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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Review - PS3
items you find in the environments can be used as weapons by picking up and throwing them, or by using them to strike opponents.
This straightforward style has its advantages and disadvantages. Allowing anyone to pick up the game and play is good, but repetitiveness sets in as the game goes on. An interesting story and great Nordic locations help you get over the fact that you are basically doing the same thing in every level. Puzzles and riddles are scattered throughout the game, which breaks up the constant battling.
Bosses, who are generally found at the end of a level, have a specific way of being killed and until this is worked out, you won’t be able to defeat them. Both puzzles and bosses use the Sixaxis controller to add a little bit more interaction to the game. One example of this is disarming a bomb by tilting the controller certain directions and breaking the combination. This simple way of bringing the game outside the screen works, but is not really necessary.
Throughout the game there are items that can be picked up that add to the replay value. Comic book covers, which unlock character specific levels and Marvel quizzes, are a great addition to the game to increases the game’s playability after you complete the story mode. The comic books, which are character specific levels, are all very similar yet they explain each characters history. Each task is ranked with gold, silver or bronze trophies, and you’ll receive rewards like as new costumes and XP points depending on how successful you are with these objectives.
The advantage of buying the game on the Playstation 3 is that you’ll get two extra playable characters. It’s a minor addition, and won’t get people to go out and buy a PS3, but for those who already own one (and are looking for something to play) it is a welcomed incentive.
Offline multiplayer mode is great, allowing four people complete the game co-operatively together. Players compete against each other to see who can get the most kills or points, which is great fun. This is just another example of how the longevity of the title has been extended by clever features. However, the lack of a ‘head to head’ mode is disappointing, since it would have cool to pit all these superheroes against each other. The online component is practically identical to the offline – with no real extra features. Understandably, this has pretty much killed any interest in the online mode of the game – there are very few users playing online. Also, once you have played through the story on your own, there’s little attraction in playing through it again with someone you don’t know.
Ultimate Alliance’s graphics are very sharp and include realistic shadows and detailed textures with great in-game cinematics. Obviously, the game looks best in hi-def but does not lack quality running on a non hi-def ... (continued next page)
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