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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.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. Jan 25, 2011
    90
    DC Universe Online is ground-breaking; it's innovative and downright addictive.
  2. Feb 4, 2011
    80
    DC Universe Online sales were good and well deserved. The work on the PvP side of the game is interesting, and gives it a hardcore flavor that is both nice and unexpected for a first PS3 MMO. More comfortable on the PC, DCUO has the content it needs for the casual gamer, the group of friends, or the large guild with the PGM attitude. Now, SOE only has to correct some shortcomings and give us more clues about future content! Sure it's only just come out, but, go go, back to work!
  3. Mar 14, 2011
    75
    It's difficult to describe everything that exists in an MMO without writing an essay but I hope what I've written here has helped you make up your mind whether or not to play DCUO. One thing that will be the deciding factor is the game does have a subscription based fee of around £10 a month which you must pay in order to play any aspect of the game, so just be warned before purchasing.
  4. Jan 28, 2011
    70
    Comic fans will get the most out of DC Universe Online, and it is a fun, if shallow MMO. However, once the level cap is reached, there is little reason to continue, making it a game you probably won't be spending a lot of time with.
  5. Feb 9, 2011
    70
    DC Universe Online is a good game, one that can appeal to both MMO and comic fans. On Consoles there's nothing better, and if you plan on playing it on a Ps3 it's well worth the monthly fee. Not so much on PC's though, where there's a lot of strong competitors, and Sony's title is a bit too repetitive and bugged to come out on top. Still, it's the best superhero themed MMO on the market and it has a lot of potential. If you love comics give it a try, you won't be disappointed.
  6. Feb 18, 2011
    60
    So will I be renewing my subscription this month? Probably not. But my month in Metropolis and Gotham was an extremely enjoyable one.
  7. Feb 8, 2011
    30
    Thanks to its disastrous mess of a user interface, DCUO is unplayable for anyone lacking superheroic patience. SOE, SCE and DC Comics have colluded in an attempt to foist a dreadful and amateurish product onto comic book and MMO enthusiasts.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 8 out of 48
  1. Jan 24, 2011
    10
    This is a fantastic action/adventure MMOAG that should not be missed by anyone who's a fan of DC comics and open world game play, online orThis is a fantastic action/adventure MMOAG that should not be missed by anyone who's a fan of DC comics and open world game play, online or otherwise. Vibrant aesthetics, familiar charachter voices, authentic DC inspired stories/charachters and locales. Easy and fun gameplay. Tons of customization and rewards that continue to unlock the more you play. Distinct hero and villain campaigns that demand multiple playthroughs. An active community with someone always willing to help you beat a level in PVE or take you on in PVP. Lots of endgame content already with more to come. Nevermind the hater reviews that played it for 5 minutes and rated it down because they couldn't even get past the first mission LOL, or that complained the servers were down a couple hours because the game is so popular the developer needed to add additional servers. This has been a very smooth MMO launch which by nature are usually rough (ie Warcraft). Getting online on the console is easy and hassle free after the initial install, and once online the controls and combat are so easy, intuitive and effective that even kids could enjoy it. The first must-play of 2011. Expand
  2. Apr 14, 2013
    10
    Great game i have been playing for two years just now gettin tired of it .but i always return back because it always have dlc world is hugeGreat game i have been playing for two years just now gettin tired of it .but i always return back because it always have dlc world is huge also lots of pvp modes its just all around great game. missions do get reptitive sometimes its best to do legendary and pay monthly Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2011
    9
    The first MMO I've played and actually enjoyed playing. I played a bit of WoW, which was nothing more than a Chore. I played CoH/V which wasThe first MMO I've played and actually enjoyed playing. I played a bit of WoW, which was nothing more than a Chore. I played CoH/V which was pretty good and had great customization, but the gameplay and looting was lacking. I then played Champions online which was just OK. I swore off MMOs for good at that point since none of them satisfied me. Then I heard the praise it was getting from a video game site which usually hates every game so I decided to give it a try. After waiting 4 hours for it to install, I finally jumped in. To my dismay, I was unimpressed, but I kept going. After an hour the game's fun meter jumped. I suggest you play it if you are even somewhat interested. The customization isn't as deep and rich as Champions or the City of X games, but the way the powers combine is amazing. Also, you can walk on water if you have acrobatics. Expand
  4. Feb 1, 2011
    8
    Oops! I meant to review the PC version. :( I can't find a way to delete reviews! I'm going to keep adding characters to make this 150Oops! I meant to review the PC version. :( I can't find a way to delete reviews! I'm going to keep adding characters to make this 150 characters long. Wish I could delete this! Expand
  5. Jul 17, 2011
    7
    As an Action MMO, it plays pretty decent. The graphics arent that bad, good customization, gameplay gets a little repetitive though. A goodAs an Action MMO, it plays pretty decent. The graphics arent that bad, good customization, gameplay gets a little repetitive though. A good D.C. Universe product none the less. Expand
  6. Jan 26, 2011
    6
    DC Universe Online

