Eskimo Press: "Overall, Guild Wars 2 has a ton of cool ideas, and makes an attempt to be different, and stand out. The heart events are a cool way of disguising quests, and the large events are fun the first few times, but, unfortunately, the game lacks the feeling of progression. You unlock your favorite abilities in the first few hours and you are very likely to hold onto these for a long time. In the end, it's all a little too different. Top production quality, solid game-play mechanics, beautiful visuals, and no monthly subscription fees, to boot, is what makes the Guild Wars 2 a worthy purchase. It's just too bad that it becomes too stale, too quick."