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A smörgåsbord for comic fans (Marvel UA)

ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Games and Technology
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http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3154748
If consider yourself frugal gamer (and who would blame you with two consoles launching in under a month) and were contemplating holding out on picking up Marvel: Ultimate Alliance on the 360 until after a price drop... ordering a copy from Play-Asia, for $43 after shipping, might be just what the doctor ordered.

The version being sold by Play-Asia lacks the copy protection that makes most games from other regions unplayable in American 360s. With the game still retailing for $59.99 plus tax at most major retailers in America, this can save you $17 dollars to put towards your future purchases this Fall. And that's something we can all get behind.

Wiki wrote:
Story

Dr. Doom has formed a new Masters of Evil in order to steal Odin's power. They then launch an attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. helicarrier. Nick Fury sends out a distress call to all available meta-humans. Captain America, Thor, Spider-Man and Wolverine respond and proceed to eliminate Doom's forces. The heroes then travel to various locations in order to stop Doom's plan and, of course, save the world.

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Features

The game will have over 140 characters from the Marvel Universe appear. Players will be able to create teams, and have online and co-operative play, for up to 4 players. In co-operative mode players will have to fight for the most kills in order to get the experience points at the end of the level. Unlike X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, in which players can only play danger rooms that have been unlocked or single player progress, players can now play through the whole level from start to finish. There will also be special comic book missions, revisiting a moment in a character's past and facing a classic arch rival. Characters will have four skins, which can alter stats of the character, as well as unique controllable powers

Players will fight in mid air, underwater and on the ground, with fully destructable and interactive environments in over 17+ locations, travelling around the Earth and universe back and forth by the end of the game. The game will have alternative endings, affected by the decisions the player(s) make.

There will be exclusive characters for the PSP, Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3.

Versions

The game is due to be released for 6th and 7th generation consoles, as well as the PC. The graphical engine and looks will differ between the various platforms. For the 6th gen consoles, characters models will be similar to X-Men Legends: cel-shaded and almost cartoonish. The 7th generation versions will feature more detailed character models and environments. The PC version will vary depending on the customization of a user's settings, though at the best settings, the graphics will be at least par with the 7th generation versions. The PC version will also feature "intuitive mouse controls". [1]

GBA


Marvel: Ultimate Alliance's graphics will be reduced to a lower graphics quality for the GBA version.

* Just like the other versions, players can switch between any character during the game. Players can also create their own team involving only 3 characters. Also, some characters will not be available on the GBA, such as Black Panther. [2]
* The same exact gameplay as in other versions; players can do major upgradings on characters and tactics, as well as build their reputation points.
* Exclusive to the GBA version: players can call in a striker, which performs devasting attacks on-screen enemies.
* Interactive environments; players can take advantages and use this to track their enemies.
* Some additional gameplay modes added including: Shield Simulator, Time Challenges, Scavenger Hunts, and a Survival mode.

PSP


The PSP version will feature simplified graphics, different characters, and extra features:

* 4 exclusive playable Marvel characters.
* 6 special comic book missions
* Microphone support (voice chat), via which players can speak with other players online
* Player Statistics
* Exclusive prequel missions


Wii


The Wii version will feature:

* Specific motion-sensitive controls for normal moves
* Motion-sensitive controlled Special attacks, unique for each character
* All gained powers can be accessed at any time.
* Access to any special move at any time, which is unavailable for any other build. (Menu selection must be used for other builds.)
* There is no online play, but there is normal multiplayer

Characters
http://www.marvel.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=10170&sid=780573609a372503d217d1d22a4d45bc
Here's a list of the 20 first playable characters, costumes, moves and whatnot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_ultimate_alliance#Characters

Locations
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_ultimate_alliance#Locations


Also, the most important thing is that Deadpool is apparently on all consoles and playable from the beginning.
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Deadpool.. that's all I needed to hear to be sold on the game.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'm torn between the Wii and PS2 versions. PS2 will probably control better and certainly come out sooner, plus it'll be online. But the Wii version has more stuff and looks better.

    Actually the next gen exclusive characters kinda suck. The PSP has some good ones though.

    I wonder ifthe PC version will have any extras this time.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Give me Jubilee or Slapstick and I'm there.
    (Not likely and never gonna happen, respectively)

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    leafleaf Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.

