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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance [PS2]







ONE OF THE BEST GAMES I PLAYED ON THE PS2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8.0

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

An incredible games with features of the X-Men legend series. So the story starts by the S.H.E.I.L.D hellicarrier is under attack by Dr.Doom(main enemy) and Nick Fury assembles a team of marvel superheroes to fight doom's team of marvel villains and this organization called 'The Masters of Evil' tries to take over the world(just like every other bad guy). Later you find out that doom gets Odin's powers and become a God and then you have to stop him.The graphics are fine but nothing special. Its good that the game lets you choose a team of four out of 24. The game play is great and the objectives given to you are very understandable. The voice acting is good too sounding very realistic.

Graphics: 7.9

Game play: 8.8

Story: 8.5

Voice acting : 8.3

Bottom line a must buy.




The "Ultimate" answer to every what if any Marvel fan has ever asked...

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Masterpiece"

Summary

I find it a bit ironic that just weeks after the sequel to this game was released, I'm typing up this review for the first one. Allow me to state off the bat, that while the second may bare the same name and look, these are two totally seperate games. Marvel Ultimate Alliance basically runs on the same engine that spawned X-Men Legends and X-Men Legends 2: Rise Of Apocalypse, both excellent games on the PS2. The concept for MUA is great, but the storyline is what's truly going to get you.

The game starts out fast. The S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier is under assault and Nick Fury (at this point, still head of the organization since the events of Civil War were a ways off from happening) sends Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man & Wolverine to handle things. Appears that the ole Doctor Doom is at it again, only nobody really gets what he's up to other than it's no good. (Trust and believe when you finally get what he's up to, it will be a MAJOR shock.) Doctor Doom has gotten some of the Marvel world's most nefarious villains from Thor's ne'er do well cousin Loki to Fing Fang Foom to Mysterio to join in on his effort for world domination. Your job, as simple as it is, decipher what Doom's after and stop it. (Oh, if only it were that simple.)

The beauty of this game is that as straightforward as it appears, it's far from that. The deeper you get into the game, the more you realize, the plot's much greater than you can begin to imagine. You're going to go all over, from Latveria to the Orient...Orient to Atlantis. Yes, you'll be saying hello to those Atlanteans and Namor. When the heroes finally run into Doom face to face...well, let's just say it's not pretty and your battle with him will be the farthest thing from it. (I cannot in good conscience spoil it, the turns this story takes and where it takes you will get you.) It goes without saying that you're going to run into a lot of familiar faces, including the Shi'aar Empire and two of their illumiaries, Gladiator and Deathbird.

All in all, this game plays just like X-Men Legends and XML 2. You'll get bonuses for pairing four individuals together, such as four X-Men and Avengers. Anything beyond that, you're going to have to do some researching as even I didn't get all the possible pairings that are involved. You can also create your own, although when I beat it, I didn't really delve too deep into that feature. What I can tell you is that after you end the game, The Watcher will go back through and show you exactly what you did and what impact it had on the Marvel Universe. (So take note, there are certain times in the game where not doing something will prove costly down the line. The Watcher will give you the where and how.) I will tell you one thing...helping out Namor will help ease tension between his people and the 'surface dwellers'. That's all I'm going to spoil.

The boss battles are challenging and the deeper you get into the game, the tougher they will get. (Not for nothing, you will get help with one battle in particular and it's not a question of 'will I need it'. When you see who you're facing, you'll be glad they're assisting.) The mash-ups your imagination can come up with are great, all in all, this is a great game. The end will leave you scratching your head to some degree, especially considering the direction they chose to go in for the sequel, but it isn't enough to have you forget that this was and is an exceptional game. If you can find it, cop it. Expeditiously.




Solid, fun, addictive, and, Marvel

9.5

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Highly addictive"

Summary

My rate is not 10 for tow, only two reasons:

1. Incrideble Hulk appears on the cover, but, he isn't a playble character

2. the Equipment system is a little strange, I prefer the X-Men Legends 2 style

Anyway
The gameplay is outstading for a hack 'n slah game, in PC, you can use a joypad, pretty simple, one button for light atach, one for heavy, one for jump, one for Action, easy enough for begginers, and can be a deadly weapon in professional hands

An about 30 characters is avaiable to play, but, just 15 is unlocked in the New Game

Your starting team is Wolverine, Thor, Spider-man, Cap America, in about 10 minutes of gameplay, you'll find your first S.H.I.E.L.D save point, in there, you can change your party, change clothes, save the game, and, later in the game, use as a portal, between worlds you alredy visited and the Stark Tower (your HQ)


It's a long game, for a 100%, you have to finish it an about 3 times, some itens can be only can be get by some characters in certain difficulty level.

The sound is great, the Soudtrack is amazing (some cartoon musics, some games musics, like "Marvel Super Heroes" and "Marvel vs Capcom" and "X-men vs Street Fighter"), this game can remind you for your arcade's time, pretty nostagic for some older players, the voices, dubed by the actual cinema/tv dubbers.

The graphic is just perfect, this game can be good is another way (like God of War or Resident Evil 4 camera style), helicopter view, zoom control and camera rotation give you freedom to explore a vast and huge world, in the MAX graphics settings, the game will look like and X-box 360, or a playstation 3, so perfect that even the clothes move with the wind, but, if you have a low end VGA, like Geforce 5200FX or ATI 9500 Series, you still can play this game in the medium or low settings, the graphics become lighter, but, still beatiful, not so heavy for a 2006 game, the 7GB of HD is compensated of a 70h game

If you played X-men Legends 1 or 2, even if you not played X-men legends series, you MUST buy this game.




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10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

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Marvel ultimate alliance is a great game that really makes the come alive and is loaded with content

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Grows on you"

Summary

I have beaten Marvel ultimate alliance 6 times already and i never get tired of it because it is loaded with content and depth that will never make you bored i never knew much about marvel and now i feel like an expert as the game teaches you about the universe of marvel. The game mostly focuses on the antagonists of the game the masters of evil as you play as the greatest gathering of superheroes ever put together and you will never get bored as you have a wide selection of characters and costumes to unlock. I highly recommend this game to anybody who is looking for something to do the next few days because this game will definitely suit your needs. As a family game or a single player game this is a game that will last and you will find it growing on you as you are lead through a massive superhero adventure by colonel Nick Fury to stop the leader of the masters of evil Victor Von Doom and the large array of his villainous team.
8.2

Superb
8.1