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DC: Universe Confirmed for PS4 Launch

DY_nasty

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This wasn't a bad game at all. It had performance issues on the PS3, but it was loads of fun. It had issues with meta-game stuff around the time of launch, as a sandbox mmo with superheroes and solid pvp, it was worth the time I put in.
 

Derrick01

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You sound like you maybe played for ten minutes then quit.

The leveling up quests are fine and dispensed with quickly (especially with friends). The real game opens up after you get your toon to level 30. Then the actual game really begins and it involves mechanics that are much more complicated than you're suggesting :)

I have a level 30 (max) flying character after it went F2P (I also bought it when it came out due to friend pressure, I didn't make it far then though).

I couldn't really tell you why I have a level 30 though. I think it was during a really dry stretch of the year when nothing was coming out and I was really bored.
 

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I'm still mad I had to delete my DCUO data on my PS3 to clear up space. I think my character was like lv26 (or somewhere near the top lvl's). The game was so fun but I was getting new games and I just couldn't hold all that space that DCUO needed.

I might replay it on PS4, might even get that shield DLC since it looks cool.
 

dubq

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Stay strong! The game is like an even jankier WoW from 2005 with all of those awful quests and the sluggish combat. You really just go to each quest area and mash your attack button and a few skills and you're done. It's awful.

LOL When was the last time you played?
 

Amir0x

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Blacklight hasn't been confirmed yet and War Thunder has only been confirmed for EU day 1.

Now War Thunder is a legit F2P game. It's really rad to play, and the paywall stuff isn't egregious... if you don't buy into it, you basically just have to take much, much longer to level up. But I like it so much, I would set aside like $40 to invest in things in it.

Ah ok that was my bad haha

Happens to us all :)

This wasn't a bad game at all. It had performance issues on the PS3, but it was loads of fun. It had issues with meta-game stuff around the time of launch, as a sandbox mmo with superheroes and solid pvp, it was worth the time I put in.

The framerate seemed extremely janky from the little I watched of my brother-in-laws character. Hopefully they can at least fix that shit.
 

Mercury Fred

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I have a level 30 (max) flying character after it went F2P (I also bought it when it came out due to friend pressure, I didn't make it far then though).

I couldn't really tell you why I have a level 30 though. I think it was during a really dry stretch of the year when nothing was coming out and I was really bored.

Welp, I can only assume you didn't really take a stab at any of the group content or you'd know that button mashing won't work.
 

Derrick01

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Welp, I can only assume you didn't really take a stab at any of the group content or you'd know that button mashing won't work.

It works for all of the group dungeons before that. It's a hectic mess of a battle system that seems to have no coordination or sense of flow. It's just 4 people running around mashing their skill bar and watching animations from 2002 take place.
 

Some Nobody

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Terrible game is tuuurrrribblle.

You gotta be seriously desperate for some DC themed stuff if your stooping to this crap.

I'm desperate enough to play Batman games despite not really liking Batman and I still can't stick with this game. Dropped it when Kingdoms of Amalur came out and never went back, even when my friends picked it up.

I'm tired of people advertising this game like it matters on the PS4.
 

Xater

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Now War Thunder is a legit F2P game. It's really rad to play, and the paywall stuff isn't egregious... if you don't buy into it, you basically just have to take much, much longer to level up. But I like it so much, I would set aside like $40 to invest in things in it.



Happens to us all :)



The framerate seemed extremely janky from the little I watched of my brother-in-laws character. Hopefully they can at least fix that shit.

It is fixed from what I have seen of it at Gamescom. BTW I think Warframe is also really fair when it comes to the business model. Since it's also just coop it isn't even about getting a competitive edge.
 

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Is the new UI coming with this revamping patch or did they push that back? I remember seeing videos of a different UI at events but I can't find anything about it on the test server patch notes.
 

DY_nasty

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Its a decent mmo. Played it for a bit. Ff11 is still better

Depends on what you want from a game... If you ever wanted a DC version of Ultimate Alliance with a players you could create, online, in damned nice sandboxes, with PvP options, better gameplay, and loads more easter eggs then you'd probably like DCUO more.

The PS3 version really just didn't handle cluttered areas well at all. Sometimes they didn't even need to be cluttered either :/
The framerate seemed extremely janky from the little I watched of my brother-in-laws character. Hopefully they can at least fix that shit.
Not going to downplay it all. It was bad.

Still, it gets a lot of 'odd' criticisms.

Most of the problems that it had came from its late game hurdle. It was just a pain in the ass to make the jump.
 

isual

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Depends on what you want from a game... If you ever wanted a DC version of Ultimate Alliance with a players you could create, online, in damned nice sandboxes, with PvP options, better gameplay, and loads more easter eggs then you'd probably like DCUO more.

The PS3 version really just didn't handle cluttered areas well at all. Sometimes they didn't even need to be cluttered either :/

Aye. Do your characters transfer though from ps3 to 4?
 

Mercury Fred

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It works for all of the group dungeons before that. It's a hectic mess of a battle system that seems to have no coordination or sense of flow. It's just 4 people running around mashing their skill bar and watching animations from 2002 take place.

I understand if you didn't enjoy the game but you're speaking as if all wine sucks and you know because you had a Dixie cup of boxed wine from Target. To wit: you haven't really explored well enough at all to be able to comment with the authority that you're attempting to pass off.
 

Killthee

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Is the new UI coming with this revamping patch or did they push that back? I remember seeing videos of a different UI at events but I can't find anything about it on the test server patch notes.
They've only demoed the PS4 version with the new UI so I'm assuming they're launching it with it instead of wasting time porting over the current interface.
 

