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  • 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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  1. Positive: 13 out of 31
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  1. The game includes tons of gameplay, a plethora of Marvel characters, a great presentation, and successfully balances the action and RPG elements, while letting players choose just how much they want to micromanage. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance has something for everyone.
  2. The Wii control scheme fits this game very well, and when coupled with a good story and incredible cast, the result is a game that is very entertaining.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    82
    A nice team-based action-RPG that is a bit too much like X-Men Legends. The wiimote controls do not bring anything new to the mix. [Feb 2007]
  4. 70
    The Wii controls make a great game a good game. All the core ideas are presented, but only accessible if you quite literally want to make the move to snare the fun.
  5. If you're a comic-book fan, this is probably the most satisfying videogame ever made for you.
  6. AceGamez
    70
    Even though it is considerably harmed by the inane support of the Wii-mote to the point of the extreme, and the slightly boring battle system, the dull visuals and quite a lot of glitches, the game manages to sneak by as one of last year's best games in the genre.
  7. Even despite its few flaws, MUA is a blast to play. If you’ve ever enjoyed an X-men Legends game, MUA is a step above and beyond that.

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  1. PeterBrooks
    Dec 22, 2008
    10
    Ultimate Alliance is easily the greatset game ever made! My favorite characters are Spider-Man, Captain America, Moon Knight and Daredevil andUltimate Alliance is easily the greatset game ever made! My favorite characters are Spider-Man, Captain America, Moon Knight and Daredevil and Ultimate Alliance gives them very good powers and abbilities. i think my favorite part is making your own team!!! Ultimate Alliance is the perfect game and personally MY favorite. Expand
  2. Jul 28, 2011
    9
    This game is very fun. Many of my favorite characters are in this. Some of them are playable, and some of them are nonplayable. Seriously,This game is very fun. Many of my favorite characters are in this. Some of them are playable, and some of them are nonplayable. Seriously, even if you favorite character isn't playable, there's a chance he or she will appear. The graphics are okay, and not terrible as some people here are saying. If you want challenge, even a small challenge, this is the game for you. I do wish Hulk wasn't exclusive to the Golden Edition and the Platinum Hits versions on the Xbox 360. Expand
  3. May 13, 2020
    9
    This is a great adventure game. The roster is great, and the special powers are lots of fun. Defeating hordes of enemies is also enjoyable.This is a great adventure game. The roster is great, and the special powers are lots of fun. Defeating hordes of enemies is also enjoyable. This is lots of fun, and I recommend it to any Marvel fan. Expand
  4. May 17, 2016
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I have a lot of nostalgia with this game. I remember playing this a lot with my friends and my brother which gives it a special place in m heart. Personal feelings aside tough it is a good team based rpg which is dated by a few mechanics and some design choices which are good at the time but now is a little outdated. The main plot follows a team of Captain America, Wolverine, Thor, and Spiderman as they fight a horde of super villians to save the multiverse. Doctor Doom is the head of the masters of evil as he hatches a plot to steal Odin's powers and t take over the world. The plot is definatly not complex as it is really nothing more than to give context to why you are in certain pace in the marvel universe. The worlds themselves are a bit of a mixed bag. Some worlds are generic such as the helicarrier and AIM's lab while others are inspired like in Asgard and especially in hell (yes you actually go to hell and it is just as awesome as it sounds). The game has over 25 playable chracters and each have thier own unique abilities. Some characters such as the Thing and Colossus are heavy hitters who move slow but deal extra physical damage. Others can fly around the are and rely on ranged attacks like Thor or Storm. Stats can be up gradable which will allow you to use your attacks on your enemies in a variety of ways. Each characters even has their ultimate attack which is fun to use. Some though are clearly better than others like Spider-Man's or Deadpool's. In fact some characters are clearly overpowered like Ghost Rider which is probably the reason why the Hulk isn't in this game. The attacks are used by flicking the Wii Remote in a certain gesture which is actually responsive given the Wii's reputation but good luck trying to play the game with a broken numb-chuck. The enemies have different skins and atheistic changes depending on what world you are in but they do behave the same though which does make the combat monotonous at times but still satisfying. Some of the worlds try to mix up the monotony by putting in mini games like the arcade in the circus or introduce new mechanics. Atlantis tries to do something new by having swimming controls but they are very floaty which is the sad standard for under water levels (At least its not the Water temple from Ocarina of Time or Twilight Princess). The boss battles are kind of a mixed bag as the ones which are your size =do not require much in strategy as they are really bullet sponges ( or energy sponges in this case). The giant boss fights like the frost Giant or Mephisto also only require one strategy but they make up for it through visual spectacles. In between missions there are hub world like the Triskelon, Doctor Strange's house, and the Watcher's domain. They are really nothing more than houses because most of the NPCs don't have anything t say other than Deadpool when he gives his origin and talks about his desire to start a rock band. The most interesting thing about the game though is that there are some areas that give you a choice that would affect the Marvel Universe. Most of them are your standard good or bad choices but there is one choice that actually gives you a false sense of heroism. That was when you had a choice to either save Night crawler or Jean Grey from hell. You can only save one or the other and both choices give negative consequences. This was one of the earlier attempts that I can think of that gives you a false choice that makes you loose no matter what you choose. This game is worth a rental if you still have a Wii and it is a walk to the Candy Store for any Marvel fans. Expand
  5. Jun 6, 2011
    7
    Right on the start, i didn't cared for the story, seriously, even if i liked Marvel superheroes. The graphics where neat but aged, the motionRight on the start, i didn't cared for the story, seriously, even if i liked Marvel superheroes. The graphics where neat but aged, the motion Wii controlled version doesn't even function, you look like a monkey trying to get a impossible banana. In the positive side, it has a niche for being a fun game at least. Expand
  6. NigelT.
    Dec 24, 2007
    6
    I had played this when it first came out, and am reviewing this after just playing it on the 360. That being said I find the graphics and I had played this when it first came out, and am reviewing this after just playing it on the 360. That being said I find the graphics and camera in this game underwhelming to say the least. If approached correctly the Wii's poor little Hollywood graphics card can push out some stunning visuals (ie: Zelda, Metroid), but not in this game. Then the controls, I grew tired of basically just shaking the controller around. Really, Wii consumers were promised a fresh and new approach at gaming, I find this just tiresome. I would put this down as playable but nothing special. Expand
  7. JakeJ.
    Jan 28, 2007
    2
    Poor game, awful camera and difficult levels from the very start, difficult gameplay and boring attack techniques.

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