Some of you may have noticed a rogue video review on our Facebook page about a week back. This was no accident; we're very pleased to announce our newest ggFTW feature – ggFTW video reviews! Any MMORPG that is not browser-based is fair game for a video review. For now, we're trying to get a "first 10" look at as many games as we can but will be looking to publish more in-depth reviews as time goes on.
You can find the video reviews here: ggFTW MMORPG Videos
Aside from the obvious thrill of hearing NoeJeko speak for ten minutes (give or take), the "First 10" looks capture the first 10 minutes of gameplay from a new player's perspective. So far we've been able to get through character creation on all games reviewed and jump into some quests or monster hunting. We've also been trying to see just how far we can strip our female characters :)
The ggFTW video reviews are designed to let players decide for themselves how good or bad a game may be from watching the review; therefore, we have not tied a rating number to these reviews. Also, please forgive our first three videos as we had some rather wacky sound issues.
When available, the reviews are encoded as 1080 HD video. Unfortunately, some games do not give us this option so those games are encoded at the highest resolution allowed.
The MMORPG video reviews have replaced "ratings" as a top-level navigation item. MMO game ratings were integrated into the database last month and publisher ratings will be integrated within the next month rendering this navigation option obsolete. Until publisher ratings are integrated into the games database, you may still locate them through a link at the bottom of the page.
We hope you enjoy watching these reviews as much as we like making them. If you do like them, please be sure to tell your friends and share our videos on Facebook!
In the coming days, video reviews will be linked from the games database pages as well as the site's homepage so you can quickly see our newest MMO video reviews.
Yes, we know the page navigation at the bottom is broken. It will fix itself when we upload our 11th review.
ggFTW Studios (err.. staff)