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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Danny DirtzNow this is a benefit to members. Keep it up.

14 hours ago   ·  15

George BoboOutstanding

14 hours ago   ·  2

George M HornI have lost interests in dcuo you have ruined hard light my favorite power.

13 hours ago   ·  1

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Brandon ParkerThis is nice but sense I like to match my power color this aura is worthless to all 6 of my characters now if I had waters powers then I would say this aura is cool but right now it is worthless to me. Right now I care about fixing the hard light powers and putting them back to the way they were before the stats revamp.

13 hours ago

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Manu ElGame is dead since last update!!! Think twice, u neerds!

13 hours ago   ·  3

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Emma AbkWhy is poison Ivy not on legends pvp yet? The only character with nature and you guys don't want to bring her to legend pvp characters? 😳

7 hours ago   ·  1

Jeff FryerPremium or membership?

14 hours ago

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Bowen SketchPer Character?

13 hours ago

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Nick GonzalesDcuo was one of my fav games to play. Kinda lost interest after the update 😢

7 hours ago

Francisco Luis GallardoThese gifts a BS spare you charity DC half you subs have been cancelled since revamp good luck last one out turn off the lights

12 hours ago

Luis Quaresmathis is why this games sucks they give gifts but only to stinking legendary premium and the rest dosent exist to them

10 hours ago

Jeremy Fiol VidalErreur CE-34878-0 impossible de me connecter merci de régler ce problème svp

13 hours ago

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Michael Alexander ColonThe aura should be account bound

11 hours ago

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Kaylyn MarshallAjay Unitt

14 hours ago   ·  1

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Trinidad RichardThat Aura looks off the chain guys keep it up DC Universe Online

26 minutes ago

Stephón RoddeyAqualad lookin like AquaCletus n been through his fair share of war.

1 hour ago

Josh UaFantastic!!.. I am excited. Hey DC , thank you.

13 hours ago

Cheryl BoisoneaultOooh love, th DC

13 hours ago

Alex Kmg LhermitteBlack before revamp with all powers at same level

13 hours ago

Alex Lee DouglasKalda and Tula

12 hours ago

Kaezo DvlLes premiums c'est des putes pour dcuo

13 hours ago

Raul BarrosAre those redeemable by all chars?

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Oliver OleanaIts only for members. Not cool at all.

12 hours ago

Johnny Ciganø😭😂😂

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Adz FlorenceNice

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Inspired by Earth 22's version of the Green Lantern, the Green Knight gear set is found in the Arcane Time Capsule.

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Inspired by Earth 22s version of the Green Lantern, the Green Knight gear set is found in the Arcane Time Capsule. 

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Daniel BellI've gone through so many arcane capsules but haven't come across the chest equip, anyone else having this problem??

2 days ago   ·  1

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Michael ArnwineI've just been selling the capsules. This armor doesn't interest me. Plus, I don't see a point in paying for a membership then turning around and paying more money to unlock them

1 day ago   ·  12

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Bowen SketchI like when people gripe, "I hate these Capsules. Get rid of them". There is a pretty easy option. Don't like them? Don't bother with them. They are not a requirement. Some of us enjoy something extra in the game. I would like to be able to open more of them than 1 out of 3 days as member.

1 day ago

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Cesar AugustoMust be so easy to make green lantern styles, no need for fancy textures, just throw a green gloss over it and call it done xD

2 days ago   ·  16

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Christopher CJ StolteWith the 80th anniversary of the debut of Superman happening next year, I wonder if there are plans for any special Man of Steel styles forthcoming

1 day ago   ·  2

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Kyree AndersonHow about villain capsules? Or replace old drops from solo missions and bosses with the stuff from the first couple of capsules?

2 days ago   ·  6

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Trav FrehseMeh. Not for me. They should make some Kyle Rayner styles, like from his classic first look to Ion. And there NEEDS to be a unicorn head piece for sure! That would be AWESOME!

2 days ago   ·  4

Mark DoranFound in capsules if you pay a load of real life cash, or found easier on broker, as you part with a load of in game cash. One way or the other you pay for the feats. I only wished promethium (free to open) lock boxes dropped at the same rate as capsules, at roughly one every four minutes, I would then be able to complete some styles from those too. Some great items in these capsules, but each one is either padded out by rubbish, massive collections, and ultra rare drop chance. Head chest and back are so rare to drop, that you never really complete before the next capsule lands in your inventory. Frustration in a can.

1 day ago

Alex LazYou guys need to fix the Magical Mote drop rate....I have gotten ALL the emblems and the entire Green Knight suit...and 0...yes, zero Magical Motes....HOW the heck am I supposed to make the enhanced suit without it? The other motes from other capsules I have plenty of. Ugh.

1 day ago

Luis MarengoInspired by Kingdom Come's Green Lantern. (Fixed) ^ ^

2 days ago   ·  5

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Eric KnopfStill trying to get Pheonix Material from way back in Amazonian capsules.

1 day ago   ·  3

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Arthur ChampionWhy does the male suit not have glowing legs, chest or cape in this picture?

