Be sure to set the difficulty level as high as you can as soon as you start the game. I found the default setting to be far too easy and ended up restarting the story at a higher difficulty, just because I was getting bored.
Other than that, I had a good time with this game for a couple weeks. The action is fast-paced, the powers are satisfyingly devastating and the story isn't bad either.
There is a good variety of attacks. There are a few basic attacks and combo moves that are free of energy cost, but I rarely used them because the superpowers were so cheap to use and did so much damage. The fusion attacks, where your character teams up with another on your team for a powerful combo move, are very entertaining and expensive enough that you don't end up spamming them. As others have said, the fusion attacks all pretty much fall into three or four basic templates, regardless of the two characters involved, but this didn't bother me much. It seems like a reasonable way to organize the game and there is enough visual variety to keep the fusions from getting too boring.
I enjoyed the story. Its based on two classic Marvel story arcs (Civil War and Secret Wars) and I found it pretty engaging.
posted by jlee_1015 (OLIVE BRANCH, MS) Apr 20, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
This is a great game for any Marvel fan. All the villains, the playable characters, the settings, and everything else about this game makes it worth renting. You can choose Pro-Registration which includes Iron Man, Mr. Fantastic, and Songbird, or Anti-Registration which includes Captain America, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the Thing. However, anyone wanting to rent the game based solely on the Carnage, Magneto, Psylocke, Juggernaut, and Cyclops DLC will be sorely disappointed, as this DLC has been pulled off of the Playstation Network Market.