When the Skrull try to take over the world, it up to the Avengers, X-Men, Spider Man, and some other Marvel Superheroes to save the day by beating up clones of themselves with green skin (it’s not easy being green – skinned)
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is a fighting game like Tekken Tag Tournament – you play as teams of two heroes from a group of 20. Each team has one player on the field at a time and can tag in their partner at any time. The team with the first hero knocked out loses, and each match is best of three.
The attacks are simple to understand. There’s the basic attack, three power attacks, a power kick and an ultimate attack.
The basic attack is just a simple gesture of the Wiimote (or button push on the Game Pad). It’s easy to do, but doesn’t do much damage.
The power attacks are a bit more complex, and use either a Wiimote gesture or drawing a specified line on the Game Pad.
Some of the power attacks are great to look at, but it gets dull after a few times.
And sometimes the Game Pad controls for the power attacks don’t work, even if I put in the proper command.
The power kick and Ultimate attack is just punching with the Wiimore or tapping the Game Pad screen. This was okay for a bit, then just got boring after the fifth time.
What makes it worse is that being aggressive isn’t the way to go – the other player has plenty of time to dodge the attack and counter it. This can lead to some very boring fights.
And the story mode has a bunch of basic comic book cut scenes that fail to thrill – and there’s one ending for all the heroes instead of one for every hero as in other fighting games.
There’s material for people who sign up for an UPlay account, but even after I signed into my UPlay account, it wouldn’t give me the 11 tests that I should get for singing up for an UPlay account.
Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth tries to be a great fighter, but the mechanics and dull presentation make the only for the hardcore Marvel fan. SKI