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Marvel Super Hero Squad does not build bridges as far as game concept; however, it does give a younger audience the chance to play as some of their favorite heroes and villains without the often adult-themed story elements of other superhero games. Simplistic combat and an accessible storyline will entertain them well beyond the initial glory of their favorites in a game just for them. Even as an adult who disliked the idea of the show itself, I easily found myself enjoying the game for its simplicity. Issues aside, this is a game that should be on every young heroes Christmas list as well as a few Super Hero Squad action figures.
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IGN (Oct 20, 2009)
There are some serious downsides though, centered around a wonky camera (especially during two player co-op), some poor AI, and a general lack of hand-holding for younger players. The team again puts some solid emphasis on tech (nerd alert!), switching in soft-shaded shadows for circular shadows on the fly, specularity on the floors, and some decent model work all around, but when it comes to gameplay the final product just didn’t lock everything down as well as it could have. Super Hero Squad seems to have everything going for it but the gameplay, and in the end that’s the content that’ll make or break the experience for younger gamers. Those devoted to the show or that collect the toys will have a decent time pushing through the game’s multiple modes. Younger players will need some hand-holding though. It’s a decent brawler, but it lacks that final coat of polish.
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4Players.de (Dec 09, 2009)
Dem setzen die Fassungen für PSP, PS2 und allem voran die Wii-Version immerhin ein abwechslungsreiches Spiel entgegen, in dem zumindest die Kombo-Klopperei halbwegs Laune macht. Die Figuren leben vom witzigen Design ihres Serienvorbilds und man darf die Welt sogar kooperativ retten. Dass die Kamera dann mitunter unbrauchbar fehlschwenkt, ist freilich ein schweres Manko - ebenso wie die hirnlosen Arenagefechte oder die träge Steuerung. Nein, auch auf den "großen" Plattformen machen die Nachwuchs-Heroen keine gute Figur. Sie retten sich aber gerade so als ausreichendes Spiel über die Runden - na immerhin...


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