DC Universe Online [Download]

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DC Universe Online [Download]

DC Universe™ Online is the only next-generation massively multiplayer online action game that delivers unparalleled physics-powered combat set in the DC Universe™. This genre-defining game puts the power of the DC Super Heroes and villains into the palm of your hands…The next legend Is You!

Key Features

  • Experience the power of visceral combat where you control every blow your character strikes, delivering a level of action that is unparalleled in the MMO segment.
  • Choose your side, superhero or villain, as you battle to save or conquer the universe.
  • Fight alongside or against your favorite DC heroes and villains including Batman, The Joker, Superman, Wonder Woman and others…The next legend is YOU!
  • Experience the intensity of a world created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee.
  • Take advantage of the state-of-the-art physics engine and use objects in the world around you as weapons, including even your enemies!
  • Players will create their own DC-style hero or villain, each with a unique look and combination of superpowers.
  • Embark on heroic or villainous story-driven adventures penned by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
  • Gameplay is optimized for both the PS3 computer entertainment system and PC.
  • Explore the DC Universe; walk the darkened streets of Gotham City, investigate the mysteries of the futuristic cityscape of Metropolis and travel to legendary locations including Arkham Asylum and the Justice League of America Watchtower.

DC Universe Online is free to play, your way® – including *Legendary Membership access which includes more features and options, including extra character slots, expanded inventory, free access to DLC Packs, and unlimited cash balances (visit the DCUO website for full details).

System Requirements:

  • Supported OS: Windows XP   Windows Vista   Windows 7      
  • Processor: P4 3.0GHz or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Hard Disk: 30 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 7800+ or ATI 1950+ Video Card

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Comments

Jeboel says:

Honest review after maxing out two characters. Honestly can’t remember being as excited about a game since Mass Effect 2. I’ve a huge fan of MMORPGs. I bought this game the day of it’s release. After installing it I began what would be the best week of January. The game was amazing to say the least…. for the first two weeks. I’ll go into specific detail now. Character Creation – I’ve read comments stating that it isn’t all that great but honestly it’s a lot of fun to edit your character’s appearance. I spent 2 hours alone just on trying different combinations of clothing, colors and accessories. As for the powers, you have six trees to choose from: fire, ice, nature, gadgets, mental and magic. It’s very limited but the powers unlocked for each one are very useful for just about any situation. Each one focuses on a specific role; fire and ice are defense, mental and gadgets are control and magic and nature are healing. All classes can enter into a damage mode so there’s no need for damage dealers. Then you choose what type of weapon you want to fight with, this will be your main damage dealer so choose wisely. You have a few good selections but none that will blow your mind. Melee weapons like the staff, one handed, two handed, brawling, martial arts and the bow(yes the bow is melee). Ranged you get hand blasters, rifle and dual pistols. I might be forgetting a weapon but I doubt it. You can choose one of three mentors, who they are depend on whether you’re a villain or a hero. The reality is that it doesn’t really have a huge difference in the game, it only makes a difference in the armor you get to unlock and the first few missions. Body type is very limited as there are only three, a child, normal buffed up human and a hulking huge beast of a man. After that, you choose a name and you’re good to go. Story – Story is pretty interesting in the beginning, after that it’s nothing special. Your mentor has a small effect on your first few quests but after that you’re basically doing the same thing every other hero is doing. I never felt like I was doing anything interesting, no immersion from the quests. All the quest lines follow the exact same path; do three quests then do an instance. Which is fine but then once you get to the instance, more often than not you’re rescuing the main heroes. Well, not the main heroes as Wonder woman, Superman and Batman only make about two to three appearances in the entire game and they are always getting beat down. Story feels weak, you jump around way too much and it feels way too random. Help Superman with Braniac, help Batman with the Joker, then go help Wonder woman with Shazaam, there’s no structure/order aside from having to rescue these powerful experienced heroes in most missions. PvP – PvP experience depends on where you play. If you’re on a PvP server then you had better be a hardcore PvP lover as you’ll constantly get killed by max level player enemies. Mind you, it’s a starting area and everyone there is about level 5-7 and you get nothing for killing other players as a prize so it’s just for grieving purposes. If you’re OK with that then you’ll be fine. I felt like there should have been more rewards for killing other players. There are little missions you can take that tell you to kill an enemy player but they aren’t anything special. I got more from doing races than doing those missions. In a PvE server, you can flag yourself for PvP and just go about your business until you run into an enemy player that’s also flagged which to me was much better because you did it when you were ready and you weren’t harassed by players that were board. PvP & Instances – I seperated this because this is another beast altogether. Instances in general are an enigma to me as after two weeks of playing I haven’t done more than two. I queued myself on a Thursday and on a Saturday was still waiting to get in. Once I finally got in I was asked to leave because the players there were waiting for someone else. Either that or I’d be loaded into an instance that was already started and was abandoned by the original team because they got wiped out. No idea why I’d get loaded into an instance that’s already started. The more balanced of the instances are the duos in which you go play with someone you’re grouped with. Raids on the other hand, are a lot more complicated. If you don’t have the proper team you’re going to feel a lot of pain and frustration and by the right team I mean 2 of each class. Sure you don’t have to but then you’re going to experience headaches which suck the fun out of the game. Chat System & Social aspect – JEEZUS! Just JEEZUS…. Never seen such a horrible chat system in all my 11 years of gaming in MMORPGs. To say that it’s broken is an understatement. After all this time league chat (the chat channel for your “guild” which is called a league in DCUO) is still broken, unusable as in not working. It…

