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...
Summary: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
isn’t an improvement in every way over its predecessor, but it’s more of the same campy action fans have come to expect. Since fans will demand change from a great formula and complain about subsequent changes, sequels are always iffy endeavors. Why mess with what works?
Pros: More of the same action fans of the original know and love., Plenty of content to wade through., More superheroes to whet your appetite for superpowered team members!, Funny one-liners.
Cons: Many superpowers are rehashes of others., There aren't significant changes from the original game., The storyline is a bit cheesy.
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?
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Conclusion: Overall Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is a really good super hero game, but I did have some gripes with it. One of them was with unlocking alternate costumes. In the first game each costume would not only change the appearance of the hero but also enhance some of their skills.