Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Living Story - First Annual Report : GW2
Living Story Season One
Two-Week Content Delivery Cycle - C Minus
Too fast for ANet's quality control to keep up. Buggiest MMO I have ever played. Yes, literally.
Content/Events - B Minus
Patchy, inconsistent, variable, but on an improving trend. A slowly improving trend.
Plot - B Minus
Intriguing. Needs some tightening up but certainly had its moments.
Narrative - B
Not at all bad. Meandering and episodic but structurally inventive and daring, if occasionally obtuse.
Pacing - C Minus
Glacial. Stuttering. O v e r s t r e t c h e d.
Characters - B Plus
Likeable. Emotionally involving. A success. (Sit down, Kiel. No-one's talking about you).
Dialog - B Plus
Above par for the genre. Solid, satisfying, entertaining.
Graphics - A Minus
The high point. Consistently inventive, innovative and impressive. Art Department, take a bow.
Finale - B
Hmm. Hmmm. Inconclusive. Satisfingly unsatisfying. Intriguing.
Overall - B Minus
Could do better. Should do better. Will do better.
As will I, when I have more time. Right now I have a city to save.