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Reflections, 1999-2011 Michael St. Augustine (6) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
An oustanding gaming experience, but often criticized by those who don't understand the concept of "game balance". Afterburner (496) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Pretty good, if you're an addictive personality. Rick Jones (111) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
An amazing "experience"..but only an ok "game" Bastion (21) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
A wonderful concept brought to life in a 3D world tainted by its juvenile inhabitants. kbmb (435) 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars
It's 2012 and I still haven't played another game as rich and compelling as this one Chris Wright (105) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The End Of the Gaming Industry Sean Johanson (16) 2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars2.25 Stars
If you like to spend most of your time watching your character sit down, then this is the game for you xTSx (15) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars
Welcome to the 'Real' World. (?) Dragoon (107) unrated

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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
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Critic Reviews

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Game Over Online (Mar 25, 1999)
Despite the initial problems, which seem to have been fixed at this point, Everquest is an amazing game. I absolutely love playing Everquest and it should not be passed up by anyone. If RPGs really aren’t your thing it’s no big deal, you’re not forced to be a role player in Everquest. EQ shows off some great technology and what the Internet is capable of doing; that is, bringing thousands of people together in an online world. Everquest has an extremely long replay value simply because there is so much to explore and so many classes to play. So what the hell are you waiting for, go buy Everquest now!
Game Revolution (Apr 01, 1999)
I wear that belt with pride, and I have learned a new type of round kick, but Brother Vaugn has more for me to do in this world and has assigned me a more daunting task before I can earn my yellow sash. I pray that I am worthy.
Game.EXE (Jun, 1999)
Идеальный убийца вашего времени. Любой Quake бледнеет по сравнению с настоящей онлайновой RPG. Берегите себя. Держите дистанцию. Высокие шансы физического привыкания.
As it is, it is simply the best, most ambitious online role playing game available today. It is a lot more fun than both Ultima Online and Meridian 59, and far more rewarding. Everquest currently costs $9.89 per month (not a coincidence that it is published by 989 Studios) to play after the free month that is included in the purchase price of the CD. It is WELL worth the subscription cost, and is an amazing game. Verant should be very proud of their accomplishment. I'm sure the other online RPGs will be losing a lot of customers to Everquest. Bottom Line: Everquest is the "killer app" of online multiplayer games. It is diverse, balanced, and incredibly detailed. The world is enormous, and you can easily get lost in the gameplay. Some small problems still exist - a few of which are by design, but the rest are vigilantly being worked out. Everquest is the single most addictive game I have ever played.
Verant and Sony have done a good job in supporting their product, and despite the carping about unresponsive GMs and poor customer support aside that sometimes appears on the Internet, EverQuest is one of the best-run online games out there. It works, it delivers what it promises, and it looks good. It might not be your cup of tea—indeed, if you don't have three or four or more hours a day to put into it, it's probably not worth your time. If you do, though, it's a fantastic escape from the world, and a wonderful virtual reality to play in. Let's see how it stacks up to the challenges of the next six months, as Asheron's Call and others try to nose in on Sony's territory. Check back here next year and find out.
Quandary (Jun, 1999)
EverQuest strikes me as a great idea well executed. I found myself irrevocably attached to my character and, once I gained enough power, thoroughly enjoyed helping others advance themselves. Team-play and Player-Interaction is the absolute key to enjoyment in this game. The number of times I would have been lost had a fellow adventurer not come to my aid runs too high to count. For those who have always wanted a CRPG with more depth and play-length than ever before, and are eager to foray into almost unfathomed depths, EverQuest is an experience not to let slip by.
Gamezilla (Sep 20, 1999)
An ambitious and mostly well-executed effort. It's fun to play and addictive as all heck. Aside from the complaints I've listed, it's not a bad game at all and is certainly better than the other games of this type that are currently out there. It's obvious that the folks at 989 listened to the complaints about the other games and made sure that those issues were fully addressed in EQ. There is, however, a very high learning curve to the game, which I guess isn't surprising considering how complex it is. The tutorial gives you only the minimum of basics and there are very few in-the-game resources for learning. You do get 30 days of free play when you sign up, but you will more than use that time getting your system tweaked in the precise way to make it run well, and figuring out simple navigation and gameplay.
Power Play (Apr, 1999)
Den Test zu Everquest zu schreiben, wer nicht einfach. Unzählige Features die erwähnenswert sind, differenzierte Rassen und Klassen sowie eine riesige Welt, die mit unterschiedlichen Kreaturen, Flora und Fauna aufwartet. Es ist für uns unmöglich, Everquest in allen wichtigen Aspekten zu besprechen, daraus ließe sich ein Sonderheft machen. Weiteres Problem für uns: Was gestern noch aktuell war, kann morgen schon längst überholt sein. Erst gestern gab es einen Patch, der gewisse Verhaltensweisen bei Monstern änderte. Bis zum Erscheinen dieser Ausgabe kann noch viel passieren. Wir empfehlen Euch deshalb auch, die Internetseiten aufmerksam zu lesen! Für mich persönlich ist Everquest mein neuer Favorit gegenüber UO. Das System ist rollenspielgerechter und fördert die Zusammenarbeit der Spieler. Auch die Präsentation gefällt mir besser. Letztendlich ist es aber eine Frage des persönlichen Geschmacks. Empfehlenswert für Rollenspieler mit Internetanbindung ist es auf jeden Fall.
