Growing up a fan of Marvel comics, this was one of the first games I wanted to try for the PS3. It doesn't disappoint as far as selection of superheroes or supervillians included. The powers included with each are interesting and the ability to customize your team allows for very interesting combinations of superheroes.
However, if you are looking for a game that can show off of the power of the PS3, you should look elsewhere. The graphics look perhaps only slightly better than you would find on a PS2 and the perspective used while playing is very restrictive. Goals are somewhat repetitive and can sometimes be completely frustrating as it may be hard to tell exactly what needs to be done at a certain juncture.
In conclusion, if you enjoy comic book characters from the Marvel Universe, pick this up and give it a few days of play. You'll enjoy it most definitely, but it is not a game you will want to purchase.
posted by Skiingrule (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Feb 28, 2007
Member since Apr 2005
The first two levels were o.k. Characters are fun to play with and controls are pretty easy to adjust to. which is a big step over a lot of PS3 games. But I kept getting stckan elevator on the third level. I don't know if it's a glitch in the game or if it was just the game my friend had. But, I don't know what you were supposed to do. My friend had the same problem so he brought it to my house to see if I could figure it out. Nope! You need to go up the elevator, but the elevator doesn't stop. Luckily he was able to get his money back for the games, but not every place does that. I don't know how you can give this a good rating if the games are defective.
If you've played the X-Men Legends series, you'll find this game is really familiar. It's basically the same game, just with more characters and a new story.
If you liked those games, or you're a huge comic book nerd, you'll like this game. I'm a comic book nerd who likes the action rpg genre, so I liked this one quite a bit. There's lots of hidden unlockables, and replay value is not as high as some games, but it isn't completely lame the second time through.
The story line does drag at times, and the dialog is pretty cookie cutter (at times, I could have sworn that George Lucas wrote the script and hired the voice actors). But you can breeze through a lot of it and still get the basics of the story line. You just have to figure out which characters it's important to listen to.
If you like the action-rpg genre, check it out. But if you're looking for constant fighting and action, I'd stay away.