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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 23, 2017
    90
    Path of Fire is a much better expansion than Heart of Thorns, and the best part about it is it will only set you back $30. The Guild Wars 2 base game is already free to play, and if you want both expansions, you can get them combined for $50. You are essentially getting years worth of content for the price of one game. If you have already played Guild Wars 2 before but have left for one reason or another and are on the fence about returning, I could not recommend a better time to come back. The Guild Wars 2 of 2017 is a very different game then you probably remember, and that's a good thing. Change in MMOs keeps them fresh and fun for years to come, and Guild Wars 2 embraces this better than any other MMO on the market. Praise Joko!
  2. Oct 13, 2017
    90
    Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire continues the story with an imaginative and fun campaign filled with great character moments and a reverence for the world of Tyria that is infectious. The addition of mounts that feel more than a speed boost is a welcome one but the lack of dungeon and raid content sticks out.
  3. Oct 18, 2017
    90
    I can’t recommend Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire enough. It’s no secret that GW2 has been one of my favorite MMORPGs for the last five years, but Heart of Thorns really tested that notion for me. Path of Fire puts things squarely back in the right direction for ArenaNet’s flagship. The Mounts, the zones, the Masteries, and the story all bundle up together to make one delicious stew of gaming goodness. For $30 (Standard Edition), you really can’t go wrong. Welcome back to the best of the best, Guild Wars 2. Keep it up.
  4. Oct 21, 2017
    80
    Guild Wars 2 goes back to its roots. The new zones offer an upbeat and exciting adventure filled with better events and challenges than Heart of Thornes.
  5. PC Gamer
    Dec 15, 2017
    80
    Not the most inventive MMO expansion, but a robust chunk of new maps that flesh out the best MMO around. [Christmas 2017, p.66]
  6. Nov 27, 2017
    80
    Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire is a great expansion for an MMORPG that’s now five-years-old. For anyone like myself who missed out on the game during its original release, I’d recommend trying it out now. You won’t get as much out of the story as long-time fans or people who have done their homework but you’ll still be able to enjoy the game’s great visuals and huge amount of content, which now makes it even greater than before.
  7. Oct 2, 2017
    70
    It's disappointing how many issues Guild War 2's second expansion Path of Fire has. Whether it's the lack of content, numerous bugs (some fixed, others that still exist), or rushed plot, there's a lot that hinders what is otherwise a surprisingly great expansion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 88
  2. Negative: 25 out of 88
  1. Sep 25, 2017
    10
    Path of Fire breathes a new life into a half-decade old game with a massive amount of high-quality content. The worldbuilders of Guild Wars 2Path of Fire breathes a new life into a half-decade old game with a massive amount of high-quality content. The worldbuilders of Guild Wars 2 has outdone themselves by turning the one most dull biome, the desert, into a nuanced landscape of shape and colors. This is brought to life by gigabytes upon gigabytes of quality voice acting, animations and gameplay carefully designed to promote exploration and, on occasion, cooperation.

    As for the story, avoiding spoilers, let's just say the writers are showing their respect for the 12 year old franchise by turning over and experimenting with the concepts they have established years ago in order to create a truly enjoyable product that easily beats the last four years of story this game has offered.

    Recommended for anyone looking for a fantasy fix for half the price of a AAA game.
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  2. Sep 27, 2017
    10
    Incredible story, amazingly beautiful scenery, better progression. In short they've learned from the HoT expansion and made PoF GREAT! TheIncredible story, amazingly beautiful scenery, better progression. In short they've learned from the HoT expansion and made PoF GREAT! The story keeps you at the edge of your seat, It's incredible. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2017
    10
    Path of Fire reminds us of what MMORPGs are all about. Exploration, discovery and joy. It takes us out of the dungeons and into a diverse,Path of Fire reminds us of what MMORPGs are all about. Exploration, discovery and joy. It takes us out of the dungeons and into a diverse, exciting and challenging world.

    Mounts are designed to be the main feature and it shows. Each mount is unique and maps are designed specifically with their strengths and weaknesses in mind. Swapping between them is a joy and as you unlock their abilities, you discover new places you can reach.

    The maps are filled to the brim with locations to explore and enemies to fight. Diverse combinations of enemies can pose varying risks depending on your skill choices and some are their own little puzzle.

    Path of Fire unlocks the joy within a game that was already vastly improved under new design direction and marks what I can only hope is a golden age ahead. Now is the time to dive headlong into the world of Tyria. TO VABBI!

    12/10
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  4. Apr 12, 2022
    9
    Let's be honest, shall we? The plot, great, for an MMO, in many ways better than even some single games! Gameplay remains on par, eliteLet's be honest, shall we? The plot, great, for an MMO, in many ways better than even some single games! Gameplay remains on par, elite professions, interesting! Maunts?! Better mounts than in any game, in principle! The best behavior on horseback, wherever it was and not the main thing are the mounts are different from each other, not just skins, as in other games. Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2017
    8
    After enduring the convoluted, confusing maps and endless grinding for masteries in HoT, PoF brings a a feeling of renewed freedom to Tyria.After enduring the convoluted, confusing maps and endless grinding for masteries in HoT, PoF brings a a feeling of renewed freedom to Tyria.

    The new specializations bring freshness to playstyles, and mounts are an interesting addition to the game.
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  6. Jul 14, 2021
    3
    Game goes to great lengths to push people towards real money purchases with excessive grind. There's also quite a bit of gambling throughGame goes to great lengths to push people towards real money purchases with excessive grind. There's also quite a bit of gambling through lootboxes, an issue ArenaNet has been ignoring by just disabling them in some of the affected countries (a list that has not been updated despite the changing legal landscape)

    To top it off the setting of the expansion appears to be mostly fan-service and brutally drops the storyline from Heart of Thorns (the previous expansion) without ever properly resolving it. Character traits of popular characters were turned into caricatures because they proved popular.

    The core gameplay is fun, but despite requiring a purchase the game feel more and more like a F2P game with the monetisation.
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  7. Dec 12, 2019
    0
    story missions are the most boring and buggiest thing in the worlddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

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