Asura! - 1 hour+ GameSpot "Now Playing"

#1 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

How can you not love these guys?!

COOMMOOOOOOOON!!

Best + most adorable animations in this game.

ED: Also, they are INSANELY tiny...

DAWW

#2 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

Gonna watch this now, Think I'm gonna play sylvari at launch.

#3 Posted by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

Best + most adorable animations in this game.

ED: Also, they are INSANELY tiny...

DAWW

Haha, loved the animations and size. I thought asura were pretty lame, but this video has changed my mind somewhat. I might have to make one for shits and giggles.

#4 Posted by Pazy (2561 posts) -

I always love those small tech races in RPG's, im totally up for being an Asura. Too much choice!

#5 Edited by Benny (1947 posts) -

Ok so a few things confirmed in this video that people had been speculating and shows some other stuff too:

  • When mobs are left alive for a long time they accumulate bonus XP so it can be a good idea to go off the beaten path to kill enemies that haven't been cleared out in a while.
  • There's also the introduction of vistas which seems to include every jumping puzzle in the game as well as particularly scenic areas and gives a camera flyover (like synchronizing in Assassin's Creed)
  • Damage dealt doesn't stack any more (now shows much damage you did with each hit)
  • In-game clock
  • 3 Golem battlesuits are the Asura racial skills
  • /dance

Also, Sylvari Character creation video, THEY LOOK FUCKIN SICK!!!

#6 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@Benny: Sylvari are the best looking race in this game. Asura are the most adawabuu. My solution? I'll be making one of both after my human come release.

ED: He's also done an asura vid;

#7 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3156 posts) -
@Benny: Hopefully the vistas all sit directly over a pile of hay. I want swan-diving in my Guild Wars 2.
 
@selfconfessedcynic: Right? I'm so fucking glad that Kristen Perry took extra time to rework their design. They used to look sort of horrendous.
#8 Posted by TheHT (10888 posts) -

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

@Benny: Hopefully the vistas all sit directly over a pile of hay. I want swan-diving in my Guild Wars 2.

@selfconfessedcynic: Right? I'm so fucking glad that Kristen Perry took extra time to rework their design. They used to look sort of horrendous.

They looked straight up boring before. Dare I say uninspired *twirls moustache*.

But she nailed it with the redesign.

#9 Posted by Benny (1947 posts) -

@TheHT: Yeah, I was 50/50 on playing either Charr or Sylvari but it's Sylvari all the way now. That one face looks evil as fuck man! Super awesome.

#10 Posted by Elitespy (48 posts) -

Gotta be honest, I love the footage but seeing the guy playing clicking on skills makes me cringe a little. =/

#11 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@Elitespy: shrug, perhaps it was a company laptop or one of gamespot's PCs? I assume he would have it keybound on his home rig.

What I DIDN'T like seeing was him mashing 1 for the auto attack.

Either way, the jungle environment is so gorgeous I forgot about that most of the time.

#12 Posted by Elitespy (48 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: I'm in the middle of the video now, the environments are pretty cool looking.

But seriously, how hard is it to hit 1-5 on any keyboard? lol.

#13 Posted by RobbieMac (534 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic: Oh god choosing between Asura and Sylvari is going to be much harder than I thought.

#14 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

@RobbieMac: Man, I know, right?

This is how my first hours post release are going to go.

  1. I'm going to make 3 characters, a human, a sylvari and an asura
  2. I'll make the guild if one of you isn't on top of that already
  3. I will then proceed to play the FUCK out of my sylvari (probably entirely solo and anti-social like) until after the starter-area ish
  4. I'll then switch back to my human and probably stay there till I finish the game with him

ED: That's all after I probably spend this entire beta weekend with an asura of one form or another.

#15 Posted by Curious_George (142 posts) -

@Benny said:

Also, Sylvari Character creation video, THEY LOOK FUCKIN SICK!!!

Mushroom cap hair option confirmed at 2:39. I am now twice as sold on Sylvari. But I think I might have to make two so I can have one with the branch hair and the other the mushroom. Also, it's going to take me forever to make Sylvari with all those cool skin color options.

#16 Posted by announakis (114 posts) -

the Sylvari look really fantastic !

you can create some cool looks with the contrasted luminescent markings they have...I love it! I really do not know what I am gonna do now...I guess this beta WE will be a critical time for me to determine some stuff that I am really picky about:

- how well does the animation speed scale up with the size within a given race? I would love to see a faster animation of movement for smaller charrs and norns because as is, the slow paced movement (even though I know they go as fast as others) knida kills it for me. So if there is no scaling (as it seemed to be the case initailly but I did not really test it so far seriously) I will have to pass and focus on human and smaller races like the sylvari

- how good are the animations for the different weapons in the different races...because I was a bit underwelmed by animations in warriors so far in charrs (but I guess this is also due to their discrepancy between the upper and lower body that make it look weird somehow)...

anyway I can't wait for this next beta to guess my shit sorted ^_-

#17 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

Nice Intro Boss. Not that I need any more selling on Guild Wars 2. I'm already all in, since the day they let me cough up cash for it.

BWE3 is going to be fun. Still need to try out the Thief and Engineer and Necro - before it's time to nail down the class for my full stay in Tyria.

#18 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

I'll probably go Asura simply because of how tiny they are compared to the other races.

#19 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

This isn't the Asura that I care about.

#20 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

Also, Mushroomancer anyone?

#21 Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam (3156 posts) -
@Phatmac said:

This isn't the Asura that I care about.

As much as I agree with you, I can never agree with you.

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