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Comparing City of Heroes to Champions

Posted Jan 21, 2010 by Jon Wood

Comparing City of Heroes to Champions's Bill Murphy writes this article looking at the two current superhero MMOs side by side and comparing a number of different elements of each.

When City of Heroes launched in 2004, it walked into a world of orcs and elves as just about the only option for players looking for something different in the MMORPG space. It quickly became known as "The Widowmaker" among its fantasy brethren, as hundreds of thousands of superhero hopefuls donned tights and took to Liberty City to fight crime.

For five years City of Heroes dominated the Superhero MMOG world, until its developer, Cryptic Studios, decided to move on and try something new. That something new was originally intended to be a new caped crusader MMOG set in the Marvel Comics Universe. But for reasons we may never know the full extent of, the title was scrapped by Microsoft. Cryptic didn't waste time in moving on. They secured the rights to the popular pen and paper role-playing game Champions and began making Champions Online to compete directly with their first child, City of Heroes.

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