- Summary: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine theMarvel: Ultimate Alliance is an action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe – revealed in one of multiple epilogues. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance offers total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Gamers also have the option to level up each character individually to their liking, or all team members at the same time to keep their heroes balanced. With the game's new combat system, players battle against the world's most notorious Marvel Super Villains in the air, underwater, and on the ground, using grappling, blocking and dodging moves, by charging up their Super Hero powers before unleashing them, and using environmental objects as one and two-handed weapons. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a storyline where the missions players accept, the objectives they complete, and their interactions with other characters throughout the game directly impact how the story plays out. The game also features a robust multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and fight evil in both on and offline cooperative story modes. There's also a Competitive Mode where the game tracks various in-game stats so players can see how well they stack up against one another – affecting the amount of experience points earned and how equipment is distributed. [Activision]… Expand
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PC Gamer UKCynical and unimaginative - but fun. [Jan 2007, p.102]
KurtL.Nov 13, 2006Its perfect if you enjoyed X-Men or X-Men Legends II. Just like those two games you'll find its fun to play alone or with three others. Its perfect if you enjoyed X-Men or X-Men Legends II. Just like those two games you'll find its fun to play alone or with three others. It recieves a nine since my Xbox 360 controller buttons were not mapped right ingame.… Expand
DeathKnightOct 29, 2006Great simple fun. Not much change from X-Men legends aside from the graphics (if you have a top notch PC that can handle them). A few of the Great simple fun. Not much change from X-Men legends aside from the graphics (if you have a top notch PC that can handle them). A few of the customization options were actually removed from the old X-Men legends 2 style, so it doesn't get a ten.… Expand
RobE.Nov 5, 2006Standard polished X-men fare. If you liked the first two x-men games, you'll probably like this. It's so smooth, you may not even Standard polished X-men fare. If you liked the first two x-men games, you'll probably like this. It's so smooth, you may not even notice its just more of the same.… Expand
Jul 30, 2016Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a dungeon crawler beat em up where you play as your choice of 4 marvelsMarvel Ultimate Alliance
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a dungeon crawler beat em up where you play as your choice of 4 marvels heroes, or a mix with online or local co-op out of 25 different characters to be unlocked with collectibles , secrets and story progression.
You team up of course to stop doom from doing his usually doom thing of trying to take over the world…
your journey to stop him will take your characters to a variety of locations like Atlantis and asguard…
unfortunately while the scenery does change at a decent pace, the gameplay doesn’t…
This game is a monotonous and ridiculously long 17 hours…
During this 17 hours you do the dungeon crawl thing of just killing everything for fairly minimal loot with very much welcomed but too thinly spread out puzzle and platforming sections …
Bosses will drop rings for stat boosts, but that’s about it…
There no real incentive to explore or even defeat all enemies other than unlocking new characters as leveling up doesn’t seem too significant... and if you have your favorite 4 unlocked, why even bother finding these hidden figures…
As you level up your stats unnoticeably increase and you unlock new moves that you can assign to a button command.. you can also unlock suits by using characters or completing a comic mission hidden throughout the world…
These optional comic missions tell the story of one individual character to give more insight on them to new fans and hit that nostalgia button of existing fans of characters.. And as stated already, completing these missions successfully will unlock a new suit for your character... and thankfully these suits are not just skins... they all have their own special perks which will actually give you a hard time choosing from… and you can upgrade these perks with the coins that enemies drop.. but again it doesn’t really feel too significant….
Combat in this game is fairly basic, but characters do all handle and feel unique, some can fly, some have projectiles, some are straight up brutes… if you get too bored, which you definitely will, you can switch out your team at any time when you run into a save point…
there’s also over 17 boss battles and mini boss battles in this game… but are essentially either a straight up beat em up brawl or dodge attacks and do a quick time event…. Which are surprisingly some of the more better boss fights as they throw in a splash of variety… but really aren’t that great and don’t require any real strategy…
While Marvel Ultimate Alliance is a great love letter to the marvel fans, packed with material that even I can appreciate while not being a marvel fan.. I feel like the game drags on and keeps you in its lackluster locations far too long, ultimately making this game feel like a drag...
That being said, if you’re a marvel fan I still believe this game is worth your money
I give Marvel Ultimate Alliance
a 7.5/10… Expand
Jun 25, 2016This is a flawed game in many ways, the boss fights are fairly bad to terrible, the camera is often garbage, many of the skills are just copyThis is a flawed game in many ways, the boss fights are fairly bad to terrible, the camera is often garbage, many of the skills are just copy pasted with new visual effects for the different heroes, a lot of getting lost or backtracking, but it just doesn't matter. There is something about this style of hero team gameplay(started in XMEN Legends) that is just so satisfying to play.
The RPG aspects could be explained better, but there is enough there to have some fun tinkering with skills and combinations across a couple dozen heroes. The fighting would get repetitive but you can switch character(and therefore playstyles) on the fly. Also, and this is getting lost in the online generation, this is one of the best local multiplayer game types I have ever played. The games is played with 4 heroes on screen and you and a friend each pick one but can switch from the 4 on screen whenever you want. It can create some fun combos though maybe letting the screen move out a little more for when you are separated would have been a huge help in some areas.
Overall if you look at this game on a technical level its really fairly poor, but there is just a charm to it that cannot be denied. It is greater than the sum of its parts.… Expand
Dan(nirv)Oct 29, 2006I played for about 2 hours online with 2 local friends of mine and it's pretty obvious this game has P2P networking because the gameplay I played for about 2 hours online with 2 local friends of mine and it's pretty obvious this game has P2P networking because the gameplay was extremely sluggish. We dropped one of the players and it got better but it was still pretty bad. The gameplay itself is extremely linear and has a console-port feel to it. Probably better played on an actual console for online cooperative play.… Expand