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  • Summary: EverQuest II is a parallel online universe to the hugely successful gaming phenomenon EverQuest. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a vast, beautiful game world to explore, EverQuest II sets new standards in graphical realism as players are immersed in the game's epic storyline withEverQuest II is a parallel online universe to the hugely successful gaming phenomenon EverQuest. Featuring breathtaking graphics and a vast, beautiful game world to explore, EverQuest II sets new standards in graphical realism as players are immersed in the game's epic storyline with thousands of other players online. Massive World of Norrath -- Regions, cities, countless dungeons and dynamically created zones. Easy to Play -- New user friendly game mechanics with reduced learning curve for both new and seasoned players. 16 Races, 100 Levels and 48 Classes -- Branching systems allow you to choose your class as you advance. Existing EverQuest Player Incentives -- Exclusive crossover quest zones, chat system and more! [Sony Online Entertainment] Expand
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  • Developer: Sony Online Entertainment
  • Genre(s): Role-Playing, Massively Multiplayer Online, Massively Multiplayer, Fantasy, Fantasy
  • # of players: Massively Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. There’s always something new to discover!
  2. The game is by no means perfect, but it's a wonderful evolving experience that it's a pleasure to be part of.
  3. With frequent updates, it is obvious that they are trying to get this title as far to the front of the pack as possible. Only time will tell just how “massive” this MMORPG game will become.
  4. Challenging games are becoming an endangered species in the MMORG genre; several of the latest releases seem to cater to the lowest common denominator of the gaming community. EverQuest II reverses that trend.
  5. 80
    Even as it stands now, EverQuest II is extremely fun to play, frequently rewarding, and designed with just the right amount of user convenience in mind.
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    80
    By design, you’d expect any MMORPG to offer you a wealth of layers to delve through during the days, weeks and months that you exist within it; even by these standards, though, Everquest II’s scope is almost beyond compare. [Jan 2005, p.98]
  7. Sure, EQ II has its share of great quests, including one that requires helping a crew to rebuild a ship that you then sail on, defending it against bad guys. But the run-of-the-mill quests never had that crackle of humor or drama that "World of Warcraft" captured so well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. LuckbadthePirate
    Jun 1, 2006
    10
    By far the best MMO out at the moment. It has everything any player who is a fan of the standard MMORPG model could want, whether you'reBy far the best MMO out at the moment. It has everything any player who is a fan of the standard MMORPG model could want, whether you're a PvE or PvP player. EverQuest II updates more often than any other game out there for free, and has had more content in the form of expansions and adventure packs than any of the competition.

    If you are into online gaming and haven't tried this game out, do so. You can try it out for free at trialoftheisle.com.
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  2. TyrekeC.
    Sep 18, 2004
    10
    This game puts all of the other Everquest games to shame! The grafics are GREAT (even tho i never tryed it cause it aint out) but This game puts all of the other Everquest games to shame! The grafics are GREAT (even tho i never tryed it cause it aint out) but still....visit www.everquest2.com to find more of infomation Everquest 2. You guys got to cheack out the Iksar and their inprovments! And the nem race Ratonga the Rat men...man i rate this a 10/10 good work and keep up with those improvments!!! Expand
  3. ScottA.
    Nov 29, 2004
    10
    Best MOG I ever played. Incredible quests, crafting and immersion. Awesome.
  4. Nov 19, 2011
    9
    I played the original Everquest very little. By the time I discovered what it was all about, EQ2 was just around the corner. Since that time,I played the original Everquest very little. By the time I discovered what it was all about, EQ2 was just around the corner. Since that time, I've played just about every MMO to come out on the market. I plan on reviewing the core game here, and I'll toss a different review for each of the subsequent expansion packs. At the early stages of EQ2, when everything was new, it was an absolute addiction. There is so much content to explore. Even if you decide not to quest, it was a great time to just explore the world, chat with other people, discover new, powerful enemies, and utilize teamwork to take down the games toughest challenges. I hate to compare games to other games. Every game is different (for the most part) and for EQ2, it's the little, often overlooked differences from every other MMO out there that make it, in my opinion, a better game than the alternatives. Overall, it's a great experience if you have the time to devote to it. Expand
  5. May 28, 2017
    9
    This is an older game..
    * Graphics are fun
    * Quest are plentiful * World is large with lots to explore * Loot is fun ( Really, collecting
    This is an older game..
    * Graphics are fun
    * Quest are plentiful
    * World is large with lots to explore
    * Loot is fun ( Really, collecting random crap is fun)
    * Loot is useful (OK, OK sometimes loot is useful)
    * Skeletons make me laugh
    * This game is not for hard core (hear me and my might mouse roar) gamers
    * Crafting is AMAZING
    * Housing is AMAZING
    Everquest 2 is my having a bad day, I want to escape, go to game.
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  6. Jaz
    Feb 24, 2013
    6
    Based on the original Everquest 1, with much better graphics, EQ 2 was supposed to lead the MMOs like its predecessor. But then WoW came out.Based on the original Everquest 1, with much better graphics, EQ 2 was supposed to lead the MMOs like its predecessor. But then WoW came out. EQ2 originally tried to keep up the legacy of non solo able content of EQ1 (even worse) you had to get a group (real hard) to do anything really. WoW had tons of solo content and PvP. So WoW became the new king of MMOs and still is. Things changed later for EQ2 but it was too late. Still, its a huge game, with tons of quests and nice community. Its graphics haven't aged well though. Expand
  7. Oct 28, 2013
    1
    This game... is simply terrible. It does nothing to capture the feel of the first game. While I can respect that they would want to move awayThis game... is simply terrible. It does nothing to capture the feel of the first game. While I can respect that they would want to move away from the traditional, many games did that and were far more successful. I played back in beta and quit about six months after it came out. I went back to play it, again, after it went free to play and realized... IT WAS WORSE THAN BEFORE!!!!! This game is a pitiful cash grab for SoE.

    I could go into detail, about the game play mechanics, but that would be too much negativity, to mention (and I would run out of characters before I was done). I can comment on the wonderful graphics... which is why this game gets a 1 out of 10, instead of a 0 out of 10. When the game was first released, the graphics were amazing, everything else sucked.... Now, its even worse, not sure how SoE pulled off making a game WORSE than it was before, but they did.

    I recommend you play the first game, might not have the graphics, but the game play is very in depth, challenging, and classic.
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