PVS Gaming: Season for choosing what game to play

Today we’re going to discuss a snag and a choice that I’m sure many gamers run into: Which game should I play?
Most people have financial limitations on games (if not, feel free to adopt mine) and more importantly we all have time limitations. We here at PVS are no exception and would love your opinions on the matter.

As we’re entering into the time of the year for new releases, we have a few choices in front of us. Currently our considerations are:

  • Guild Wars 2: Nice graphics, looks to have a stable system, good amount of things to waste time in and of course has no monthly fee. The debate is given that the end-game content pales in comparison to games such as WoW, but the change could be nice.
  • World of Warcraft: With Mists of Pandaria: There will be new content and eventually end-game raiding. Though raiding is usually fun for the first few months before farming starts, the biggest downfall here is the fact that our main (Resto Druid) will be played nearly the same as in the Cataclysm expansion. This could easily lead to getting bored again quickly.
  • Wakfu: We enjoyed the gameplay style of Wakfu, but there wasn’t enough content other than grinding out professions right now. What little end-game there is, there is only a place for a few of the classes. Players are forced to reroll or…well that’s it. We could reroll and do some more guides if players want us to.
  • The Secret World: Has an ample amount of aspects to it that could keep somebody playing, but the game is fairly dark. Unfortunately this author has poor vision, which makes upcoming zombies more than a little difficult to see in low light.
  • Rift: Storm Legion: Releasing in mid-Novemeber, the trailers are showing a ton of new PVE content being put into place. Though we gave it a pretty poor score last time we played it, we’re often told to try it out again and give it a bit more time to ‘grow on us’.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: This was always a consideration to go back to, but the content just wasn’t there when we left and the UI was still bad. Ever since the ‘Jesus Patch’ (1.2) we’ve considered giving it another go but not paying another monthly fee just to try it again. We’ll likely pick this up again when it goes free to play in the coming months, but paying for it again will be something more difficult to justify.

Those our the main options, we’re focusing more so on GW2 VS WoW: Mists of Pandaria for the near future. Cost wise, we’re looking at $59.99 for Guild Wars 2, or $55 ($40 + $15 monthly) for Mists. This means after two months, Mists is more expensive. Content wise, Guild Wars 2 would be a completely new experience versus simply five levels of more content in WoW. Now it can be argued for WoW that there is a lot of new elements such as the spec changes and pet battles; but I all ready own Pokemon and leveling out yet another new healing class through Outlands doesn’t really appeal to me right now.

We’d love to get your input on this. What would you like to see on Player VS Everything? Let us know in the comments below!

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