementalists = Mages and so forth. There are also a couple of signature professions, Mesmers who use illusions, and Engineers. Each profession has their own abilities normally accessed either as weapon skills or talents.

Combat is fun, fast flowing and can be very satisfying.

There are 3 kinds of PVP, duelling (agreed 1v1), World v World (WvW, large scale multiplayer, server against server) and structured PVP (which I have not tried).

World v World combat can be truly awesome, great terrain, castles, towers, siege engines, golems (big armored suits that are devastating) and a great sense of comradeship with your server buddies.

Not forgetting that there is no monthly fee (which is awesome).

However there are some problems.

Firstly the automatic targeting system the game employs is truly terrible, it has no sane prioritisation, constantly flips from target to target and includes critters and neutrals, so if a warrior is attacking you in WvW your auto-targetting will most likely target a wall or a critter or a neutral which will then also attack you, rather than the enemy player you are engaging.

The second problem is balance.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gets stale quick, from a GW veteran 8 April 2013
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I loved the original Guild Wars, wasted countless days in PVP and guild matches. Got into tournaments, hall of heroes, a high ranked PVP guild. It was a blast. Made great online friends from my guilds.

GW2 was amazing at launch, busy, loads of peeps on the servers, the first impressions are overwhelmingly good.

After 6 months and a bit of a break from GW2, I can get myself to get back into GW2. I've left my toons in limbo, nothing interests me about this game anymore.

Somethings missing, something about the whole landscape is incredibly repetitive. Heart quests are largely the same and get really boring after you've cleared several zones of them. The landscape is far quieter than it used to be. If I die, it's unlikely I'm going to have a passer by rescue me because of the emptiness of the zone. I'm also going to be quite lonely when the scripted events pop up, not enough players around to make it fun. I'm not going to see a horde of 30 players taking on a giant these day. Equipment doesn't interest me, the loot drops are boring and unsatisfying. Crafting often feels pointless, you can play the game just as well without doing any crafting because of the auto levelling whenever you go into a lower level zone. The sense of level progression and becoming powerful is non existent. Be a level 60 and I still feel like a noob when in a low level zone, its all the same, just the damage numbers are bigger or smaller depending on the zone level.

The personal story is a joke. An entire game of watching different toons having a conversation across the screen. Hardly inspiring for cut scenes and personal progression.

Join a guild you say! Despite the open free roaming maps, ironically, GW2 is more anti-social than the previous GW was.
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Early game is amazing but the late game was disappointing and involved too much grinding for my liking. Though the new content update look really cool.
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If you are a player of the original Guild Wars you will either love or hate this game, as it is nothing like it. Read more
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I already knew the game and bought it as a gift for my sister. I got a bit scared though, because the box came in 3 absolutely uninteligible languages, and I speak quite a few... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars My current fix
Good game, nice graphics and at the moment the game I cannot stop playing. Arenanet had the potential to have one of the best MMOs ever and yet like so many other game developers... Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars My latest game
A vast game, i really enjoy playing this lots to do, you need a decent system to play it though
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This was the best game bough ever.
Im glad i bought it in amazon, it was -15% price in my country, and was totally worth it!
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3.0 out of 5 stars nice game at first, but I found the lack of friendly players...
I've played lots of mass multiplayer online games and I used to enjoy them a lot. But although this game is very nice to play I got bored of not being able to find nice people to... Read more
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