City of Heroes

Best character creator ever.

All costume pieces not tied to powers so you can design amazing hero and even undercover clothes, toggle between 4, and there are just endless designs.

There was a standalone character creator released for an E3 like event one time and that got leaked and people would still just play with that when they didn't have subscription going for the game, to plan new heroes.

And very few games with flight power. Nothing with super speed and super jump quite like CoH. It's a ton of fun just moving around the city.

Combat is great. Some story stuff is really great, some is cookie cutter. The forced group content that you can't solo is hit or miss. Some amazing some crap. But that's a lot of MMOs

Stele wrote:

Best character creator ever.

This can't be emphasized enough.

There has never been a character creator as good as this game. Not for powers and abilities and such. For creating the look and appearance of your character.

I could spend hours and hours in there.

Many fond memories of CoH, and many cool character designs

But can anyone comment on the gameplay nowadays? I tried to get back into it when last it came up here, but after the first few levels the game seemed to mainly be about instances, which were quite laggy and chaotic, mobs rubber-banding around and occasionally you'd just die with no idea what had hit you. So it was hard to get into that bit, though thematically it's still pretty amazing.

Veloxi wrote:

I've never played City of Heroes. Is this a good time to jump in?

If you keep your expectations reasonable, then yeah, it's a good time.

gurusloth wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

I've never played City of Heroes. Is this a good time to jump in?

If you keep your expectations reasonable, then yeah, it's a good time.

This... it's very dated at this point

Well I loaded it up and maybe 20 minutes in, it's fun so far.

Hit us up with questions if you want, some of the systems can be weird. I have characters on both the Excelcior and Everlasting servers so if anyone team up on either of those at some point I'd be down.