Excerpt: Date: 2/12/2006 City of Villains is no more a sequel to City of Heroes than Lex Luthor is a sequel to Superman. It is City of Heroes’ nemesis, its dark companion, the yang to City of Heroes’ yin. City of Villains is a stand alone game and you need never have played City of Heroes to enjoy it.
Excerpt: After City of Heroes received the high praise it did from gamers everywhere, Ncsoft has gone another step further and created City of Villains. If you are tired of the self-righteous, “good”, and yet bothersome citizens of Paragon City, get ready!
Summary: Parents need to know that combat is an integral part of this massively multiplayer online game (MMOG), and players will attack and kill computer and human-controlled opponents with their superpowers.
Excerpt: You awaken in your cell to the sounds of wailing sirens. Then you realize that the jail has been overrun by your fellow prisoners and you are fleeing for your life from the guards, being helped away by other prisoners and soldiers of a guy named Arachnos.
Excerpt: City of Villains is an incredibly fun and addictive MMORPG, improving the gameplay of City of Heroes with a healthy dose of evil. Taking an already Award-winning game and improving the gameplay even more, The Wargamer is pleased to present NC Soft and Cryptic Studios an Award for Excellence for a...
Summary: You've tired of the pitiful battle cries of those self-righteous, meddling heroes of Paragon City. You'd like nothing better than to strap on your darkest cowl, tattoo your face with arcane symbols, and begin wreaking havoc on any mewling citizen that dares step in your path.
Pros: It's about time someone let us play the bad guy, Missions can be fun to solo, but the game shines when you're a member of a team, Customizing your headquarters keeps your supergroup motivated, Character creation tool is just as fun to tinker with as before, PvP can be fun
Cons: Missions are very straightforward, No real sense of malice to anything you do, PvP can be too straightforward, When things bunch up, the system bogs down
Conclusion: It's hard not to notice how much work and detail has been put into the music and sound effects of Dungeon Siege II. Everything sounds so lively that you really get drawn into the game. Almost all the individuals you will meet have voiceover work for your first encounter.
Conclusion: City of Villains is looking to be a great improvement on the formula already created with City of Heroes. The developers are really doing a lot to make this new sequel a leap forward from its predecessor.