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  • Summary: Guild Wars players can embark on a journey that will take their existing characters into the treacherous reaches north of the Shiverpeak Mountains. There, they must stand side-by-side with both friends and enemies from the past, recruit new allies and heroes, and delve deep into perilous dungeons to face an ancient evil. The fate of the world hangs in the balance. One thing is certain; at the end of this battle, nothing will remain the same. In Guild Wars: Eye of the North, players encounter two new races: the enigmatic Asura, masters of magic who were driven from the depths by a great danger, and the fiercely independent Norn, who are more interested in contests of personal prowess than the troubles of the world around them. And as the Deldrimor Dwarves fight a desperate battle against a new evil welling up out of the earth, players once again come face-to-face with humanity's most-hated enemy—the Charr. Guild Wars: Eye of the North introduces another exciting feature to the Guild Wars legacy—multi-level dungeons. As the story of this expansion unfolds, players delve into eighteen vast dungeons to face untold enemies, search for clues about the menace facing the world, and uncover new weapons they can use in the final confrontation. These immersive, multi-level dungeons take characters deep beneath the earth and expose them to challenges the likes of which have never been seen in any Guild Wars game to date. [NCsoft] Expand
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  1. A solid add-on with a cliché-ish but consistent storyline for hardcore Guild Wars gamers. GW:EN will serve as a worthy ending to the original plot and act as a nice bridge to Guild Wars 2. [Oct 2007]
  2. Although Prophecies players will benefit the most from playing the expansion, plenty of challenges await other gamers, including deep multilevel Dungeons providing near Master Quest level difficulties.
  3. The game still is linear in the path you take through it, but GWEN is terrific fun. You will need to learn squad management skills a bit better, but you are driven to do so by the flow of the story. Great graphics, great sound, great adventure – GWEN is a first-rate expansion.
  4. GWEN adds more of the same -- unlike Factions and Nightfall, which introduced new gameplay mechanics like the NPC heroes, the only new mechanic is the Hall of Monuments. And that doesn't even impact gameplay in any way.
  5. Curious newcomers will want to sink their teeth into one of Guild Wars’ other three campaigns first, but if you’re looking to get a bit more out of the Guild Wars experience and want to prep yourself for its coming sequel, Eye of the North is a great interim solution.
  6. It’s easy to pick apart the game, and in the end that may be a bit unfair – it certainly does what it sets out to do and that is to add solid additional PvE content to the Guild Wars world for already established players, and if that’s what you’re looking for, then Eye of the North fits the bill; just don’t look for it to reinvent the wheel.
  7. 60
    It comes off as a hasty advertisement for Guild Wars 2.

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  1. JesperM.
    Sep 7, 2007
    Marion S - what do you mean one day and it's done?? There's LOADS of content in here. It's right that there's not a lot of PvP. but if you like the PvE (like I do) there is some seriously sweet stuff here. Better than ever in my opinion. One day - did you only play the sneak peek weekend or what?? Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2012
    Great finale for an amazing game, this expansion pack is a great addition to an amazing game, it helps bridge the gap to Guild Wars 2 with the addition of the Halls of Monuments. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Sep 4, 2007
    New missions, quests, and a new map make up for the few faults that I have unearthed in this first ever expansion for Guild Wars franchise. There was one map, in fact a dungeon that was poorly laid out. Half way through the second Level if you are to die it moves you all the way to the beginning of the map instead of the more logical resurrection shrine because the map loops around. Other than little things like this it is an excellent addition to the GW Game. Expand
  4. JonT.
    Sep 6, 2007
    PROS: + Giant Dungeons + Smarter enemies + Beautiful graphical improvements + Cool armor, including sunglasses and ice gauntlets + Fun 1v1 minigames like Boxing CONS: - More grind - No new elite skills or PVP - Not geared towards healing classes Expand
  5. NickB.
    Sep 10, 2007
    Guild Wars remains my favorite bang for the buck among PC CRPGs and still a better investment than other MMOs that drag out the experience unbearably to suck your wallet dry. Not sure about the claim that this game can be finished in a day; I played for three days straight and amd still nowhere near completing all the possibilities. Aside from a few minor bugs so far, the new content, levels, PvE quests (I don't do much pvp), heroes and skills are a blast. I'll be getting a lot of mileage out of this one, just like the other campaigns. Expand
  6. May 26, 2014
    A solid end for the first GW. EoTN builds on the good parts of Nightfall and sets the story up for GW2. On top of that they add enough new content, including your own personalized hall, to keep you playing. Expand
  7. MarionS.
    Sep 4, 2007
    The bad: Boring pve quests, same sounds, mostly same monsters with new skins. Not enough new PVP stuff. No additional player characters, no additionnal character sluts. Skills mostly for pve. Fake metamorphose of payer character looks like unfinished job. No more inventory slots too. Too short (one day and it is done). Interresting stuff: pve tournament with Boss (hero) mini game to test your built and win factions and prices. New very cool armors. Pve skills are interresting but not usable in PVP. The 2 new computer controlled races. This expansion don't worth more than 15$ and cost 35$+. Expand

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