Reviews and Problems with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
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10 September 2012
Excerpt: As a result of a Super-Heroic screw-up, players will be forced to choose a side in this story based on Marvel’s Civil War storyline. Will you side with Iron Man who is for the passing of the Superhuman Registration Act or will you side with Captain America who believes in a hero’s right to fight crime under a mask in order to protect their identity? The choice is yours in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.
Excerpt: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was a cooperative beat-em-up, using Marvel heroes and villains as the ultimate protagonists and antagonists. Of course, the alliance makes the heroes overwhelmingly powerful, and something I was confused about is how so many heroes couldn’t defeat a single supervillian mastermind. It’s bad enough the Fantastic Four quadruple-teams Doctor Doom, the whole alliance can’t take on just a few bad guys?
Excerpt: Marvel Ultimate Alliance was a pretty game. I was quite pleasantly surprised to find that Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 actually improved the graphics, in general, and allowed the camera to get up close and personal, as opposed to the much more stand-offish camera work in the original game.
Excerpt: In the wake of Disney's purchase of Marvel, we thought it would be fun to brainstorm some fantasy Disney/Marvel ultimate alliances. How about The Hulk, Thor, Simba from Lion King and Ariel's dad, King Triton, from The Little Mermaid? That would be a pretty useful team, wouldn't it? Or how about The Fantastic Four and The Incredibles? Imagine the damage those nine would cause. The possibilities are as endless as they are silly.
Conclusion: For fans of the ol' comic book hack-'n-slash, it's probably worth one more trip through the ins and outs of the Marvel universe (and with a story that makes it fairly interesting too), but it's time for the series to innovate or fade away. No in-betweens.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is There’s nothing more fun than watching superheroes battling it out against the forces of evil. Whether it’s Spiderman swinging from the rooftops, the Fantastic Four swooping in to save the day, or watching Storm conjuring up tornadoes, one thing is for sure – we all love the superhero who saves the day. But what if the superheroes were made to turn on each other? Who’d come to our rescue then?
Excerpt: On the bare face of it, putting this many of Marvel’s best-known characters in to one game is a comic fan’s dream come true. Further sweetening the pot, this time around you can also mix and match your favorite heroes and villains into one ass-kicking team. Fortunately for fans of the franchise, there is more to the game than this.
Pros: Cool team combo moves. Now you can team up with you favorite villains as well.
Cons: Bland graphics and no real update to the gameplay other than the combos.
Conclusion: Marvel fans will eat this up, but anyone expecting a whole new overall may be somewhat disappointed because if you finish the first game and immediate start up this one, it won’t be much of a leap. The Fusion Attacks are a nice addition, but it’s the RPG styled power-ups, plus the quest to find everything and unlock all the characters in the game that will keep you coming back.
Excerpt: Three years ago, Activision tasked developer Raven Software with expanding their successful action-RPG franchise, X-Men Legends , to encompass the entire Marvel Universe. The result was Marvel Ultimate Alliance , and while comic and action-RPG fans agreed that the overall product was enjoyable, it also suffered from balancing issues, and was also riddled with technical glitches.