As it stands, DCUO is just a casual masterwork that any comic book fan should take for a spin, but the $14.99 monthly subscription fee may be the kryptonite that brings this hopeful giant to its knees.
chat has been fixed by a patch recently so thats already void. repetative quests are in every MMO in history, including WoW. not much can be changed, but time will tell. and on top of that, the game just came out, and as an MMO, it has huge room to grow so...tell me, how does this review matter? on top of that, the players are enjoying it, simultaneously making it one of best sellers ever. last year was the year journalists were exposed as nothing but garbage trash of the internet. listen to your fellow gamer on reviews, not these scrubs
i own it on PS3 and i hate it, but i am used to WoW and LOTRO...so its kinda like MMO lite
Not everyone likes dungeons and dragons, wizards and warriors, orcs and elves and super serious 'buff your chooly to 10% and I'll hit him with my rainbutt for a critical mass, then we'll flank by using a mage marionette and grind some stool rats to boost our karma if needed after Leeroy Jenkins draws their fire", lol! If it looked and played like your typical harcore WOW or LOTR MMO I'd never have gone near it.
I'm a little confused by the media's reaction so far on this game. Reviews for it seem to be all over the place. I guess I'll have to pick up a copy and see whats what for myself.
the die hard MMO fans review the game very hard, especially the WoW people, while the console gamers and MMO noobs or not so hardcore like or love it. Its the same for consumers, more non MMO fans love the game than the hardcore complaining it doesn't have professions and crafting lol.
what I find funny is that noone has yet paid a cent in subscription fees as the first month is free and the game is not out that long yet. And yet they complain it may not be worth the price when they haven't even seen what the devs are putting out on the promised monthly updates, I mean at least wait for that before complaining.
30days will be up soon for some who bought dayone release of it then this is when the forecast for the game will be if ppl will flee to trade-in the game for something else or... Stay and wait around till cool dlcs and content that will be implemented.
@despair That makes sense, as an MMO noob I probably would find the game to be enjoyable. After all I really enjoyed WKC and people mostly hated that game. I'll give it a shot once I beat Dead Space 2.
I like this game because you have to actively attack. It's not like wow where you click on an enemy and keep on using your default attack
if you "keep on using your default attack" in WoW you're a dumbass...
What I meant to say was that in WoW, you can click on an enemy and your character will continually attack using your equipped weapon. I apologize for incorrectly stating the point of my comment. In WoW, you select a character and you automatically attack, unless you choose to use a special attack, item, or whatever. In DCUO you have to press buttons to attack, it's not like clicking an enemy and letting the computer do the work. I didn't make my comment clear, but I think most people would know what I was trying to say.
Review says it's hard to be overly critical of it and that it does so many things right, but then the score is too low and overly critical. Wtf, lol. No one ever dings GTA for the repetitive missions (talk, drive there, awkward shootout, drive back, talk, repeat, 98% meta'). Same with Dead Space where you're just an errand boy. I think I repaired the whole Ishimura by the time I was done lol. Yet... 88% meta'. Even the ME2 demo was cliche. Shoot, talk, shoot, traitor reveal, shoot, talk, boring mission (turn on 5 fans or whatever), shoot, talk, repeat. Lets be realistic. Its a DC license. They're not gonna give you missions like 'steal a car, buy a town, get a girlfriend to invite you over for hot coffee and expect it to work in a co-op context. Puzzle missions for the sake of variety won't work in an MMO. Who wants to turn cranks en masse? Then the fear of the fee. How 'bout reviewing what's there in the 1st free month and talk about the fee when it applies? No mention of separate hero & villain campaigns AGAIN but they say the game's too short. It's getting more content geniuses! It's an MMO. That's the point. There's no credits list 'the end' screen. Are they gonna re-review it after the 1st couple expansions to be fair? I doubt it. More than enough content for the $60 purchase compared to most games out there. GOW1 even has a trophy for beating the game in under 5 hours, yet it's a classic. MGS4 could be beat in like 4 hours and the Konami code online system was a headache and a half. I don't even remember my Konami ID and password. 94% meta'. Inconsistent expectations.
I'd rather pay $4.99 than $14.99
I disagree with the reviewer. DCUO is a very good game and it is as repetitive as anything else out there. I have played City of Heroes and Champions online and this game is a very action oriented game, simple as that. The quest need work, but they are good. I do agree with the reviewer that playing the villains are more fun. But that is a personal taste in my opinion as I like all the mentors. The game is worth a look and for a MMO it has the right ingredients to keep a person interested as long as they update the content.
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