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...
Play as hero or villain in comic book beat 'em up.
Common Sense Media
28 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.
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.
Excerpt: Super hero games are nothing new. Putting them into an MMO is not, either. Just look at the popular Company of Heroes and Company of Villains titles. However, using licensed super heroes in an MMO and putting it on consoles is a new idea. A ballsy one, even. DC Universe Online is venturing into uncharted territory and it largely succeeds.
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. What’s certain is that DC Universe Online does actually feel very at home on a console. As is the norm with MMORPG’s, the first thing you’re going to be doing is creating your character.
Excerpt: DC Universe Online is a bold venture. The massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) genre is a tough nut to crack. World of Warcraft sports more subscribers than the population of Greece and tends to push out most competitors. Sony Online Entertainment decided to back their newest MMO with intellectual property powerhouse DC Entertainment, home of DC Comics and a plethora of recognizable characters like Batman and Superman. The partnership has paid off.
Summary: SOE's DC Universe Online allows you to play for your favorite heroes and villains, earning their respect, their gear and even the ability to play as them in special PvP arenas. If you ever wanted to be Superman's protege, The Joker junior or Batman's back-up, this is the MMO for you.
Pros: Interact with your favorite DC superhero or villain, Play as your favorite hero or villain in PvP arenas, Content for many different playstyles
Cons: Long waits for PvP queues, Too many Superman clones, Level cap at 30 for launch