Not really Champions, and kind of Disappointing...
7 December 2012
Summary: Having played the Hero System Champions game since it first came out in the early 80s, I was somewhat disappointed with the online version. First off, other than a superhero game called Champions, there is almost no other similarity. In the paper and pencil RPG, you use character points to completely customize every aspect of your character's abilities, powers, skills and talents. These points are paid for by taking disadvantages, and earning character points.
Summary: Champions Online is now three years old and the developers have worked tirelessly to improve game play, include new content and resolve the bugs which were abundant on the initial release. Perfect World bought this game and Star Trek Online from Atari for over $50 million dollars and the new content is coming in at least twice a week.
Great product, good service & at an amazing price!
1 June 2012
Summary: I bought this game because I love comic books & this game is just like that. I can create my own super hero easily and just the way I want. The only down side to this game, is that if you want to make a super villain to challenge your hero you'll half to get to rank 25 just to be able to make him.
Summary: I feel I should qualify this review. I am a lifetime subscriber to CO. Had you asked me to review the game prior to the On Alert update, I couldn't've recommended it enough. But the On Alert update has come and gone since then, and there's no sugarcoating it: it is terrible. Where before you had a game in the vein of City of Heroes ( no surprise there, Cryptic developed CoH as well before moving on to the Champions IP ) which was full of flavour, interesting stories and...
Summary: If you are familiar with the RP version of Champions then you're likely to be seriously disappointed with the character generation in this video game version as none of it has be preserved, sadly.
Summary: PvE vs PvP First and foremost, I do like to take part in both PvE and PvP elements in any given game. I find that this game is a decent cross between World of Warcraft (vanilla or Burning crusade wow, not wrath or cata) and CoH/CoV. The Bad: There are issues where I am getting killed in two hits on a single map, and it only gets worse the higher you level. Healers are far too overpowered and will not die nor will their team die in pvp.
Summary: While I tried to like this game, I couldn't. I played Champions back in the day and was in Beta for a long time and as the game cleaned itself up during beta I just was disappointed. I had been playing City of Heroes since Beta so I was looking for a different take. But though there were a few nice aspects that COH didn't have (certain costume customization options, object destruction) it just couldn't compare to City of Heroes (and I mean in its original state, not the...
Summary: There is always room for more improvement in this game but as it is I give it at least 10 out of 10. The graphics don't kill your eyes, the missions are fun, getting a group together is fun and the power customization is good. That being said it needs things like player hideouts, earlier introduction of a nemesis, more customization options(You have enough when people complain about there being too much).