Conclusion: Overall, though the single-player is short it has certainly been improved on since the first Bad Company and the online multiplayer is truly second to none. Have DICE reclaimed their FPS throne? It is hard to say for sure, but this is definitely their best game for some years. If you are looking for a new and different first person shooter to fulfil your war-mongering needs then Battlefield: Bad Company 2 should definitely be on your radar.
Pros: Sets new standards for online team-based shooters.
Conclusion: If you couldn't stand Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Ultimate Alliance 2 won't change your mind but if you love super heroes and want to see a bit more from your favorites or if you'd like to find some new capes to look out for, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 is a good choice. NOTE: There was a DLC pack for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 which is NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON XBOX LIVE!!!!!! This pack came with achievements so you cannot 100% this game if you don't already have the DLC.
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.
Excerpt: Mild Language, Violence This is an action game in which players control Marvel Comic superheroes in a quest to protect the United States against a terrorist attack from a (fictional) foreign country. Players roam through realistic urban settings with other team members and fight hordes of Soldiers/Mercenaries, Robots/Cyborgs and Super Humans. Players use hand-to-hand combat (e.g., punches and kicks), fantastical superpowers (e.g.
Excerpt: Castlevania finally arrives on the PSP, and it’s a marriage made in heaven. If you’re not already a fan of old-skool scrollers then look away now, because this probably isn’t for you. In an age of sixaxis controllers and free-roaming gameplay it’s sometimes easy to forget the simple joys of two directions, one weapon, and a driving 16-bit harpsichord solo ringing in your ears as you attempt to kill Dracula and rescue the girl.
Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Microsoft Xbox 360)
10 December 2009
Summary: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is more of a relaunch than a sequel. When Activision passed the reins to a new developer they took a big risk that rarely pays off. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is a solid game, but it lacks any major updates over the original to make it a must-play title. There are several extras and gameplay elements that are either left out or cut down from the first game that hurt this title.
Summary: The idiom “lost in translation,” comes to mind here. While adapting one of the most epic comic events in recent history, some things were bound to get cut. Unfortunately, those ended up being many of the comic’s more spectacular action moments and nearly all of its meaningful social commentary. Thankfully the nuts and bolts of this environmentally destructive action/RPG haven’t changed much.
Excerpt: This one is really tough. I've been a huge fan of the Marvel action/RPG games since the very beginning, the PS2 classic X-Men Legends. The two X-Men: Legends games and later, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, took the console Diablo-style experience to a new level, by draping the rich tapestry of the Marvel universe over the tried and true action/RPG gameplay that has kept so many of us up all night looking for that last weapon or piece of armor.