Earlier this week, MOP’s Andrew Ross mentioned in his writeup of Guild Wars 2’s Out of the Shadows episode that he was disappointed that the revamped Raid on the Capricorn — now called Revenge of the Capricorn — would not return to its roots with underwater content, and that disappointment was a result of his love for GW2’s waterbound content.
Here’s the thing for me: I think Guild Wars 2 has hands down the best underwater combat and content in the entirety of the history of MMORPGs. I just don’t actually like it. Being underwater in video games creeps me out a bit, and dealing with extra axes of movement during combat adds an extra layer of stress. On the other hand, I have so much nostalgia for the early GW2 when underwater content was still a big deal there, so in a weird way, I sort of miss it. Now, the game has shifted more to aerial movement.
How about you? Are you a fan of underwater combat in MMORPGs? Does any game do it better than GW2?