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For all those who are bashing the game based on your opinion of it at launch, I would at least try it because they've changed a lot in the year or more since launch. Not fair to write it off because of initial impressions IMO.
Downloading now, I'll post back after playing for an hour or so.

EDIT: Eh...It's alright.
Edited by paulerxx - 1/25/11 at 11:13pm
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Im sure DCUO is much better. I beta tested this game and the devs didn't listen. This game and hellgate london are the reasons nerds shouldn't be treated like rockstars (Bill Roper)
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When an MMO goes free to play it means its close to death. I think I'll pass.

F2P -> P2P is the only way to go. Build a fan base, and then ask for money for extra features.
    
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Im sure DCUO is much better. I beta tested this game and the devs didn't listen. This game and hellgate london are the reasons nerds shouldn't be treated like rockstars (Bill Roper)

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DCUO is fun, for about a week. Then the sheer quantity of bugs set in and you want to scrape your eyeballs out with a butterknife. It only has 30 levels that you can do in about 2-3 days and the game is basically a grind heavy wash and repeat mission ladder. PVP instances are usually bugged with voice chat not functioning or uneven teams. Even when voice is functioning people don't communicate anyway. At this point it has boiled down to a single player experience with massive multiplayer scenery.
The games powers are cool but already people are deteriorating into the build of the month mentality and you see the same build over and over in pvp matches so it gets boring quickly. With the rock-paper-scissors type gameplay it becomes very repetitive very quickly using block, combo break, interrupt etc. over and over in quickly established patterns. Act-React-Act-React-Act
To make it worse the defining winning strategy in PVP is not skill but the accumulation of endgear through grinding easy instances endlessly. The shiniest hat wins.
I bought this game specifically for something to play on my PS3 so I wasn't expecting a blow your mind experience but this game is definitely not worth the price or the sub.
It is obvious the game is little more than a single player (barely) with enough multiplayer elements added to (barely) justify a MMO label and a monthly fee.
As an added cherry on top the servers have crashed about every other day since release.
If they fix the voice chat and iron out the amazing number of bugs then the game has potential in the open world PVP segment, that is pretty fun. The rest of the game is mediocre at best. Extra negative points for no customization or crafting.

I give the game a 4/10.
For comparison I give COH a 6/10
I haven't tried Champions yet
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When an MMO goes free to play it means its close to death. I think I'll pass.

F2P -> P2P is the only way to go. Build a fan base, and then ask for money for extra features.
When D&D Online went F2P, the player base increased enormously. That's why Turbine also made LOTRO free. In that case P2P -> F2P actually helped them out.
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When an MMO goes free to play it means its close to death. I think I'll pass.

F2P -> P2P is the only way to go. Build a fan base, and then ask for money for extra features.
not really, lotro and D n' D are way more profitable now that they're F2P
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Just a word of advice to everyone. When you see these two things in a game title...

1. MMO

2. Cryptic

RUN FOR THE HILLS!! Cryptic makes TERRIBLE MMOs. Not only do they suck, but their release now and try to fix it later always ruins them completely.
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dude champions online so boring... tried last night got to lvl 3

same as every other MMO, kill do quest nothing innovative except everyone looks funny
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Now they just need to make STO free to play and I'd go back to it.
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dude champions online so boring... tried last night got to lvl 3

same as every other MMO, kill do quest nothing innovative except everyone looks funny
Yeah that game is god awful. I mean the city is filled with super heroes yet on every city block there are like 50 people purse snatching and mugging. They could have done alot better.
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