Reviews and Problems with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
Showing 1-10 of 64
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: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is not just for the hardcore comic crowd. Even casual fans such as me who’ve spent more time with superhero movies than with their ink and paper inspirations can appreciate having a host of cool super powers at their thumb tips. If you’re a fan of action-RPGs then all the better because Ultimate Alliance plays like a dungeon crawler hack and slash fest. Comic book homage, superhero brawler, dungeon crawler,… call it what you will, I call it fun.
Conclusion: Le monde du hack'n'slash sur Xbox 360 s'étoffe donc d'un nouveau jeu. Celui-ci n'est pas exceptionnel et est avant tout destiné à un public de joueurs fan de l'univers des super-héros, ou à ceux qui ont aimé le précédent X-Men Legends. Il apporte une nouvelle dimension au simple Hack'n'Slash en ajoutant une partie RPG, qui vous permet (contrairement à un Nighty Nine Nights par exemple) de faire évoluer les compétences de chacun des personnages de votre équipe...
Pros: L'univers Marvel au grand complet, Le jeu multijoueurs, Le nombre de personnages, La durée de vie
Cons: La réalisation : les graphismes et les sons restent moyens, Le level-design trop classique, Le jeu apporte trop peu de nouveautés par rapport à X-Men Legends
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.
Excerpt: Dr Doom is the greatest villain of all time. He’s charming, intelligent, ruthless, evil and oh so very powerful. Think about it, who’s better? Lex Luthor? Doom would squish his bald head like a ripe grape. The Joker? Doom would swat him aside like nothing, he has no time for games. Magneto? Well which one?