MMORPG: DC Universe

Internet gaming is booming, specially the last few years. This is mostly because of MMORPG games. I’m sure most of you already heard of it. But since I try to be as clear as I can for beginners as well as experts I’ll give a short description.

MMORPG: Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game

Never heard of it? No? Really? Never heard of World of Warcraft? City of Heroes? Everquest?
See! You knew all along what it was :).

Now most of these games have a monthly fee, but every now and then we are in luck and a MMO goes free! Like for example DC universe. This game allows you to create your own superhero or supervillain. With this character you can team up with the most famous heroes/villains like Superman, Batman, Lex Luthor, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, … .

Maybe you have every played City of Heroes? This game feels a bit the same. With each level you gain strenght and more powers. You can also pick a travel power! Yes indeed, you can fly or run at super speed in this game. Very nice indeed.
However, it’s not quite the same as City of Heroes. It’s more a cross over between CIty of Heroes and World of Warcraft. Because you can create an initial costume, but along the way you find/can buy better costume parts which give you more more and better defense.

When you start of you can pick either a custom costume (man this was hard to type!) or you can pick a template costume. This is based on a famous hero/villain. Next step is to pick your powers and the type of powers. Depending on what you become you will be assigned to a mentor.
This mentor is, once again, a superhero/villain.

When the game starts you have to do a tutorial mission which briefly explains you how everything works, from fighting to the level up system. After this mission you end up in Metropolis or Gotham city. Here you can start missions which can be received from your mentor or random people in the city.
Do keep in mind that you are not alone in this world, there are other people playing this game. And ofcourse you can interact with them. The whole idea of these MMOs is to play in teams. So, convince a few friends and start playing DCU! It’s free anyway!

In case you are wondering, I’m playing DCU as well on the PS3. If you wanna team up with me, you can find my supervillain on the PvE world. The name of my toon is Brutez0r… (I’m not good with names).
Let me know if you like it! (Just to be clear, this game exists for PC as well ;-))


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