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Marvel Ultimate Alliance (Xbox)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.0
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.0

The Press Says

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In the end, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is a nice refresher from the X-Men Legends series, and a game no comic fan should miss. If you enjoy the arcade-style titles of this nature (such as Gauntlet or the previous Legends titles), you’d also do well to pick the game up. With the versions being almost identical other than superior graphics for the 360 and a few exclusive characters scattered throughout the consoles, there’s not a lot to make you pick one over the other. If you have an Xbox 360, however, you’d do well to pay the extra bucks to get the 360 version, as the superior graphics and Live gameplay are well worth it. Don’t worry, true believers, because Raven has proven once again that not all comic-based games are sub-par.
Wer auch immer behauptet, dass Titel rund um Comic-Helden in die zweite Reihe gehören liegt hier eindeutig falsch. Marvel Ultimate Alliance spielt sich dank gelungener technischer Präsentation und einfacher Handhabung ganz klar in den Vordergrund. Die Story bietet zwar nicht sonderlich viel Tiefgang, aber in diesem Fall kann man das dann doch als durchaus "authentisch" bezeichnen. Kurzum: Fans der Marvel-Serien, aber auch Gamer, welche einfach nur eine unkomplizierte Abwechslung von anderen Spielen suchen können hier gleichermaßen zugreifen.
Beyond being a well-made and accessible action RPG, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance captures the essence of the Marvel Universe, an incredible feat considering the breadth of the source material, though there are just enough omissions to easily justify a sequel. This is simply a must-have for Marvel fans, though the action itself remains satisfying enough for those in search of a good dungeon crawler to enjoy.
Der inoffizielle Nachfolger der X-Men Legends-Serie hat es in sich: Über 20 Marvel-Helden, eine gut erzählte Geschichte, ein bewährtes und leicht aufgepepptes Kampfsystem sowie ein komplexes Aufstiegssystem sorgen für einen Heidenspaß. Auch der Schritt weg von der Comic-Grafik der Vorgänger hin zu einem realistischen Touch, der allerdings eher an Action-Figuren als an Helden aus Fleisch und Blut erinnert, hat den Marvel-Stars gut getan. Doch trotzdem will sich nicht ganz die Faszination einstellen, die uns letztes Jahr dazu gebracht hat, den zweiten Teil der X-Men Legends (wenngleich mangels Konkurrenz) zum Rollenspiel des Jahres zu küren. Vielleicht liegt es daran, dass manche Helden unter dem Strich zu unbalanciert erscheinen. Vielleicht daran, dass die Entwickler bei den sporadisch eingestreuten Rätseln die Lösung quasi auf dem Präsentierteller liefern.
Gamer 2.0
Marvel Ultimate Alliance is certainly worth picking up. With an adequate campaign and more playable comic book characters than you can shake a stick at, plus bonus side missions for all of them, you’re definitely getting more than what you paid for. Along with well-executed team play and a campy-yet-passable story, you’ll really feel like you and your friends have control of all your favorite heroes.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is one of those games that doesn’t have a ton of faults, yet isn’t among the true classics of gaming. Despite a few welcome wrinkles to combat and character customization, this is pretty much the same game we’ve seen before. The level design and puzzles are a snooze, lacking any innovation. But who cares? This game is about gathering a few friends and laying the smack down on some villains. MUA is not a brilliant game, but it’s fun. And that’s all that really matters. If you love the pitter -patter of fingers on buttons, grab this game. It will satisfy the comic-book geek buried deep in your soul.
There are only a small number of superhero games being released this year, and an even smaller number are actually worth your time. With Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, there's a lot of fun to be had with the slew of comic legends at your disposal. If you're a fan of X-Men Legends, then it's safe to say that MUA is right up your alley. If you dig either dungeon crawlers or some of the biggest icons in comics, you'll probably enjoy what Ultimate Alliance has to offer. Considering the civil war currently going on in the Marvel books, it's a joy to see our heroes working together in all of their glory.
Dalam game ini, terdapat lebih dari 20 karakter yang dapat dimainkan dalam berbagai misi yang melibatkan banyak para penjahat dari dunia komik Marvel, karakter pembantu dan beberapa lokasi yang sudah dikenal baik oleh para pembaca setia komik Marvel. Masih ada juga tambahan berbagai bonus yang boleh dibilang merupakan bonus terbanyak yang pernah ada dalam sebuah game yang diangkat dari komik Marvel.
Ultimate Alliance is more than enough fun to last through the main story -- especially if you bring a couple friends -- but whether you'll be returning to it again and again over the course of months is dependent largely on your superhero obsession and tolerance for repetition.