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!