Jun 13, 2013You can play Marvel Heroes through without spending any money on it, and it will be a decent experience for you. However, the inelegant handling of multiple characters, along with the lack of any real difficulty means that it doesn’t quite reach the heights of other games in the genre. But it is the only game of its type where you can play as your favourite Marvel characters and that is certainly something that will draw many people in.
Jun 22, 2013In an era where superheroes are extremely popular, it is very smart to make a videogame and put large parts of the Marvel Universe in it. This is done pretty okay in the free-to-play action-RPG Marvel Heroes. It's not as deep and big as other online RPG's, which makes it attractive to the mainstream crowd.
Jul 16, 2013At the end of the day, though, these few good points don’t make up for the flaws with what should be the most important elements of a game like this - the combat and the loot grind - and an overall lack of polish. Being free to play, you don’t lose out on anything but 15 odd gigabytes of your data cap if you want to give Marvel Heroes a go, but with that said, it’s hard to recommend this game over the other free to play lootfests that are around.
Jul 1, 2013A hack & slash game without a skinner-box loot reflex is bad enough. T o make matters worse, the quality of the fighting mechanics never holds up with the wide roster of heroes. If your favorite Marvel character is in the starting line up of this free-to-play MMO, one go can't hurt. Still, it's a shame what this turned out to be, considering the promising license.
Aug 5, 2013Marvel Heroes is ARPG game.
first of all, game graphic is nice. but game performance is bad. Also contents is small
i think Marvel Heroes should be stick to the character quality because character is best feature of Marvel Heroes.
1.11 patch was good and beginning of game.
go for it … Expand
Jul 19, 2013As a Premium Pack owner, let me say I am glad I invested the money in this game. Sure, the launch was rocky. Things have improved drastically since then though. In short, the developers have been listening to the community and making [EXCELLENT] changes accordingly. They are giving our beloved characters an [at least] once over. They are making a better systems that allows players to be able to obtain heroes (and other items) without having to pay anything. They have dropped prices. They are adding a lot of content in the next couple of months. I would encourage both new players and those thinking about returning to check out their website and look the Doomsaw Dev Blog #1 and Eternity Splinter posts. Seriously, if you are thinking about returning now is the time. They are getting ready to implement a ton of new things that address issues that plagued the game early on!… Expand
Jun 4, 2013This game is a ton of fun. It a terribly rocky launch but things are smooth now. It still has bugs though but that's common with launches. They should be ironed out soon. Every character is a blast to play and after beating the main missions the end game content will keep you coming back for more. I'm not much of PVPer so you'll have to check another review for that. Right now the game is a 7 out 10 with potential to be a 9 or 10 once everything is more balanced and the bugs are gone.… Expand
Jun 12, 2013This is a great free to play game. But it is not really a great game to spend any money on. The combat is fun and interesting (I can actually use Daredevil's acrobatics to dodge major attacks and roll away from incoming bullets, for instance), the difficulty is casual, the crafting system is user-friendly and very useful without having to waste time farming anything, and if like me, you like the Marvel universe, there's a lot to really love about this game.
The writing is really top-notch. I would not be surprised if I found out that actual comic writers worked on the script, because it's as good as you'll find anywhere. The animated cut scenes in comic book style are so well done that I actually looked forward to watching them, as opposed to furiously pressing the Esc key and hoping to skip them.
That said, the prices are kind of ridiculous. You have to pay $20 just to unlock several of the best characters, including Spiderman, Deadpool, and Iron Man. That's $20 each, not $20 for all three. Even less beloved characters like Rocket Raccoon cost at least $10-12 a piece. Then if you want to get one of the costumes, be prepared to spend another $10-20 per costume. I'm not sure Gazillion realizes this, but I would have spent $20-30 on this game if I felt like I would get more than two new characters, or one character and one costume out of it. As it is I probably will beat the game with my free Daredevil character and move on to something else. But I'm not paying $20 just to play as ONE character that I may not even like.
