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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Tomas Leivaman I wish there was a new body type between the normal one and the extra thin one. like Nightwing's build. the thin one looks way too thin.

2 hours ago   ·  1

Debs KovacevicI want this but it's taking forever to save qwarks lol

2 hours ago

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Michael Willam WeemsNo feats for anything in this vendor waste of time

2 hours ago   ·  1

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Michael FairfaxI'll tell you all you need to know you'll spend real money for the keys to get what you want but will end up using a ton of ingame money to get it .

25 minutes ago

Jeremy GuyTrash stay away from dcuo they rip people off

17 minutes ago

ThatKid NasThis material stupid af b I swear on everything

11 minutes ago

Georges KarpouzosMay I ask what are the requirements for this game??

1 hour ago

Ryan ClarkeMoney grab BS

2 hours ago   ·  1

Loren YellowBird Jr.How do you get it?

2 hours ago

Gregory SmithMoney wall

2 hours ago

Jerome PalenzuelaIn futur maj ? Futur capsul ?

2 hours ago

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Andrea VergeNot quite dead but dying. Sad really. Microtransactions and the gold sellers make it unfun and ridiculous!

23 hours ago   ·  3

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Frank MannThe buy to win feats and the broken content are bs that being said I thought the game was dead 3 years ago but came back and it is going pretty good. They definitely need to use money from all the bs micro transaction to make content less broken and lose the fkn feats u get from the capsules or give 1 key per day not 1 every 3.

41 minutes ago

Andrew ReadyI think it's funny that DC prioritises Materials and auras more than the content itself I have all mats n auras no need for anymore pay attention to your community

7 hours ago

John SmithThe game is far from dead. But it is at a critical point. Regardless I'm here till you shut the server down I put in too much time and have too much love for this game. This next episode is critical. I sincerely hope you get it right

9 hours ago

Bryan RealPeople still going hard? I might redownload app see if I can trade my OG Nimbus for something else on PSN.

23 hours ago

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George StahlThis used to be an amazing game, my favorite game. Sad what daybreak did to DCUO.

22 hours ago   ·  4

Jeremy GuyGame is beyond slow it's dead dead dead money grab devs killed it

23 hours ago   ·  1

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John SmithAnd I really like the stats revamp just fix the controller role

9 hours ago

Steven ShawIm reading the the war of jokes and riddles now and i like what u guys did with this dlc

18 hours ago

Everton MouaPlease, remove the Stats Revamp

23 hours ago   ·  2

Louie MartinezPVP PHASE IS DEAD! NO ONE IS THERE.

23 hours ago

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Luke O'connellThe sorcery power is awsome I hated how I glitched out at the metro station twice but I can Simon a guardian together we run metropolis

2 days ago

Jarad PrahlerHow about feat for spooky spider pieces Luke the starro pieces. OR HOWABOUT IF YOU CARRY OVER STYLES TO CHARACTERS WITH PURCHASE WITH REPLAYS THAT CHARACTER GET THE STYLE TOO, also can something be done with nonsense spammers in chat? Goth rap does not need to be spammed every 15 seconds with #fktrump, or smd, or a kys

2 days ago   ·  1

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Fernandoo FalconThe villain side is dead. Time capsules have destroyed the game.

2 days ago   ·  2

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Clint LoweGot Isis. She just gives you basic items to sell. $150 was the highest thing I got from her.

2 days ago   ·  1

Jerhyn Ryan BundyLet me guess an apple and a bag of chips nobody likes hahaha

1 day ago   ·  1

Robert HudsonA new treat bag or same as earlier in month?

2 days ago

Chad CollinsCan you only get spooky bites from that one daily???

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Alci De La HozYOU WILL NEVER TAKE MY MONEY AGAIN

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Shane YoderTreat or Treat bag

2 days ago

Alan CarterMe to later!

2 days ago

Marcus Bordewichon it

2 days ago

Joshua Seth LambethNo its not Sonny Redz

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