The Guild Wars Franchise’s first release date was all the way back in 2005 – and now, 17 years later, the original story of the second game is coming to a close – and opening the door for more stories in the future. The last and newest expansion in the franchise is called “End of Dragons” and was released on February 28, 2022, to generally positive reviews. Are you still unsure what this game and the rest of the franchise have to offer? Then let us introduce you to the franchise and especially its predecessor ‘Guild Wars 2’ below.
Why It’s So Popular: Unique Gameplay and No Monthly Subscription
The original version of the game was called Guild Wars, but as it expanded over the years, Guild Wars 2 was released. Both games are online multiplayer role-playing games, and both the original game as well as Guild Wars 2 have received lots of positive reviews. The entire franchise has an interesting storyline, as it all depends on the player’s actions. The early storyline branches out and thus differs depending on who is playing the game, giving each player an interesting and unique plot.
The franchise allows you to build your own unique character. There are five different races to choose from: humans, charr, asura, norn, and sylvari. As a player, you have to pick a combination of one of these races and one of the eight professions the game offers.
The combination of race and profession can help determine what skills the player has, which means that your character isn’t necessarily like all the other online characters. This is a big part of what makes the fun of the game: some of your skills will be useful in situations where others might not have the same skills and will have to come up with different solutions unique to their characters, and the other way around.
Besides the fact that it provides hours of entertainment, it also allows people to play the game without having to pay a monthly rate. Basically, once you’ve bought the game, it’s all yours. This is unusual for an online game – and just one of the many reasons why Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2 and the newest edition to the franchise, Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons, are all worth giving a shot.
What You Need: Time And A Great Internet Connection
As for the new version of Guild Wars 2, it has kept the same uniqueness as the original Guild Wars. However, if you want to try the franchise, you must know what to expect when playing the games. While they may not be too difficult to play, they do require a lot of your patience and time.
The Guild Wars games are not the games you go to if you want a quick win. These games certainly take time, but they also give you hours of entertainment and excitement in return. The only thing you need to do to prepare prior to playing is to make sure you have the right internet speed. Since the Guild Wars games have a lot going on at the same time, a decent Internet speed is necessary for a good playing experience.
Are you still unsure whether you should play the new Guild Wars game or even try the franchise? Then by all means, look further into it. Maybe consider reading the reviews to get a broader perspective of what others think. But if we may offer our humble opinion, you should definitely give the games a shot. They allow you to enter an entirely new world that you don’t want to miss out on, unique from most other games out there in terms of mechanics and game philosophy.