DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online
- Platform: Xbox One
- Genre: Misc
- Release date: 4/28/2016
- Developer: Daybreak Game Company, LLC
- Age Rating: ESRB Teen
DC Universe Online Game Review
DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) game developed and published by Daybreak Game Company. The game is set in the DC Universe of the renowned DC Comics. This is an action combat game wherein you will complete quests and missions to garner achievements.
The developers have done a commendable job with respect to visual aspects of the game. The characters and the surroundings have been designed with perfection. The balanced use of colors ensures vivid visuals.
The hits and blows during the combat will surely mesmerize the gamers. However, in the gaming mode, you may witness some hazy situations wherein the visuals do not appear sharp and detailed. Sometimes, the game lags and it might disappoint some of the users.
Gameplay — 4/5
The gameplay of DC Universe Online starts with the customization of your character. You can customize body type, personality, movements, weapons, power, and so on. You are free to select any type of character from the list of heroes and villains. You can play in single mode or you can play in groups.
There are two modes in the game – player-vs-player (PvP) and player-vs-environment (PvE). You can choose to be a villain or the hero. Your ultimate objective is to complete quests, win battles, and attain levels, and accumulate achievements. All these activities while you traverse the mysterious cities of DC Universe.
You can start with the tutorials that teach you how to use your weapons and abilities. After that, you can begin with the quests and the combat battles. You will be assigned a role as an official member of either Justice League or The Society. As your progress in the game, you will face opponents, discover inventories, clear levels and achievements.
The controls of the game are pretty simple. A well-defined menu will assist you in customizing your character in the initial stages. You can select options from the scrolling and drop-down menus to assign the characteristics and features to the character.
During the gaming mode, you will be able to watch and hear quest lines so that you can proceed in the game without any problems. The main attraction is the implementation of superhero powers of DC Comics characters.
Replay Value —4.5/5
In the MMO format, DC Universe Online is a tough contender and it is successful in triumphing over other MMO games. The gameplay is intriguing as it is set in the DC Universe. During initial interaction in the game, you will be hooked to the game levels and quests.
But as you proceed further, everything will look repetitive. You will notice that the game levels have the same gameplay but different surroundings and setup. The MMO format is successful in engaging users. On the other hand, you will get bored of confronting same quests again and again.
DC Universe Online is worth a consideration if you are seeking MMO game for your Xbox. The game offers intriguing gameplay, multiple game levels, various achievements, superhero and villainous characters, and so on. The graphics of the game considerably elevate user engagement.
But every aspect of DC Universe Online is locked. To access all the features, you have to subscribe to membership or you have to make in-app purchases. The subscription fee is considerably higher than anticipated.
- Numerous customization options
- Quest mode is quite fascinating
- Intriguing storyline
- Group instances can be fun
- Expensive membership fee
- Repetitive game levels