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GF Rating
7.1

10203 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Great co-op experience

posted by ipwn007 (MOUNTAIN HOME AFB, ID) Nov 10, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

Grab a few friends and get ready to have a great time with Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2! This game boasts one of the best same console co-op experiences you can have on the Xbox. You'll have loads of fun throughout the campaign working together to take down hordes of enemies and bosses.

There is a huge assortment of Marvel characters in the game, both good and evil. Some of my personal favorites include Deadpool, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, The Hulk, and many, many more. You'll have most at the start of the game while others are unlockable. Speaking of unlockables you can also unlock an assortment of costumes for the super heros which add spice to the game.

The gameplay is top down hack n' slash similar to RPG's such as Diablo and Baldur's Gate. You use a variety of melee and ranged attacks in addition to special attacks to take down foes. Combat is simple yet satisfying as you level up and unlock new abilities and increase their power. The only downside to the combat is that it can feel a bit 'button-mashy' at times, though most hack n' slash games tend to feel this way.

The story, which draws from Civil War and Secret War, is well done. Any fan of the Civil War series will enjoy playing the story and making decisions in the game.

In the end you're sure to be pleased, especially if you're playing with friends. Playing solo might still be enjoyable but I highly recommend playing alongside others.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Fun While It Lasted

posted by kfdavila (SOMERVILLE, MA) Oct 8, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

A great looking dungeon crawling beat-em-up, with a cool storyline ripped from the Civil War comics. Unfortunately, it delivers a rather short, surprisingly linear adventure.

It is a disappointment compared only to the previous installment. If you are looking for a game that is vast, contains varied enemies, a large amount of heroes, with hours of customization, this is not it.

It is however, polished and fun while it lasts. You may go back and complete it again, switching sides on the political issue, but it makes less of a difference than you would think.

-K

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not so Ultimate.

posted by Adder0 (PITTSBURGH, PA) Oct 13, 2009

Member since Nov 2007

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Everything that we loved about the original Ultimate alliance has been stripped and torn away. Each character is only able to use four abilities. They give you the illusion of believing that you're in charge of how your experience is spent. When you only have four abilities that means there is no choosing, the points are automatically allocated. Yeah, you can go and manually press the button to upgrade the stupid power if you want, but i don't call that character customization. Yet again, MArvel has let us down. There was gold in them thare hills, but fools gold is all that we were given. With the potential of such a great storyline i was discouraged to see what liberties were taken with the story. This definitely has the weakest story and gameplay of the entire series (xmen legends/Ultimate alliance) It is a step backwards, not forwards. One last complaint and this is a big one. The cutscenes. YEAH, the cutscenes were not nearly as engaging or astounding as the first one. I know this may seem shallow ,but if you can improve the landscape graphics so much, why not the cutscenes? After completing the entire game you get nothing but a cheap in-game engine cutscene. Yeah, i'm complaining a lot, i do know that but it's just because MArvel does nothing but let us down and in the one area where we had reliability was with the games..,but not now.

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