Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, DS, PS2 Played on: Xbox 360 Rated: Teen Rating: Four stars out of five all the superhero powers of the over 24 playable characters, but in MUA2, they’ve also added new Fusion powers into the mix.
When your meter is high enough, you can combine two superheroes, say, Mr. Fantastic with Iceman, to unleash a super powerful (and flashy) attack. With over 250 combinations, there’s a ton of possibilities to try.
Using the trademark RPG elements will be fun for those who like customization in their games. Want the Spider-sense to tingle a little stronger? Need Storm to cast more powerful weather attacks? Think Hulk needs more bashing power? You can tweak it all as you level up throughout the game.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is a bit too similar to its predecessors. This is essentially the same game we’ve played since X-Men Legends, X-Men Legends 2, and the original Marvel Ultimate Alliance, so franchise fans will find this game a bit stale.
The Civil War storyline isn’t all that compelling and the talky parts of the game, especially with the shoddy voice work, make it a bit of a grind to complete.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is an uneven gaming experience. If you’re new to the franchise, you’ll enjoy playing as some of the greatest Marvel superheroes. However, for veteran players things may feel a little too familiar.