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The new City of Heroes tutorial

June 29, 2011

In the latest monthly newsletter post from City of Heroes newletter, The Intrepid Informer, there is some information about the new tutorial that is going to be part fo the game when Issue 21 anf City of Heroes: Freedom launches.

The new tutorial will be a shared one for both villains and heroes and there will be both some signature heroes (at least Back Alley Brawler and Sister Physche) and villains (Lord Recluse & co) in the area. Plus there is also an alien invasion with meteor strikes from Shivans.  A large part of the post though talks about the new approach to cut scene Paragon Studios are introducing here, with a 5 page comic before the player get into the action.

It looks interesting to see how this works out; I cannot say that I ever cared much for the hero side tutorial. The villain side was better, but is perhaps showing a bit of age nowadays. It will no doubt be interesting to see how well the new one will play. With the alien invasion theme there will no doubt be comparisions with the Champions Online tutorial.

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  1. June 30, 2011 at 11:36

    I am not too thrilled about those shared areas. Heroes and Villains are supposed to hate each other. Although RWZ is a nice zone I still feel dirty when I am helping out a spandex hero. In an attempt to allow access to more players and content they broke the immersion of us vs them. It is just for phat loot. The villains in COH are often rather heroic.

    But having said that I still look forward to the new additions. Playing COH for 6 years now (but only on Sunday afternoons), and I am still enjoying it. The new content, costumes, players and signature missions that are coming with issue 21 will keep me subscribed for a while longer.

    • June 30, 2011 at 18:39

      I find the villain side more interesting because the characters are perhaps a little bit in between hero and villain rather than actual villains and thus more interesting – they do not do everything for some greater good – they make choices, sometimes to benefit themselves, sometimes for some other goal or ideal.

      Hero-side is a bit too idealistic and too one-sided characters, IMHO.

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