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. As you might have imaged the game allows players to create their fantasy style superhero or villain and take it online to complete quests and battle it out with your buddies and other players like...
"DC Universe Online" (DCUO) Review PlayStation 3 (PS3)
4 March 2013
Conclusion: While Superman has his weakness (allergy?) to Kryptonite, and Lex Luther sports an Earth threatening ego it is exactly those tragic shortcomings that allow us not only to relate, but to see them in incredible stories. "DC Universe Online" (DCUO) gives us a chance to play with those stories, to fight along side Wonder Woman, to fight as Batman, to rescue Harley Quinn from the wicked clutches of Robin (really) and to create new stories based on super-beings of our making.
Pros: DC Universe Online looks and plays as good as any MMO at launch to date, "DCUO" combines the very best of superhero action with MMO gameplay, Some of the best level design I've ever seen in an online game, very little "grinding", "DCUO" sports deeper story and interesting characters earlier on than most games, Pretty and flexible, "DCUO" is the ultimate superhero sandbox, DC Universe Online looks and plays as good as any MMO at launch to date, "DCUO" combines the very...
Cons: Clearly PC designers were in charge of the wonky menu system, bigger text and less menus please, Communication needs work, voice and text options are confusing and difficult to use well, I know it's an MMO, but same console multiplayer (sidekick?) would have been grand, No cross platform play means you sadly won't be playing against PC "DCUO" superheroes and villains, No $199 lifetime subscription offer for PS3 "DCUO" players, Clearly PC designers were in charge of th...
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. Lex Luthor comes from the future to warn us that Brainiac will conquer the earth. Lex sends little machines that contain the powers of various super heroes.
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. If you’re into the world of DC and willing to dive deep into the social side of things, DCUO could be one of the best purchases you make all year.
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. It's far too early to know exactly what the future holds for DC Universe Online , but so far things look good.
Play as hero or villain in comic book beat 'em up.
Common Sense Media
12 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game that closely parallels the world of DC Comics. Players can be heroes or villains in this game, and characters like the Joker and Superman are both available as in-game "mentors" for kids' avatars. As in the comic world, the same type of hyper-sexualized characters can be found online.
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 (or destroying) infamous places such as Metropolis and Gotham, I was hooked. I knew I wouldn't see Arkham City until October.
Excerpt: Admit it – you’ve daydreamed of donning black latex-covered Kevlar, crashing through a bank skylight and single-handedly stopping a horde of would-be bank robbers with a handful of well-timed elbow strikes and sweep kicks. We’ve all daydreamed of being a superhero at some time or another, so it’s nice when a game like Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online comes down the pipe and gives us an outlet for our thug-pummeling, spandex-wearing fantasies.
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. The problem is that in the game’s present state, not all of these elements hang together quite as they should.