Yesterday, instead of picking that back up and losing the rest of the evening, I picked up Marvel Ultimate Alliance again. Mostly because Xbox.com’s Deal of The Week is the Playable Hero/Villain Combo Pack. I had forgotten how much I love this game!!
My team? Storm, Ms Marvel, Elektra, and Spider Woman! I really appreciate a game that has the opportunity for strong female leads (or at least the choice) but doesn’t dumb it down for girls. On the other hand, my husband prefers Wolverine & Deadpool. The cross-section of available characters is amazing, although I wish that the Playable Hero/Villain Combo Pack included at least one female.
The dialog is a little canned, but I am not bored with it. The gameplay is nice and feels open. The controls are easy to figure out, although character customization took a little getting used to. The story keeps moving along and I love that you change location and the scenery doesn’t get old, before it changes.
To sum it up, this is one of the few games that I will actually finish AND PLAY AGAIN!! That is, until Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is released at the end of September 2009.