gamrReview's Chris M. Arnone gives the low-down on the first ten characters levels of the DC Universe Online PS3 beta.
I wish they didn't charge by the month, this looks awesome!
with massive updates every three months. I was in the beta and they fixed pretty much every issue by the last patch (freezing, voice, UI speed). I was actually going to wait for a digital version, but I caved and pre-ordered. I have two other friends who did the same after playing the beta (one is a total WoW fiend too, so I was surprised). The game is just plain FUN. First 30 days are free and if they keep the content coming, I won't be playing anything else till Guild Wars 2 (might pick up the odd PS3 JRPG - Trinity: ZO and Ar Tonelico 3). $15/ month for a year of gaming really ain't bad when you think about it. That's how you have to look at MMOs, small monthly investments for thousands of hours of gaming. People can play CoD for hundreds of hours, now imagine if the single player campaign was a thousand hours long, the game had unlimited multiplayer, 6-8 different classes (power sets in DCUO) and kept adding content EVERY month: for $15 for as long as you want to play. That's what people don't seem to realize about MMOs, if you have a good one, YOU DON'T PLAY ANYTHING ELSE (see: the empire that Blizzard has built). Mathematically, you actually save money. Another awesome thing about a kick ass MMO, is that once the smoke clears and you start playing something else a year later, all those new releases that you missed out on months ago are in the bargain bin! :) Summation: DCUO rocks. Much as I wanted it to be another cookie cutter MMO, they've done something really special. Can't wait for the 11th (well 12th for me, as I ordered online).
I'm a little suspicious of any MMO on a console, but judging by this article, DC could actually be good. About time, too. Wasn't this supposed to launch some 2 years ago?
I've been the beta for a couple of weeks know and I'm loving it...100 + hours of my life that I don't regret losing :) Check the vids I posted it might help you think about getting the game, I will be adding a ton more once the game drops which is in a little over a week. http://n4g.com/news/669595/...
Now I am VERY INTERESTED in this Game and I do not regret a minute of watching them :), ThanX!
the article explain what happenned to me ..i also picked wonderwoman as i didn't want to experience the main batman/superman stuff like everyone else will to. i was pleased . the interface is clear ,the "building/dongeons" are simple yet can be challenging if you're not prepared enough and the 2 boss battles i went through were fantastic. it's certainly NOT like the regular MMORPgs out there..i love it.. i'm just hesitating .( money & time ) everything was perfect ( including the tutorial level ) except 4 freezes ..( all around the science HQ that place is seriously weird)
Circe was also pretty interesting as a mentor, the showdown between her and wonder woman was a nice change from the normal battles. People really should choose her more. Also the latest patches really polished the game, from the tutorial levels to the actual game look, from someone who was in the beta since the 15th nov. it really has improved an amazing amount. Still some balancing issues and a few glitches but nothing even remotely close to what it was before.
i'm about to delete the beta and focus on something else ... i DO hope some 10 days -free trial will arrive with a Pc/console version in order to appeal to consummers EVEN more..
I'm personally curious to see what you think of partying when you continue on in the game as that is always a huge part of MMO's. Wonder if there'll be any classes that get shunned like my poor Dragoon in FFXI.
dc universe is awesome, as duke silver said just wish they didn't have to charge the price there asking!
With the amount of content that's already there and the fact the final version has way more levels to go up, missions to unlock and content to get your looking at 1000's of hours of fun for only $15 a month. Remember the most important thing you only have to pay the months you chose to play it so if other games are going to be taking up that month then just don't pay.
Looking forward to getting my hands on this one
it's fun beta testing games for FUN because they are in beta phase, however when pay 2 play comes to mind it changes the outcome lol since how DC universe i wish it luck with a life-time survival of fun for a p2p game its just i never was a Fan of Pay2play ever since i got Screwed from beta testing RagnarokOnline pouring too much time into it then it went pay2play and my heart broke. After that moment in my p2p experience i began to just pay no attention to pay 2 play and just enjoy other games to purchase with free online forever games etc.
Most free to play MMOs are total crap. And the micro-transactions can range from fair (Perfect World) to game breaking and totally imbalanced (Alloids). I have yet to see any f2p game where a free player has access to every other item, feature and cosmetic item as people who pay. They could do this too. Just give these things to paying players and leave them to be acquired in game by free players, but they (developers) never do. Remember that misguided kid who spent over 10 grand of his mother's money in Farmville in like one day? That's impossible to do in a pay to play MMO. Free to Play games, aren't "free" at all. That's how they lure in consumers. Micro-transactions add up REALLY fast. At the end of the day, the disparity in quality between p2p and f2p MMOs is huge too. I'd rather pay $15/ month and be on a level playing field, with a refined, constantly updated game.
agreed, I played Perfect World for a while and it wasn't that bad with the micro-transactions, especially since you could convert in game money to the gold coins(or whatever its called) used in MTs. But some of the others are terrible from what I heard, you cannot even make a dent in the game unless you pay a substantial amount of real cash to invest in game. I prefer knowing what I am paying upfront instead of having to continuously spend in game when a new problem arises. Of course there will be Micro-Transactions in DCUO according to the devs, but it will only be for ornamental costume pieces nothing to affect character stats. Thats fine for those who want to get that different or specific look but I think there is a ridiculous amount of costume content already and I'm sure I'm nowhere close to finding them all.
agreed free mmos are crap . poor quality , boring content , and they are often not that free with sold item that break any chance of balance . The only good one is Guild wars , but it's obviously different , more like "buy to play"
I ended up deleting this after a couple days since it constantly froze my PS3. Only once I was able to get through and play fine. I would've much preferred to play this on my PC, but I didn't have a key so I used my plus membership to test it on the PS3 instead, but sadly as pointed out earlier in my post, I didn't get much time to test it due to freezes. It does look promising though, character creation was also great. Too bad I'm not too keen on superhero games.
There was freezing was annoying but it's been taken care of. I'm a big fan of super heroes and this game really makes you feel like one of the JLA without the cruddy level grinding.
patience is a virtue. when the beta was freezing my PS3, I simply waited a few days until the patches started to come. once patch stabilized it, but there were still sporadic crashed. patch two stabilized it some more (I'm assuming the crashes were related to stress on the servers from all of the new people joining the beta, and maybe some memory leaks). the final patch I downloaded the other day, I played for a good three or four hours, without a single crash. The overall performance of the game is MUCH better now on the PS3. the only thing I wish it had was another UI, or maybe some UI options to customize one to your liking. I also just started replaying White Knight Chronicles, and even though it's not an MMO, it feels like one, and some of the things it did for the hotkeys and communication, and accessing the map feel really intuitive, while DCUO is more cumbersome. overall, the product has turned out surprisingly well. you don't even have to be a huge DCU fan to enjoy the game, although I'm sure it helps. I'd consider myself to be a moderate DC fan, but the game is a joy if you like superheroes. as a long time City of Heroes fan, I think this game is just more fun to play, and doesn't feel like an annoying grind. maybe it's because the combat is so much fun and fast paced that it's not obnoxious to kill XXX amount of enemies over and over again.
SOE did a stress test lastnight its was choatic, it was very fun. D1B
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