DC Universe Online
Level of Freenes - 9
Gameplay - 8
Life Span - 5
Presentation - 5
Story/Creativity - 8
Overall it is an above average game and fun for comic book readers.
I should say before I start that I am not covering the DLC for the game I am only writing about the main game, I am going to round it up as quickly as possible – so the main review is only based on the core game.
Fight for the Light: Yeah it is alright, Green Lantern is cool but the film is terrible. 6/10
Hand of Fate: This is okay, I don’t mind it. 5/10
The Battle for Earth: I don’t like this one it doesn’t add much and the new power is dull. 2/10
The Last Laugh: The shield is kind of fun and the 8v8 is kind of fun. 5/10
Home Turf: This lets you make a lair and lets you gain skills from the mainframe, and fight in the lair. 6/10
DC Universe is a free to play MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game), the premise revolves around the character from the DC universe. DC Universe was made by Sony Online Entertainment’s Austin studio and co-published by Sony Computer Entertainment and WB Games (Warner Brothers). You create your own character after an in depth character creator you then get a mentor (it may be off chronologically since you chose your mentor first), Wonder Woman, Superman or Batman each with their own stories and missions. Each mentor centres around different things magic, super powers and gadgets each respectively. Also before we go into the specifics I should say the opening cinematic is absolutely amazing it is super comic book like.
Level of Freenes
The free to play system is good since the majority of things that are limited you think “fair enough” apart from maybe the chat limitations but it is not anything ridiculous. Here is a link to all the limitations https://www.dcuniverseonline.com/free/.
Hulk: Ultimate Destruction was said to be the main inspiration for the game play and that comes across. As the game has a visual combat system, where it looks like a comic with flashy powers and you have very strong attacks which send weak enemies flying and scratch the stronger enemies. The game play is fun responsive and actually has a sense of power behind each swing and attack in general. You get different starting missions depending on your mentor and I did not know where to fit it in but the voice acting is terrific.
The game can keep you interested for a reasonably long time I myself got to around level twenty before I got bored. So I would recommend it if you want to play a more casual MMORPG but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who either wants a hard MMORPG or someone who wants a big challenge.
It looks nice and all the character models are loyal to the comics and cartoons. The looks are not the greatest looks ever but the game still looks nice especially for a MMORPG – also the character models look very good and are super hero-like, that is never distracting.
The story is difficult to sum up so instead I am going to try to give the Wikipedia’s story summary. The basic story is that all the big heroes were killed by the villains and only The Joker and Lex Luther are left standing. After that Brainiac then invades Earth and with no more heroes and only two people with any form combat power to challenge Braniac, actually one of them is Joker and something tells me he would enjoy the carnage between Braniac and the world, so I do not know how big of a help he would be. “This battle takes place in the ruins of Metropolis, and features the deaths of several well-known DC Comics characters. The battle culminates with the death of Superman at the hands of Lex Luthor, leaving him and the Joker as the apparent survivors. Lex Luthor stands back to proclaim his victory, only to see Brainiac’s war fleet fill the skies.
The scene then shifts to the present-day Watchtower, where the future Lex Luthor is telling the story to the present-day Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Lex Luthor explains that the deadly final war between the heroes and villains was triggered by the subtle manipulations of Brainiac (who had been slowly downloading their powers over time). With the planet’s most powerful beings dead, Brainiac intended to use the pirated data to create an army of metahumans under his control, facilitating his conquest of Earth. As the only survivor of the war, Lex Luthor could do nothing to resist Brainiac’s subjugation of the planet. Lex Luthor explains that he was able to survive in secret and eventually steal the stolen data and energy from Brainiac’s mothership in the form of “Exobytes” (nanobot-sized devices that can bond to a living host and give them their own superpowers).
After finally designing a time machine (or possibly stealing one from Brainiac’s technology), Lex Luthor has traveled into his past to release the exobytes into the atmosphere of present-day Earth. The heroes are outraged, but Lex Luthor explains that because he has done this, soon thousands of new metahumans will be created from ordinary humans (becoming the characters that players design and play with). He implores the Justice League to find and train these new metahumans, because Brainiac is coming and the Earth must be ready to succeed where it was once doomed to fail.”
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