Marvel Ultimate Alliance: Review by KingreX32

Posted on October 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM


Originally released for the Xbox 360 Marvel Ultimate Alliance was later ported to the Wii and Playstation 3 consoles. Developed by Raven Software and Vicarious Visions and, published by Activision Ultimate alliance was released for the Wii on November 16th 2006.

The premise of the game is simple, Dr Doom and the Masters of evil are close to seizing an immense amount of power. In response to this new threat Colonel Nick Fury assembles a team of Super Heroes (The Ultimate Alliance) to combat this new enemy.

Marvel ultimate Alliance is an Action-RPG, at any time during gameplay players can take control of any one of the four heroes currently available to them. As you play through the game more Super hero characters from the Marvel universe become available to you, the more you play the more closer you become to putting together a true Ultimate Alliance. But if your feeling nostalgic you recreate teams already found in the Marvel Universe (X-men, The Avengers, The Defenders, The Fantastic Four, etc), the great thing is if you choose to go this route you are rewarded with extra points and bonuses. At its core Ultimate Alliance is basically an RPG, all the characters you unlock are upgradeable and will level up the more you use them. But beware if you prefer to use a certain character on your team more than the others you may notice they will become a lot stronger and level up quicker than the others, luckily for your there are S.H.I.E.L.D Credits. S.H.I.E.L.D credits are an in-game currency, they can be obtained from defeated enemies or by destroying objects. On top of being able to buy alternate outfits for your characters S.H.I.E.L.D credits can also be used to buy upgrades for your characters, that way your entire team is balanced.

Character upgrades can also be obtained from Bosses, when you defeat a boss they will drop upgrades beware though which ever character picks up the upgrade gets upgraded. It doesn’t apply to the whole team first come first served. So if you wanted Spiderman to get the Body upgrade and you used Wolverine to pick it up then wolverine gets the upgrade.

During the main campaign you will come across S.H.I.E.L.D simulator discs, these discs allow you to enter the S.H.I.E.L.D simulator. The S.H.I.E.L.D simulator is a program that allows you to play through some of the greatest moments in the Marvel Universe. If you choose to use the simulator your current games progress will be saved until you are done, if you choose not to it will be saved for later at Tony Starks Tower. On top of this there is also an arcade mode (sorry I never got to try this out) and lastly because the Wii doesn’t have an online component there in instead local multiplayer. (drop-in drop-out Co-op)

Graphics wise the game looks ok. This was only my second time playing Dungeon Crawling RPG on the Wii, as far as I know the graphics were ok. The cutscenes could have been a little better though. Gameplay wise Ultimate Alliance on top of being an Action RPG is also a beat em up, so expect to spend lots of time button mashing and because this is the Wii version also expect a lot of waggling and hand gestures. The Controls were easy to learn, the motion component as with most Launch Titles on the Wii can be a little complicated but as always practice makes perfect.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance isn’t perfect, some gripes I had with the game were, sometimes your Al team members took a while to notice enemies on screen, most times they will be surrounded by like 6 bad guys but they will all gang up on one guy instead of each going after there own targets, the Character customization can be very tedious, and the game gets kind of repetitive after awhile. With that being said Ultimate Alliance is still a very good game, The voice acting was great, although tedious the character customization was super cool, the length was descent (a little over 10 hours) and If you’re a fan of Marvel comics there alot of fan service in this title. Marvel Ultimate Alliance gets an 8.5 out of 10.


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Categories: Wii/WiiU Reviews

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Reply The James
10:50 AM on November 15, 2010 
Yeah, it is a pretty good game, but it does get really repetitive after a while. The x-men legends series was better, imho.
Reply KingreX32
1:16 PM on November 17, 2010 
The James says...
Yeah, it is a pretty good game, but it does get really repetitive after a while. The x-men legends series was better, imho.

to be honest im not a fan of these types of games.
Reply The James
8:59 PM on November 23, 2010 
KingreX32 says...
to be honest im not a fan of these types of games.

Really, I am not either. I get really into them at first, then they get repetitive and I quit. But the x-men legends series held my attention much longer than either of the ultimate alliance game though.
Reply Megatron2000
2:10 AM on May 17, 2011 
I personally enjoy the X-men Legends and Ultimate Alliance games and think your good score you gave this game despite not really liking it shows you're a true professional dude ;)

Keep it up |D
Reply KingreX32
8:28 PM on May 17, 2011 
Thanks Megatron. I hope to also have a review of part 2 up in the future.
Reply DBZmania
3:50 AM on May 19, 2011 
Great review Kingrex!
Reply Sailormoongal
3:48 AM on May 22, 2011 
I'm not a fan of this game,but still your review is very good ;)