Thief Of HeartsMarch 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg | 17 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
GameTrailers made a mistake. One wonders how in this day and age of constant press embargoes and NDAs that they made such an egregious error (every single video, interview, or reveal has a specified release date these days) but let us not dwell on it.
Our benevolent overlords Arenanet have generously decided to drop the press embargo against the thief. All hail our gracious masters!
I managed to find the original GameTrailer videos on youtube.
The first video is essentially norn character creation. We’ve seen a lot of character creation previously and aside from the racial differences there isn’t anything new. It’s cool to see what you can choose as norn, but what is more interesting is how those choices play out in your introductory cinematic. The voice acting is solid, if somewhat more calm than what I expect from a norn. The art, as usual, is impressive and wonderful to stare at. I really like the Guild Wars 2 intro scenes.
The second video is about the norn starting area. You appear within sight of the amazing mountaintop carvings that I’ve shown off a few times in other posts. Where the human area plunks you down in the middle of an attack though, the norn area sends you off on an adventure. A very interesting tonal difference.
Since they choose to start off as guardian, you get a quick rundown of the class. Theres information about combat, dynamic events, and other information not related to the thief.
The third video is our introduction to the thief. It runs through the unique mechanic, various abilities, skills, and feel of the character. This is the one everybody wants to see. There is some pretty clever game design going on here.
The fourth video focuses on a dynamic event, cross profession combos, downed state, and basic gameplay. They’re really trying to cover a lot of ground in these 4 videos.
I’ll have more to say about the thief tonight or probably tomorrow. This will have to do for now.
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