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  • Summary: DC Universe Online is an MMO based on DC comic book universe and lets you fight along side or against DC superheroes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Feb 1, 2011
    100
    This isn't the sort of MMO that asks you to park for hours on end several nights in a row. It's more of a co-operative or competitive multiplayer action game, perfect for short intense visits. And because your character doesn't sport rows of tiny icons for a thousand different skills, DC Universe is also perfect for less frequent visits.
  2. Jan 17, 2011
    88
    If you're a fan of action, MMOs, or comic books, and if you're looking to commit a lot of time to a single game, DC Universe Online will not disappoint you.
  3. Jan 27, 2011
    85
    They have achieved to turn into a hit a title which might have passed unnoticed. Being a superhero or villain has never been so fun, and we can share it with thousand of players.
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    70
    Great atmosphere and an addictive character creator, but the quests are a bit too repetitive.
  5. 70
    If you are a fan of comics, then this is your dream come true. To fight against the Joker with Catwoman? Wow! But unfortunately, the game is not as fun as the comics, nor as colorful as the superhero's costumes. [Issue#201]
  6. Mar 3, 2011
    60
    DCUO never really takes off. It suffers from numerous bugs and glitches, and the structure of the quests looks more suitable for a single-player RPG rather than an MMO.
  7. Feb 4, 2011
    40
    SOE tried, and failed, to straddle the line between action game and MMO. Think Crackdown -- but with all of the concessions, limitations, and annoyances of a mediocre massively multiplayer game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 97
  2. Negative: 29 out of 97
  1. Oct 29, 2012
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Good game. Has the basic mmo 101 for mmo gamers or those who are new to mmos. Free to play. Skill point grinding mmo. Your achievements are called feats. 100 feats equal 1 skill point. Earn more to purchase innates to help build your character. Many stories. Thousands of outfits to wear. Lots of customization. Many ways to gear up. Over 4 tiers of gear in less than 2 yrs to earn for both pvp & pve. Personal housing coming up soon. Many ways to pvp with many options. You can pvp with 2, 4, 5 or 8 ppl or simply join the pvp phase. The characters are fun. 3 movement speeds to pick from. Initially was advertised for the casual gamer & it does meet at least those expectations of what casual mmo gaming should be. Lot's of solo game & grp play available. 11 raids in less than two yrs. Last yr it won mmo of the yr. As far as free to play is concerned, even those gamers with that subscription receive up to 3 tiers of gear entierly free before DLCs are needed to continue. DLCs are optional. Lots of raids to pick from for raid lovers. Simple crafting system. You can purchase DLCs as you go for ppl who don't have money for a subscription and the DLCs are reasonable in price. Not an mmo for everyone if you don't know about super heros or don't like them as it is their theme for this mmo. DLCs are downloadable content, you can think of them as expansion packs granting more access. Their seasonal events are fun & refreshing. After many mmos played, I believe they have some of the best events for gamers. Graphics are nice. Simple game play but action packed. Unique combat system requiring the gamer to have quick responses & have to make decisions while in combat quickly to adapt to a situation. This mmo includes roles such as, healer, tank, dps or a controller. Nice to see an mmo like this. Attractive to experienced mmoers. Easy to pick up, easy to place down. Great for busier gamers with busier lifestyles. Incentives to clear as much content as possible with weekly bonus or content reward boxes for each content. Good community in game. They don't tolerate bullying or a hostile gaming community. Profanity filter available. Safer for ppl of all ages. The controls for your powers are super basic. Using the numbers on your keyboard up on top. Easy to get used too. Weapon combos are done from your mouse. Very simple. I don't play with a controller so for me this is very easy to use. It is controller friendly from what I hear. The game play is entertaining. Some of the npc sayings and actions are hilarious. For the type of game it is, I have to score it a 10. Things are fixed rather quickly. PTC, public test center is available to gamers. I have never had any issues submitting tickets or getting them answered & the staff has always been respectful & helpful. Players are rewarded a lot for different things. Nice stories. Not a grindy leveling mmo. No hours of farming just to be able to afford basic things. Log in, do what you have to do & log out. Extreemly fun and simple. Lacks a good tutorial which I hear is coming soon. Lacks more mentor interaction. Lacks being able to absorb a gamer right away unless if the person playing is some what experienced with mmos or has some knowledge of super heros then I can see where it could be difficult to get into. Additions can be obtained to be able to hold more consumables or use more slots. That's called a utility belt. Camera isn't really an issue. If you are knocked back you can easily re-possition your view. You simply move your angle. A lot less grinding than other mmos. Newbie friendly. As with any mmo if you are new its important to do your research or ask questions. Be picky about the league you get into because if you are new to the game you will need ppl around to show you the ropes. This game is unique in so many ways. The older it is, the better it gets. Lot's of potential. Don't let disastified customers drive you away from such a neat mmo. Rule breakers or needy people won't like this game or your typical mmo moochers. The phasing technology could use work as your phase being very full, can affect your instances & grp play. No option to switch phases to a less full phase as of yet. Option to switch from a low pop phase is available. Option to phase with others is available. Clean UI. No 50 billion items or icons / slots full all over your screen. No clutter. No add on's needed. Play DCUO, your way & enjoy it. The lag lately is a bit scary but they are constantly working on that among various other things. Currently a bit less than 700 feats in game & if you don't own them all, there is no lack of content for you. Lot's to do but still casual. Enjoy your experience. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2011
    10
    Enfin ! Du contenue scénarisé ! terminé la classique quête - PNJ - Texte: "va me farmer 10 peaux de cochon dinde et je te ferais une belle paire de botte". A la place on à le droit à un système de dialogue entièrement doublé en français, rien que ça c'est le pied. Système de combat ultra dynamique, ambiance et respect de l'univers DC, gestion d'équipement et déblocage d'éléments de costume au fur et à mesure de la monter en level, ce jeu à tout ce qui a manqué à Champions Online pour réussir. Seul bémol: l'interface qui n'est vraiment pas au point. Expand
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    10
    This game is fantastic. You shouldn't compare it to WoW, it's not a typically MMO it's an action game wrapped in an MMO wrapping. The graphics are beautiful, the voice work is top notch, the battles are crazy fun, the powers, combos, loot, levels, it's all a great bundle of fun. Can't recommend the game highly enough! Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2013
    8
    Best MMO I have played to date, and I have played quite a few, Guild Wars 1 & 2, World of Warcraft (Subbed) few others the were F2P but nothing has kept me in for 280hours. Actually there isn't a single game I have played that long, don't really know what it is but the combat is great, the powers are great and so are the instances. Even though the raids and alerts are always the same they are always fun to do, especially in a fun group. One downside is though that people always look for high CR players, literally if you're 1 below 99 or 100 they won't accept you into the group, the raids and alerts you can do but you wont be allowed to because of your lower Combat Rating.
    However if you manage to get into a good league you should be all set as they will have members that will be doing the raids with you and will want to help you out.

