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GF Rating
7.1

10243 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Perfect Rating for a simple Reason (Read)

posted by BlackYAYO (TALLAHASSEE, FL) Sep 24, 2009

Member since May 2007

14 out of 23 gamers (61%) found this review helpful

This game is a 10 because you are a genius if you gameflyed this game and you didn't buy it from the stores. This game is the same as the last one but with a different campaign its only worth a game fly week so who ever gets this game will be satisfied with there game fly rental of this game.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

MUA 2 does not stand up against MUA 1

posted by zenbaby (CHESTERTOWN, MD) Sep 23, 2009

Member since Apr 2005

11 out of 18 gamers (61%) found this review helpful

Most users will have fun with this product, however, the more into the Marvel Universe you are – your experience may diminish. Well worth a rental, but I cannot in good conscience recommend for purchasing. The good news is that they addressed a glaring issue with money from the previous title. If you didn’t know, whoever actually collected the money was awarded the money – it was not spread around. MUA 2 shares the money collected so that all team members will get their fair share. Also, the quick-time events are gone. To beat a boss, you actually have to beat the boss!

The fusion system felt like at some level it stripped the characters of their individuality. With only targeted, clearing, and guided types of fusions – the animations are less than stellar, getting old very quickly. The levels themselves lack the character and immersiveness to stand on their own. Enemy types only come in a few flavours. This helps to magnify the feeling of similarity between levels in the player’s mind.

Back is the bug (and yes, I consider it a bug) where Auto-spend is ALWAYS turned back on. Luckily the spending of points is not permanent (unless you are playing in the casual mode). I alluded to this earlier, but full customization of your characters is not allowed in the casual mode. So if you just wanted to blast through on easy, be warned.

Lastly, the effectiveness of the characters is largely uneven. As mentioned, Thor with immunities, plus self-buff, superior damage and team bonus make him #1. However, most of your other power melee folks have a nasty charge attack that is so easily interrupted, it becomes next to useless. Speaking of useless, Iceman – poor guy loses all the nifty stuff the Ice damage type brings to the table since ~50% of the mobs are IMMUNE.

For the fan, MUA 1 is superior due to the amount of characters and level quality. For the gamer, MUA 2 offers some improvements over MUA 1, but not enough to get recommended over its predecessor.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

If you love Marvel and Button Mashing

posted by SpasmFists (GLENDALE, AZ) Sep 15, 2009

Member since Aug 2009

31 out of 53 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

Pick from a huge variety of Marvel characters, grab a friend and smash those buttons!

This game is third person, 4 player co-op and an Action RPG.

Graphics: Par. Characters are more detailed than the first. Setting is nicer to look at than the prequel.

Story: Classic, gotta save the world...

Gameplay: Roam around the city ,as a Super Being, destroying anything in your path.

Replay Value: If you have willing friends you'll go through the game with them a couple times to score the Achievements.

Bottom Line: It is a fun game, as long as you enjoy mindless destroying...P.S Thor is the best.

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