Monday, November 28, 2011


I recently got moderately hooked (about 40 hours spent ) on DC Universe Online. This gave me the push to also evaluate few other games, specifically Champions Online and World of Warcraft. 

The UI is significantly worse in both CO and WoW - in fact, CO has a rather similar UI to WoW. However, WoW is TERRIBLY, HORRIBLY boring, unlike CO. 
The reason seems obvious. 
In CO, you start out by thwarting an alien invasion. 
In WoW, you kill a bunch of things, then another bunch of things, then another bunch of things, and so forth. 
Also, in CO as well as DCUO, you start with a movement power - flight, super-speed, parkour, whatnot. In WoW, about one third of the time is spent running s l o w l y back to the quest giver with nothing happening. 

Both CO and WoW use the, in my opinion, rather boring mechanic of target enemy, activate power, wait for recharge, activate power.... 


Still, I'll probably keep on putting a bit of time in them, at least until I reach level 20 in WoW. 


Ben Oliver said...

Esa finds MMOs?

*Cough* No... run! Run... It's too late for me! Save yourself! ;)

I did like the dramatic storylines of CO, and the opening sequence of DCUO was pretty nifty to me.

...but then, I like drama. And explosions. ^_^

Ben Oliver said...

Oh! Rusty Hearts is pretty good if you have the graphics card to use it proper.

Play Angela and swing at things with a sword and blow things up. I named my Angela "Terrifying", and it kinda seems oh-so-appropriate. ;)

Esa Karjalainen said...

I might check that one out.
WoW is so incredibly boring, I'm not sure if I can actually stand playing it to lv20...

Ben Oliver said...

WoW was good back in the day. Newer games have improved on the concept significantly. Aion is pretty, SWTOR I hear is nice... Getting pretty burnt out on the MMO concept in general, I am, though.

To progress at endgame you pretty much have to treat it as a job. :P