[DCUO] Midi-chlorians?

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I can never resist an opportunity to take a crack at Georgie and his midi-chlorians. Anyway, I was planning on logging in to DC Universe Online (it shipped today in case you didn’t know) before work and create a character. Unfortunately due to the mechanic running behind, I didn’t get home early enough. I did manage to validate my account and opened up the game to watch the intro.

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead. Stop now if you don’t want to hear any as I will feel no remorse if you continue.

The intro movie was pretty awesome as far as MMORPG’s go. I was at no time tempted to Esc out of it. It seemed like some time in the future in an apocalyptic type setting. All hell was breaking loose and the good capes were going toe-to-toe with the bad ones. I was actually jonesing for some popcorn about halfway through it. We get to the end and it appears as if one of the heroes/villains triumphs and more or less is the last man/woman/thing standing. Then we realize that it gets worse because super duper, mega awesome, ultra powerful entity arrives on the scene and ultimately destroys the planet. The one person that survives the onslaught goes back in time with what is akin to “parasites” that contain the super powers of all the capes from the future to transfer the powers of tomorrow’s super heroes to today’s average Joe/Jo.

(cue painful wretching sound)

What a way to take a cool, engrossing video/intro and make it lame. The whole time all I could think of was midi-chlorians and how much of a dud the ending of this was. Really? That is the best you could come up with for a reason why all these new super heroes are appearing? Did we really need a reason? Ugh. Anyway, hopefully the game has a whole lot more awesome, a la the majority of the intro movie, and a lot less of the “suck.”

-Pid

Comic source: pvponline.com

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