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can some ppl tell me if this is a good game or bad and the pros and cons of the game thx for the help
You're asking people who play it regularly, so obviously we're going to say it's a good game.
[*]Incredible costume and appearnce customization starting at level 1[*]Very good player-search feature for pick-up groups.[*]Crafting system that adds dimension but doesn't require you to run around clicking objects and waiting for a status bar[*]Travel powers at level 14 let you move 5x the speed of before or more. Including flying.[*]Scaling missions for solo or team play whenever you want[*]Large difference between character choices, with numerous significant selection[*]Three free issue releases a year, which may include new zones, new enemies, new powersets, or new add-on features like crafting or base-building.[*]Great community, quick to help new players. And devs that communicate frequently with players on the message boards.
Things I like that may not appeal to everyone:
[*]One vs many combat (constantly beating up multiple enemies at a time instead of expecting constant 1v1).[*]Heavy use of instances. (Missions are specific to you, no waiting in line for an enemy to spawn).[*]PvP is completely optional and separate from PvEFast-paced and potentially dangerous (sometimes you can one-shot an enemy. Sometimes an enemy can one-shot you.)[*]Hero theme
Cons:[*]Not particularly well balanced, especially for PvP.[*]It's expected that people will make multiple characters. Therefore the post-50 "endgame" is lacking. (Though it has been improved much over the past year.)[*]Load screen between zones.[*]Instances draw from the same pool of maps and enemy types. It's a fairly large pool and growing all the time, but there definitely will be times when you have to clear the Freakshow gang out of a warehouse, then clear the Freakshow gang out of an office, then clear the Freakshow out of a warehouse again. For example.
That's all I can think of at the moment. Hopefully it will give you
edited like 50 times because these boards don't handle UBB code right.
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I've edited this since posting it elsewhere....(http://mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/post/1552023#1552023)
Warning 1: this is a long post
Warning 2: I am biased in favor of CoX but I will try to be as fair as possible.
I think City of Heroes and City of Villains, collectively known as CoX, is the best mmo on the market (although it comes with all the trappings of the mmo genre as well.)
character customization: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_Ds0MlN2l2Y
Giant monster battle: http://youtube.com/watch?v=xFpNMZde-mE
So, what's the down side to all of this goodness? Well....
But that's it, like anything else, you take the bad with the good --For me, I think the good far, far outweighs any of the bad and people looking for a new game ought to give it a try if the genre appeals to them. CoX runs with a population somewhere around 150,000 yet (even with fanbois padding vanguard and lotro) both CoH and CoV remain in the top 5 games ranking list here at mmorpg.com. It doesn't aspire to WoW numbers; it's a niche game that won't appeal to everyone but it's made many people very happy, even for brief spells. Aside from the dedicated masses like myself, even the people who leave say that for the 1-6 months they layed, it was great. Considering the game has a free trial and can be purchased on the cheap (including your first month free), you would be hard pressed to say you did not get value for your time and money.
I think Amarsir summed it nicely. Sorry didn't read the next post - too long :P
I'd add a little bit though.
Character customisation is awesome. The fact that you can choose a primary and secondary set of powers can make for very interesting gameplay, because powers can be used together in interesting ways. A power in one set that might have a particular use on its own can sometimes be used in totally different ways when a power from another set is used in combination with it.
What this also means is teaming can be more interesting - because the same powers you use solo'ing can be used in different ways depending on the powers your team-mates have.
In my opinion, this set-up (+ costume customisation) has always been the game's saving grace. Because the instanced mission repetition really is... well repetitive. What kept me playing for so long was the interesting combat gameplay.
I still play it from time to time. Here's my take (sorry, didnt read the novelette).
Hope that helps
People who have to create conspiracy and hate threads to further a cause lacks in intellectual comprehension of diversity.
Originally posted by Enigma Cons: Ive never played it 3 straight months. I always end up cancelling and then coming back about 6 months later. This is tied to the first point of the missions being horrible
But I'm now in the same cycle you are. I renew for a month. Play for a few weeks to see what's new, create some new characters (cos that's fun), level one to 20'ish, then it starts getting repetitious and I cancel again.
None of the improvements they've made to the game over the years really changes the fact that the game ends at 50.
I can tell you all the good things I enjoy in the game, and they may be the things you hate the most. I'd say, take them up on the free 14 day trial and see for yourself. The learning curve is simple enough as you can load right up into the tutorial and run it in less than an hour. I have 4 years of playing this game and I have watched it mature since beta. It is getting ready to expand once again and I am very excited about it. Give it a try, there is no cost to you and if you don't like it, no money lost.
also try the free trail it wil give you some insight to the game
All of the above is pretty much true. If you are a comic book fan you can't beat it. The character creation is really cool. The power combinations are great. Also, Coh and Cov are actually two seperate games that you get for the one price. CoV is not quite as big but the classes are different enough that it's a fresh alternative. They are also adding two epic villian classes. If you are crazy about gear this is not the game for you. The only gear really are your enhancements to your powers. But there is enough room for diversification there. The invention system is ok. But I think the best part is the player community. I play on Pinnacle and it's never hard to find a group for help. Or if you just need to ask something someone will always respond. I find the community in games like WoW and EQ2 to be somewhat elitist. Everyone in CoH seems to be more laid back.
The cons are also true. Missions are heavily instanced which some people don't like. But I think it's cool to have your own mission going with the team you have. No mob camping, etc. You can also crank up the difficulty if you have a large group resulting in mad xp. It is broken up into zones but the game is still quite large. Also a lot of these things help keep a game running smoothly. Yes in a perfect world it would all be persistent but that's just not realistic. End game content is a little lacking so if you're the type that likes to blow through to level 50 in a week you may get bored. But there is plenty of room to replay with an alt. Some more endgame and balanced pvp content and this game will be sticking around for a while.
One addition to the comments above is that you can respec your powers at levels 24,34,and 44. So if you make a mistake or don't like your power choices you can redo them from level 1.
thx all seem like a good game ill try it out see if its good thx again
really is a better game.....i like
Originally posted by green13 I think Amarsir summed it nicely. Sorry didn't read the next post - too long :P.
LOL! no worries, it was a cut and paste job from a post I wrote a while back -- occasionally I do that rather than just link back ( ' :
The only thing i didnt like about the game was when you signed on it was hit or miss in finding a group of ppl to team with. Other than that outstanding!!!!
Played : WOW, LOTRO, COH/COV, EQ2, SWG, and WAR. Playing EVE Online and AOC.Wtg for SW:TOR and WOD
The game isn't as "deep" in some aspects as other games. They did introduce crafting of a sort but you don't NEED all the leet-enhancements to be competative. It is still not gear based game by far, picking your powers and slotting them correctly has greater impact than the quality of the enhancements.
Graphics wise, game still looks good even after 4 years. A while back they added ragdoll physics, which really perked up the eye candy. I enjoy kicking a bad guy seeing him fly back and flipping over a crate.
Great community too, unless you make a complete nuisance of yourself. Don't know something just ask! Unlike That Other Game, vast majority of the time you will get helpful advice instead of snarky remarks.
Of all the MMO's that have come out since 2004, CoX is the only one that has never left my hard drive.
I just came back to CoX for the first time in a year. They improved the game a lot. My only drawback is that a lot of the times you dont know everything your character can do, or everywhere he can go. Ive played for about 3 months through the course of 2 years and I am still finding out new stuff almost daily. No other game compares to the character customization in CoX.