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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Not Rentable
GF Rating
6.2

1558 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Needs a control pad

posted by BruinsFan (BEVERLY, MA) Jan 3, 2007

Member since Mar 2006

12 out of 18 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This is not the type of game Nintendo was thinking of when they came up with the Wii-mote/nun-chuck controlls.

For some reason alot of your moves dont seem to be recognized by the system making it difficult to get through tough battles. There really needs to be a regular controller for games like this.

Other than the crippling controlls, the game is the same exact thing as the marvel games before it. Its basically X-Men Legends with more characters.

Like most of the reiews here will tell you, its hardly worth even a rental.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Not worth it

posted by trogdor (SAVANNAH, GA) Jan 9, 2007

Member since Jan 2007

5 out of 8 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

There are two real big hindrances to Marvel Ultimate Alliance for the Wii. Number one would have to be the control scheme. While the developers maybe deserve a little credit for trying to take advantage of the Wii's innovative controls, their attempt falls way, way short. The game is a hack and slash dungeon crawler and trying to dispose of enemies by constantly shaking the wiimote in all directions makes your arm feel like its going to fall off half way through the first level. Also the game does a poor job of picking up on the different types of movements it expects, making percise attack types all but impossible. This is definiately a game that I feel is better left to a button mashing control scheme (I really liked the little bit I played on the 360 at my brother's house). The second major flaw is the in game graphics. Textures are really blocky and shadows seem spastic and buggy, and the overall presentation is not what I expected, even from a Wii game.
These two factors caused me to send it back after only playing for an hour or so. While I have heard it is a good game on other consoles, I think it translated very badly to the Wii.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

posted by sithgecko (LINCOLN, NE) Feb 22, 2007

Member since Feb 2007

5 out of 9 gamers (56%) found this review helpful

Great looking game, its just the camera view keeps adjusting automatically and will spin and spin and spin and spin. Very frustrating. I actually started to feel motion sickness from it.

sithgecko

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