Reviews and Problems with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
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Dead Island Review
15 September 2011
Excerpt: When gamers first laid eyes on Dead Island , it was through a gripping cinematic trailer set to somber music as an unfortunate family of three was tragically set upon by the relentless walking dead. Needless to say, it firmly put the game on the hype train and in the minds of many as one of their titles to watch this late 2011 season. Unfortunately, Dead Island just doesn’t meet these lofty expectations.
Pros: RPG and combat elements are beacons of depth, variety, and enjoyment, Superb sound design
Cons: Ridden with bugs and glitches, Story is uninspiring with underdeveloped protagonists, Texture pop-in comes frequently
Excerpt: Comic book fans are known the world over for being hard to please.
Pros: -Incredible mix of MarvelÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s finest and more obscure heroes and villains, -Tons of extras including extra costumes and weapons, -Leveling up also levels up inactive characters makes adds a strategic aspect of a beat-em up
Cons: Graphics are less than gorgeous, Game engine is showing sings of age, AI isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t bad, but itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s nowhere near good either
Excerpt: Marvel™: Ultimate Alliance™ is an all-new action/RPG where players create their Marvel dream team from the largest roster of Super Heroes™ ever in an epic quest that will determine the fate of Earth and the Marvel universe. For decades, Earth’s Super Heroes have opposed evil in their own cities, and on their own terms. But now, Dr.
Excerpt: Activision’s action RPG, X-Men Legends offered up fifteen playable characters, whilst last years sequel, Rise of Apocalypse provided sixteen, but also allowed you to play as bad guys too. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (developed again by Raven Software, and a spiritual successor of sorts to the X-Men Legends series) offers an even larger cast, this time comprising of over twenty playable characters from the entire Marvel universe.
Conclusion: Overall, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a real treat to all types of gamers, along with fans of comics. While nothing new is brought to the industry, the four-player campaign is something that has been shown successful, and definitely was a great feature to implement. This is recommended to anyone who likes violence, RPGs, and large casts of characters.
Excerpt: I think most people have a favourite super hero, or at least a favourite set of super heroes. For lots of people my age it's X-Men, simply because of the great cartoon series that was on TV every morning before school. The great thing about Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is that it'll please the majority of super hero fans - that is unless you happen to favour anyone from DC Comics or one of the few characters from the Marvel stable that isn't included.
Conclusion: The DLC is definatly worth it but as I said, for me I would have prefered these dual characters to have not been a part of it Final Score - 8/10 Pros: HUGE roster of characters Lots of customizability and replayability Great gameplayer with a great story Cons: Poor graphics on inspection Sound glitches If your a Marvel fan and NOT played this game then shame on you, despite its flaws I personally consider this the greatest game on the 360 to date, definatly rent or buy...
Conclusion: Marvel fans will find, in this title, the most complete Marvel video game ever to be produced. But Marvel: Ultimate Alliance will also provide non-fan gamers with some fantastic hours of pure fun. If you like superheroes, butt kicking, and videogames, then you can be sure that this game is just for you.
Summary: Parents need to know that this action game features dozens of heroes and villains from Marvel Comics. Players guide four heroes through hundreds of bloodless battles as they attempt to save Earth. The fighting is nonstop, but it's mostly presented as comic book fantasy; a couple of cut scenes show intense sword fights and decapitations of humanoid robots.