Massively multiplayer role playing game for teens.
Common Sense Media
10 February 2014
Summary: Parents need to know that this is a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) where you become a character in a fantasy world. There's a lot of fighting within this world so violence is prevalent, although there is not blood or gore. Drinking alcohol is allowed in this world and characters can become drunk.
Excerpt: SOE has recently announced many changes to their MMORPG EverQuest II . It now has free-to-play models, but that wasn't all that the minds over at SOE had in store for the game. After listening to what players have been asking for in the forums, they're making changes and adding things into the game. A tour of these new features included Freeport Reborn, the Beastlord class, a Dungeon Creator, and Mercenaries. The city of Freeport has literally been...well...reborn.
Conclusion: Let’s face it, though. If you’re currently playing EQ2, then chances are you’re already up to your waist in Sentinel’s Fate and loving it. It’s an expansion in the most accurate sense of the word – it expands everything that EQ2 already had, but doesn’t really add anything different. If you’re a new player looking to start, Sentinel’s Fate – like the expansion before it – comes with the original game and all prior expansions included, so it’s extremely good value.
Excerpt: EverQuest II’s game update, The Shards of Destiny is live now and brings sorrow and anger to the world of Norrath as there has been a mysterious disappearance of the famed Erollisi Marr, the goddess of love. Her absence has cast a dark cloud over Norrath and it is up to the players to travel to the Shard of Love and defeat the creatures they encounter to determine the fate of Erollisi Marr.
Excerpt: These days when someone talks about an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game for those of you just emerging from having lived in a dark cave), usually only one title comes to mind… “World of Warcraft”. It wasn’t long ago however that a different name graced the lips of gamers, a title so addictive that it was deemed “crack”, and given the nickname “Evercrack”. Of course, I am talking about “Everquest”.
Excerpt: It’s always challenging to review a game like this, what with EverQuest 2 being a massively-multiplayer, constantly changing online game and all. No two experiences are ever going to be the same. I may love EverQuest 2 , but you might hate it if you pick it up and try to play. A lot of the game boils down to how you particularly choose to play it.
Excerpt: EverQuest is arguably the game that made MMORPG gaming what it is today. The game has stood the test of time and is still played religiously by gamers around the globe. However it has begun to show its age, as its graphics do not hold up against today’s games and it has not been able to take full advantage of advances in the genre that have occurred since its release back in 1999.
Conclusion: As is often the case with MMORPGs, EQ2 is getting better with age, and other games are clearly influencing the direction this title is heading. By any measure EQ2 is one of the best games in its class, and it has carried on the EverQuest tradition of releasing new content at an impressive pace. For a war between good and evil, the PvP servers are about as brutal as they come.