Well, we’ve covered the two MMOs, the console games, and the RPG. That’s all, right? Nope, not by a long shot.
For one thing, there’s the EverQuest card game, Legends of Norrath. Not counting expansions, this is the only new EverQuest game released by Sony in the last five years!
For those of you who are tired of promising new games dropping off the map, don’t worry; Legends just released (as of February 2010) a brand-new expansion called Vengeful Gods (I like it already…). This brings the total up to eight expansions since the first set came out. That’s something like 2,000 cards, right? Not to worry if you’re behind — with the ongoing “choose a pack” program, all players with a solid account on either EQ or EQ2 get to choose five free booster packs each month for the next year! It’s incredibly fun. A little too fun.
Legends is a fun and surprisingly deep diversion — you can play it as a stand-alone game, or you can switch to it from the EQ MMO interface for an in-game break. Additionally, you may see booster packs as EQ mob drops from time to time. Of course, they’re also for sale at Sony’s Station Store, along with starter packs.
A cool feature is that this also works in reverse — i.e., you can use some cards or combinations to get in-game items. Not enough to make a big deal about (it’s not worth complaining that Sony’s making you buy another game to get the most out of the one you have), but a fun bit of extra variety for those who enjoy both games.