Friday, August 12, 2011

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is Ravens latest video game that utilizes their tried and true action rpg formula. This is the 4th installment to their marvel action rpg's after X-men Legends and the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance. If you're a fan of super heroes and comics than this game was made for you. This game does implement some new features that make the game play a bit more dynamic than just mashing the A button, such as the Fusion special powers. Not to mention the host of 24 payable characters to keep it interesting.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance Playable Characters

Fusion powers are combining 2 of your heroes abilities together such as Hulk and Thor smashing the ground with Hulk smash and Thors Hammer. You get an achievement for doing all 24 character fusions which is kinda easy points. Actually almost every achievement in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is a freebie (utilize this game if you care about gamer).

If only Dead Pool had Mjolnir
The games storyline is based off of the Civil War series where during the middle of the game you have to choose anti or pro registration for revealing super hero identities. This decision will change the path you take during game play and will also change a few of the available characters (which pissed me off cuz I had to go back and redo it on legendary). The storyline could have been a bit more engaging but it was sufficient enough to keep me entertained. This game is basically a Marvel dungeon crawler because you go through levels just obliterating hordes of enemies while collecting fun items/artifacts to unlock 3 powerful characters (Thor shows his godly powers in this one).

I am hoping that X-Men Destiny will have similar fighting style features to this game. I also searched for any rumors about Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 but couldn't find any relevant information about it coming out. Hurry up Raven and make us Marvel comic fans another sequel!

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Rates

Graphics 7/10 Not horrible graphics for the 360 but definitely not the best either. The cut scenes look almost as if you're watch an Iron Man movie drunk or something, but we can all expect the low edge graphics from the previous titles.

Gameplay 7/10 This game is loads of fun if your a fan of Marvel or comics in general but if you don't care for super heroes then I would stray away from this title.

Audio 8/10 All the characters sound like their normal selves and come with a few funny jokes here and there. Especially Dead pool's and Hulk's, make sure you ask a few questions with them.

Replay Value 7/10 It was a hard decision because I think it deserves more than a 7 but at the same time the game does get repetitive. It is fun though replaying both pro-registration and anti-registration on different difficulties.

Overall this game is a 7 and a rent would suffice for super hero fans. If you can't wait like me for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 there is Marvel vs Capcom 3 to hold us off for a while.

Has anyone heard any rumors of Marvel Ultimate alliance 3 yet?

Here is a cool game trailer in case you are wondering what the game play looks like.


  1. I started playing this today and I enjoyed it. It 'nice to have to make a decision, which has no clear answer. However, I find it hard to be disappointed with the game I spent $$ at the top. Just now, my library has started allowing people to borrow games a week for free.
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  2. Nice post. Thanks for sharing such a great information. I appreciate it very much.

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