Game Category: Strategy - Real Time
Developer / Distributor: Rapid Eye Entertainment / Sony Online Entertainment
Release Date: 1 Dec 2003
For those who recognize it, the quote for today's blog is taken from the venerable Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) called Everquest. I had spent a great number of hours on Everquest a few years back and was addicted to it for awhile. The game world was richly detailed with many fantasy races and cultures to explore.
As an offshoot from Everquest, Sony Online Entertainment engaged Rapid Eye Entertainment to develop Lords of Everquest - a real time strategy game based on the Everquest world. It seems that most of the favorite parts of Everquest was wrenched out from the MMOG and placed into the game that I really wasn't sure whether the developers met the design objectives they ultimately wanted to achieve.
It's true that the graphics and sound all look pretty serviceable and are reminiscent of Everquest, but Lords of Everquest is however not as polished as I would have come to expect, especially for a game coming from Sony Computer Entertainment. In addition, the game play for Lords of Everquest will garner at best tepid applause - there's nothing that great to shout about for fans of real time strategy games.
If you are a die-hard Everquest fan however, then shame on you for not adding this game to your collection of Everquest and expansions.
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