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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 4:17AM Lobotomist said

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My god, this is so lame ,
Its like Marvel superheroes for 6 years old kids. But these kids prefer Bob the Builder

Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 6:27AM koehler83 said

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@Lobotomist

I don't know. Lame seems a bit strong. DCUO seemed really lame at first and I'd say it's better than it seems on its surface.

The 'for 6 year olds' may not be far off the mark, but I see no reason why there's no room in the market for family oriented content. I loved Spiderman as much as a kid as I do now. Things like this help introduce the next generation to the comic book mythos. I don't have a problem with that.

Ultimately it will be the content and gameplay that defines the game.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 8:59AM Lobotomist said

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@koehler83

How can you even compare this to DCOU ?

And for that mater, what kind of gameplay can we expect - considering the footage we have just seen ?

Batman Arkham Asylum style ?

Guess not.
Perhaps something in line with FreeRealms. Maybe Lego Online but without legos.

Hardly something that only Marvel universe game deserves.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 9:19AM koehler83 said

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@Lobotomist

How can I compare it to DCUO? Um.. the parallels are so obvious I'm just not going to answer that question and save you some dignity.

Everything else you say is conjecture. Just because you need to jump to conclusions doesn't mean I have to.

To each their own.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 10:45AM Furdinand said

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@Lobotomist Um, it is Marvel superheroes for 6 year olds. That's what Superhero Squad is. My friends' sons love it. If the game is good, those kids will develop a life long interest in MMOs, which will help the industry when they outgrow Superhero squad but still need a game fix. Feel free to keep being offended that developers are making games aimed at a demographic you're not a part of though.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 10:55AM Lobotomist said

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@koehler83

I didnt mean how can you compare them - they are both superhero genre-obvious-doh

Save yourself some dignity by thinking like a grown up person

DCUO is serious game designed by one of best comic artists today aimed at gamers of all ages.

While this Marvel thing is designed by makers of Wizard online and is aimed at ages 4-6

And, yes. I dont say that games for age group 4-6 can not have clever design - for that age group.

But grown up man playing game for 5 year old. That must take lot of time from your Teletubbies and Play-doh sessions ?



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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 12:21PM Space Cobra said

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@Lobotomist

"But grown up man playing game for 5 year old. That must take lot of time from your Teletubbies and Play-doh sessions ?"

You may've gotten the point of the previous remarks, but if this game is fun for all ages, adults will come (but I agree, it does look a bit kiddified).

But having said that, I just want to point out, I knew a few intellegent Doctors with PHDs that got into the first "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" when the first series aired.

Having "fun" is part of being intelligent and creative.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 3:38PM Dunraven said

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@Lobotomist it is for six year olds.

It's based off the childrens cartoon.
Not everythingis for twenty something Comic shop guys.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 5:10PM Protoavis said

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@Lobotomist

Well it's based on a childrens show and looks like this is targetted towards children to, no surprise there. They (Gazillion with the studio Secret Identity Studios rather than The Amazing Society which are doing the Superhero Squad one in this article) are also developing an adult MMO based on marvel it's just not go any info released at this point.
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 11:46PM UnSub said

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@Lobotomist

"DCUO is serious game designed by one of best comic artists today aimed at gamers of all ages."

Firstly, DCUO has Jim Lee named as a Creative Director, but his job (and that of now-mostly-dead Wildstorm Studios) was to create concept art. As Lee himself says, "I didn’t create 99.99999 percent of the world". SOE did all the actual game development, Lee approved character designs (just like Geoff Johns came up with an overall story and Marv Wolfman came up with broad storylines that SOE employees than filled with Kill 10 Henchmen objectives).

Secondly, DCUO is rated T for Teen. It is definitely not for kids "of all ages".

Finally, if SHSO does as well as Wizard101, Gazillion will be laughing all the way to the bank. (Oh, and Wizard101's developers are led by ex-Wolfpack developers, who were behind Shadowbane, so it isn't just "child" developers behind kid's games.)
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Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 9:45AM Pingles said

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There are plenty of games that are targeted at a younger age group that have fantastic gameplay and clever design.

I have signed up for the beta.

Posted: Mar 23rd 2011 12:02PM jaycrockett said

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I'm in the beta and I find it mildly entertaining, as does my four year old. His mouse control is not good enough to actually play, but he likes to spin the prize wheel.

It is cute as hell. Thing can make rock-angels in the pavement.

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