PC Joker (May, 1999)
Auch der Sound überzeugt mit atmosphärischen Umgebungsgeräuschen wie Schritten, Wind oder heulenden Schakalen. Die Steuerung via Maus und Keyboard bietet zwar frei belegbare Tastenkombinationen und sogenannte Hotbuttons, verlangt jedoch Einarbeitung. Ärgerlicher sind die oft minutenlangen Ladezeiten bei Gebietswechseln. Unter dem Strich ist Everquest also das modernere „UItima Online“: trotz einer Fülle an Möglichkeiten gut spielbar, dank 3D-Grafik todschick. Und auch bei den Kosten orientiert man sich am großen Vorbild, denn nach einem Gratismonat werden alle vier Wochen 10 Dollar fällig - eine Unsitte bei Programmen, für die bereits im Laden rund 100 Mark zu bezahlen sind.
GameStar (Germany) (May, 1999)
Doch solchen Nervigkeiten zum Trotz ist Everquest eines der aufregendsten und einnehmendsten Programme, die mir in den letzten Jahren begegnet sind. Es ist verführerisch, verschiedene Charaktere in den unterschiedlichen Regionen zu hegen. Die Masse an Rassen, Städten und Berufswegen erlaubt virtuelle Selbstverwirklichung für jeden Geschmack. Schon solo auf Monsterjagd zu gehen, bringt reichlich Spaß. Und im Teamwork mit anderen Spielern beschert Everquest endgültig Hochstimmung und Dauermotivation.
IGN (Mar 26, 1999)
Even with all of its problems, EverQuest is still a lot of fun and its extremely addictive. Just be prepared to be patient with EverQuest in its infancy because you will invariably get frustrated, fed-up and pissed-off at the game ... but I can guarantee that you'll be back on the server within two days going at it again.
GameSpot (Apr 02, 1999)
Although it might have been better in almost every respect, it is, like any good online RPG, a work in progress. And there's no question that it's the best game of its kind.
Pluspunten: De wereld is ENORM, met grote diversiteit in terrein. Makkelijk combat systeem, 1 knop en klaar. Veel keuze uit rassen en classes. Erg, heel erg mooie graphics voor een online game. Hakke! Meer hakke! En nog meer Hakke! Weinig Lag. Minpunten: De kosten zijn erg vervelend, namelijk 10 Dollar per maand, en dit kan erg oplopen.De wereld is ENORM. Dat kan namelijk frustratie opleveren doordat lage level spelers alles moeten lopen, en dit lang kan duren. Everquest is eigenlijk kabel only, dit komt doordat wij in Nederland voor elke telefoontik moeten dokken, en een goed potje Everquest al snel twee/drie uur duurt.
PC Player (Germany) (Apr 07, 1999)
Ich erfreue mich an der flüssigen, farbenprächtigen 3D-Grafik, der ausgeprägten Charakterentwicklung, den vielfältigen Möglichkeiten in riesigen Welten. Kommt dann die geplante musikalische Untermalung hinzu, bietet Everquest ein Rollenspielvergnügen, das nicht nur Fans für lange Zeit vor den Bildschirm bannen wird. Herz, was willst du mehr?!
Is it worth the $9.89 per month? That depends on three things: (1) you don’t mind the pure hack-and-slash gameplay, (2) you can find some like-minded adventurers to quest with, and (3) you’re willing to put up with the minor annoyances that pop up every now and then, If you meet these criteria, you’ll find EVERQUEST a very fun and rewarding online RPG.
Edge (Jun 16, 1999)
One critical fact of EverQuest is that it can be very tough at the start, when even a measly rat can kill you. Even after you’ve gained a few levels, the game remains very unforgiving. The system emphasises combat very heavily – although there are many quests to complete, the rewards are normally meagre – which can become a little repetitive. It requires a lot of time and dedication to build a decent character, which easily translates into huge phone bills if you’re not careful. Nonetheless, EverQuest is the best online roleplaying game yet, and offers months of enjoyment while pointing the way towards multiplayer gaming’s future.
Gameplay (Benelux) (May 31, 2000)
Everquest biedt een schitterende online ervaring, zelfs voor de naaisters onder ons!
RPGFan (Sep 26, 2001)
The world of Norrath is huge and even I did not explore every inch of it. Unfortunately I stopped playing due to excessive boredom. The combination of poor gameplay and poor graphics really dealt a killer blow to the game. I was looking forward to something good, but a simple online addiction quickly wore off, showing the game's true colors.