DC Universe Online Review: Game adaptation success or a comical failure?

DC Universe Online Review: Game adaptation success or a comical failure?

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The following DC Universe Online review is simply my opinion put together after couple of hours playing this game. Everything is based of my experience from playing, opinions from my peers and how the game came across before and after release. Again, to play this game or not, is your choice.

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Background story (Does it all piece together and where do you come in?)

With action-packed movies of Superman and Batman being released. In 2010, an online cinematic trailer was released for DC Universe Online in Comic Con. The trailer had featured many heroes and villains with a dark background setting similar to the recent movie adaptations.

None the less, it was I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.LE. The “hype was real” , “It is lit, fam”, and other quotes just flooded the internet. Yes, even I was part of it, I shamelessly admit it.

The trailer themed a post-apocalyptic age where heroes battle villains to the death. We see Wonder Woman perished in the hands of Lex Luthor, Superman; with his heat vision burning the face off Shazam, and the Joker prancing about the battlefield like a child (as we all know he is). However, during the last stand between Superman and Lex Luthor, the latter had won by stabbing a kryptonite spear into his heart. We figured that’s where the story ends, and suddenly out of nowhere, the ultimate villain of all time and the nemesis of Earth itself; Brainiac appeared. That scene really gave the story a kick in the nuts as everyone were on their heels, focusing on what was happening. Although there was no scene about Lex Luthor surviving through the apocalypse and travelling through time, you can tell by his physique and appearance he had suffered an ordeal.

Your story comes in when Lex released a substance that triggers the superhero capabilities of every human on Earth. His deed had caused certain mayhem, but created a fighting chance for mankind. Pretty darn cool backstory don’t you think?

The video was so successful that it currently holds 6 million views. How about that?

Gameplay and graphics.

Unlike the usual pre-fixed character classes, DC Universe Online went for the idea that players would be able to mix-and-match all the available abilities at the start of the game itself. Needless to say, the developers made a pretty good first impression. Some of the abilities to choose under mobility involves flying or gliding, super-speed or acrobatics. All 3 options were so tempting it took me awhile to decide which. Personally, given the option of being a hero or a villain really gives a different perspective as to how your character progresses and ability to shape your characters the way you want it.

The game encompasses non-targeting combat system with the option of playing on your computer or console.  While it is primarily open world, there are occasions where it is instanced based but not too severe as to disrupt the immersion of the game. Graphically,  the game runs excellently with great details and a lot of flashy movements to give the fantasy. Dodging, timing your skills and strategizing seems to be a major part of the game, which ensures that there is more to combat then slashing and blasting large mobs.

Questing and missions

Frankly putting it, it was utterly dull and disappointing. While the game excels in art style, combat and story, the grind is real. Hours and hours of continuous grinding, battling and collecting. Interacting quests were even much worse. The game had such a lacklustre in their questing system that it just bores many players after a couple days. This game is clearly to comparable to games like Dragon Nest where it just features hack-and-slash, spell blasting and levelling up. There was nothing but destruction and repetitive gameplay.

Sure, travelling to locations by flying and climbing high rise buildings is cool but it is easy to get sick of it after hours of gameplay. Mission rewards and character items did not play much role as the game focuses on skill and upgrading your character alone.

Because the game does not require necessary interaction between other players in the game, there is a sense of lacklustre in the immersion. This prevents players to enjoy the game together and run through quests as a group. As we all know, most superheroes or villains tend to work alone as they want to develop their own superpowers. Of course this ensures that the players are not flustered or angered by the actions of other players, but overtime, the players themselves would miss out on the fun activities and other self-devised events.

Summary

Overall, the game was successful and is still currently highly populated amongst MMO. It is one of a kind as the visual and playable successor to the comics and movies (well some movies) that we all love. If you want to be a superhero and battle your way through evil or you can play as a villain, be all rebellious and bad; check out the game. It is definitely worth the try and experience. https://www.dcuniverseonline.com/home

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Love is in the air - for now - but this is your final weekend for the Valentine's event. Get those hearts in order before February 28, 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

Love is in the air - for now - but this is your final weekend for the Valentines event. Get those hearts in order before February 28, 2018.

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Funny I remember seeing March posted on here and your page.

