Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

Posted: September 17, 2009
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review

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  • bossfight1

    I think this game was a 4.
    -Much better dialogue
    -Plot doesn't overshadow characters as it did in the first
    -Fusions are EPIC

    -While the first game had around 30 characters, this one has 23. Not a lot less, but it feels more like a gathering of heroes than an army.

    Posted: July 7, 2010 1:47 PM
  • koldz18

    to eaches own I guess, I love this game but 3/5 isn't bad. If you were expecting a 5/5 or 4/5 you are just stupid though. It is a blan nothing completely new or special game, so an average score for an average game. Don't take this the wrong way I still am going to play this game more and reccomend you to do the same. I like it on the Wii the most so far!

    Posted: November 26, 2009 11:31 AM
  • Kalator

    this is a game that i will personally play another 20 times. i think if you are a big enough nerd and loved the civil war comics then you will love this game. i did.

    Posted: September 24, 2009 11:41 AM
  • Krall85

    I do agree with a large chunk of this review but was surprised that no comment was made to the graphical upgrade and detail of this game over it's predecessor.

    Do I agree with the score of a 3? I was about to be one of those "nitpick" fans who pokes his head in and disputes the score, but I do understand where it comes from. Is it better graphically? Yes. Is the story good? Up until the end, it works. They didn't do their best at portraying each side as the good guys, or make you particularly like the Pro-Reg side much at all. Even when you side with them, as mentioned in the review, Tony Stark seems like he should have the world "Black & Decker" tattooed on his forehead. The overarching "Final Threat" felt very tacked on.

    What did stand out more in this one than the first was the fact that all of the characters are balanced so beautifully. From my observation, none of the characters were bad, underpowered, or not fun to play. That's pretty significant when you've got a roster of 20+ to pick from. Hell, I didn't mind playing Invisible Woman in this. For anyone who played the first MUA, that's pretty significant, heh. Did it deserve the 3? Yeah, because it probably won't pull in or impress many who weren't a fan of the first one.

    Finally, I do agree with Fortyone on most points about the delivery of the review. I do believe Blair knew what he was talking about, his lack of enthusiasm and his overall sound made me feel like he didn't want to be the voice over for the video review. Apparently this is a trend, and maybe he just doesn't like doing the voice overs? He may even have disagreed with the review itself, hence the delivery. I'd recommend he work on it if this is a constant, however. Act like the mic you're talking into is your friend who asked for your opinion on the game if that helps things. Odds are you can get advice from far more experienced people than a lowly gamer who hasn't stepped foot on a set in his life, but I was just throwing my two cents in.

    Posted: September 22, 2009 3:17 PM
  • Fortyone

    Was I the only one who was underwhelmed with this review? I was really looking forward to seeing this reviewed when, much to my chagrin, I saw it got reviewed by Blair. Not only did it feel like another one of his stilted bland reviews where it seems he didn't even know what he was reading, it's like he wasn't even paying attention to the game.

    I realize the following will make me sound like a giant nerd, but bear with me. Meta-humans are a strictly DC term. In no comic I've read are any super powered individuals in the MARVEL universe referred to as Meta-humans. Please, get your facts right.

    Also, as for the review, it was just terrible. It was bland, had the delivery of an 9th grader reading his History paper and just seemed Blair had no idea what he was talking about. I have given Blair a chance, and so far he has not improved at all. His jokes are mediocre at best, and his delivery is terrible. Everything just seems like words on a page. With Adam and Morgan, even when they don't write their reviews, there is that tone there in which you can tell there is some link to some gaming knowledge, some connection to a previous game they have played. Blair just seems to be reading words off of a page or teleprompter (incredibly amateurishly) for a paycheck.

    I looked forward to this for so long X-play, but you let me down. You should just have Blair review games everyone knows is gonna suck and don't care about. Maybe keep him to Xbox live arcade. I love your writing, but the delivery..... it made me feel like I was watching Mind of Mencia.

    Posted: September 21, 2009 9:10 PM