Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 builds on gaming success of superheroes
Comic book-inspired video games have enjoyed a surprisingly successful year. Such games as Infamous, Prototype and the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham Asylum have signalled an end to the notion that developers can’t make good superhero games.
One franchise that enjoyed early (and rare) superhero video game success is Activision’s Marvel Ultimate Alliance franchise. In it, players pick a team of four of Marvel’s greatest superheroes and battle it out in a button-mashing competition.
In Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, the game incorporates events in the Civil War storyline from the comics. Marvel’s greatest superheroes are at odds with each other over a piece of government legislation.
They’re either forced to register with the government as law enforcement agents under the Superhero Registration Act and reveal their hidden identities or rebel and fight against it to maintain their personal liberties. Players must decide which side to take and the outcome of the story takes shape based on that decision.
Bringing together some of Marvel’s greatest superheroes in an ultimate dream team remains a fun experience. Would SpiderMan, Wolverine, Hulk, and Iron Man make up your fearsome foursome? Or do you sit Spidey on the bench because his tights are too red? It’s up to you to decide which of your favourite heroes will do battle against the forces of evil.
This is a great game to play with buddies because of the easy controls. Up to four players can battle it out online or off-line in button-mashing mayhem.
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