Submitted by searchbuzz 1133d ago | opinion piece

Is Guild Wars 2 the Most Hyped Game ever?

Suck My Trend - Guild Wars 2 is coming. Its only a month away according to their Twitter page. The release date is set for 28th August 2012, but is this simply too late? It has been years of development, and when it was first announced, the hype was incredible. Everyone had the impression this would be the only game to stand a chance at overtaking World of Warcraft.

Does the Hype Still remain? (Guild Wars 2, PC)

DaThreats  +   1133d ago
ATi_Elite  +   1132d ago
No it is Not but it will live up to and surpass the Diablo III hype!

Guild Wars 2 is gonna be a evolution in MMO's!
Kanzes  +   1133d ago
Diablo 3 is
searchbuzz  +   1133d ago
Diablo 3 is also by the same Developers as World of Warcraft, so I wanted to not cover it within this Opinion Piece.
thezeldadoth  +   1133d ago
diablo 3 was hated before it came out so it doesn't count. More "omg its always online no way" articles rather than good ones. So yes GW2 is more hyped that D3, for some reason.
rdgneoz3  +   1133d ago
The "always online" articles / other hate did have a point. Server problems, RMAH problems (people losing money that they were allowed to put into their account but lost when they tried to purchase items due to region checks or such), glitches and dupping...

But besides all the hate, D 3 was hyped way more (for PCs). Blizzard's marketing of the game outshines anything GW2 has had. Ads everywhere, online and on TV. Look at the past few articles on GW2, barely any comments, and most under 100°. Pretty much every D3 article has a dozen or so comments. Advertising helps get people looking at it, getting it attention and building up hype for its release.

Though if you include consoles, then pretty much every COD is the most hyped game ever due to their marketing budget and following...
LiquifiedArt  +   1133d ago
D3 isn't close to as good as GW2.

I have both (beta for GW2) and what Arena Net has done is absolutetly fantstic.

Bravo to the GW2 development team.
Tr10wn  +   1132d ago
this is my 3rd beta of gw2 and while they are improving the game each time, i still dont get how the game run so shitty, i look at the graphics and i don't see a bf3 in it and yet it lags way more than bf3, and for me the hype was the pvp which is ok nothing really new there, i still dont get the hype for the game, is another mmo imo.
liliyoyo   1132d ago | Spam
Kamikaze135  +   1133d ago
Nope. Diablo III was.
-MD-  +   1133d ago
Diablo 3 was maximum hype and maximum fail. I played a few hours of GW2's beta and it seems like it has potential.
Xperia_ion  +   1133d ago
When something has a huge fanbase and has the genre by the balls its tough to beat that.
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MacDonagh  +   1133d ago
Really? How about the Fable series or Mass Effect 3? Modern Warfare 3? FF 13? Too Human? Enter the Matrix? Spore? How about that useless game Rise of the Robots if anyone remembers that?

God, that was horrendous.
BanditGamer  +   1133d ago
I think GT5 also had alot of hype, which it failed to live up to. All those years of bullshots and doors falling off damaged cars, all lies!
liliyoyo   1132d ago | Spam
MacDonagh  +   1132d ago
@liliyoyo The Fable series held great promise but was ultimately all hype and I'm including the entire series. ME3 was also all hype and the game isn't as good as it's claimed to be. FF13 had more than enough hype since it's the only next-gen FF to exist right now. Too Human was also hyped to be the next big thing but fell flat on it's face due to development problems, legal troubles with Epic etc. Enter the Matrix sold 5 million copies thanks to the hype surrounding the game. You've clearly never played Rise of the Robots on the PC to know what a horrible game it is. Spore promised the earth and didn't deliver at the end of the day.

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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1133d ago
No, I'll say one of the most hyped PC game so far along with Diablo III this year. But most hyped game "ever" is ridiculous.
krontaar  +   1133d ago
Nope, that was definitely brawl. Especially when the dojo would update practically every day. Forums exploded for months.
negroguy  +   1133d ago
I remember that. Brawl was the only reason I went out and bought a Wii in the first place. Will most likely do the same whenever the next game in the series comes out for Wii-U.
deletingthis34675334  +   1133d ago
No. Not even CLOSE.
Kos-Mos  +   1132d ago
Another article with question in the headline. Is gaming-journalism falling to a teen level?
NexGen  +   1132d ago
It's not even at that level.
Ramas  +   1132d ago
I want to sell my account, not becouse game is bad or anything, but i pre purchased and realised i do not like mmos anymore and i better stick to single player.
but i guess it could be hard to sell account :/
Wizziokid  +   1132d ago
The only way you will sell the account is at a big loss. you should keep it and try it for a little longer, see if you change your mind or not, I thought I was done with MMO's after SWTOR but playing the BWE in GW2 I'm more excited then ever, the best thing is since it has no monthly fee you can leave the game for a month and play something else then comeback without wasting money.
flakko  +   1132d ago
Donno if it will overtake WOW, but GW2 is ridiculous fun and i think worthy of the hype
aliengmr  +   1132d ago
Seriously, how does one even reach this conclusion after D3? No, it has an average level of hype for a game that's been in the works for a while.
liliyoyo   1132d ago | Spam
Wizziokid  +   1132d ago
No not even close, I can't say what the most hyped game is because I have no idea but I know it's not GW2. Hell I was more hyped for SWTOR (that turned out well).

Sure GW2 is hyped but at the same time the hype works with the game because a lot of people who have played the Bete events are still hyped (like myself). Sure there will be the people who are disappointed and hate the game, that's a given because people have different tastes but for the most part the game is on tract and is running extremely well for an MMO launch.
solar  +   1132d ago
I was interested in GW2. But after playing the combat system in Tera im not leaving.

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