    The main story missions are quite nice the first time around and keep things interesting till level 30 (cap) but playing through them a second time can be a bore.

    There are 3 play models (Free, Premium and Legendary) each come with their own benefits, but couldn't help feel that Free and Premium are hugely lacking in many respects, sometimes it can become a PAY-TO-WIN considering you can't purchase items to make mods.

    I'm premium and I am thoroughly enjoying the game, I can say I bought this first on PS3 had my free month then bought another, it died straight away for me in the 2nd month, but certainly worth playing now.

    Especially at F2P, although I would recommend buying some DLC and getting Premium
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  5. Nov 30, 2011
    6
    I'm disappointed. To start with, the options for character customization were good, but not great. I think I've been spoiled by Bioware in that respect. Further and this is a major gripe, naming my hero was a hour long process. Anything inventive was taken. I get it, I can't choose Superman or Catman or Sonic the Hedgehog; but every character is a color and noun combination. It's obnoxious. The world is big, but to be honest, I wasn't impressed. The action/RPG aspect is interesting, but the story missions are little more than go here and defeat this. I think for my superhero fix, I'm better off sticking with Arkham City. And for MMORPG fix... there are tons of better options. Expand
  6. Jan 14, 2011
    4
    First off this game is more MMO action game than RPG. There is no character bio or story, every toon has the same basic start, there is NO crafting that I have seen yet (something that is usually big in MMORPG's) gear is basicly just handed to you or bought from vendors. There is an auction house (although I went through the grorilla grod mish 5 times on 3 different toons and he dropped the same item every time) so I dont see how a viable player economy can exist. Overall the game just lacks depth (its called DC Universe but there is basicly 2 cities and some instances, big universe) While the combat at first is kinda fun, it quickly gets repetative and boring, and if you dont have a game controller on your PC forget it, while it IS playable with a mouse and keyboard its control system is quite awkward to say the least. I could go on forever with what the game has done wrong (like the journal updating and emptying your quest tracker or the fact that when I talk to an npc I have to go into my journal and see what they said to actually accept the quest), but find very little to comment on what the game did right. Overall....fun action game for a few hours, or as a quick time killer if you dont have much play time, but an MMO that I will subscribe to monthly it is not. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2014
    0
    Don't buy. EVER.
    In fact, any games that have anything to do with Sony (SOE) or Prosieben (European scam-branch for SOE), AVOID IT LIKE THE
    PLAGUE.

    They steal your money, than when you beta tested their crap product, make it free to play and delete all your progress.

    Ripoff.
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