Anyway ultimately the entire game is free, there is no "pay-to-win" mechanic at all, you get 5 characters to choose from in the beginning and 2 more free heroes as you play through the game. For what it is, that deserves an 8. If you're interested, give it a try, make sure and give it about two hours so you can experience everything the game has to offer before deciding.… Expand
Jul 19, 2013To me a FTP game comes down to is it "pay to win" or not. This game is not PTW. So that's a green light on a fair game
First i'd like to mention how easy it was to make a meta critic account. It took almost 5 seconds. Secondly, how easy it is to become a critique here. All you really need is a youtube account,twitter or a random website that can be about anything. First, i'd like to say with massive feedback the prices of heroes and costumes have gone down. That's cool, the game's a bit cheaper if you chose to play that way. Comparing the prices atm to prices of other ftp games, like warframe for example. It's honestly on par. The skins for warframe cost $15 and the highest costume in MH costs around like $13. ... No way is this cash shop "intruding" it's pretty on par with any ftp games. the gameplay, is getting better. Some known issues with "itemization" meaning gear that's actually worth hunting. They released "cosmic gear", which is a decent step in valuable gear worth hunting. They need to get better in gear that's worth it honestly. Atm It's not there. I play majority of the heroes, and I can arguably say every hero has 2 items out of 5 that are completely useless. They don't roll anything of benefit to the actual hero. I find it hard to build heroes, when you have 2 gear slots that offer no value to you. Artifacts seem random and the best ones are just increases to your overall damage. Or dodge. I can't do a crazy build, like I can with other games atm. Every hero has like 1-3 good builds, that just revolve around 1 skill that does the most damage. Gear seems to have no effect on your character progression. It just seems to be by your level. Again it;s mostly finding gear that has "x" value to that one skill your building your hero around. It doesn't lead to much versatility. That's not to say other games have versatility, I mean...pretty much D3. Pick a skill, your character revolves around the skills you chose. That's the best way to explain it. I would've liked it to revolve around gear, but nope. Optimization. Wow, is this game poorly optimized. Like I have a pretty solid computer. A i5 with a gtx 460 sli. I get 20 fps in areas with alot of people. With all the animations spilling out and all the rag doll dead bodies, your card has to render alot of stuff. They have this feature to lower friendly particle effects, but it doesn't seem to help much. I would've liked a more reduced amount. Heroes, it's what the games about. The skill trees on some of these heroes are useless. Some powers are completely useless. They need to revamp some of the heroes. Like they gave cyclops a melee tree, the guy who gets one shot by air gets a melee tree? interesting. Some heroes, need to play like they do comic wise. Like IM, his repulsor animations are these blasts of light. They should be elongated lasers right? you should see a huge explosion of lasers and missles correct? ...obviously to give a good IM experience you need to match his awesome powers, but here lies the problem. You know that particle effect from other players? would'nt your screen explode if you had lasers and missles and explosions? here lies the fundamental balance that the game is struggling to do. It needs to find a balance of great hero experience with out making the screen die. The game needs hero revamps, optimization, end game modes, rewarding loot. ^ those are major issues. In any arpg to have. I have played all the arpg's out in the market atm. Each one has atleast 3 out of 5 of those examples I used. This game has all 5. Why am I so optimistic? the dev team is the hardest working bunch I have ever seen. It takes D3 like 1 and a half year and counting to do anything about itemization. They have done nothing. In 1 month this game actually changed alot. PoE still struggles with De-sync a deal breaking arpg experience for me. Yet nothing is done. I applaud the hard work of the devs who talk with the community alot and actually work for their game. While there still needs to be work, I have faith in these guys. Plus what other game won't charge you for DLC? it's a pretty sweet deal. Your time won't be wasted in the game as you can log back in a year and don't have to pay for additional content. I mean it's like we forgot D3 server issues that kept killing HC players for 4 months straight untill they fixed it. It's like we forget PoE server issues and un-finished story content. Lets not forget how games start and that they need time to develop. I trust these guys to develop the game at a very fast pace. Faster than PoE or D3.… Expand
Jun 17, 2013I cant believe it worse than Diablo 2.
Lets talk about what was good :
Variety of Heroes. Simple hack and slash, easy to play and learn.
The Bad :
- Bad Graphic (the entire art direction and quality is very low. not attractive)
- Too few skill for each heroes
- Kinder-garden Itemization
- Multiplayer design is not-logical and frustrated to play with.
- Pay to have Fun Exotic heroes USD20/heroes, pay to access to craft )
(they told you everything for sell is available as a loot, but we knew it wont drop so easily)
- Pay to Win Money can buy huge advantage and time saving features )
- Not even Half the D2 content.… Expand
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