Now I had the privilege of testing this game out and I am already a comic
book fan (especially for DC comics), so I was looking forward to this game.
From what I experienced it has a lot of potential, and was relatively fun, but
was lacking in one or two more than likely correctable areas. The graphics
were impressive, and the character art even more so, they even had a Batman
and Superman armored suit (why superman even needs a suit is beyond the
question for moment). However, I had some trouble mastering the controls
for different superpowers which could have been made a little simpler, but
the superpowers themselves were not so bad. I did however have a bit of
trouble figuring out what certain superpowers did to help you at times, which
took some trial and error.
The world could have been made a little more destructible, but was fairly
alright, it stuck to a past formula it seemed. The guidance as to what to do was
pretty straight forward; go to glowing spots which indicated bad guys. You
could team up with friends to kick ass but it would have been nice to see some
team techniques/specials here. I liked how the story had this issue style so
instead of it being just a game it had the comic book feel. They will more than
likely feature all your favorites from the DC universe and probably with
alternate costumes (a must have as a superhero). However the controls
seemed a bit over sensitive, specifically during flight which had me struggling
to stay on course and land (though that may have been the camera angles).
I love the DC universe, and the game does have potential, but it would shine a
lot brighter when these things are addressed. Besides DC, not unlike Batman
tend to have more than a few tricks up their sleeves or in their utility belts. So
I will wait and see. My advice is to aim to make this game a bit closer to the
earlier Justice League Heroes game (specifically in controls, sensitivity, and
camera angles), because I found that game to play very nicely. If they’re
anything alike by the time DC Universe Online is fully launched around
projected date of November 2010, it game-play should be pretty smooth for
everyone (a big thing for an MMORPG). If that is addressed, and the comic
book feel and superhero game play stabilized, it’ll be a superb game.