ArenaNet has been generating quite a bit of buzz with their continually attention grabbing sequel Guild Wars 2, and during Gamescom 2010, Kevin Kelly had a chance to spend a little hands-on time with the game. One of the game’s more compelling aspects is its character biography system, which Kevin had this to say about:
“Building a character in Guild Wars 2 is an extremely creative process, and one that looks to create an entire backstory instead of just letting you pick a race, class, and color of your ponytail. There's a sort of Mad Libs presentation where you pick and choose your entire background. For instance, the game will prompt you ‘I was raised ...’ and your choices might be ‘by commoners,’ or ‘among the working class,’ or ‘as a member of the nobility.’ and so on.”
Read Kevin’s full Guild Wars 2 hands-on preview here.