Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
from the original game, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 once again returns
gamers to wonderful world of superheroes, more specifically to the
colourful world of Marvel Comics. Reminiscence of those classic
isometric games such as Diablo, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 boasts 21st
century graphics and gameplay as you perform a variety of superhero
manoeuvres in order to kick super villain butt. It's basically a
superhero beat em up!
The story is
based on a Marvel comic called “Civil War” which is about the government
passing the Superhero Registration Act that forces people with
superpowers to register their identity. Of course this didn’t go down
too well with the superheroes on Earth and split them into two groups,
one for and one against this act. And from there, all hell is about to
break lose in the Marvel universe.
starting the game, the player must choose which side they wish to
“fight” for, each with different Marvel Comics superheroes. All the big
name heroes are there and even lesser known heroes from Captain America
to Iron Man and Human Torch.
In single-player mode, you don’t have to control
just one character all the time either as you can switch between the
characters available but of course, you’ll have your favourites such as
Spider-man with his web powers or Captain America with his shield
throws. The game also gives you something for strive for as initially
you only start off with two powers but as you progress, more powers are
available, including specialised items for your superheroes.
gameplay is basically run around, attack an almost endless supply of
foes and use kick ass superpowers, each of the sides have different
missions that they must complete which is based on the story.
progress, you will also fight the one of many boss battles which is
generally some powerful character in this comic universe. Apart from
single powered superheroes, the game allows for players to fuse their
powers to create fusions with other superheroes which is awesome for
taking on larger enemies. Needless to say, it offers quit a bit of
diversity while playing and is very entertaining.
star of the title is that you can complete in the game in cooperative
mode, allowing up to four players to join in the superhero skirmishes.
Thankfully, the game can also be completed in a single-player mode which
has the AI taking control of the other characters. Another cool feature
if you’re playing with other gamers is that when a character levels up,
a quick menu appears for them while they upgrade their powers and what’s
really cool is that the AI takes over your character until your ready.
the title is very impressive and creates an almost comicbook like
experience with detailed characters, great environments and some decent
effects. All the characters look like their comic counterparts that is
complimented by the soundtrack and voice acting. Oh, I forgot to
mention, the "super hero" sounding sound effects from booms to bangs!
conclusion, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is a hideously addictively
entertaining yet mindless game that revolves endless battles with
enemies. The game successfully manages to capture the super hero genre,
although not as classy as Batman Arkham Asylum, however for a game with
so many characters, it does a very good job.
Definitely a game for comic
geeks and fans of this genre!