After hearing that DC Universe can be played for free I decided to check on it and download the 14.1GIG game installer. With my limited internet speed of 1MBPS it took me 24+ hours to finish the entire download.
DC Universe Online is an online game where you can create your own hero or villain characters and fight with or against your favorite DC characters across the DC Universe. The story evolves on Brainiac taking the Universe VS the DC heroes. This is a joint video game project from Sony Online Entertainment, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC comics. Originally a pay-to-play MMO on both PlayStation 3 and PC but Sony Entertainment tried to open it as a P2P business model last November 1, 2011.
The excitement will just go up upon seeing the cinematic Intro of DC Universe Online. Its really great. Create your first character is also interesting. Some features includes : Choosing between Hero or Villain then Gender then Personality like Powerful, Serious, Primal, Flirty. You also need to pick mentor from Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. Then ofcourse your initial power like Fire, Gadgets, Ice and Mental. Then type of Movement (Flight, Acrobatic, Super-Speed). You may pick your weapon too from Bow, Brawling, Dual Pistol, Dual Wield. Not just that there are also options for Costume, Built, Inspired by some known super heroes or villain like Superman, Batman, Cat woman and Lex luthor. Body, colors, gears, Face, Head, Emblem, Chest can also be modified.
I ran this DC Universe Online using an old AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-core 2.6GHz with 4 GIG RAM and a 1GIG video Card ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series on Windows 7 64-bit. So far I cannot complain and no slowing of any of my game play experience.
You begin your journey in DCUO in Brainiac’s ship and you need to get out of there. This is for the Hero part and I’m not sure if playing villain would change the intro. Movement can be easily recognizable especially if you are already playing other MMORPG titles. Some superb voice actors are nicely recorded.
The graphics can be rated as 9 out of 10. Its vibrant, its impressive and it adding to the overall gaming experience to the players who are playing this game. It has also some fast action-based combat animation, skills, super heroes and villain powers that can be appreciated by the players as well.
My highest character is only Level 11 and since this is just my first glance review I cannot go on details as I haven’t explored the DC Universe that much yet but I can say right now the game is interesting and would make a lasting appeal to the players. I got hundreds of screen captured images and will be posting some of it here.
You can get your copy at http://www.dcuniverseonline.com/