So here’s the frustrating thing to me when it comes to Guild Wars 2: There is so much to enjoy and admire about the game itself, but I have never liked the story. From the start through the living world episodes (which, to be honest, I have not completed past season two), I’ve never gone through narrative arcs that I liked. The main characters and the actual story being told wasn’t bad, per se, but just… weak.
I actually feel bad for saying that, but I know I’m not alone in holding this particular opinion. It is a particularly damning statement to level against an MMORPG that places a greater emphasis on narrative storytelling. And I’m a guy who really, really loves me an MMO that tells me stories!
What narrative-focused MMORPGs do you consider weak in the storytelling department — and why? Or maybe you even want to highlight a part of an MMO’s main story arc as faulty while the rest shines. It’s all open for discussion!