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EverQuest II: Desert of Flames (Windows)

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4.2
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Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 4.2


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92
GameZone
EverQuest II is still a wonderful-looking game, with a lot of depth to it. The Desert of Flames expansion merely adds to it and makes the game even deeper. Yes, it still feels like a bit of a grind at times, but as this expansion and live update shows, SOE is not afraid to change things to try to make the gaming experience even better.
90
Boomtown
Desert of Flames doesn’t offer a whole lot to lower level players as the new zones are all level 45 to 60, so it's best seen as an expansion for higher level players. It's a worthwhile and enjoyable expansion to Everquest II none-the-less.
86
GameStar (Germany)
Mit dem Addon kommt Schwung in die Welt von Everquest 2. Kämpfen, vor allem in Gruppen, ist herausfordernder, die Belohnungen wertvoller, die Klassen besser balanciert. Und doch nerven alte Probleme: lückenhafte Übersetzung, lange Ladezeiten und technische Ärgernisse mit Radeon-Karten — all diese Dinge bleiben erhalten. Trotzdem ist Everquest 2 ein tolles Spiel.
86
Cheat Code Central
The best advice I can give beginners and lower-level players would be to ignore this expansion pack and start at the beginning, or at least at the first sequel. There just won't be enough for you to do and racking up points in this version can be an absolute grind.
82
IGN
Desert of Flames is a sure hit for high-level players. There's so much content here for the 45+ crowd that you could easily fill out the rest of your levels just on the Isle of Ro. Low level players can safely hold off on the expansion until they find themselves bumping their heads on the current game's level cap. The Arabian theme is quite effective and adds a little variety to the overall experience, both in terms of looks and content.
81
PC Powerplay
Was sich die Everquest-2-Designer beim „Alle Klassen können solo spielen“-Prinzip gedacht haben, wird mir ewig ein Rätsel sein. Mir jedenfalls machte der Vorgänger nicht zuletzt deshalb mehr Spaß, weil sich durch das erzwungene Gruppenspiel eine persönliche Tiefe ergab, die Everquest 2 schlicht fehlt. Hier kochen mir zu viele Spieler ihr eigenes Süppchen. Die Änderungen am Kampfsystem sind deshalb ein Schritt in die richtige Richtung. Davon abgesehen gefällt mir das Addon schon alleine wegen der Optik – das Wüsten-Setting macht atmosphärisch deutlich mehr her als das langweilige Fantasy-Einerlei des Originalspiels.
81
PC Games (Germany)
Abwechslung zu World of Warcraft gefällig? Die Wüste der Flammen eignet sich perfekt zum Einstieg in Everquest 2, weil es nur 30 Euro kostet und sowohl Add-on als auch Hauptprogramm enthält. Das Erweiterungspaket richtet sich jedoch maßgeblich an Charaktere mit Muskeln: Unter Level 45 brauchen Sie das Wüstengebiet rund um die Stadt Maj'Dul gar nicht zu betreten, denn die Monster haben gewaltigen Appetit auf Newbies.
80
GameSpy
As far as the ultra high-end content goes, well, frankly, the vast majority of players are yet to get there. This includes us. The road to this, though, has been pretty entertaining. The Isle of Ro is home to many interesting characters, vibrant environments, and engaging quests, and, ultimately, memorable adventures. If you don't have a high-level character, though, it probably isn't worth your while to pick this up just yet, unless you're just dying to check out the Maj'Dul arena, or the new voice emotes (which, as of yet, don't have any combat applications). But if you're an EQII vet who's been on the fence about the expansion, wait no further. The water is fine. Or the sands, as it were.
76
Strategy Informer
In EverQuest II: Desert of Flames players will encounter many quests, live environments, interesting and difficult characters, and many unforgettable adventures. With good graphics, fitting sounds, and a high-level of game-play, EverQuest II: Desert of Flames has hit the mark in both solo and player vs. player combat.
75
PC Zone
All in all, this is a pretty good expansion pack with a strong storyline and structure, although it does feel as though SOE has missed a trick here. The whole continent feels rather small (compared to the mammoth size of the original EverQuest's expansions), and restricting content to level 50 and above (in terms of survivability - anyone can access DOF, but you'd be a fool to take a low leveller there) does nothing to address issues with EQII's now tiresome low level game.
70
Games Radar
At launch, the expansion failed utterly in terms of loot; player-made items were better than items dropped by monsters. But the pot has gotten sweeter over time, making raids worthwhile again. In other words, if you're of the appropriate level, there are plenty of riches to be found out in this Desert.
70
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Like the Trials of Obi-Wan expansion for Star Wars Galaxies, Desert of Flames falls down slightly not because it's not entertaining, not because it lacks content, not because it doesn't play well, but because its scope is too narrow to include everyone. If you're a high level character who's done everything in EQ2, then this expansion is a must, but hey, next time guys, release something that all your players can enjoy.
70
Jeuxvideo.com
Desert of Flames est un bon add-on, mais de là à dire qu'il est indispensable, il y a un pas que nous ne franchirons pas. En fait, plusieurs cas se présentent : si vous avez un personnage supérieur au niveau 45 alors oui, l'achat de l'extension est judicieuse et vous permettra de visiter de nouveaux territoires pleins de dangers et d'accéder au niveau 60. Ceux qui apprécient le PvP aussi peuvent se laisser tenter car les arènes leur permettront de s'adonner à leur passe-temps favori. Pour les autres en revanche, l'acquisition n'est vraiment pas indispensable.
70
JeuxVideoPC.com
Avec Everquest, Sony avait créé le MMORPG. A l’époque (1999), ils avaient placé la barre tellement haut en matière de qualité graphique, d’intérêt des quêtes et création des personnages qu’à ce jour encore et malgré la sortie de nombreux autres jeux du genre, les serveurs accueillent encore un nombre important de joueurs venant des quatre coins du globe.