Revisiting A Classic

After replying to this man's blog on the topic of game world environments that you like the look and feel of, I decided to revisit the game I put up as a response: Guild Wars. Now, I haven't played Guild Wars since just after the Nightfall expansion was released. I remember being strapped for cash in those days, and playing through the campaign on a friend's account once before only logging in to watch GvG tourneys, which at that point were still fairly popular, even though the competitive crowds patience was wearing a bit thin with the over-saturation of classes and skills. So, I reinstall the original and the first expansion, and to log in I get slapped in the face with a 7000 odd file update. After an arduous wait before finally logging into the game, I find that so much stuff has changed and been added that it was all completely over my head all over again.

it was pretty overwhelming. I watched a couple of GvG matches, checked out my the birthday presents my characters had accrued while I was absent, got spammed with a billion guild invites, and got the obligitory naked guy running dangerously close to my behind, whispering sweet nothings to me. I had to log off for the night.

I finished Little King's Story a while ago, and threw a review of it up on the site. It's probably one of the best games on the system, and deserves a look if you, like Jeff, have a Wii, if not a must-buy for anyone who enjoyed the Pikmin series and hopes and dreams for a Pikmin 3.

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Posted by makari

After replying to this man's blog on the topic of game world environments that you like the look and feel of, I decided to revisit the game I put up as a response: Guild Wars. Now, I haven't played Guild Wars since just after the Nightfall expansion was released. I remember being strapped for cash in those days, and playing through the campaign on a friend's account once before only logging in to watch GvG tourneys, which at that point were still fairly popular, even though the competitive crowds patience was wearing a bit thin with the over-saturation of classes and skills. So, I reinstall the original and the first expansion, and to log in I get slapped in the face with a 7000 odd file update. After an arduous wait before finally logging into the game, I find that so much stuff has changed and been added that it was all completely over my head all over again.

it was pretty overwhelming. I watched a couple of GvG matches, checked out my the birthday presents my characters had accrued while I was absent, got spammed with a billion guild invites, and got the obligitory naked guy running dangerously close to my behind, whispering sweet nothings to me. I had to log off for the night.

I finished Little King's Story a while ago, and threw a review of it up on the site. It's probably one of the best games on the system, and deserves a look if you, like Jeff, have a Wii, if not a must-buy for anyone who enjoyed the Pikmin series and hopes and dreams for a Pikmin 3.

Posted by buzz_clik

I swear I'll buy Little King's Story any day now. Nice work getting the review done, too. I'll give it a proper read and chuck up a comment for you!

P.S. Jeff has a Wii? I don't remember him mentioning it...

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Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw

Thanks for the shout-out, and glad I could be somewhat of an inspiration to revisit a game, though it's too bad it's moved on.  I'm afraid I'm getting too far behind in Lord of the Rings Online to ever really catch up on the last year or so of additions, so I understand how that goes.

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