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Shamus Plays: Champions Online, Part 8

Shamus Young | 8 Sep 2010 18:00
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Here I am on approach to the Viper lab. The place has anti-air missile launchers to soften up incoming superheroes.

I stride in to the lab like I owned the place. It's... crowded in here.

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That's a lot of guys. And is that a tank? It looks like a tank. WHY IS THERE A TANK?

I'll add that at least two of these guys are "villain" class foes instead of "henchmen" class, which means they're a good bit tougher.

I don't have any of those fancy ranged superpowers like some heroes. No laser eyes. No fire breath. No lightning bolts. I can't injure people unless I'm invading their personal space, so I don't have any choice but to wade in and fight everyone at once.

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OH GOD WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BULLETS?!?

My shield, my regeneration, and my face-exploding fists all combine and allow me to prevail. I must say though, I have to really admire the terrorists for their unbreakable morale:

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Hey there. Do you remember a few seconds ago how this room was full of your friends and not dead bodies? Are you positive you want to keep fighting? Yes? You do want more fight? Okay then. Hold still. This might sting so bad that you die.

After I'm done clearing out the vestibule, I move on to the lab where I meet...

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Right behind the big power armor is Dr. Klaus, my target. I give the power armor the shove, and then move in to face Dr. Klaus.

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So. Hi there. You're the bad guy? You look sort of scientist-y. Do we fight or... ?

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