CGRundertow DC UNIVERSE ONLINE for PC Video Game Review

CGRundertow DC UNIVERSE ONLINE for PC Video Game Review


Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern.
The DC Universe has seen its fair share of video games. Some are classic and really good
while some are considered by many to be the worst video games ever made. Much like movies,
there are always people out there that want to take something, make it a video game in
an effort to make a profit based off its popularity outside of the video game industry. MMORPG’s
are not immune to this practice either. Here we have the combination of all of these forces
into one entity. This is DC Universe Online! Before I get started, I’ll just let you
know this isn’t going to cover the entire game and every single feature. The fact that
Massive is part of the genre, not only the number of people playing out there, but often
the scope of the game too, is the reasoning behind that. MMORPG’s often try to cater
to as wide of a fan base as possible, so you’ll have PvP and PvE mixed together, solo, small
group and large raid game play all mixed into one title. This review will cover my first
impressions, and mostly PvE solo content. Perhaps further reviews will follow covering
more content in detail. OK then, enough talk on with the hero work! Released in early 2011 by Sony Online Entertainment,
DCUO throws you into the world of the DC Universe to fight among the ranks of Earth’s mightiest
heroes and villains. You will create a super powered human to your liking. There are several
powers, fighting styles and weapons, and movement powers to choose from. Mix and match however
you want and create the look of your player as well. This is one of DCUO strongest points.
Character creation alone can take quite a while designing the type of character you
want to play. The options are pretty much limitless. Once you’re done and you decide whether
you want to be good or bad, you begin by escaping from one of Brainiac’s ships to play through
the tutorial. Now this is possibly the make or break point for most people playing. DCUO
is an action MMO and heavy on the action and heavy on the clicking if you’re playing
on PC. Nope you won’t be waiting for cooldowns and spamming lightning bolts in this MMO,
you’ll be smashing, slashing, shooting, pounding or blasting baddies throughout game
play. The game designers wanted to get away from the auto-attack, spell casting MMORPG
feel for one that kept you more engaged and moving in battle. Overall, it works fairly
well. Auto targeting and clicking like crazy will take out most of your foes and as you
progress and become more powerful, you’ll have a bigger arsenal at your disposal. I think my favorite part of the game is that
it makes you feel like you really are in Metropolis or Gotham City fighting with the heroes and
bad guys we know and love…. or maybe hate because you’ll be fighting some famous faces
as well. Comic book fans will definitely get a kick out of smashing faces with Superman
and getting direct orders from Batman himself. Now it is more action based than some other
popular MMO’s but it will have a lot familiar elements as well. Missions are your quests
you’ll be completing in DCUO, with your usual objectives like defeat X number of enemies
or find X number of quest items. The missions are pretty streamline however. One flowing
right into another via your communicator and mission journal. Definitely an improvement
over having to run back and forth between quest hub and quest area. And again your fights
are against Grog’s forces or the Joker’s henchmen. The immersion into the comic book
world is definitely a lot of fun to play. There is a lot to keep you busy, PvP arena,
small group Alerts you can queue in and endgame raids to strive for. A lot of solo content
too if you’re not into the whole massive side of it. Collections, achievements, costume
pieces, there are things all over the place to find. So does DCUO compete with big name single-player
titles that were released this past year, or other MMO’s out there? Well the answer
is kind of simple… find out for yourself because as of November, DCUO is free to play.
Yup suiting up and saving the day won’t cost you anything… mostly. Free to try would
actually be a better way to put it. Your free account is pretty limited with only 2 characters
slot and limited inventory, chat, storage and trade options. Premium is only $5, unlocking
a bit more content and for a monthly subscription of $14.99, you’ll become Legendary and unlock
all features and DLC packs. It’s worth the $5 at least, in my opinion.
If you really like being super and the action style of combat, $15 may not seem that much
to you. But try it out first, you never know, you may be Earth’s next legend!


48 thoughts on “CGRundertow DC UNIVERSE ONLINE for PC Video Game Review

  1. @TerraZero0 yeah but most of WOWs older content is cut out anyway, since the expansions make the older content pointless, and i haven't played or heard much about SW:ToR so im reserving judgement from it. and despite it being short for an mmo DC:universe online is one of the better ones ive played IMO, great customization, fun quests, great focus on comic book like plots which differ for the side your on. whereas the majority are bland grind fests.

  2. I'll consider playing, the combat actually looks fun and involving unlike the combat in WOW which is god awful bollocks.

  3. @MrDrunkMeister the original site and yes its also free it went F2P global.. if u just looked on the original website u didnt need to ask.

  4. I think I might just download the free version. I'm bored and never got into MMORPGs before so I figure I'll give this a try

  5. That would be pretty damn awesome. Not to mention a new x-men legends on the Vita too. I dislike the gameplay of MUA 2. Item wise and skill wise it is far behind x-men legends 2.

  6. Great game, but a tedious, boring, and repetitive intro mission, stupid repetitive bosses that send wave after wave of henchmen before you actually get to them at least the awesome iconic powers, amazing graphics, and outstanding mission storylines definitely keep this game interesting 4/5

  7. You can get every dlc free on ps3? Er, no you can't.
    The game is free on both PS3&PC.
    You HAVE to buy dlc, they are not free.

  8. i dont understand this game at all, i fly around this hang out lounge and can buy things if i had money thats it i don't get it you check your empty email box thats it how do you play this shit game, i think i will delete it if no one tells me

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