Ah, my first downloaded game. My cousin had told me how much he loved this game and how he spent hours upon hours playing because it was the greatest game in the world so I said sure, why not. Once again though it was just another game that was going to end up on this list. So why did it end up on this list? Keep reading to find out.
In DC Universe Online, you create your own superhero or supervillain. How exciting is that? Being an MMORPG, it also means that you play with hundreds of people at a time, but this is cool as you help each other do a bunch of things in the fake town of Gotham and Metropolis. You can either fight crime or create it as you basically choose your own path and then proceed to do the same tasks over and over again until the end of time.
Although I enjoyed this game at first, I had two characters, a superhero and a supervillain that I switched back and forth between when the mood struck me, it quickly became boring. Why did it become boring? Because in the end, you end up doing the same thing over and over again which gets old and boring really fast. Even though there’s a bunch of content for each character that you play whether it be the superhero or supervillain, it’s still basically the same mission over and over and over again until you really just can’t take it anymore.
I probably spent at least 100 hours playing this game. But as you can see from the picture above I didn’t get any trophies. Seems kind of impossible right? Wrong. DC Universe Online is a free to play game, but has that tiny little monthly fee if you want to get any of the perks. The perks being having the ability to get the trophies that you actually earned in game. Being unemployed at the time, I was unemployed for a really long time so you’ll be hearing this a lot, there was no way I was able to afford a monthly subscription for a game. And let’s face it, if I was going to pay a monthly subscription for a game it would be World of Warcraft and not DC Universe Online.
Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.
There is no way in hell that I’m playing this game again. First of all, like I said it was the same boring quest over and over again that got old real quick. Second of all, there is no way that I’m paying to play this game, even though I am happily employed now so yay for me. I could easily spend my money on something else. Unfortunately, this means that this is one of those games that will forever sit on my trophy card with a big fat 0% completion rating. It sucks, but it happens.
Now it’s your turn. Love this game? Hate this game? Did you pay to play or did you play for free like me and eventually quit when it got too boring? If you did pay for the game, why did you do it? Was it for the trophies or something else? Let me know in the comments section below and next week we finally get into my “let’s play everything that PS+ has to offer because it’s free” period of my gaming life. Where no matter how good or bad a game was I played it because it was free. Next time I’ll let you know why I never finished Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone.