DC Universe According to Grey (DCUG):
I love the characters and the world that DC has created, but I feel like the trend after the Bronze Age of comics has been for the great creations of this universe to be mishandled. Do I think the Silver and Bronze Ages were what all comics should be? No, the Silver Age especially was a time of campy, shallow stories, but I can’t say that things have gotten a whole lot better since then, despite the greater sophistication and depth that has come to the medium. For a long time now I’ve been thinking, what would it be like if I could re-write DC history, guide the seminal characters from their beginnings to endings that they actually deserve. No Emerald Twilight for Hal, no musical coffins for deceased characters, one long, single-authored storyline.
This is a dream that is outside of my abilities for so many reasons its hard to even begin to list them, and I can’t even think to accomplish it through FF because of the natural limitations of it being an interactive medium, you can’t just produce one long cutscene. Yet, the point of all this is that, unless the editors at DC just happen to choose my name out of a phone book and say “here, run the company for us,” I’m going to have to go with the next best thing. So, I spent several years putting together the DC Universe in Freedom Force: skins, meshes, herofiles, my own voicepacks, and a whole host of campaigns that utilize more DC characters than you can shake a stick at.
- A Universe of Heroes and Villains
- From the Obscure
- To the VERY Obscure
This mod includes three full campaigns, with a major expansion added to the JLA missions that existed at the time of my abortive first release. This expansion effectively doubles the length of that campaign, and allows the player to visit the JSA in WWII. Also completed and ready to play are a Batman campaign and a “Mystery in Space,” which alternates stories between Hawkman and the Atom. I’ll also likely include the first missions for future campaigns like Aquaman, and The The Question.
Because of all that has happened and the scope of this mod, I am releasing it even though it is still unfinished. I removed some FX at the request of their author, so several characters may be missing the FX for their powers. Fire and Ice are also both missing meshes now. The JSA campaign is incomplete as well. Still, the vast majority of the DCUG is available for play. You can find it here:
You can see the mod in action in these old, and exceedingly poor videos I made a while back: