Game lacks dimension and breaks fundamental gaming rules
Mike Power, Amazon
17 September 2009
Summary: Ultimately when asked I would recommend my friends spend their gaming dollars some where else. As for me, I already spent them so I will have to milk every ounce of fun out of the game. The game breaks a fundamental rule of games. Never let the random number generator determine the player's success in the game. You have health and you have energy. Enemies attacking take away health, and using advanced abilities takes away energy. Both come back negligibly over time.
Summary: Ive played all of the X-Men Legend games and loved those. But for some reason I cannot get into this one. Ive tried playing it about 5 times and get about 20 mins. into it and get so bored I have to turn it off. That and I had a buddy that bought this for PS3 and I even tried playing it with him and we played for about 30 mins. and he said the same thing. I read all the reviews before I bought it and was really pumped up about it and was sadly disapointed.
Summary: I'm not big on comic books. Not even when I was a kid did I enjoy any of the old Marvel superheroes, so this review will be purely on the game itself, rather than any ties I have to the comic book characters in it. Let me start by saying that I did not get this by choice. It came in a bundle pack that I received with my XBox 360, so I didn't really have high expectations for Ultimate Alliance from the get-go. Anyways here is my review! Graphics- 7/10.
Conclusion: The graphics are really poor and if you're playing a co-op mission - dear god its annoying to say the least. You can't go anywhere else unless the other player is near you. Marvel is not exactly a financially challenged company, they could have at least done this game with Ubisoft or another well respected game developer. The storyline is quite weak too. The main thing that lets this down is the inability to roam freely and the graphics.