Everquest is a very popular online multiplayer role playing game packed with fantastic game play, graphics and hours of user fun and now with the release of Everquest II it has gained even more popularity and is fast out shining games like Ultima Online and Warcraft. Let's have a quick look on what they are both about.
Everquest was a game that was released in 1999 by Sony Online Entertainment, it is a fantasy swords and sorcery style game that is set in a world called Norrath, within this world there are over two hundred zones to find and explore. Norrath also has a moon called Luclin as well as many different planes of alternate realities.
With Everquest players are able to create their own character and defeat monsters and take quests so they can advance in their levels and abilities. There are many races you can choose to become for example humans, elves and halflings. There are also a variety of trades that you can do like gathering items or creating items that you can make money from, Everquest money is called Platinum Pieces and can also be used to sell and buy things for other game players like items and spells and so forth. Also with Everquest money you can go onto the online store and buy items and or ready made and advanced characters.
This game is great for connecting with people all over the world because in many of the tasks you have to group up with as many as seventy other plays to defeat things like monsters and have the ability to change to certain servers for different areas and stages of game play. There are many expansion packs for this game up until the release of Everquest II.
Everquest II was released in 2004, it takes over from the original Everquest game but is set five hundred years into the future but is set five hundred years in the future and it has drastically changed since the original. The moon Luclin was smashed and some of it rained down on the world of Norrath and many of the planes have closed. Everquest II has two towns where you can start off from one good, called Qeynos and the other bad called Freeport. Which ever one you choose to make your home you will be unwelcomed in the other. In these towns they have designated areas for each race. The game play in sort of the same as the original game with cooperating with other users to fight monsters and other enemies as well as taking quests and having a variety of trades and classes. With Everquest II the graphic engine has really been upgraded and hosts a beautiful collection of scenes. In this one you can get magic carpets and trained griffins to fly so you can move around the world in much ease.
Everquest II also has an outstanding character creation tool that beats the likes of Warcraft. Some of the things you can do with your character while making it is choosing different hair styles and clothing as well as pin point the sizes of its features like eyes, nose and overall size so you can make a character as truly as unique as you are. Another great feature of Everquest II is the voices, there is over 130 hours of dialogue with the use of over 1700 actors some of the actors are Heather Graham and Christopher Lee.
This is a truly remarkable game that is easy for both advanced and novices to play, there is even a tutorial to help you learn how to play and get a feel for the world.
Both of these games are fantastic and provide hours of addictive fun and with new upgrades and expansion packs coming out all the time it just keeps getting better and better.