What better place to preview the infamous Marvel Civil War storyline and it's encompassing game, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, than at Comic-Con '09. TheFeed's Patrick Klepek grabs a hands-on for the multiplayer, beat-em up sequel but is it up to snuff?
"Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 pulls from the beloved Civil War arc, a storyline where superheroes -- even the good ones -- were forced to take sides. You were either willing to submit your identity to the government and become declared a "human weapon of mass destruction" or? You didn't. The game's lead writer, Evan Skolnick, told me his team at Vicarious Visions drew upon everyday fears about government intervention, the balance between freedom and security, for the game. It's unclear how much Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, a game targeted at a wide demographic, will play within these themes, but the potential for it to play both sides is encouraging. Whether it does or not, however, was impossible to tell in my demo."