CoH and CoV is celebrating their 5th anniversery this week, it's a really
fun game, little bit of a learning curve, but it's a lot of fun.
I've played it off and on for 5 years, mostly off, but I was playing this
week and the game runs just fine in Vista. You can download the client
online, might have to run it as admin, but it has no problems that I
If you have a nVidia 8x00+ video card the game supports physX physics
acceleration, so cloth effects look really nice.
Best part is just making super heroes, their costume customization
options are amazing, and really fun to play with. You can make your own
Missions now and players can rate your mission, give feedback, etc. it's
Champions ONline is coming out soon, it looks to be good as well (same
company designed/created both, but has long since abandoned City of
Heroes to NCSoft, but NCSoft has put a lot of support into CoH)
It was free for the week of the anniversary, I don't usually play the
game except on free weekends with my old account.
No, you can do mission design I think fairly early, but I noticed most of
the good missions are fairly high level. You can design lower level
missions, but couldn't hurt to get 20-30 under your belt before you
Only thing I'd say is bad about the game is it's starting to show it's
age, the textures are fairly low resolution by todays standards, and
compared to Champions Online the character/costime design is not quite
there. It's still a ton of fun, and easy to pick up.