PAX Prime 2010: Guild Wars 2

PAX Prime had a lot to show and one of the games I was able to get a walkthrough of was Guild Wars 2 and let me tell you if you have played Guild Wars this is a must have for you.  I haven’t played Guild Wars in sometime but when I seen the newest installment of Guild Wars I was amazed.  So I will tell you a little about what I seen and some background with the game and stay tuned after the jump for some awesome screenshots.

Here is a little about Guild Wars just in case you haven’t played it before, and I must say one more thing and that is this fantasy MMORPG is free to play no monthly fees and here is a link if you want to download the original Guild Wars.

The award-winning fantasy online roleplaying game has been enjoyed by millions of players. Across Tyria, the human kingdoms are under attack by the vicious Charr. As a young hero caught between the powerful will of King Adelbern and the rebellious Prince Rurik, you are called upon to defend humanity. Will you become an instrument of the ancient Prophecy or be crushed beneath it? Rally your strength and the power of your guild to establish your legend.

Now onto the the upcoming hit Guild Wars 2.

For generations, war and chaos raged across the land of Tyria. Five great races competed and warred against each other, struggling to tip the balance of power in their favor.

Then the dragons woke.

The all-powerful beasts stirred from their millennial sleep under earth and sea. With their magical breath the dragons spread destruction and created legions of twisted slaves. A deathless dragon named Zhaitan raised the sunken nation of Orr, triggering earthquakes and tidal waves that destroyed entire cities across the Sea of Sorrows.

Zhaitan’s undead armies surged from the sea, hungry for the destruction of the five races of Tyria: the charr, a ferocious race of feline warriors; the asura, magical inventors of small size and great intellect; the norn, towering shapeshifters from the frigid northern lands; the sylvari, a mysterious young race of visionary plant folk; and the humans, an embattled but resilient people.

Now heroes from the five races must set aside ancient rivalries and stand together against their common enemies.

Magic, technology, and cold steel will determine the ultimate fate of the world.

There has been a lot of new things added to this already popular MMORPG and the changes are quite noticeable, not that Guild Wars was bad on any level but adding to an already great game is always welcome.

The first noticeable change is the environment.  The environment has depth to it and provides the player with an almost 3D  experience without wearing the bulky 3D glasses or buying a new TV that could set you back a few dollars, and any Guild Wars players will say that there is a lot to explore and the environments are always changing so to complete this feat is remarkable.

Guild Wars 2 will allow you to create a character from 5 races and the characters can be customized with their own personal background that will play out through the game that will lead to different storylines.  So if you are from a noble background that could lead to different storyline, but remember not all backgrounds will play out the same so personalization is key in the beginning because  once you begin that will be your character, well unless you make a new one and start all over.

Another exciting change is the PvP combat.  Guild vs. Guild will still be there so if you have played before this feature will still be there.  But now you will be able to take your combat skills to another level with World vs. World battles.  So not only will your Guild be involved but your whole world will have their hand in the mix.

Guild Wars 2 is taking their game to a whole other level and as always will provide the player with an awesome game with no monthly subscription fees attached to it.  The release date for the game is not set in stone as of yet, but we will keep you in the know when to expect this hot PC game.  Just to let you know as we are always wondering if our PC will handle this game and I was assured that you will not need a gaming rig to run this beauty to it’s full potential.  The specs will also be released soon and we at Platform Nation will let you know as soon as we get our hands on them for you.

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