The Quiz: DC Universe Online Edition
Ladies and Gents, it's Wednesday again and that can really only mean one thing; Quiz Day. With all of the turkey and pie (and other such foodstuffs) filling my festive belly, I thought to myself, "Drew, everything is so crazy and hectic right now, why don't you write a quiz on a game you're currently playing?". Then I Thought to myself "Drew, that's a fine idea!". Therefore, I give you, with less than a month until its release, The DC Universe Online Quiz!
Q: Name the six possible DC Classic Character mentors for new characters (Three Good, Three Bad)
Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman round out the three for the good guys, while their arch nemeses make up the bad guy contingent; The Joker, Lex Luthor and the goddess Circe, respectively.
Q: The game has six different power types from which you can choose upon character creation. Name them. Bonus Points! For each power class, correctly identify it as either a Tank Role, a Controller Role, or a Healer Role.
Fire (Tank), Ice (Tank), Mental (Controller), Gadgets (Controller), Sorcery (Healing), Nature (Healing)
Q: Each side has an HQ. What is it called for the good guys, and for the bad guys? Bonus Points! What are the names of the characters who guide you through the early portions of the game and take you on a tour of your HQ?
Good Guys = The Justice League Watchtower, with Oracle (Barbara Gordon) as your guide. Bad Guys = The Legion of Doom, with Calculator (Noah Kuttler) as your guide.
Q: What are the three movement types you have access to? Bonus Points: At what level do you receive your first skill point with which you can take a movement based ability?
At level 9 a player can choose to spend one of their skill points on a movement based power for Super-Speed, Flight, or Acrobatics.
Q: Which character provides the voice for the location kiosks scattered throughout the game?
The one, the only, Booster Gold provides voices for all of the Location Kiosks, teaching players facts and tidbits of trivia from the DC Universe, applicable to whichever location they're in!
Q: In the opening cinematic, Who Do You Trust, it is revealed that the characters, both good and evil, must unite and train the new superheroes in preparation for a fight with this badguy. Bonus points? What DC Character is defeated by Wonder Woman in the opening cinematic?
The badguy, the enemy force of DC Universe Online is the nefarious Brainiac. And for the bonus point hunters out there, I hope you read comic books! In the opening sequence we get to see Wonder Woman dispatching of and dismantling classic Superman villain, Metallo
Q: Three actors, formerly of the cult-favorite television show Firefly, lend their voices to DC Universe Online. Who are they, and what characters do they voice?
Adam Baldwin, the loveable Jayne on Firefly, voices the Man of Steel himself, Superman. Ginna Torres, or Zoe on Firefly, voices Amazonian Princess Wonder Woman and Summer Glau, teenage crazy person River on Firefly, voices the delightfully chipper Supergirl.
Q: When battling Gorilla Grodd, which hero and member of the Justice League helps you take the monkey down?
Longtime nemesis of Grodd, The Flash helps you take down the mutant monkey bent on devolving the entire human, and meta-human, race.
Q: What are the ten Combat Styles to choose from?
Bow, Hand Blasts, Brawl, Martial Arts, Staff, Rifle, Dual Pistols, Dual Wield, One-Handed Weapons, Two-Handed Weapons
Q: Rounding out the quiz this week, I'll leave you with a little guessing game about me, the writer. What, in my personal opinion, is the one complaint that a lot of DC Fans have about this game that I believe just isn't that big of a deal? Yeah, it's a complete random guess, but I wish you all the best of luck. Oh, and BONUS POINTS! Which DC Character is my favorite? Hint: They're mentioned in the answer of one of these questions.
- The Green Lantern thing. Yes, I love the Green Lantern. Hal Jordan and Guy Gardner hold big parts of my "I like these characters" list. I love the sprawling, epic world that Geoff Johns helped create. I love the spectacle of it all, the space opera feel. But, in the end, they (or even just Hal specifically) would've been wrong for this game at launch. One of the biggest reasons why I hope for DCUO to have success is so that I, and collectively, all Green Lantern fans, can see that expansion pack. Owa. The Lantern universe is big enough to constitute its own game, and if you're going to do something like that, do it right.
Bonus Point: As a comic nerd, I was happy to put this question in. My favorite DC Character is actually Mr. Location Kiosk himself, one Booster Gold.
Anyway, that's the end of the quiz this week for me. I hope you enjoyed another game-specific quiz. Got any suggestions for categories in the future? Feel free to let me know in the comments.