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Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: My review of Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth may surprise some of our readers out there. They might wonder why a violent fighting game gets such a high score. I will do my best to explain that. First let me dry the sweat off my face with a towel. Marvel Avengers Battle for Earth gave me a work out.
Excerpt: Earlier this year, test footage of a canceled Avengers game leaked out that featured elements from a first person shooter as well as action adventure games like Uncharted. When that game never saw release, fans were left wondering just what a game starring Earth's Mightiest Heroes would be like.
Excerpt: So far it seems like the century of Marvel. There have been plenty of movies and games dedicated to Marvel's many super heroes and now Microsoft's motion-based peripheral, the Kinect, is getting its turn too. In my childhood, just like in many of yours, I wanted to fight bad guys just like the cartoon super heroes did in Saturday morning cartoons. Now, by proxy, we all can.
Conclusion: I did not try the online versus mode. Overall score average: 6.2 Score-to-Star Translation Guide: 5 stars: 9.01 to 10 (out of 10) 4.5 stars: 8.01 to 9 4 stars: 7.01 to 8 3.5 stars: 6.01 to 7 3 stars: 5.01 to 6 2.5 stars: 4.01 to 5 2 stars: 3.01 to 4 1.5 stars: 2.01 to 3 1 star: 1.01 to 2 0.5 stars: 0 to 1
Excerpt: Despite launching months after the blockbuster film, Avengers: Battle for Earth still captures a fair share of its entertainment value. The game’s based more on the comic-book universe than on the cinematic adaptation, with a plot that closely follows the Secret Invasion crossover from a few years back, in which shapeshifting alien Skrulls infiltrated the ranks of Earth’s crimefighters.
Pros: + Accessible but empowering Kinect fighter., + Great comic-book look with many play options.
Conclusion: We all know that Kinect control is fundamentally flawed right now, but that doesn't stop Battle for Earth being a fun and playfully entertaining little brawler. It keeps things pretty simple, so you can pick it up quickly and have a blast in short bursts. But with 20 characters, subtle depths to the action and a good selection of modes, there's also plenty to keep you occupied for the longer haul.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth (Xbox 360 Kinect) Review
12 December 2012
Excerpt: Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth for the Kinect begins with a fantastic little animated scene where all the Marvel super heroes we have come to love are blasting away at each other and running amok in the streets of Manhattan. Unfortunately, after this scene ends and the game begins, and what is left is yet another Kinect game that will likely end up in bargain bins in no time flat.