Those Games We Play

At Home, Random Beginnings

This episode is inspired by:

Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Available on the Xbox 360

Also available on :

PS3 Marvel Ultimate Alliance

Wii Marvel Ultimate Alliance


Quick Review:

A four-player beat-em up with a slew of super-powered characters: a terrific combination.

Expanding on the X-Men Legends games, Ultimate Alliance is a flashy comic book brought to life.
With dozens of playable characters, each with a range of powers which grow more and more powerful, the biggest complaint may be that you only get to use four at a time.

Traditionally over-the-top voice acting and visually exciting super-powers heighten this comic book romp. While not perfect, this game will keep players enjoyably occupied for hours on end: Leveling up characters, unlocking new costumes, or just throwing endless baddies off a cliff.

Recommended for comic book fans and gamers who like to beat up thousands of bad guys with flair!

 4 Stars

Lizzy Says

Was Doctor Strange ever the height of fashion? Or even in the realm of acceptable-to-wear-in-public?

Clyde Says

If you're going to suddenly find yourself inside a video game, you should really try to make it a sporting game. You may suck at it and lose big time, but death is rarely an inevitability.

…as long as you avoid the motorsports.

Artist's Notes

I was a huge fan of Marvel Comics growing up, so this game fills me with giddy excitement. How many times have I played through it? I've lost track, but I purchased it at least four times. (Don't ask)

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