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Guild Wars Complete Collection
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- Platform: Windows XP
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
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Guild Wars: The Complete Collection is a compilation first released in Europe and then in the United States several months later. It includes all three campaigns (Prophecies, Factions and Nightfall), as well as the Eye of the North expansion.
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Each of the games follows a unique storyline in a separate continent but allows you to freely move your characters between all continents, so you can use the unique aspects of each of the games across the entire collection.
There are both story based and player versus player modes in the game, each requiring players to master unique methods to overcome many different challenges.
There are literally thousands of hours worth of gameplay in this collection and alot of variety in the different aspects of the game. I've been playing GuildWars for nearly three years now and can recommend this to anyone who wants excellent value and something to keep them going for a long time.
This product is certified to work with Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Guild Wars has a lovingly crafted world and a suprisingly deep plot. Unlike WoW, it's not just a collection of quests, but a series of instanced missions which directly involve your character saving the world (several times), along with well-written characters. The graphics, suprisingly given their age, are still excellent, with a mixture of stylised landscapes and sharp textures making it look several shades better than most MMOs.
The build system is excellent, forcing you to specialise your character and combine skills for maximum effect (but you can change build at any time with no penalty). This creates literally tens of thousands of potential play styles, fuelling the hardcore PvP metagame. It's best to play this game with friends, but the guild systems and social functions make it easy to pick up teams for missions and quests (and suprisingly good AI henchmen and heroes are available any time).
Hardcore PvE grind/achievement fans will find solace in Hard Mode, dungeons and elite zones, and the numerous titles, which function like achievements; although some bestow small benefits on your character and your favorite one can be displayed below your name in towns. There's even a title for getting lots of other titles!
This complete collection includes all 3 campaigns and the smaller Eye of the North expansion pack; which at the very minimum gives you about a hundred hours of main-quest/mission content. If you immerse yourself in the world with multiple characters completing side-quests, hunting elite skills and visiting elite zones; or get into the fantastic PvP component, then this game could serve you well for a year or more.
********* The Good *******************
The game itself is a good game overall and when you first install the game and try to make your first character you are given an option of which campaign you would like to play. Whats great about this mmo is that you have three different starting zones and three full different stories/campaigns to play through which will provide hours of fun and eventfull gameplay to begin with.
With the customization of the professions and three full campaigns if you do manage to complete a whole campaign you will still have two others to complete but then again you can play through the campaign with a different profession combo, as in playing through as a ranged class keeping your distance and nuking from afar and then replaying as an assassin getting stuck into melee combat with your daggers.
***********The Bad *********************
The one thing that can be bad/boring at times is the fact that because your playing in instances when your out of towns then it can get a bit boring/lonely and doesnt feel like your playing a real mmo, but then again i found that after a long days work it was quite nice to grab a bunch of henchies (computer AI helpers) and doing some missions/quests in peace was very relaxing.
As you progress through the game you find that the missions become a lot more difficult (as you would expect) and that the henchmen you can add to your group cant cope with the complexity of the game mechanics in certain missions and so you end up failing it several times. This is generally where you could really use the help from real people but as this game has turned into quite a quiet game there can be times where the mission outposts are deserted and you have to wait quite sometime for other people to come join you.
******* & the ugly**************
The ugly?, well there isnt anything ugly about this game unless you count the attitude some pvp players take to new gamers in the arena zones.
The graphics are definately far from ugly, infact theyre superb and demands very little on your graphics card etc... and so most computers can run this game with ease.
So all in all for this cheap price its worth getting just for the cost, as your getting three full campaigns and an expansion ( that i didnt even mention) and for a game with no subscription fees you have a game that will supply you with hours of endless and unique gameplay.
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