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Daybreak Games | Official Site
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 11/08/04)  | Pub:Daybreak Games
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Our Exclusive Review

Posted by Craig McGregor on Jan 03, 2005  | Comments

Our Exclusive Review - MMORPG.com

Our own Reed Hubbard has recently completed his review of the newest MMORPG from Sony Online Entertainment - EverQuest II.  A glimpse at the review is below:

EverQuest II contains a lot of things that EQ just didn't or couldn't have, but it's missing something that's intangible. It's the part of EQ that made it so addictive that people would play for hours on end. It's what made websites like Allakhazam and Everlore and MMORPG.com so popular. It's what made dozens of other developers jump into the MMORPG genre with both feet in an attempt to duplicate EQ's success. It's not easy to put into words, but players know it when they experience it. There's something that's just not here, as if EQII is missing its soul.

It's not that the developers did a half-hearted job here. Not at all. The graphics engine is evidently capable of incredible things. The quests are involved and well-integrated into the story line. The dungeons are truly creepy and ominous. Regardless, the sum of the parts does not add up to a satisfying whole. There is a missing-the-forest-for-the-trees aspect to the overall game. It feels forced and artificial. It's a shame to say it, but it appears that after all the hard work and attention to detail, the team behind EQII forgot to include the fun.

To read his full review, click here.

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