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Yep, we are supposed to have another week. Why would this be the last weekend? Also, will we getting a bonus mark weekend, Next week, being THAT is the last weekend? Or are you cutting the event short?

1 day ago   ·  1

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Im pretty sure the Valentine's event only last 3 weeks

1 day ago

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Says til 3/5 in the pic....

1 day ago   ·  4

I thought it was extended into March since you guys released it later than usual..

1 day ago   ·  8

We are supposed to have until March 5th as per the picture and your original post.

1 day ago   ·  2

It says right there on the picture until 3 518 what happened to our extra time?

1 day ago   ·  3

Yeah was suppose to be extended till the 5th of march.

1 day ago   ·  1

The original picture you posted said until March 5th

1 day ago   ·  3

Why is everything in T8 doing way more damage than normal? Practically everyone is dying every few minutes. Whatever it is, it’s ridiculous. I’ve died less in elite.

24 hours ago

There is an issue with the holiday base items there in my league hall inventory but when I go to place them there not there can u please adjust this issue

2 hours ago

I miss the original Valentines event. Minus the rampant bugs, of course.

11 hours ago

Perhaps in prep for the next event? Maybe Superman episode is ready early.

1 day ago

lol before feburuary 28th...nice on 28th i have surgery 😀

12 hours ago

I hope it is still going until before March 6th before the server reset.

1 day ago

It was supposed to be extended.

1 day ago

Not extended?

15 hours ago

Lame

21 hours ago

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The Champion's Material Pack offers three new materials - Gold, Silver, and Bronze - directly in the marketplace, redeemable on ALL of your characters.

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The Champions Material Pack offers three new materials - Gold, Silver, and Bronze - directly in the marketplace, redeemable on ALL of your characters.

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Dcuo.... please die off so we can get Dcuo 2 thank you 😃

2 days ago   ·  3

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They keep adding new styles meanwhile the content is stale and the environments are recycled over and over again. But yes Yay a new material everyone go nuts. 💁🏾‍♂️

2 days ago   ·  6

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How about having something special for those who pay for Legendary membership.

2 days ago   ·  2

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omfg enough with the cash grab bs fix ur garbage game or you dont ever get another penny out of my sincerlly killaduck

2 days ago   ·  3

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Who is noticing the disturbing trend seems like DC has become all about how they can make money

2 days ago

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I'm game, gold and silver will go great with my speedster.

2 days ago   ·  1

Never heard of the Champions.

2 days ago

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Most of you guys won't remember but back in the SoE days they proposed player created content and style items that could be put on the market place and the creators would get a cut.

1 day ago   ·  1

yes lets all get shiney and not learn how to play the game. wtg dcuo keep allowing the noods to tell you what to do and eventually the game will end. i know you dont care about what the real players want. thank you for saving me more money this year. your garbage broken game will die this year at the rate ur going good luck

2 days ago   ·  2

I bought it, I like the bronze colour the most , gold is mmmm ok , but silver just needs a touch up and a brighten up , thank you for you know using marketplace not those dam useless time capsules!!..

2 days ago   ·  3

Hmmmm.....Metal men?

2 days ago   ·  3

Wish they would update the character models and give them some new hairstyles and clothing in the creator and some new stances for the characters would be nice as well.

2 days ago   ·  1

So EVERYONE looks like a life size trophy!!

2 days ago

Just sell the individual styles auras and materials. I WONT but these cause I am not wasting money to get something I DONT want

2 days ago   ·  1

Nice to see the effort in getting Phoenix mat was so worthwhile

2 days ago

Oh nice, thanks for adding more items to the marketplace, but please, make new hairstyles

17 hours ago

DCUO Blood Will RunLol why it’s more of a Fashion wars now the a good game highly recommend something else to spend your money on .

2 days ago   ·  1

Which one should I buy? Metal or Booster Bundle?? Your thoughts please.

1 day ago

Nice. I've been using a metallic gold color palette for my GoldenPawn character but this is a lot shinier.

2 days ago

Would have been a good way to involve The Metal Men

2 days ago

How long will these materials be in the marketplace ?

2 days ago

Are they reprising the old crap gear with new colors

2 days ago

It's at 69 lol

2 days ago

Why they do this when i dont play anymore? Never fails lol

2 days ago

Crying babies about buying stuff incoming!!

2 days ago   ·  1

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