The last time I paid any attention to City of Heroes on this site, I expressed that I wasn’t sure if the game had the legs to make it through the long haul or not. I mean after all, there’s no “PhAt LeWt!” or “Scimitars of infinite sadness” to collect, and as someone who’s played too many MMOG’s that want to be EverQuest, the lack of virtual collectibles seems almost alien.
However, after many, many hours with this game over the last few weeks, I’m happy to say that it’s still holding up… Sure, I might be singing a different tune a couple of months from now, but dammit, this game has been consistently fun for me the whole time that I’ve been playing it. It’s so nice to be able to jump in an MMOG and not worry with all of the time-consuming pre-hunt rituals that go along with games of this genre (getting gear together, getting gear repaired, making potions, etc., etc.) With CoH, you can quickly get in-game, find a team (if you choose to do so), and go out on an ass-kicking spree that is honestly FUN. And as any dyed-in-the-wool MMOG gamer knows, the fun factor is something that is usually missing from this type of game.
If you haven’t checked it out yet, you really should do so. There’s a reason all of your friends are playing it…
Seen the new Mortal Kombat: Deception “video tour” over at G-Spot? Wow. That game looks to be coming along rather nicely, and seeing the interactive stages in action really has me fired up. But then again, I’m an old MK geek so your mileage may vary.
From the “how did they do that” department, be sure to have a look at a little game called .kkrieger. And by “little”, I mean in file size. Developed by a German company called .theprodukkt and weighing in at a truly unbelievable 96 kilobytes in size, .kkrieger is by far the world’s smallest FPS title and in like 2 seconds you can download the current beta version for free.