DY_nasty

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I understand if you didn't enjoy the game but you're speaking as if all wine sucks and you know because you had a Dixie cup of boxed wine from Target. To wit: you haven't really explored well enough at all to be able to comment with the authority that you're attempting to pass off.

The combat was really good.

That's what stood out to me the most. People who actually knew their skillset and combos vs the mashers in PvP around the city or in matches... it was hilarious/embarrassing.
 

lantus

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I didn't really enjoy this game when it first came out, but that was quite some time ago. Hopefully it's better now.
 

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I'm desperate enough to play Batman games despite not really liking Batman and I still can't stick with this game. Dropped it when Kingdoms of Amalur came out and never went back, even when my friends picked it up.

I'm tired of people advertising this game like it matters on the PS4.

IT'S FREE!!!!!!! You don't even need PSN+ for this. Stop trying to shit on things just because you don't care about it.
 

bigboss370

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A turd is still a turd even if its on PS4.

 

Some Nobody

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IT'S FREE!!!!!!! You don't even need PSN+ for this. Stop trying to shit on things just because you don't care about it.

You singled me out, despite other people insulting it as well, because why.

Depends on what you want from a game... If you ever wanted a DC version of Ultimate Alliance with a players you could create, online, in damned nice sandboxes, with PvP options, better gameplay, and loads more easter eggs then you'd probably like DCUO more.

Man HELL NO. Ultimate Alliance was like crack. DCU was so generic.
 

Mercury Fred

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The combat was really good.

That's what stood out to me the most. People who actually knew their skillset and combos vs the mashers in PvP around the city or in matches... it was hilarious/embarrassing.

Exactly. The game is not without its flaws (though I'm hoping that being on PS4 will rectify many of them), but its combat is one of its strong suits and, imo, very impressive for an mmo.
 

USC-fan

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So hype for this game. Cannot wait to finish my plat.

One of the best FTP games out there on consoles. You can beat the whole game without paying anything 1-30 levels.
 

DY_nasty

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Man HELL NO. Ultimate Alliance was like crack. DCU was so generic.

Early game, sure.

Later on? No. Between combo utility, parties and the cross-over abilities, and the very wide variety of style of play that the weapons provided - its much, much more open ended.

That's just on the player side. Enemies from grunts to bosses are all generally more dynamic and the missions/objectives in PvE and PvP all offer a lot more than Ultimate Alliances arcade framework.

Edit: That's what I'm talking about. DCUO had plenty of issues. The gameplay wasn't really one of them. There's the broken economy, the bugs, the weird social disconnect that could happen if you went solo til the end, the drop rates, the merciless ganking in some areas (#fuckdaheroes), the boring drudges between dungeons, the empty as fuck metagame (that finally got fixed after I moved on), the sound issues, the UI running on playdough speeds...
 

zackmorris

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Upgraded for next gen, does that mean another 50 gig download?
I'll check it out, I liked what I played on PS3.
 

Kemal86

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Characters from PS3 transfer over? Interest piqued. I had a level 30 duder from back at launch, but pretty sure I totally screwed up his character progression. Full respecs available?

edit: My dude was double-blades and one of the main reason I quit was that the sound effect for these was so incredibly grating...and the sound mix itself seemed really jacked.
 

Lonestar

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played this way back when it first came out. Seemed decent then. Kind of need something to play on the console, so this can be a bit of that. Wish Planetside 2 was going to make launch, though.
 

Angelcurio

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Started playing it when it went free to play. Abandoned it a couple of months later since i got tired of the constantly huge updates and i wouldn't keep dedicating 20 gb of my HDD to just to one game.
 

Killthee

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Characters from PS3 transfer over? Interest piqued. I had a level 30 duder from back at launch, but pretty sure I totally screwed up his character progression. Full respecs available?

edit: My dude was double-blades and one of the main reason I quit was that the sound effect for these was so incredibly grating...and the sound mix itself seemed really jacked.
Skill point respecs are free while all the other respecs (Power, Default Weapon, Name, Character Size, etc...) all cost real money. If you just hated the weapon you selected you can respec your skill points for free and then just put them into another weapon.

We have some footage comapring them yet?
There's not a lot of footage of the PS4 version. The closest thing to a comparison is the Before/After PC trailer they released, but that video doesn't show the difference between the sub-30 - 30fps of the PS3 version and the 60fps of the PS4 version.
 

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If I can I might switch my PC account to ps4 when I get one. It depends on the economy in that version.
 

Some Nobody

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Early game, sure.

Later on? No. Between combo utility, parties and the cross-over abilities, and the very wide variety of style of play that the weapons provided - its much, much more open ended.

That's just on the player side. Enemies from grunts to bosses are all generally more dynamic and the missions/objectives in PvE and PvP all offer a lot more than Ultimate Alliances arcade framework.

Edit: That's what I'm talking about. DCUO had plenty of issues. The gameplay wasn't really one of them. There's the broken economy, the bugs, the weird social disconnect that could happen if you went solo til the end, the drop rates, the merciless ganking in some areas (#fuckdaheroes), the boring drudges between dungeons, the empty as fuck metagame (that finally got fixed after I moved on), the sound issues, the UI running on playdough speeds...


I'll admit that I just may not be built for MMO games. I could never get over how the world just never changed despite me finishing quest after quest. You smack down Gorilla Grodd and his group and then swing by the Metropolis beach and he's still fucking the place up. >_<
 

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I wonder if the perks you had from buying the retail copy cary over to the PS4 version... because they try to kill you with IAPs in the free version.

Game always felt generic, but its worlds better than Free Realms and I guess it gives one something to play in the absence of Watch Dogs and Drive Club (though it hardly makes up for the two).