7 hours ago

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Hai KixmillerWHERE'S SOME VILLAIN INSPIRED TEASES, PROMO'S, OR GIVEAWAYS? Why do you guys pretty much ignore an entire Faction of your customers?

1 day ago   ·  7

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Jeremiah NelsonIsn't that the kingdom come green lantern?

2 days ago

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Josh J Foxwow energy armor remake. except this ones ugly. nice job

1 day ago   ·  3

Nod-Narb GriggsMy lantern won't be rocking this, come on yall gotta do better for the Lanterns😡

2 days ago   ·  2

Charles WilliamsI love being a Green Lantern Thank you DC Universe Online for this game I really appreciate it

22 hours ago

Allan LucenaMano devia fica disponível o no início pra criar o personagem o poder do lanterna verde

1 day ago

Michael J. MeyerYeah, and how many of those "Magical Motes" are needed. I barely see those EVER!!

1 day ago   ·  1

Brandon ParkerThis gear isn't all that cool and it doesn't feel like true lantern gear to me. I want real lantern gear.

2 days ago   ·  1

Michael FairfaxThe style is ok but wat too bulky it clips real bad.

2 days ago

Charles Fleminglooks great but you will have to find some other idiot to shell out cash for that RNG nonsence

16 hours ago

James LouisThese capsules​ killed this game for me.

1 day ago   ·  2

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Neil DorivalJermaine Burton

2 days ago

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John DicksonMoney grabbing developers

10 hours ago

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Juan RamirezCan anybody give me an aura Doesent matter which one I just need one

3 days ago

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Nadia MortonLets just hope water doesnt power drain just like everything else after stats revamp 🤙🏻

3 days ago

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Manuel SánchezNo more house ítems... Better Replay badget, or respect power, toys, skins, u other Styles zzzzzz house ítems suck

3 days ago

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D'Andre DyerI got "Target: Max mercury" collection from black flash analysis and it's not in broker. How much would it go for ?

3 days ago   ·  1

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Mark DoranHow about a trinket, that warps you back to pre revamp? That way we won't get one shotted by stuff 5 tiers below, regardless of sp. and we also wouldnt have legends looking like a scene from aristocats, because catwoman would still be op, just not totally bionic. We would have less time stuck in ques, because players would want to play legends again, and even less time stuck in stun, where we could actually do something. It would be a total must not leave home without item, where it takes you on a trip down memory lane, to a time when the guy with the ability won in lpvp. Ever since the time capsules came out, we have seen you taking your eye off the ball, and looking more to the money side, often putting the cart before the horse. You are a business, and generating profit is essential, but people will only pay if happy with the product. Build it, and they will come! 😉

3 days ago   ·  3

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Laura GjovaagI hope we get more of these with lots of different heroes (and villains). I like seeing the real life offerings from DC Collectables in the game. Tell DC that seeing them in the game makes me want to buy the real ones more, if that helps...

3 days ago   ·  1

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Mark DoranIs this the way catwoman is going to stay in legends? Only I can't see any point playing any other character, as she is by far the most op of the lot. As many have proven, by every cheap player jumping on the bandwagon, getting results they would otherwise not. They get well into double figures in kills, with their average of 1400 per hit. The pvp elements have become a joke, and the overall revamp is bizarre, with low tiers being tougher than higher ones. When might we expect some care being put back into this game, rather than chasing the almighty dollar! It's becoming sad to see all the elements of what once made this game great, slowly eroding away through I'll thought out updates, and complacency towards what needs fixing. You wouldn't pay rent for a house with a leaking roof, why expect us to pay for a game that's becoming not fit for purpose?

2 days ago

Buddy PoythressI'd play this if i could transfer my account from ps to xbox I miss this game

2 days ago   ·  2

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James Butler IVIf you give base items please make sure they are cooler then this. I don't want any known hero or villain in my base. Lol ain't gay. How many male bombshell posters used in bases?? Not many you say. Well why would we want male statues then lol

2 days ago   ·  1

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Otrebor M OccarosHow exactly does one get the gifts from this promotion? Must u be a paid member? Are they in our inbox?

1 day ago

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Darian WilliamsMake this in to a real statue

3 days ago

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Amber GosserDijon you get mine?

3 days ago

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Robby BishopHow about a giant fidget spinner

3 days ago   ·  2

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Dean VergeThis would be so much better if it weren't based on Jim Lee's art.

3 days ago

Chris PatersonTHIS IS THE UGIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN LMFAO

3 days ago   ·  1

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Regg J JBCan anyone tell me how to get this Baden item

3 days ago

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Regg J JBHow do you get it?

3 days ago

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Matt StoddardThe Aquaman in the Hat?

2 days ago

Stuart Edgar

3 days ago

Lea VoßAquaman sucks

3 days ago

Maxwell Cook(upgrade idea) flying pose options!

3 days ago   ·  1

Trav FrehseI need a Superman one to go next to it in my lair!

3 days ago

Everton MouaA legal

2 days ago

Ryan WeixeldorferBilly

2 days ago

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