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 Post subject: Champions Online
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 3:03 pm 
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After reading about this i am getting very tempted to be honest.

Also Cryptic know the super hero mmorpg very well and this kind of looks like COH version 2.

Is anyone else thinking of getting it when it comes out?

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I'm fairly put off, primarily for two reasons:

1) Cryptic... so Jack Emmert. Most of the awful decisions on CoX were made by Jack'y boy, and I'm not sure I'm willing to sign up to another MMO that's he's seriously involved with.

2) The cell shading graphics style which, whilst looking good for cartoon and comics, doesn't imo, lend itself well to a reasonable degree of immersion... and I want immersion from my MMO's.


and having just reviewed that wikipedia article, it reads like something written by somebody from Cryptics publicity dept... they make multiple references to how this improves on CoH.

Whilst I do like all the talk of power customisation, animation choices, cross class skills etc, most of them are clearly things requested by the CoX community, or suggested by Cryptic during CoX development that never came to pass.

The other thing I have in mind is, that I understand it, Cryptic are publishing this as well as developing, and planning to be the service provider too. whilst they may well have development experience (although remember that NCSoft poached the CoX development team wholesale when they bought the CoX IP) they have no experience of publishing or service provision.

This could be good.... but it could turn into a huge trainwreck.

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I'll get a trial to see what it's like but like Ebon has said it's got Jack at the top of it, so I'm not expecting something great. I'm much prefering the way CoH is going since Jack has left.

I feel its just going to be a graphically better version of CoH with a few 'new' things thrown into it.

However I could be completely wrong and love it.


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Not tempted one bit.

As far as I can see, all the people who made CoH great - every last one of them - has left the sinking Cryptic ship and moved to NCSOFT.
Would they have done this if the new game was really that good? I think not.

I foresee an early death and a shallow grave for this project. :D


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I wont be buying it.
I'm waiting for a bigger, better more fun game to play than CoX, but it hasn't turned up yet and Champions doesn't grab me yet... :?

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I'm sure there's a thread about this else where but never mind

to be perfectly honest cant say this grabs me ok so maybe it has a few more features to its name but its pointless comparing a MMO that has 4 years head start and is making some very rapid improvements (weapon customization, branching powersets, the ability for contacts to know things about your charichter) to a MMO that hasent even made it to beta yet in teh year (or more) that it takes champions to come out CoH could have implemented all those things that champions currently claims as having.

Also im some what worried by the fact thats they've managed to name one of there main NPC after a marvel charichter cant these people use google

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