Player versus Player (PvP): Yes
Player base: High
Grab your spandex, prepare your costume and launch into explosive battles in Champions Online. Champions Online is currently the dominant force in the superhero MMORPG Game genre, dwarfing competition from the likes of DC Universe Online and Super Hero Squad Online. Champions Online offers players a level of depth with character customization that they won’t experience in any other online title, combined with explosive combat scenarios, in-depth PvE options and large-scale PvP events, making Champions Online the first stop for any spandex wearing wannabe hero.
Champions Online Review
The strongest weapon in Champions Online’s arsenal is the custom character creation and progression features. Unlike other MMORPG Games that force players into a particular class or role, Champions Online offers far more diverse choices in the form of Archetypes. Each Archetype follows a traditional MMORPG class type such as Avenger, Brawler, Guardian, Protector and Sentinel, each with their owns specific roles and responsibilities in battles. However, each class can choose which abilities to improve, what gear to equip and what travel power to select. The real customization comes into play when characters choose Free-Form. The Free-Form option allows players to develop their own unique superhero, taking abilities and skills from every other available Archetype, in effect, creating an unstoppable force that can perform every task a typical MMORPG class can do, such as crowd-control, tanking, damage or healing. The huge amount of available abilities makes creating a Free-Form character a complex and thorough process, something that will offer great appeal to fans of min-maxing.
Although Champions Online offers players exciting, scenario-based PvP combat, the main attraction is the vast amount of PvE features. Champions Online is based on the highly popular Champions franchise, a pen and paper RPG with origins that stretch as far back as the 1980s. Champions Online is filled with over three decades worth of iconic characters, locations and stories, providing an in-depth experience based on one of the most popular superhero IPs available. Players are not restricted to realistic zones and locations, instead they can explore the far reaches of our space, alternate dimensions, mystical underwater cities and even…Canada.
No superhero game is complete without supervillains and Champions Online provides a huge variety of enemies to encounter. Players can expect to go toe-to-toe with monsters as big as the skyscrapers found in Millennium City, or chase away the water dwelling Lemurians from protected lands. There are vast amounts of enemies within Champions Online, all of which have their own personal agenda against heroes. Doctor Destroyer is the games main protagonist and he’s constantly plotting new dastardly ways to be rid of the plague of heroes that infest Millennium City, while other factions such as VIPER and the Lemurians are doing everything they can to rise up the food chain.
If you’ve yet to play Champions Online, you’re seriously missing out. I’ve played my fair share of MMORPG Games over the years and to this day, some of the best memories I have are with Champions Online. Overall, the game offers quality and depth unlike any other superhero themed MMORPG, even if you’re not big on spandex, the custom class progression mixed with the huge amounts of content makes Champions Online well worth a shot.
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