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  • Summary: Marvel Nemesis delivers the definitive Super Hero videogame allowing gamers to play as and against the world's greatest Super Heroes. The game features Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters created through collaboration with EA and top comic book industry talent. EA has called on the talent of top comic book writers and concept artists, such as Jae Lee, for Marvel character and game design as well as renowned artist, Paul Catling, among other industry talents, to create a new family of Super Heroes that will go face to face with an all-star line-up of Marvel characters for the ultimate showdown. Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects features more than a dozen fighters in fully interactive and destructible environments. Gamers have full control over the individual characters with each fighter having unique attributes and super powers that are true to their background adding more depth and fighting strategy to the game. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. The actual combat is very quick, very exciting and thoroughly enjoyed. It’s unfortunate that the unlockable movies, comic books and online play were removed, but the core game is still stronger on PSP.
  2. There are a number of frustrating annoyances that hold the game back from its lofty attempts at fighting game superstardom, but when the dust settles the gorgeous visuals and responsive, pick-up-and-play fighting engine come together to form an enjoyable Super Hero smash-fest that is worth a good rent if nothing else.
  3. 70
    The game looks great and the sound complements the game well.
  4. 60
    Mishandled is the best way to describe what EA's done with the Marvel license.
  5. Imperfects, as a pure one-on-one fighter, is better than the clumsy home console versions. It provides some entertaining and authentic-looking super-hero combat that Marvel fans will enjoy.
  6. 55
    Still a fairly average game, but if you just must own one either the console version or the PSP version then the PSP version is the better choice.
  7. A good idea lies somewhere in the middle of this wreck, tucked away behind the messy design and unenjoyable fighting system. Avoid like a debilitating disease. [Christmas 2005, p.106]

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  1. Ahem
    Oct 2, 2005
    Who am I?? I'm not (yet) spiderman. kk... this game is great! Well.. i think it will be... for the psp. the graphics look really good from previews. the moves look good. Previews look awesome. check it out! Expand
  2. MaxW.
    Jul 12, 2007
    Great look, great gamepay, great moves -> brilliant game, but crappy rewardsystem! takes too long to get all caracters!
  3. BobB.
    Oct 6, 2005
    It was a good game.
  4. BobbyB.
    Oct 24, 2005
    When i got Marvel Nemesis, i was looking foward to play it, but to my surprise the control were frustrating at first, graphic looks so detail and the character also, but lack rotating camera area, while fighting against character. I am a BIG MARVEL FAN, will definitely recommend it to the die-hard fans only! Expand
  5. DaveR.
    Jan 18, 2008
    Enjoyable pick-up-and-go fighting portable game. Would be nice if more characters were unlocked from the get-go. Pick up a used copy at a discounted price. Expand