So I was dicking around with DC Universe Online recently and it is, surprisingly, actually pretty fun. The combat isn't perfect, but it does succeed in making an MMO that is an aciton oriented experience with a pretty fluid combo system that is actually fun to use. I tried it on both PS3 and PC and what I was perhaps most surprised by was that the controls felt as good on a mouse and keyboard despite quite obviously being built with a controller in mind.
It's actually a pretty cool game that does a lot of things right that I've yet to see other MMOs do. The mission structure so far, up to about level 10, has been pretty varied and it's done a good job of making me feel entrenched in the fiction. It certianly helps that I already have some familiarity with the source material and i'm working for the fucking Joker, but yeah it's a pretty good time.
I enjoy it, also it's actually more active on PS3 than on PC which is SUPER WEIRD.
Anyway, that isn't the point of this topic, the point of this topic is
WHY DOES CITY OF HEROES STILL HAVE THE BEST CHARACTER CREATOR IN AN MMO DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT IS NEARLY A DECADE OLD.
You know it's pretty fucking embarrsing, MMO developers, that this fucking old ass game that barely makes money anymore is still outclassing you in this deprartment by a large margin. Look I get it, okay. MMOs are really fucking big, you gotta make a lot of fucking shit, I understand that. But when you're making a game that's primary focus is supporting a virtual world full of thousands if not millions of people player identity is a really big fucking deal, and City of Heroes has made me spoiled and jaded.
I mean let's get one thing straight, City of Heroes isn't that great. It has it's moments, but for the most part it's an average WoW -like with some really good ideas kind of tacked on around it.
Also I said WoW-like instead of WoW Clone because it actually came out before WoW. I KNOW WEIRD RIGHT? I totally didn't know that until today.
Which, really, that kind of makes it even more inaccusable.
I mean seriously, if you haven't fucking played City of Heroes go play it. Actually don't even play it, just fucking download it and use the character creator. Obviously they've had time to add bits and bobs but still, STILL, it's pretty god damn impressiv.e.
There isn't really a point here i'm just pissed off that DC Universe is actually fun to play but I can't tolerate how fucking limited the character creation is.
Okay that was all I had to say you can go now.