The DC Universe Online, designed by Sony Online Entertainment, is one step above as an action packed MMORPG. Set on modern day Earth, you can create your legendary character as a superhero or supervillain. Not only are they customizable, but the environment is highly interactive as well.
With superpowers you can lift virtually anything in the game that can be moused over. Also, you can also interact with objects that are created by other players. You can use anything to your advantage if you use strategy. Hurl, smash or disintegrate, all of it can be utilized in one way or another.
Centered in Metropolis you can interact with players and NPCs alike. The scope and breadth of the city is amazing from the University of Metropolis, the boardwalk by the sea, to little Bohemia and others. Through your journey, you can join forces with Superman or his arch enemy Lex Luthor.
To say that the gameplay of DC Universe Online is unique, is an understatement. You can perform amazing feats of acrobatics to get from place to place. Movement ingame is only limited to your imagination. Not only can you run, jump and fly, but you can scale buildings by means of using combinations of feats.
With the progression of the game you have cases that are offered to you. Oracle, an ingame information system, will guide you by giving you information about the obstacles you are facing at that moment. As your reputation proceeds you as being a hero or villain, later you will receive information from either Superman or Lex on the object of your mission.
Player vs player will also come into play in DC Universe Online. Since this is an MMORPG and live, you can interact with other online players to create your own team to go on raids, dungeon style instances or just to level up.
Controls are very familiar. Your case log works like a quest log giving you information and details on your mission. You have an inventory for receiving your loots, a map displaying your location, and a quest tracker. Your level and your opponent’s level is visual, so you’ll know exactly who you’re going up against. Classic health bars denote you, your party members and your opponent’s life. Also, there are casting bars for specific abilities when in use.
In DC Universe you can save the world, or destroy it.
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