Honestly, that is up to you. Most of the people here love the game or they wouldn't be here. A lot of us played when the original was out, so the memories carries a lot of it, but the game itself holds up really well. Other than the outdated graphics, which honestly are not that bad, the game has the absolute best character creator of any MMO ever. No game has ever come up with the powerset combinations or the costume options this game has, let alone both. So, even though whether of not the game lives up to the hype is up to you, you might as well give it a shot since it is so easy to get into.