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    KevarKevar regular
    edited October 2006
    I think I'll pick up the Wii version. I've been playing Legends II and while I like it, it's a bit boring. IGN said the controls are shaping up good, so I think it's the sort of game that will be more fun with the remote.

    I don't really care about the lack of online. Beat 'em ups are the sort of game that I enjoy most when people are in the room playing with me. Online is kinda boring for me. A bit like Mario Kart.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    leaf wrote:
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.
    What?

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    varlandvarland Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'm so getting this.
    I <3 Deadpool.

    "Hey lady, ever played Street Fighter?
    "... No."
    "SHOOOORYUUUKEN!"
    *dances*
    "Fighty-time, yay fighty-time, OH YAY IT'S FIGHTY-TIME!"

    *schnikt*

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    LightReaperLightReaper Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    DEADPOOL.

    YES.

    INSTANT BUY.

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'll probably get the Wii version because the controls are so much better, but the lack of online kinda makes me want it for something else. They'll probably patch it in later, though.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    leaf wrote:
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.
    I wish you could explain to me why you're trolling this thread.

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    Whiniest Man On EarthWhiniest Man On Earth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    leaf wrote:
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.

    I'm struggling to think of a more blatant example of trolling.

    The videos of people playing this online only serve to reinfoce my middle position on this game. Meh, I say.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    leaf wrote:
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.
    What?

    Why even entertain him? It's just going to be a fucking retarded argument and you know it. We've had it before and it pretty much ruined the JLH thread.

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Now that I think of it I bet the online play won't be that great.

    Fun to play with friends, but like the sorceror from Diablo 1 with chain lightning, it can be a terrible concept.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    So I'm guessing this plays like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance? It's hard to tell from the OP.

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    PerduraboPerdurabo Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Smorgasbord is such an apt word for this title, except instead of lots of different dishes it'll be the same dish over and over and over. Still, should be worth a blast with a few friends for a couple of hours.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Mai-Kero wrote:
    Now that I think of it I bet the online play won't be that great.

    Fun to play with friends, but like the sorceror from Diablo 1 with chain lightning, it can be a terrible concept.

    I'm more interested in the prospect of downloadable charactes and missions. Yeah, Microtransactions are evil and all that jazz, but I want the Hulk.


    And it plays more like X-Men Legends than Dark Alliance. Yeah, the OP sucks, I guess that's what happens when you're too lazy to go for originality and just copy from the crappy wikipedia page.

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    BiggNifeBiggNife Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Captain K wrote:
    So I'm guessing this plays like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance? It's hard to tell from the OP.
    Yeah, like Invisible said, its more like XML. You're thinking of Justice League Heroes, which was made by the same dev team as DA.

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    Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    defrag wrote:
    leaf wrote:
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.

    I'm struggling to think of a more blatant example of trolling.

    The videos of people playing this online only serve to reinfoce my middle position on this game. Meh, I say.

    Spider-man is a DC character trapped in the Marvel universe LOL.

    But seriously, has Iron Fist been announced for this yet? I want some Heros for Hire action.

    I think I'll pick this up on Black Friday along with JLH. Oh what a geeky day that shall be.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Captain K wrote:
    So I'm guessing this plays like Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance? It's hard to tell from the OP.
    More or less, yeah.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Bloods End wrote:
    defrag wrote:
    leaf wrote:
    I wish someone could explain to me why they like Marvel characters, at all.

    I'm struggling to think of a more blatant example of trolling.

    The videos of people playing this online only serve to reinfoce my middle position on this game. Meh, I say.

    Spider-man is a DC character trapped in the Marvel universe LOL.

    But seriously, has Iron Fist been announced for this yet? I want some Heros for Hire action.

    I think I'll pick this up on Black Friday along with JLH. Oh what a geeky day that shall be.

    Well, there's certain ideas about that Iron Fist may be an alternate costume for Daredevil.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Iron Fist and Luke Cage are both confirmed characters.

    One of the little things I love about this game is that costumes actually effect stats and powers and in some cases, create an entirely different character.

    So awesome.

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    Walrus PeteWalrus Pete Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I've heard no mention of Venom being in this game. And that cuts deep into my very soul D:

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    PenguinSephPenguinSeph Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    varland wrote:
    I'm so getting this.
    I <3 Deadpool.

    "Hey lady, ever played Street Fighter?
    "... No."
    "SHOOOORYUUUKEN!"
    *dances*
    "Fighty-time, yay fighty-time, OH YAY IT'S FIGHTY-TIME!"

