Excerpt: After being announced back in July 2008 DC Universe Online is finally upon us. Developed and published in house by Sony Online Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment retrospectively. DC Universe Online is a MMORPG that has been developed exclusively for the PS3 and PC.
Excerpt: It has been a long time since I enjoyed an online game. Most of them drain away funds just to grind monotonously. Getting to play a super hero in the DC Universe caught my eye. So I purchased DC Universe Online on the PS3 recently. The storyline is fascinating.
Conclusion: DC Universe Online is a bold, ambitious and challenging attempt to bring a subscription based MMO experience to the PlayStation 3. Each individual element – from the world, combat, character creation and player progression – has clearly had a lot of thought put into.
Excerpt: Ideally, this review would come out six months from now. Unlike other games, community and content are paramount to an MMO's success - two things that take time to develop. Just look at the number of MMOs that have come out, shined for a month, and then collapsed.
Conclusion: But is it worth the initial investment? Due to the impressive groundwork laid by the excellent character creation and combat, I’d say yes. That’s coming from someone not particularly into comics who mostly soloed the game.
Excerpt: It should have been every fanboy's dreameven more so if you were an MMORPG nut. I would know; I'm both. And when I heard rumors Sony was teaming with DC Comics to create a massive universe that would allow me to make my own superhero, fight alongside legends like Superman and Batman while protecting...
Excerpt: MMORPG’s usual place is not the console, although as half the players playing Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online are apparently PS3 players, perhaps in the future we’ll start seeing a lot more appear on consoles.
Conclusion: As much as I wanted to get into DCUO there was nothing about it that made want to continue to throw down the monthly fees after the initial 30 day trial. There is some obvious potential in this game but at the time of this review there is not enough here to warrant the price of entry.
Summary: Not all that great considering the hype, the power (platform, property and producer) and the development time. I had expected something with a bit more panache and style. Instead it’s a literal grindfest interlaced with DC-themed stuff.