City of Heroes
NCSoft/Cryptic $49.99 ($14.99/mo) PC MMORPG
Basic story: Paragon city has been invaded, destroyed, possessed, destroyed, conquered and destroyed throughout its history. A new generation of heroes is about to leap onto the screen… er… scene. Confront super villains, aliens, madmen, criminals, and other fearsome foes.
Sample: When fighting the Vahzilok (Undead) or their kin in the sewers beneath Paragon City, be afraid, be very afraid. Large, diverse groups with a good balance will do best against these powerful foes. Target and dispatch the boss first whenever possible as they will bring their minions back to haunt you…
Verdict: Fans of First-person-shooters (FPS), Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) and console gamers alike may finally have a game they can all rally around. Players create heroes through an incredibly detailed and flexible system and then launch into a beautifully-rendered and strikingly interactive world that is simply chock full of fast-paced action.