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#1 Sep 19 2011 at 9:22 AM Rating: Excellent
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Add DCUO to the list of subscription games turned F2P: http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=27752

Honestly, the game should have been free-to-play from day 1. Without the $15/month subscription, I can see more players jumping in to check it out, especially on the PS3.
#2 Sep 19 2011 at 5:30 PM Rating: Good
Wow. So soon? I enjoyed the beta, I may jump back in.

I hear Lego Universe went fp2 as well.
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#3 Sep 19 2011 at 5:33 PM Rating: Good
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And from the gaming community, there arose a collective "meh."

I've never felt much urge to play a superhero-themed MMO, but if I did, City of Heroes would probably be the first one I tried.
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#4 Sep 19 2011 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
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I really tried to give DC's 52 a chance. I really did, but I just couldn't get into it. Batman was about as close to what interests me, and I found the new Detective Comics fairly bland. Yes, they were a bunch of first issues and quitting on the first issue is ridiculous, but still.

I say that to say that if I can't get into the comics, I can't see myself getting into the game unless a bunch of people I know personally give it rave reviews. Which is really the only way I even tried Arkham Asylum.

So ... yeah, even without a monthly subscription I can't say it intrigues me enough.
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#5 Sep 20 2011 at 1:51 AM Rating: Good
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And from the gaming community, there arose a collective "meh."

I've never felt much urge to play a superhero-themed MMO, but if I did, City of Heroes would probably be the first one I tried.
I played Champions Online for a while, the character creation was brilliant but the game pretty much stopped there as well.
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#6 Sep 20 2011 at 6:34 AM Rating: Good
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While I echo the "Meh." sentiment, I'm sure my roommate will be happy to hear this.
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#7 Sep 20 2011 at 7:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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I played the beta but couldn't get into it. The half-assed costume generation probably soured me from the get-go.
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#8 Sep 20 2011 at 8:45 AM Rating: Good
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:


I hear Lego Universe went fp2 as well.


This should be the headline.
#9 Sep 20 2011 at 9:11 AM Rating: Excellent
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Sandinmygum the Stupendous wrote:
Wow. So soon? I enjoyed the beta, I may jump back in.

I hear Lego Universe went fp2 as well.


The LEGO Group is calling it a "free-to-play option," but it's actually a very limited free trial. You basically get access to the 15-minute tutorial zone and the first major zone. That's about it. Details here: http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=27665.

It's worthwhile to check out the trial to see if you enjoy LEGO Universe's gameplay, but you'll need to subscribe to do just about anything in the game.
#10 Sep 20 2011 at 10:10 AM Rating: Good
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well that is much more meh.
#11 Sep 20 2011 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
agreed. I've just seen the commercial a few times saying it was f2p
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#12 Sep 20 2011 at 9:45 PM Rating: Decent
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Most f2p games limit you to the point they are not really playable unless you start buying features.
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