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Somewhat Late Review of Guild Wars 2 (Post-Mists of Pandaria/Mac Client Beta Release)

Guild Wars 2 has been out for a few months now, but the folks over at NC Soft recently came out with the beta for the Mac client that opens up the game to a whole new stream of players to the world of Tyria. So those of you with PC’s who have already read the reviews for Guild Wars 2 know how great it is, making the targets of this review those who have just found out about the game’s Mac client. And since Guild Wars 2 was released for the PC before World of Warcraft’s latest expansion, you can view this as a persuasive argument to take your online role-playing in a different direction, instead of feeding more money to Blizzard. Or this can just be for those of you who just want to read the opinions of such a handsome man. Yeah, it’s that third one and you know it, hot stuff.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic (Close, but no credits)

A scene from the one of the cinematics that gave the game notoriety.

For years, the nightmares were endless. The obnoxious and difficult interface, the slap in the face to historical accuracy, and the nonexistent plot were just a few of the horrors. Although, I was able to remove Star Wars: Galaxies from my computer, I was unable to remove the terror from my soul. I had just gotten myself away from World of Warcraft, I was in middle school at the time. I was looking for a new MMO and one set in my beloved Star Wars universe seemed perfect at the time. I didn’t know how wrong I was. Seeing all the Jedi run around during the Galactic Civil War was very unsettling. The “Galactic Market”, Galaxies‘ form of an auction house was barren and difficult to use. I had heard good things about endgame content, but the grind process it took to get to that point was unbearable. It was heartbreaking to see that game limp along the way it did. I’d say the final shutdown in late 2011 was a mercy killing.

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