Champions Online draws a lot of comparisons to City of Heroes for obvious reasons, and both tend to suffer from the same drawbacks. Alt-itis, or the temptation to create new characters every few days to tinker with the powers and costumes, is really hard to kick in games like FFA, though a limited set of archetypes and character slots does address this compulsion to some extent.. If you decide to stick with a character, the base gameplay is solid, if not fairly chaotic and too formulaic for my tastes. Since, as a Silver member, it costs nothing to keep your account active, there's no reason not to fire it up when you're in the mood to bring law to the lawless.
A robust character creator, with tons of unique travel powers
Some fancy encounters with above average voice work for a few quests.
A ton of content for free-to-play purists, unlike the other big names that have gone F2P..
For a game that came out less than two years ago, the graphics and sound really dont impress.
Boring progression, with a good chunk of grinding and long interludes of mundane normal quests.
No new content at FFA launch could tempt long-term players to wait for the next Adventure pack.
Champions Online : Free For All is a fantastic F2P option if youve never tried the basic Champions Online. The few things youll be missing out on wont even matter unless you find yourself really drawn in. Either you wont reach high enough of a level to get to the meaty content that requires a purchase, or youll want to be a subscriber at that point because youre enjoying the game so much and want the new areas and archetypes for a small monthly fee. But if youve got an itch to dole out some justice in the streets with spandex and superpowers, youll be hard pressed to find a better free option out there!