    *schnikt*
    This vague dispriction of a character I've never heard of is making me want to buy this game.

    Also, Baldur's Gate with Marvel characters? Does it have multiplayer?

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Furu wrote:
    Iron Fist and Luke Cage are both confirmed characters.

    One of the little things I love about this game is that costumes actually effect stats and powers and in some cases, create an entirely different character.

    So awesome.
    Iron Fist totally isn't in the game as far as I know. Iron Man is, but not Iron Fist.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I've heard no mention of Venom being in this game. And that cuts deep into my very soul D:
    I bet that black costume Spider-Man will be in, though.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    ..I could have sworn he was confirmed along with Luke Cage.

    And yes, this game has multiplayer. Online multiplayer, even.

    EDIT: He can't be a costume for Deadpool, because Deadpool's four costumes are Classic/Weapon X/Ultimate/Cable & Deadpool.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I've heard no mention of Venom being in this game. And that cuts deep into my very soul D:
    I bet that black costume Spider-Man will be in, though.

    The Black Costume, Iron Spider (the new Spider-Man costume designed by Iron Man) and Scarlet Spider are all confirmed Spider-Man alternate suits.

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    KevarKevar regular
    edited October 2006
    Invisible wrote:
    And it plays more like X-Men Legends than Dark Alliance. Yeah, the OP sucks, I guess that's what happens when you're too lazy to go for originality and just copy from the crappy wikipedia page.
    OP is fine. The wikipedia article has everything you'd need to know about the game.

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    deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Invisible wrote:
    I've heard no mention of Venom being in this game. And that cuts deep into my very soul D:
    I bet that black costume Spider-Man will be in, though.

    The Black Costume, Iron Spider (the new Spider-Man costume designed by Iron Man) and Scarlet Spider are all confirmed Spider-Man alternate suits.
    Oh god, Scarlet Spider <3

    The 90s were so bad.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Damn, I was hoping for a 2099 costume.

    Oh and Invisible, I don't give a damn, I wasn't about to just retype all of that information in my own words and end up with nearly the same thing.

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    arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    i got a pre-order for the 360 version, but im so sick and tired of this exclusive crap, im probilly going to get it for PC instead.

    at least then, i know that i can always hex in the others, or someone will mod it for all the exclusives.

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    OneEyedJackOneEyedJack Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Man, Marvel is so much better than DC.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Man, Marvel is so much better than DC.
    No, we are not doing this.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Man, Marvel is so much better than DC.
    The next person who makes a post that comes anywhere close to starting this kind of shit is going to regret it.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    <3 Captain K.

    Anyway, I'm trying to think of who all we actually know the four costumes for.

    The only other one that springs to mind is Iron Man (Classic/Ultimate/War Machine) but there's one missing...maybe the old-school bulky grey armor?

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'm pretty sure Ghost Rider has a Vengeance costume.

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    InvisibleInvisible Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Furu wrote:
    ..I could have sworn he was confirmed along with Luke Cage.

    And yes, this game has multiplayer. Online multiplayer, even.

    EDIT: He can't be a costume for Deadpool, because Deadpool's four costumes are Classic/Weapon X/Ultimate/Cable & Deadpool.

    Daredevil, not Deadpool. The blind attorney. It makes sense, considering what's currently happening in the comics.

    Captain America has U.S. Agent
    Iron Man has War Machine
    Spider-Man has Scarlet Spider
    Thor has Beta Ray Bill
    Ms. Marvel has Sharon Ventura
    Ghost Rider has Vengeance and Phantom Rider


    And my opinion that the OP sucks is soley based upon the fact that the Wiki-article sucks and is an editing nightmare. It's like trying to control a group of rabid children.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Wow

    http://www.marvel.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=10170&sid=780573609a372503d217d1d22a4d45bc

    Here's a list of the 20 first playable characters, costumes, moves and whatnot.

    I would just copy paste but it's really long.

    Capt. America has the WW2 costume... this is great.

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    FuruFuru Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Whoops. :oops:

    I don't know, Iron Fist is different enough to deserve his own character, even in light of current events.

    And if Hulk turns out to not be playable, it will be a national tragedy.

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    arcatharcath Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Wed cant come soon enough....

    so many games in the next couple of months and so little time with school starting again in early December.

    this blows.

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    Seta FDSeta FD Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Spider-Man? Check.

    Deadpool? Check.

    crap, I need an Xbox 360

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