I was surprised that there wasn't a thread already, unless the search function is borked and can't find it regardless of me typing the exact name, so I'll start a thread. I don't do it often.|
I'm really looking forward to this. I know some just regard it as CoX v2, but I can't play that on my 360, and I don't think my PC will be up to the full game at the same level of detail.
As far as I know, you'll be able to use the pad on PC too, which is handy. I'm assuming the game will be geared towards 360 pad play too, to best fit it's 2 system nature, but I'm hoping that doesn't mean cutting out any depth (Deus Ex Invisible War, I'm looking at you).
It'd probably have been better, or more popular at least, with Marvel characters, but I suppose using the Champions universe gives them a bit more room to be creative.
I might even pre-order, which I usually don't do for MMOs.
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Hit reactions? I'm not sure what you mean, I've seen other stuff that shows fairly clear impacts with weapons. Though that was with ranged combat, granted. I think KotORs' melee combat got it right for the MMO style, even if it feels a tad scripted.
From what I've seen though, it looks more like an open version of Marvel Ultimate Alliance than a proper MMO, most likely to stop them alienating 360 owners. Though I'm curiosu to see how the subscription hits them.
iokthemonkey 4,663 posts
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Interesting - Massively.com have a preview/interview video and there's some in-game footage with some animations that will be VERY familiar to anybody who's played CoH...
I can't watch videos at work! Stupid browser won't update. You'd think they didn't want me slacking off all day.
I don't need to see videos anyway, I've seen plenty. Seems to be shaping up quite nicely, though I've purposely avoided CoX to make it seem less familiar. I do like the fact it's playable with a pad (I'm not sure if it'll be released under the Games for Windows banner, but might be).
Better CoX == TEH WIN!
Champions is almost guaranteed to be awesome.
I'm curious, will anyone else be taking advatage of the MMOs cross-overs with the revitalised pen and paper version? I do like the idea that I can role-play in the same universe as an MMO.
I've never been into an MMO pre-release before, but the idea of flying into battle, laying down covering fire as a huge mad beast is about to administer a fatal blow to an allied Hero sounds awesome. Especially if there are a lot of fellow Heroes battling the same foe.
I've been checking a few things out, turns out the NDA for the Beta is fairly lenient. There is a feature that lets you show off your character, but I clicked an Opt Out button by mistake, and for the life of me have no idea how to reverse it.
Regardless, just imagine Iron Man but blue. I tried to avoid just copying an existing hero, but really couldn't help it. And put your hand down at the back Mr Comic Book Guy, I'm aware of War Machine.
Apart from that description of my character (which would've been the same had I not been in the beta), I'll just say I'll definitely be pre-ordering as soon as I possibly can.
Trafford 7,784 posts
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I just registerd on the forums and applied for the beta.
COH all over again.I'm very excited.
Most sessions are at 1-5am GMT at the moment, so you really have to be dedicated to play - I'm not sure if any of my enjoyment was down to sleep deprivation!
just got an email, I got a spot in the beta
starts on monday
the first one is only for a day!
/takes day off
They're all still US-centric, staying up until 1am to play still. Worth it though
Nah, on Monday the european testing starts
7pm - 11pm GMT
Nice. In ever got a mail or anything detailing that.
I'm still passed my usual level 12 boredom threshold though, like I get with most MMOs. Nothing to do with the game, I just get a bit bored after that many quests. Even WoW I quit after level 12, to come back later.
Res 1,814 posts
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Massively have a bunch of previews up for this game now.
First Five Levels
I really want to play this now. City of Heroes was great it just turned into a bit of a grind after my friend stopped playing, hopefully Champions will do more to keep the game entertaining without making it really easy to level up.
I signed up for the beta as soon as the page launched and have still not had an invite. Bastards.
I think this will be unbeatable in the Hero MMO department. That DC game looks like a joke compared to Champions and CoX is starting to show its age. I spend way to much time in CoX... love it to death, but this looks even better.
Kujata 2,302 posts
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I am seriously considered a whole new badass PC just to play this on. I loved City of Heroes for 3 years straight and can't wait to get back to the heroing in this. I'm also glad to see that they really understand what made CoH so good in the first place... character customization. There seems to be tonnes of outfit/powerset options in Champions.
September 1st can't come sson enough!
I had to stop playing the beta to be honest, because I was sinking so much time into a character that'd be lost I couldn't face it losing him any more powerful!
The delay is a real surprise to me, everything early on is polished to perfection.
Can anyone in the CBT say, or rather hint at, if the quests/missions follow a similar theme from the previous game (ie. corridors. Kill bad men. Kill boss. End) or have you encountered any novel twists? I really wanted to enjoy COH, but both my friend and I decided it was a bit too grindy during the EG free trial key giveaway-a-thon.
Like the sound of the travel powers coming in early though.
I have never got more than 2 hours into the beta, awful engine. City of Heroes runs better and looks better at the same time. They seriously need to get it optimised.
Do love the combat though
Can't say I had any problems with the engine. Mostly really good in fact, with great draw distances and a consistent framerate.
really? must be me then. I dont usually have problems running stuff, especially MMOs
My new machine can run pretty much anything on low, which admittedly it had trouble with in early builds of CO. But it's really come a long way, it's almost like they've optimised it just for me Which might be why it's not optimised for anyone else. Hopefully, like most MMOs, it'll be an ongoing thing even after release and you'll have better fortune.
Agreed, I got a 360 pad for it, it improves it a lot. Gamepad certainly recommended, though the keyboard controls work fine.
Orange 5,170 posts
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That's a real shame, the preview I saw on RPS (or an RPS writer on EG, can't remember) was a big negative and seems justified going by this.
Oh well, another one off the list.
The new add on EG says "Beta preview available NOW!". So where is it??????
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