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  • Summary: Guild Wars Nightfall continues the tradition of inviting players to immerse themselves in an epic storyline centered in a vibrant fantasy setting, build personalized characters, compete in head-to-head battles with players from around the world, and find adventure in missions and quests, in a Guild Wars game unlike any players have seen before. Two new professions are introduced in the game; the Dervish, a scythe-wielding holy warrior, and the Paragon, guardian angel of the Elonian people. [NCSoft] Expand
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  1. If you’re a Guild Wars fan, you really should pick up the best expansion of the series so far. New players who are interested in Guild Wars should also start with Nightfall, considering all the improvements ArenaNet has made.
  2. Adds a PvE campaign that is better than in many single-player RPG's. The new hero system is excellent and brings a new aspect to PvE play. As a result, Guild Wars now appeals also to those who are not so interested in PvP. [Jan 2007]
  3. Guild Wars fans should not hesitate in picking up this title for the new professions and heroes alone. And with no monthly fees, Guild Wars Nightfall serves as an excellent introduction to those unfamiliar with the MMORPG genre or Guild Wars series.
  4. Not much has changed for the third Guild Wars release but that’s not necessarily a bad thing either – especially when you look into some of the less talked about refinements.
  5. Unmistakably similar to the previous two games in the innovative Guild Wars series, Nightfall features an impressive new Egyptian-themed continent to explore through plenty of solo and cooperative questing.
  6. Some elements of the game could definitely use a bit more polish, and we’d hope to see some more significant retroactive technical changes for the next inevitable outing, but for now Guild Wars Nightfall represents a perfectly justifiable if not essential purchase.
  7. The new Dervish and Paragon professions add a lot of flavor to both role playing and PvP. Yet, the game's story takes a long while to pick up, and some design issues from previous games still exist.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. PhilipL.
    Dec 11, 2006
    10
    I hoped this was better than Factions and an equivalent of the Profecies... But I was wrong, this stand alone-expansion is indeed better than Factions and even better than the original! Nice as a stand alone, but I think when you have the 3 sets now, you'll be more happy. Expand
  2. anonymousanonymous
    Jul 30, 2008
    10
    this is by far the best game i have ever played from the corsair to abbadon this game was the best in the series and i give it a perfect ten the challenge and time needed to complete it is what makes it so great and the armor and skills makes this game the best game I say this is better than world of warcraft halo half life and many more things combined for no monthly fees an actual storyline (unlike that stupid world of warcraft) and a point in playing such as an awesome storyline and the best ending in all of the guild wars games!! buy this game or be bored for the rest of your life and please do not look up the ending on youtube it ruins the point of playing through!! Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2012
    10
    Yet again ArenaNet shows they can make a quality mmo, or in this case and campaign addition to an already great product! With a whole new continent, a very large one I should say, and even more classes, this is an absolute must! Expand
  4. PeterM.
    Nov 7, 2006
    9
    A huge step forward from the original guild wars. And two steps forward from Factions. The PvE environment lush and open. And the plot is actually interesting. Quests have move beyond the simple point A to B quests. Hero system very good. Expand
  5. Mar 5, 2014
    7
    Nice like Prophecies and Factions. Introducing heroes. New continent Elona. pve not as good as previous ones. Final fights against Khilbron, Shiro and Abbadon.

    Game play : 6/10, Graphics : 6,5/10, Back Ground : 7/10, lifetime : 6/10, sound : 7/10, community : 6/10, world : 6/10
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  6. [Anonymous]
    May 27, 2007
    6
    No where near as good as the previous games. I could only play the campaign through once with getting bored and leaving the rest of my characters half way through. Its basically do this mission, run here, do this mission, run there. Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2010
    0
    This game has single-handedly killed the guild wars franchise. Before this, PvP was balanced, interesting, and a lot of skilled people played it. Now, PvP is just a bunch of PvE noobs spamming 1-2-3 on their keyboard. Unless repeatedly pressing 1-2-3 on your keyboard is a challenge for you, don't buy this game for its PvP. The only thing left to do in this game is grind PvE, but if your intellect is so low you actually enjoy that, there are far better alternatives. Expand

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