Review by Arcreium

Reviewed: 12/22/09

Truly Ultimate

At last Marvel has brought together the many interesting characters in one sweet action roll playing package commonly called Ultimate Alliance.

Story 8/10

Well, the game is basically about trying to stop Doctor Doom from taking over the world, I know that world domination is over used but this one is different. Doctor Doom has a plan that keeps the players guessing so with that it is not a bad idea or story let it slide.

Graphics/Sound 8/10

Many people where kind of upset about the graphics that this game had on the Wii, but off hand I thought it was very nice. I will admit that the graphics were not the best on the system, but when compared to most of the games on the Wii the graphics where pretty good. The sound effects add a good sense of fun to the game with classic sound clips from sword slashes to gun shots to energy blast. The music is well composed and is played at the correct times in the game giving the game the needed emotions for each and every part.

Gameplay 9/10

This was the best part of the game. The controls where simple and easy to pick up and play with. The camera acted the way it should and was turn able so the player could uses it to see what he or she needed to see. The game allowed the player to pick four different characters from a rather large then the player play though the story with those characters or change out for others. The game allowed players to change their characters on a whim all the player had to do was get to a save point. Each hero had unique powers giving the game some very well designed variety. This game featured probably one of the sweetest cooperative multi-player modes on the platform if not every. This game features many unlock able content like loading screens, movies, concept art, and even some hidden characters that add some extra fun to an already very good game. The wide variety of locations gave this game the ability to amaze people who where new to the comics, and at the same time seems very familiar to people who read the comics. There was only one real complaint with this version of the game, which was this version was the only seventh generation version that did not have an online mode. Outside of that this game was very slick.

Play Time/ Replayablity 10/10

It can take a few hours to complete this game, but with the unlock able content and the multi-player mode this game seems to take longer, which is good for this particular type of game. As for replayability, most people will find this game very easy to pick up a second time and play through all over again as well as seek to complete events that can change the out come of the game. So no problems here.

Overall Score 9/10

So yes, this game is a sweet package that is Marvel at its best if only they have thought of this idea earlier.

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

Product Release: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (US, 11/14/06)

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