    I'm not much of a loyal MMO player, I might pick up a prepaid WoW card and play it for 2 months when the console release
    DC Universe Online

    I'm not much of a loyal MMO player, I might pick up a prepaid WoW card and play it for 2 months when the console release schedule is a bit slim, but I'm not the kind of player who will play an MMO all day and let the rest of the world fade away. I did play a lot of Phantasy Star Online back in the Dreamcast era but the first version of that game was free to play. DC Universe is similar in the fact that its on a home console and it plays well with just a controller, but after your initial 30 days are up, you have to pay $15 a month after that. Console players are not used to subscription fees, even though Phantasy Star Universe and Final Fantasy XI did charge them, the server population is low, it they are still up , in the case of PSU. So the question is, "Is the game worth the $15 fee?" I hope to give you enough information to decide that for yourself.

    The game starts you off with an excellent character creation menu, where you can have the same powers of some of DC greatest heroes or villains, or you can pick them from a custom menu. after that, you get to pick a mentor: Superman, Batman, or Wonder Woman for heroes or Lex Luthor, The Joke, or Circe for Villains I picked plant powers, flight for my movement, and dual swords as my weapon type. I call him "The Mulcher." After creating a character, you get sent to Brainiac's ship where you battle through easy enemies with the game explaining how to fight and use your powers. At the end you are assisted by either Superman or Lex depending if you picked hero or villain. the early missions and starting point are determined by your mentor. Then you start getting quests and it follows the route of a typical MMO, but combat is in real time. You perform combos on your controller to use special attacks once you unlock them from your skill tree as you level up, but the game just seems to end up being a button masher, also speaking of levels, the level cap is 30. You also also have to be level 30 to go on raids, which makes no sense to me. the only reason I play missions is to grind, not to be able to play more missions. After hitting 30, I decided to make another character, this time a villain with Fire powers and super speed, named "Hot Sam." the game is a little different when you are a villain, but you often end up in the same locales playing similar missions. The game also seems a big buggy for a game that I had to download several software updates for. How big of patches, well a 135MB title update, then a 16GB install off the Blu-Ray, then a 2GB download from within the game. It took hours just to play it. I still get some major bugs. I've gotten stuck in debris, quests were not being registered as complete even though I completed them and watched the cutscene afterward and worst of all, crash bugs. If Sony Online Entertainment can get these bugs fixed, raise the level cap, and expand the game for no additional cost, then it will be worth the $15 dollars a month. Score: 6 out of 10

    Notes: The version reviewed is for the PlayStation 3. Wally bought the game with his own hard earned money.
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  7. Mar 17, 2011
    0
    I found the game fun for about 2 weeks and then grew tired of it. Definitely not worth a monthly fee to play. Then I found out that the disksI found the game fun for about 2 weeks and then grew tired of it. Definitely not worth a monthly fee to play. Then I found out that the disks are locked to a single console so I can't even trade it in. Boo! The load screens are many, often, and overly long. Once you get your speed bonus (lvl9 I think) you can travel faster than the game can draw and you end up looking at chunky blocks of scenery that would be buildings if only you would stop for a moment to let the poor thing catch up. Combat and missions are repetitive, once you've completed your first 2 or 3 missions you've pretty much seen everything the game has to offer. Huge disappointment for me all around. Expand

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