If you can’t wait until the next BWE in just over a week and a half to see what the Asura are all about in Guild Wars 2, then you’ll want to see what GameSpot’s Kevin VanOrd did with the diminutive geniuses in an hour-long session co-hosted by ArenaNet‘s Mike Zadorojny.
You start off in the Asuran capital city of Rata Sum where — shockingly — something has gone wrong with an experiment, and golems are rampaging all around the city. Turns out the Inquest is involved and, with a little help from Asuran heroine Zojja and her golem, Mr. Sparkles, you save the day.
Once out of the opening area, the ego of the Asuran race is in full force as players are routinely berated for their lack of intelligence, all the while “assisting” — because Asura don’t really need “help” as much as they need expendable lab assistants — with experiments, putting out fires (literally), working on various repairs and projects, countering the Inquest, and even finding time to play a little RC Golem, a minigame that’s a cross between chess and Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.
There’s over an hour of footage, which includes some slightly higher-level play in the Asura homelands with a Human Thief, so check it out!