One of the things that I like about video games is being able to play the hero. In real life, I don’t get a chance to slay a dragon and to save the beautiful princess. In real life, things are rarely that simple. (Although, I imagine that killing a dragon in a modern city would be rather complicated.) Anyway, the point is that ArenaNet takes a somewhat opposite approach with Guild Wars lore. Episode #46 of Lost In Ascalon illustrates the situation.
Maybe you noticed. A lot of time has passed since the last episode of Lost In Ascalon. You also may have noticed that my Guild Wars: Nightfall Video Guides stop at part #15. That’s because I’ve been having issues with the storyline. There are two points in the Guild Wars lore where I’m really confused. Why would I want to group with Pyre Fierceshot? Even stranger, why would stopping Nightfall ultimately lead to another catastrophe? Lost In Ascalon #45 illustrates the situation.
At the Official Guild Wars website, ArenaNet has posted an interview with Colin Johanson, Design Lead for the Guild Wars Bonus Mission Pack. If you’re interested in finding out more November’s new content, the interview is an excellent read. It’s Colin’s job to make the update sound exciting, but I was really impressed by the four new missions.
Game companies do send me free stuff, for reviews or promotions, but I also buy my own games. Generally, it is a rare occurrence that I’ll get a review copy of a new game. For the most part, it’s my own hard earned money that is spent on these video games. Knowing that Battalion Wars 2 will be released for the Wii on October 29, I’m wondering if I should drop $50 on the game. I’ve given it some thought and I am probably going to do it. The reason is simple – Cooperative & Competitive Online Play!
The folks over in Microsoft marketing land really do earn their money. At first, their “Believe” campaign was having little effect on me. I was fairly confident that I would be skipping the Halo 3 hype. But nooooooo… the word had spread too far. The mass media buzz began to infect my friends and co-workers. They were telling me to get Halo 3.