After waiting several hours for a massive 2.7 GB patch to download, I was finally able to prowl around the Macintosh open beta for City of Heroes, a PC MMO developed in 2004 by Cryptic. During my wait, I couldn’t help but to wonder if this would be the MMO that would finally hook me. After a brief play through, I can’t decide.
The system requirements for the game aren’t exactly steep (listed after the break), but if you’re running an older machine the game will certainly chug. My Macbook is aging not-so-gracefully, so I found myself experiencing a variety of oddities. Occasionally, geometry wouldn’t load properly or in-game messages attacked the entirety of my screen, leading to a quick death.
Despite my problems, I can happily report that the core game is still present and working. My biggest qualm outside of the technical realm is that the game is still very PC-oriented. As a Mac user, I am highly sensitive to having to right-click things.
Minimum System and Operating System Specifications:
• Intel Core Duo Processor*
For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:
• Intel Integrated Chipset GMA X3100
Supported Video Cards:
• NVIDIA GeForce series 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800, 9400, 9600