City of Heroes is quite the modern Marvel
I can't say I saw this
coming at all. After settling their lawsuit at the end of 2005, Marvel and Cryptic are now teaming up to make a superhero MMO for the Xbox 360 and Windows.
If this doesn't carry a fee above and beyond the cost of Live for the 360 I'll be all over it. If not it'll be more of a wait and see.
edit 1: Staggering inability to spell in the title
edit 2: Xbox 260 doesn't actually exist
public incompetence: priceless
They should have counter sued.
When first hearing about the Marvel MMO, you could feel the collective masses groaning at the attempt to cash in on the MMORPG market. Tack on to the fact that it's kinda hard to make a good MMO, and you have all the making's of a disaster.
However, now, at least they have a company with a little bit of experiance handling this little shin dig. All Marvel really need's to do is sit back and let Cryptic do there thing.
However, I do hope they keep the more "lighthearted" feel of COH/COV in this one, that's one of the main thing's that made it stand out to me.
Ehhh, it's not like Marvel was completely off base, since Cryptic did snag at least a few thing that were pretty clearly Marvel's creation (like 3 claws coming out of the back of your hands with a Snikt sound). So unless they could show Marvel was maliciously coming after them with no grounds, there wouldn't be anything they COULD sue over.
But, back to the topic at hand. The parallel development for 360 and PC probably means an emphasis on using only a few powers at a time, maybe something a la Guild Wars, where you pick four powers at a time to have access to.
I also like the fact it'll reflect the current Marvel coninuity. Server wide events tieing into big cross-overs could be great.
Also, it's "Heroes" and "modern"
because you know.
.... CoH is still kind of crummy.yeah I said it.
Yeah, they're going to make a game based on three or four year old tech for the 360. :roll:
Its pretty clear that they're making a new sort of game. Loots sounds like it will be a significant feature, which is a big difference from CoH.
I'm hoping that it will be a very action style game, considering it is being developed for the 360. I have high hopes, though the idea of a loot heavy hero game makes me cringe.
That makes less than no sense. WTF?
Anyhow, some more links with info:
Cryptic Studios Statement:
And finally, credit where credit is due. F13.net called this in July.
Theres something rather amusing to me about seeing the trailer thumbnails on the Cryptic webpage. One featuring Captain America, and one featuring the Captain America clone that Statesman always has been.
[spoiler:66866d60e1]Also, one event should just be standing around guiltily while Mar-vell bites it.[/spoiler:66866d60e1]
I really don't know if that needs spoilering, but ehh.
Yeah, I know. Its just always been my reaction to the costume design. Red white and blue costume, star on chest, ancient piece of armor (helmet thing vs shield). The first time I visited the CoH website, it was the first thing that stuck in my mind, and first impressions are always strong.
In a pure powers sense, he's much more like Superman than Cap. Super Strength, invulnerable, immortal, plus he has blasts, though in this case they're lighting based.
Obviously Marvel thought like you. :P
Considering I have no idea who Samaratin is, you're probably right. Off to wiki.
This whole thing must have come law suit thing. Someone at Marvel was probably thinking:
"those bastards have created a system that lets people make exact copies of our heroes.
Hang on a sec, thats what we want to do with our video game!"
Astro City is actually the comic I find most similar to CoH. It's a great series too.
- The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (2017, colorized)
I really need to go back to CoV.
The Savage Land, baby.
Dude, there could be so many great expansions or areas: Chandilar, the Negative Zone, Latveria, Atlantis, Asteroid M.
Mutants could have certain world events like AoA and the others could have the Kree-Skrull War or some shit like that.
A Marvel mmo seems like a much better idea than the DC one that's being developed...I suppose it just seems like a Marvel game would be more accessible...that and DC's gaming track record is, well, ya know.
Oh, right, that would be boring. I hope this is more of a globe trouting style game.
Let's Play Final Fantasy 'II' (Ch10 - 5/17/10)
Are you kidding? That would be awesome! I'd love to have a complete replica of NYC in a game.
I thought that was only Manhattan.
yeah it's not a complete nyc
Would you honestly want much more? Who the hell would want to do a fetch quest to outer Queens or Staten Island?
I wouldn't mind if they used the game to advertise their comics as long as they made frequent updates to the game in real time as their "big events" unfold. The obvious example would be if the game was up and running now they would be in the middle of the Civil War, and have your character choose a side and all that jazz. But they want make money not spend it so I'm not expecting that much.
Wait and see I guess.
They'll pull story out of their ass, Marvel probably won't write much of it (not their top guys anyway) and I can't see many items that would work as loot drops for a super-hero game. Remember that time when Spiderman beat Doctor Octopus and got that magic cape that increased his jumping ability? What about that time Hulk changed his costume or when Cyclops stopped using his optic blasts after finding that gattling gun after fighting a gang of bikers?
I'd like to play this game, but like City of Heroes I can't see myself paying monthly for something like this.