I’m pretty psyched to be reviewing DC Universe for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because it’s my first time contributing to this particular publication, and I’m delighted to get to write for them. I’m even more delighted with how they’re handling the review. Instead of asking me to play for a while and then drop a chunk of text and a rating, the review will be divided into weekly installments before getting to that tricky “final score” thing four weeks after the launch. Furthermore, I’ll be working alongside someone who’s playing on the PS3 while I’m on the PC, and I can already tell she has a very different perspective than I do. I’ll post a link to the coverage when it begins next week.
But mostly, I’m psyched to be reviewing DC Universe for the following three reasons:
1) Holy cats, what a fantastic opening cinematic! I only understood about half of what was going on (Why is Superman a zombie? Am I supposed to know who “Adam” is? Where did that amazing 50-foot tall woman go? And since when is Wonder Woman so bad-ass?), but what a great way to set the stage.
2) I don’t have much City of Heroes experience, so I’m looking forward to digging into an MMO that isn’t fantasy or sci-fi. Wait, aren’t comic books sci-fi? At any rate, I haven’t seen any elves yet, so that’s a good sign.
3) The name “Superchick” wasn’t taken on my server (Brave New World, which is a pretty cool name for a server)! I’m already suffering pangs of character envy seeing how everyone else’s character is way cooler than mine, but I suppose that’s what I get for going with the default Superman template (pictured).