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  • Summary: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects pits fierce Marvel superheroes against each other in a 3D fighting game. You can assume control of heroes such as the Punisher, Spider-Man, and Captain America, and duel with them in interactive and destructible environments. A new team of superheroesMarvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects pits fierce Marvel superheroes against each other in a 3D fighting game. You can assume control of heroes such as the Punisher, Spider-Man, and Captain America, and duel with them in interactive and destructible environments. A new team of superheroes called the Imperfects joins the mayhem. You can play in single-player story mode to unlock hundreds of collectible awards, or you can play against other gamers in offline or online play.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. A lifetime's work of demolition awaits you since nearly everything is destructible in Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. Camera and detection are sometimes issues, but this was kind of expected due to the gameplay style.
  2. It's not the most original brawler out there, but the tasty graphics and cinematic comic-book style action help make up for some of the games imperfections.
  3. Play Magazine
    70
    A rather straightforward 3D brawler, with enemies materializing in a green haze and fairly begging to be dispatched with prejudice. [Oct 2005, p.55]
  4. AceGamez
    60
    A mixed bag of imperfection and rather jagged diamonds that should seriously be weighed up before purchasing.
  5. Faceless-cyborg-smashing melee battles are repetitive, uninspired, and glitchy. And with each story line presented in a series of minimissions averaging 3 to 4 minutes apiece, you spend a lot of your time switching characters and saving and loading instead of just playing the darn game.
  6. A weak in the knees one button beat-em-up that has absolutely no teeth. The fighting engine is so watered down that only geeking Marvel fanboys will elicit any enjoyment out of spending any time with it.
  7. games(TM)
    20
    An odd visual style tops off a very poor title in a suitably poor manner, jumping between looking halfway decent and just plain nasty. An unbalanced and sorely broken mess. [Dec 2005, p.106]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 21, 2005
    10
    This is a sure fire best seller. If you like superheroes, you will be blown away. Gameplay is great, the art is amazing, its a definate partyThis is a sure fire best seller. If you like superheroes, you will be blown away. Gameplay is great, the art is amazing, its a definate party thrashing game. hoot hoot. Expand
  2. ElisabethJ.
    Sep 25, 2005
    10
    I love this game. This is the first fighting game I have ever had fun playing. It's great.
  3. HarveyT.
    Sep 20, 2005
    8
    Pretty good fighting game, like the 3D and destruction! Needs a bit more depth in the various attacks, and the animation is a little jerky in Pretty good fighting game, like the 3D and destruction! Needs a bit more depth in the various attacks, and the animation is a little jerky in some of the playbacks. However it should keep the young Marvel fans entertained. For the more serious hard core fighters out there... well... worth checking out still, but you may be a little disappointed until you discover there are some combos and fatalities if you know how to do them. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2019
    8
    Underrated! This game, while flawed, is honestly a great game imo. Some of the criticisms I've heard are pretty valid and I'd agree with butUnderrated! This game, while flawed, is honestly a great game imo. Some of the criticisms I've heard are pretty valid and I'd agree with but the game's also received some criticism that I feel is undeserved.

    The camera movement can be distracting, particularly the cinematic shifts whenever you or an enemy is hit and that is irritating at times, especially when you're doing a hard mission or a hard versus battle and there are some other issues with gameplay but these are minor issues imo.

    The Imperfects are interesting. Some I like, some I don't care for. I like The Wink and Hazmat. I don't like Fault Zone or Niles Van Roekel at all really (he seems like a generic villain character) and the others are basically somewhere inbetween.

    The selection of marvel characters is interesting and all the characters all have different interesting playing styles. Some characters have strong projectiles (Iron man, Brigade, Human Torch) compared to others that have weaker projectiles (Elektra, Spider-Man, Magneto) or no projectiles at all (Wolverine, Thing, Fault Zone, Wink). Some characters are stronger than others, some are faster, some can fly, swing, teleport, run, wall run and/or wall climb. The game offers a lot of variety in every characters ability and while some characters are harder to fight with and there's some issues with balancing, it's nice to have a challenge which this game certainly allows you to do i.e. try fighting Iron Man with Wolverine.

    The game has its issues but I think the main thing that makes up for everything for me is that the game is just fun. I can look past all the minor issues because the game offers me hours of fun and if you have someone to play the game with, then even better. I've played through the story mode multiple times in a short period (even though the game's plot is pretty bad at points, particularly at the end) because it's fun and I've spent a lot of time on the versus mode too. My favourite characters to play as are Human Torch and Wolverine even though they're not the stronger characters or easiest characters to win with

    I just wish the online servers were still open. It'd be fun to play against other people.

    Even though the story has its problems, I appreciate the effort they put into the Imperfect characters and giving them all a unique story and unique abilities, even if I don't care for some of them. The story is genuinely pretty good at points and is very ambitious in what it tried to do but at points it seemed like they didn't care about the story. And the combat seems much more suited to versus battles and boss battles than to the regular story missions where you beat up a bunch of alien invaders.

    The game offers many moves, and even in your first playthrough there will be moves that you've never used. Give this game a chance.
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  5. RageAHolic
    Oct 9, 2005
    7
    Characters are fun to play but story mode levels are ridiculous and obviously tacked-on. This game should have been left a straight up Characters are fun to play but story mode levels are ridiculous and obviously tacked-on. This game should have been left a straight up fighter. For the inevitable sequel, I hope they concentrate more on versus mode and eliminate story mode entirely. Expand
  6. Wongit
    Oct 5, 2005
    6
    While it definelty has its problems, its still somewhat a fun game. there is l ike no depth.
  7. S.Wave
    Sep 27, 2005
    1
    Pros: The box looks cool Cons: Marvel's game disc was in side of it.

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#79 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2005