Sure, the idea of teaming up with Batman, Superman and the like as your own user created hero, in a living-breathing world, is all well and good. But will it work?
As of now, all signs point to yes. But obviously, it's the players that will decide; the ones who'll end up dedicating most of their spare time leveling up, trying to foil the plans of the bad guys, or dreaming up dastardly schemes to destroy the good ones.
Luckily, a lot of work has gone into DC Universe. The ability to soar through the skies with Superman, run amock poisoning people with the Joker, it's all there, and the best part is- it is all real.
Obviously, the 'real' heros and villains (Batman, Joker, Lex Luthor etc) are all AI characters, but everyone else, they're all real. You could be minding your own buisness, in the worst Batman clone outfit ever, when all of a sudden; a rush of evil badnicks dart past you, followed by the team of hero's in pursuit.
Personally, I'd have prefered the long awaited (then canned) Marvel Online, but I'm more than willing to take DC Universe Online, and KAPOW the crap out of anyone who dares stop me....
DC Universe Online
Developed by: SOE Austin
Genre: Persistent Online RPG
Number of Players: unlimited
Europe: Q1 2011
Also Available On: PlayStation 3, PC