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We've already spoken with Executive Producer Mike Perry about the Darkspore Hero Editor and how that affects the game's balance, but today, I got to experience first hand how loading your character can affect combat in PvP.

Being so overpowered should be illegal! In fact, in Darkspore's multiplayer environment does NOT allow the kind of steam-rolling I did on a developer of the game today.

The demo started out with a co-op campaign level where I was taught the basics of switching between my team of three heroes. I also learned how important variable classes will be in combat. If your enemies share you hero type, you'll be destroyed. Luckily, you're encouraged to bring different heroes into battle and utilize their unique abilities to conquer your enemies.

One hero I was using had a tech focus and launched rockets. Another was a ghoul who could frighten the less powerful enemies and leech life from units around him. My third hero was a brawler with time warping abilities. Aside from the unique ability to switch heroes on the fly, Darkspore will also allow player to use abilities from their team regardless which hero they're currently playing as. This adds a layer of depth to combat that can't be matched by Action RPGs that only put the player in charge of one character.

This mechanic also makes PvP interesting. If I were competent enough to pull it off, I could have frozen my enemy in place with one hero, switched classes and punished him with a powerful volley of rockets from another hero. Of course, this didn't happen, but once you get a handle of the controls and the different abilities, you'll want to take them into PvP to wreck your friends.

Darkspore looks like an awesome package and Game Revolution will have access to the beta after GDC is over. With such a big multiplayer focus, we'll need people to play with. Stay tuned for a beta key giveaway and a community playdate. While you wait for those details, check out the Beta Trailer below:

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