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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 6:40PM The Minn said

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Superman is in DC Universe?! Holy crap...I had no idea he would be in it....afterall it is the DC Universe.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 7:50PM Zal said

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@The Minn
Pretty cool that they managed to wait this long before springing this reveal on us. Very crafty. I don't think any of us saw this coming. Superman and DC... strange times.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 6:47PM Taawa said

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I saw and interacted with him at the end of my hero tutorial. His jutting chin and underbite were really off-putting and made me laugh. He was too stylized.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 6:50PM BaronJuJu said

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Wasn't Superman seen rescuing heroes in the tutorial? I seem to remember him coming to my aid right at the end of it.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 7:44PM Protoavis said

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@BaronJuJu

yes, it's where half of the actions shots in the pics linked above come from.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 7:13PM aurickle said

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Superman was my first introduction to a glaring graphical flaw in the game. It simply blew my mind that a game in this day and age, from a big-budget company and with voice-acted characters, wouldn't do something as graphically fundamental as phonemes. Superman, Batman, etc. all simply open and close their mouths while talking, and not even particularly realistically at that.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 7:35PM milk steak said

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@aurickle
Like Muppets and sock puppets?
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 7:46PM Protoavis said

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@aurickle

Agreed they all do it. At first I didn't really notice since I was more like "SHUT UP AND LET ME DO STUFF!" but then I had Circe as my mentor and noticed how completely out of sync the voice acting is when the mouth animations, it gets pretty funny when Michelle Forbes (voice actor for Circe) is doing and evil laugh and the animation is just not reflective of that at all.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2011 7:34PM milk steak said

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Wow, WTF is Superman doing in this game?

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 8:35PM RaQin said

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Is Superman sith or Jedi? Oh...DC Universe...sorry I thought we were talking about relevent MMO's for 2011.

...Only the PS3 will keep this one alive.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 9:20PM TheGreatMachine said

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I don't really like the model honestly. In-game it looks like he's wearing blush and the accentuated jaw is overdone.

Posted: Jan 7th 2011 9:42PM milk steak said

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@TheGreatMachine
Totally, why the hell would a grown man who runs around in tights and underwear be wearing makeup?
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Posted: Jan 8th 2011 12:03AM Protoavis said

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@milk steak
Ran away to join Circus Soleil?
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Posted: Jan 8th 2011 1:53AM Faction 3 said

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@RaQin LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!! HAY GUYZ! I HAD NO IDEA RODNEY DANGERFIELD WAS A MASSIVELY READER!!

You're hysterical.......

Posted: Jan 8th 2011 2:34AM Stellar25 said

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Ahhh, Superman the ice power set hero or was it fire?

Posted: Jan 8th 2011 2:43AM CCon99 said

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Superman is in, just don't expect to make a hero anything like him.

Posted: Jan 8th 2011 9:18AM real65rcncom said

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Superman plays just as big a role as Catwoman does in this game, which shows you how "iconic" he is.

That was the funniest thing that they put Catwoman on the same pedestal as Superman. Kinda cheapens him more than boosts her image up.

Fail.

Posted: Jan 8th 2011 9:47AM TheGreatMachine said

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@real65rcncom That's just not true. Superman is a mentor and voices you over a linked questlines that covers most of the game. Catwoman isn't a mentor. The reason Catwoman is on the box-art or whatever is she's DC's most recognizable female villain.

You should have whinged about Circe instead. She's a mentor and relatively obscure character.
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Posted: Jan 9th 2011 12:56AM real65rcncom said

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"Superman is a mentor and voices you over a linked questlines that covers most of the game. Catwoman isn't a mentor. "

Meh.

Catwoman voices just as much stuff as Supes in many missions. And it's just as boring as Superman was over the top.
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Posted: Jan 8th 2011 12:42PM Ryukan said

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@Taawa yeah the image of Superman looks pretty crappy in this game and the voice over is crap. The stylized image in this game makes Superman look more like a comic book goon in the Superman outfit.

@aurickle The voice animations are total crap. When I saw the terrible facial animations for the voice over I fell out of my chair laughing. Really pathetic for something being touted as a AAA game. It's as bad as FFXIV where the lips move but there is no voice over, just the extremely old school and unimmersive text dialogue.

Also, I love how Superman is attributed to Ice powers when he has one thing related to ice. Wait...what about the x ray vision, the heat vision, his super speed, his ability to encase his enemies in a giant cellophane S...?
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