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  1. M. Ireland says:
    73 of 90 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A Beta Tester’s Perspective, January 11, 2011
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    M. Ireland
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: DC Universe Online (Video Game)

    I have to admit, I had a lot of fun. Playing in a group is fun, but so is playing solo. That, in and of itself, makes this game rather unique. It does become progressively harder to solo, but I would have gotten bored if it hadn’t. The controls were fun as well, in that attacks were combos like triangle+square+triangle which lent an arcade feel, but there was lots of collecting and a progressive mission/storyline that was undeniably RPG.

    If you want to play solo, buy the game and play away. If you want to group, get yourself a headset (the trick I learned is to have your bluetooth on before you log into the game). I also purchased a wireless keypad, but the game can sometimes be so quick, it shouldn’t be your first choice for battles. It is almost required to have some kind of keyboard though, if you want to interact outside of the group/solo play.

    Do I think this is the greatest game ever? No. But is it a great game? I feel it is.

    I am a huge DC fan. I also really enjoy action RPGs as well as MMOs, but, very importantly, I also like to occasionally solo and not feel dependent on grouping. Finally, I like trying games that bring something new. While some may argue that each component of what DCUO brings isn’t new, I would say back that its unique in the way its delivered.

    Specifically, when I played the Beta I took one character to 20. I also sat with my son while he played to level 7. His mother used my account to play 2 characters: one good, one evil.

    Just my two cents. Hope this helps a few.

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  2. Jeff Greenwald says:
    25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun But Full Of Bugs, January 23, 2011
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    = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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    This review is from: DC Universe Online (Video Game)

    I played in the beta which was fun except or the game crashing your PS3 for seemingly no reason. I bought the game on launch day and while I have had a lot of fun the game has a lot of problems. So if you are a MMO and Comic Book fan this game will be enjoyable but be advised:

    a) voice chat rarely works
    b) in game chat has an awful interface making it a pain to communicate
    c) quest sharing is not present
    d) game will crash your system once in a while
    e) a lot of daily maintance by SOE do servers are down each morning
    f) large 3gb download after u install 10+ gb from the disk (take me an hour others reported 2-5 hours)
    g) game menus laggy, hard to use and sometime lock up

    the good news is #e… SOE is trying to fix as much as they can as soon as they can. So in reality until March 2011 you are playing a paid beta.

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  3. One Man Gang says:
    43 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Actual Game is Excellent, January 12, 2011
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    = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: DC Universe Online (Video Game)

    After hearing so many people cry about launch day issues and having to “pay to play” the game I decided to write my first game review. I wont pretend that the process leading up to actually playing the game is not tedious and boring. I too rushed home in the middle of the day to install my copy during my lunch break from work. I knew that it would probably take a while to install (more a limitation of the PS3 than a problem with the game), so I decided to have some lunch and mess around on my Xbox 360. I after lunch I was pleasantly surprised to see that the installation of the game was nearly complete. Yay me! I would be able to at least create a character before returning to work! It was at this point that the patch began to download and would take at least 4o minutes to complete. I guess there were issues that needed to be addressed after the blurays had been pressed and i’d rather install a patch than have them push back the release date to repress blurays.

    Saddened I left to return to work, I’d have to wait to crack heads in Gotham until after work.

    When I returned from work I was greeted by the create a toon screen. Character creation is easy enough. The first choice is where to create your toon. I was torn between the PVP vs PVE worlds. I created toons for both PVP and PVE worlds. The PVP world seemed to be more populated however it was glitchy and I had problems seeing who was attacking me. Also I had chosen a villian and there were far more heroes. Figuring that I’d wait til they iron the kins out I then moved on to the PVE server.

    Back to character creation. There are several options to choose from and some seem to have some effect on gameplay. After choosing your gender and morality you choose mentor. The mentor u choose determines the soucre of your power. Then you choose your powers. While there a limited number of powers, the ability to mix and match them with your weapon or combat focus gives a decent amount of creative choices. Next comes the fun part choosing your initial costume. The numbers of colors you get to use in your costume is limited to 3 however you can mix those 3 colors between the various pieces of your outfit and this isn’t as limiting as it would seem. However, as you play the game u will find upgrades to your costume that will increase your character’s power. These upgrades will change your charcters outfit, what I did not figure out until later is that you can lock your costume so that even though your power increases your costume looks the same. I found the tutorial to be pleasant and informative although it might have been shorter. I think that around my 15th character I will be tired of escaping that ship. Also it would have been helpful if I didn’t have to figure out things (like how to zoom the camera in and out or how to lock my costume on my own).
    The powers are all pretty cool and the combinations available make for some interesting combat.The movement powers are by far the best I’ve seen in any video game. Flying feels like flying, superspeed is very cool and the acrobat is a blast.All of them are upgradeable so i will have to experiment with them to see what else they can do.

    Depending on whom you choose as a mentor, your starting zone after the tutorial and premise setup varies. The begining missions are simple enough, go to X place and do X I like the fact that X is not always as simple as “defeat ‘y’ numbers of ???”. I haven’t grouped with anyone yet due to not having my bluetooth ready but i will be trying that tonight. I have a lot left to see in the game but so far I am really enjoying it.

    I normally don’t review games but i saw that this was was getting a raw deal from people that have played even less than me.

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