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  • Summary: Lords of EverQuest is a revolutionary Real-Time Strategy game inspired by the lore of the online gaming phenomenon EverQuest. Control Lords and colossal armies as you battle for total domination of the lands of Antonica. Unparalleled Graphics - State of the art custom 3D engine that bringsLords of EverQuest is a revolutionary Real-Time Strategy game inspired by the lore of the online gaming phenomenon EverQuest. Control Lords and colossal armies as you battle for total domination of the lands of Antonica. Unparalleled Graphics - State of the art custom 3D engine that brings characters and environments to life. ALL Units Grow in Power - For the first time, every unit in the game can level up and grow in skills and abilities. Hundreds of Magical Items - Discover magical artifacts to arm your troops as you become a force to be reckoned with. Superior Multiplayer Features - Enhanced multiplayer capabilities allow up to 12 players to challenge each other through an upcoming matchmaking service. [Sony Online] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Offers an interesting combination of an established universe with a different game genre.
  2. With multiplayer significantly less user-friendly than in other titles and a lame single-player mode, LoE falls well short of the genre's top dogs. [Feb 2004, p.111]
  3. Sports richly detailed environments, a solid soundtrack and gameplay. However, this game is a somewhat typical foray into the RTS genre.
  4. Lords of EverQuest has too many problems to be enjoyed by anyone except EverQuest fanatics taking a break from roleplaying.
  5. The game is aesthetically stuck in the past, the single-player campaign is a typical helping of fantasy storytelling, and the multiplayer experience feels way too familiar. [Mar 2004, p.76]
  6. This is the first game I've reviewed where I cannot justify buying this game to anyone-and coming from a hardcore EQ player, that's a tough thing to do.
  7. 30
    One of the most standard, bland, monotonous, poorly done, and "easy money on paper" titles I've seen in quite some time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. JohnR.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    Lords is a nice change from the type of gameplay that WCIII created. I actually had to learn new strategies for this RTS. Glad to see someone Lords is a nice change from the type of gameplay that WCIII created. I actually had to learn new strategies for this RTS. Glad to see someone is taking on the Blizzard goliath. Expand
  2. DennisL.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    Provides a nice step forward in the RTS genre with leveling occuring with EVERY unit. Well balanced and is just plain fun.
  3. JimBrown
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    This is a game for true RTS fans. Has a look all it's own, definitely not a clone of anything I've seen. Unit leveling and This is a game for true RTS fans. Has a look all it's own, definitely not a clone of anything I've seen. Unit leveling and advancement is a huge plus and really makes the game play like a true RTS should. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Dec 2, 2003
    9
    Single player game is very solid, though i only just started it. Multiplayer is fun.
  5. FrankH.
    Dec 2, 2003
    9
    I've played them all and I can't tell ya how excited I was to finally get Lords Of EQ. I've played for a few hours now and let I've played them all and I can't tell ya how excited I was to finally get Lords Of EQ. I've played for a few hours now and let me tell you, meets and exceeds expectations... Expand
  6. BillD.
    Dec 2, 2003
    9
    More than a Warcraft knock-off. A real treat and a new look at the way RTS's will be played.
  7. JordP.
    Dec 1, 2003
    8
    Thought it was going to be a rip-off, but it turned out pretty good. Hopefully the subsequent versions will be even better for now I have to Thought it was going to be a rip-off, but it turned out pretty good. Hopefully the subsequent versions will be even better for now I have to just give it a flat 8. :) Expand

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