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Saturday, January 15, 2011

DC Universe Online


I got a buddy code from a coworker and finally started trying this game tonight! (Just what I need, another MMO to play!)

So far, I'm loving my character. I chose Batman as my mentor, Acrobatics for my movement type, and Staff specialization. The combat animations are beautiful, the starting mission is easy and informative without being annoying and forcing 'press W to move forward' down your throat. You can choose to play with a controller if you so wish- which is a nice bonus if you want to kick back in your chair and play an MMO with friends. If you're a DC fan, this game is probably worth at least a look! You get to interact with tons of your favorite DC characters, and the character customization is pretty extensive.


Some downsides.... it seems there are balance issues between Heroes and Villains on most of the realms, favoring Villains. The voice acting and narration are sub-par at best and you only have 6 power slots in your regular UI. Also, if you decide to play with friends, be aware that choosing different mentors will largely limit the amount of missions/quests you both can do together.


Currently, it's a pay to play game for 15 dollars a month, or you can buy time in larger increments for a slight discount. I'm not sure if I'll continue playing, as I'm still very much into WoW- but I'll keep you guys posted if this game is worth the time and money!

16 comments:

  1. ya i expect this game to disappoint. the last superhero game that didnt was an arcade fighter game -marvel nemesis

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  2. The city-scape looks a bit like Crackdown.

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  3. I heard about it being very buggy, is that true?

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  4. I would wait a while till they fix the game more. Always gotta wait till it's come out for a while. ^.^

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  5. I haven't noticed any major bugs really... but I still need to spend more time playing. :3

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  6. I've been trying to decide if i want to try this or not. I'll give the game a couple more months then see where it stands. nice blog!

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  7. are you playing wow and another $15/mo rpg at the same time?

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  8. Let me know if you find any problems with it. I might try it out, but I can't dedicate the time to it if I'm not sure it'll work well... I was never too into comics, do you think it would still be enjoyable?

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  9. looks like it might be interesting to try but I wouldn't want to pay for it monthly

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  10. Looks interesting but I probably won't be playing in the near future

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  11. gotta love superheros. but alas, i'm broke.

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  12. This game looked interesting, but Im thinking of grabbing Marvel Vs Capcom 3 instead, because I only have to pay once :P
    I hope you enjoy it :)

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  13. I was skeptical about this game at first, but I might just try it out now.
    Thanks, followed.

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  14. I love your blog ^ ^ you want to be a member of my family?

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