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  • Summary: The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series returns for the first time in 10 yearswith a new action RPGexclusively on the Nintendo Switch system!

    Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more! Team up
    The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series returns for the first time in 10 yearswith a new action RPGexclusively on the Nintendo Switch system!

    Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order.

    In this new storyline, heroes and villains unite in a race across the Marvel Universe to find the Infinity Stones before Thanos and The Black Order use them to unleash cosmic chaos. From Avengers Tower to the X-Mansion and beyond, every stop on the dangerous quest to thwart Thanos results in unexpected collisions of fan-favorite characters and iconic locations. Get closer to the action by shifting the view to an over-the-shoulder "Heroic Camera" perspectivea series first that offers a more immersive way to play single-player or multiplayer on up to four systems. Play online*, offline via local wireless, or simply pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend, so they can join your team. With another pair of Joy-Con controllers (sold separately), four players can team up on one system! The drop-in/drop-out co-op possibilities let players create their own "Ultimate Alliance" at will.

    * Marvel Dream Teams Assemble your dream team of Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe, each with their unique superpowers
    * New Heroes The Guardians of the Galaxy, Falcon, Scarlet Witch and more join the "Ultimate Alliance" for the first time
    * Original Story Super Heroes and Super Villains battle Thanos and The Black Order across the Marvel Universe in this new original story
    * Local and Online Multiplayer The game can be played offline or online with up to 4 players on a single screen or using multiple systems
    * Heroic Camera In addition to the series' traditional perspective, players can also select a dynamic, zoomed-in view, allowing for a more immersive play style for single-player or multiplayer when using multiple systems
    * Multiple ways to play Play with the Joy-Con controllers or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 77
  2. Negative: 1 out of 77
  1. Jul 18, 2019
    100
    Switch owners will find plenty of content to chew through, particularly with friends, and while it may be the gaming equivalent to a Hulk Smash, that isn't to say that it isn’t a rollicking good time.
  2. Jul 18, 2019
    80
    There is a lot of fan service in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Dark Order and that’s a smart move from Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja. The game is tailored around the expectations of Marvel’s fans, with tons of characters and references to both movies and comics. Sure, cameras are bad and graphic is not so good, but superheroes lovers, the only target of the game, will not care about that too much.
  3. Jul 29, 2019
    80
    This is a wonderful example of a Superhero video game done right, with all the proper colorfulness and hectic combat one would expect in a game like this.
  4. 75
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is like a B-movie. You know that it isn't the best in areas, but you still enjoy it with all your heart. The characters are well crafted, which makes the game such a joy. The environments, voices, and the general feel is strong. Obviously, the camera issues and endless corridors can drag down moments of the fun, but the action keeps everything flowing and enjoyable. The action never stops, which is the ultimate strength of the title.
  5. Aug 5, 2019
    70
    Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order doesn't try to be more than it is, a fun romp with characters everyone has come to know over the past decade. While fighting with the camera can be frustrating at times, the game itself is extremely enjoyable especially if you’re a fan of Diablo-style RPGs. Additionally, it serves as a great stepping on point for anyone unfamiliar with the franchise and is accessible to any and all fans.
  6. Jul 20, 2019
    70
    If fans of the Marvel universe will find plenty of reasons to enjoy this experience, other players might frown at the game's occasionally lagging performance, its too simplistic combat system and lacklustre audio component, which is not to say this is not an enjoyable and interesting game.
  7. Aug 1, 2019
    40
    Strong post-launch support like this only really matters if the game itself is worth playing, and we can't really say that about Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. At its best, the game is a mediocre brawler, and at its worst, it is an incoherent mess with a nightmare camera, frustrating battles, and ugly graphics. Anyone hoping for a return to form for the franchise will be disappointed, to say the least.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 91
  2. Negative: 12 out of 91
  1. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    This is an incredible game, really really awesome, the main problem with the critic is the fact that you need to be a true fan, the critic asThis is an incredible game, really really awesome, the main problem with the critic is the fact that you need to be a true fan, the critic as we know is full of posers so they don't give it a good rate because they dont understand the half of the universe. Expand
  2. Jul 20, 2019
    10
    Amazing ! Came back to the old school brawler style gameplay with big roster of amazing heroes
  3. Jul 19, 2019
    10
    Nice game for Switch / Marvel Fans!!
    The multiplayer options are very good and fun!!
    I'll be enjoying it
  4. Jul 27, 2019
    9
    This game has been a blast so far. Have been playing with a buddy with the other 2 team mates as the computer.
    The only reason I cant give it
    This game has been a blast so far. Have been playing with a buddy with the other 2 team mates as the computer.
    The only reason I cant give it a 10 is due to the fact that 2 player co-op (online) only allows the host to switch between the other 2 team members. I feel that they should add the ability (when playing 2 player) to allow for both players to control 2 characters a piece. Other than that this is an addictive beat em up with great character models and decent voice acting. The game really shines in the game mechanics as well as, its depth in variation in team selection.
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  5. Jul 19, 2019
    9
    A lot of characters, fun gameplay, a very cool game in the Switch library
    This game is a love letter to Marvel fans
  6. Aug 9, 2019
    8
    After sinking more than 100+ hours into this game, I thought I would take this opportunity be self-entitled and write a review for anyoneAfter sinking more than 100+ hours into this game, I thought I would take this opportunity be self-entitled and write a review for anyone thinking of purchasing this game. Overall, I would say that this is a good game, not without a few teething issues early on with some bugs that could have been ironed out pre release (developers have their deadlines right), but nevertheless a great smash-em-up game.

    The future of this game depends entirely on the developers next move regarding the introduction of DLC, new modes and new playable characters, to whether this game makes in into the amazing game it could be. Things I would like to see added: - NEW END GAME: whether it be endless mode, raid bosses, character prestige - you name it. The end game currently is minimal apart from grinding every character to lvl. 100 and seeking the best rainbow ISO8s. Give players some real grind to get into.

    - NEW CHARACTERS: some are already planned I know but still.. get that roster growing (you have the licensing!)

    - INSANE DIFFICULTY: just do it. - CLEAN UP THE MENU: especially ISO8 and character selection/character inventory. (On that note: cleaning up ISO8 is so boring and time consuming, maybe a select all option?!)

    - COMMUNICATION: being switch exclusive, this already makes this game hard to bring out into the world, opening up voice chat would be a great way to bond the community that play this great game together. This game is calling out for expansion after a rocky but fun start and the ball is now in the developers court. However, overall, I would recommend buying this game, lots of nostalgic boss-beating for your buck!
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  7. Aug 19, 2019
    0
    All heroes play the same way. All enemies are the same with different skins. Progression is stupid. You just buff generic stats for EVERYAll heroes play the same way. All enemies are the same with different skins. Progression is stupid. You just buff generic stats for EVERY HEROE IN YOUR ROSTER. Sure, with the very random ISO I could aim my Luke Cage to be more durable, but there is no point, since there are no roles in the game. Everyone is just hitting light/heavy attacks all around until you fill your special. Specials must be really awesome, but I could not say, since the screens fills with so much sparks, glares and numbers that you really have no idea who used the special or what it actually did. There are some good dialogues, but other than that, the story is really shallow and clichê. I wanted to quit the game halfway through it, but out of respect for my money, and finished it (and uninstalled right away). Glad I didn't buy the season pass. Expand

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