I wrote a review for this game in September, 2011, praising how good it was. Certainly, back then, i didnt know what was ahead for me.
The first hours playing CHampions Online certainly are fun - seeing how the customization is truly limitless and doing quests. But after a while, you notice how a fair share of the quests and overall content are bugged - some parts are next to unplayable. The developers, instead of fixing it, left the bugs as a sad legacy and proof of their indifference - and even went as far as removing already-existing content, such as the race event and the praised Hero Games PvP (the entirety of PvP is now reduced to simple duels, with Hero Games nowhere to be seen).
During those three years or more of existence, Champions Online added next to nothing to the table - No new dungeons, no new maps, no new level cap. Nothing. The only thing the players (paying customers) got was devices that are only accessible through real-money gambling, and using those you acquire unstoppable powers (such as the Widow bike, that allows you to instantly kill entire city blocks of mobs limitlessly). Some of these devices cost, in average, 100 U$. To further feed the masses claiming that the game is Pay2Win, you are naturally underpowered as a free player - but if you pay 300$ you acquire the ability to customize your powers, giving you access to completely broken abilities and builds (such as epidemic, force-geyser, 2 gun mojo, strafing run, conviction etc). The only way to win in PvP, is by paying (and then copy-pasting a build from the forums). Even the best gear in the game is solely acquired through real-money gambling (the Legion gear), becoming a literal Pay to Win in this game.
Amidst the glitch-filled maps composed of old missions that havent been touched since its release four years ago, this game is an unfortunate husk of a game with nothing inside. A shame, as the paying customers that saw so much potential in this game, have left it behind disappointed leaving this game with a peak of 600 players at the most - something even pirate servers of old korean games can reach more.
Final Score: 2/10. Has a lot of potential, but the developers and publishers do not care enough about it and just let it die. I do not recommend you to install this game - you'll have fun with it, until you see how it truly works.
Posté le : 9 janvier 2014