I really got stuck into this last night. Itís been a very long time since I have just sat in front of one game till the wee hours of the morning, but I just couldnít stop playing it. I think this game could take off in a big way (no pun intended). Itís extremely accessible unlike other MMORPGs that Iíve played, and itís also considerably less slow and boring. Ironically this could be its ultimate flaw, in that the peaks are possibly too regular, but it really is all action.
For comic book and superhero fans this is an absolute dream. Honestly, I remember hypothetically discussing a game like this with mates ages ago. We were all ďImagine if you can design your own character, team up with others, fight crime, custom powers, super teams etcĒ Itís all there, and again instantly accessible and enjoyable.
The character customisation is superb. Best Iíve seen by a long way. Almost worth it for this alone, especially once you get into the main game, its both fascinating and hilarious to see what characters people have come up with. Watching them fight is entertaining too. Powers seem to be pretty abundant and so far I have not really seen two similar characters. There is a lot of showboating that goes on which is cool, power displays etc. There is very strong sense of humour in the whole thing, which I found lacking in other games like this.
Clearly this is my kind of game, but if youíve been looking for an online experience and are intimidated by the whole RPG level 400 super-arsehole thing, then this may well appeal to you too. If you love comics and superheroes, this is your game.
The only thing is, its US only at the moment, and may stay that way, so thereí no point in waiting for the UK release, get in there now! Okay, that was a bit of hard sell, but it would be really cool if some more of you came in and we could have a Eurogamer super team. I know Clive Dunn is in there somewhere and I think weíre both on the Infinity server, so if anyone does fancy it, Iíve posted a link above to a place where you can download it.