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I’ve just gotten going in DC Universe Online, but here’s an early play preview. Creating a character seems a little complicated and way under-explained. All of the back and forth between menus makes creating a new character a real chore. The action is great, the combat is fun and the powers have some ‘oomph’ to them. However, there are issues, some of them major.

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I’ve been met with numerous stability issues, ranging from disconnects to outright crashes. This level of instability is nigh inexcusable in a retail product. Another gripe I’m hearing from players is that the most recent patch removed the ability to take screenshots in game. That seems like it should be a no-brainer for a game like this, plus the feature was already implemented – they just removed it (or messed it up, one of the two).

My full review could take a while, which is one reason for this preview. If they can fix some of their issues by the time my review arrives, they could have a winner. Otherwise, this could be another Super Dud MMO.