OSUMicroBio says:

A Strong Start First off, let me say that I have played many MMO’s in my years (EQ, EQ2, SW, FFXI, WoW, Vanguard, CoH, Aion) many from their launch date and I must say that DCUO has a very strong start. I will try to break this down into different areas that I have played so far:Character Creation:What can I say about this? As would be expected with a superhero MMO, this is an extremely strong point. You can literally create any hero you want with any color combination (limited to 3 main colors or you can pick a favorite hero and have the game make a char with a similar look and feel to that hero) and equipment combo you want. There are three main “Classes” that you will pick from (Defensive, Controller, Healing) which will define you in group role. Of these classes there are 2 different types of powers you can pick from (I.E. I made a controller with mental powers, I use illusions and telekinesis as my supernatural powers). After this you will be asked to pick a weapon that you will use (there are loads! Everything from bows to staves to pistols to giant 2 handed weapons). Then you choose a travel mode (Flight, Speed, or Acrobatics) which is how you get around. Creation is strong, and you can spend a lot of time making the exact hero you want (I think I spent almost an hour)!Combat:There is a major stray from your typical MMO in their combat system which will be good for many and, I am sure, bad for just as many. The combat system follows a more combo/interactive style. So for example, my char, the bow wielding mental maniac shoots his bow with right mouse, can charge a shot by holding right mouse, bashes with the bow with left mouse, and has several combos revolving around this. Powers are used by your typical “Toolbar and mana/energy system” But by doing this minor change to combat DCUO has made combat much more interactive rather than a spam of “Rotations”. I think combat will be strong in this gameGraphics/Sound:Also strong in this game, everything I have encountered so far is voice acted and voiced pretty well. Graphics are beautiful. Good to see. However, at a distance, I have seen some enemies being rather choppy. I am not sure if this is due to high player volumes on launch day or if it is a game issue. If you can run this game at max graphics you’ll be happy.PVP:Haven’t had a chance to try this yet, unfortunately. I do have a questline to open up arenas and there are the equivalents of battlegrounds. I also play on a PvP server but have yet to fight my first villain in world PvP!Quests/Experience/Gear:The quests are pretty inventive and seem to all be large questlines that progress into larger and larger events. An example is last night I was in Metropolis and there was an Ape Supervillain (sorry I am not terribly familiar with anyone who’s not a major player in DC) that was devolving citizens into apes. Superman called me for help and, of course I obliged. The first quest was to take out ape guards that were devolving citizens. I then went to take out their reinforcements and fuel supplies. Then I was asked to go re-evolve citizens. Then take out the machines allowing this to happen. Then The Flash went missing and I was asked to help(and it was bedtime). You will get your generic kill monsters quests, but they are spun into a story that makes it less mind numbing. Leveling is going pretty fast (but it is still early in the game). And gear, from what I can tell, is similar to most games with your common/good/rare items. One thing to say about gear is that the gear will change the look of your hero but you can change this to keep your ‘classic’ look or continuously upgrade your look.Overall:I think this has a very strong start for an MMO, however, the upcoming months will really show whether or not the game will live or die. It is hard to tell if it will become a big player on the MMO market until some time has passed, but the game did start off on the right foot if you ask me. It definitely IS a step off of the beaten path, but that will appeal to many since we have been seeing games that are practically clones of each other over and over and over.Hope this review helps you!


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