Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Preview
I love smash-em-up RPG’s like Champions of Norrath. I also like the sequel Return to Arms. And the prequel Baldur’s Gate games. But I gotta say that I didn’t enjoy the latest two Marvel RPG games with a similar style. I even forget what they’re called now I’ve put them so far out of my mind.
Now I’m looking for a next-gen smash ’em RPG that I can enjoy, and there are two contenders. Untold Legends and Marvel: Ultimate Allliance. The former actually doesn’t look much better graphically than Champions.
IGN gives a preview of the better-looking Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. I still have my concerns about this game, but the preview sounds like a lot of fun. There are over 20 playable characters, which is cool. I’m a comic book fan, so I can’t wait to play some of the heros I’ve read about. And from the preview, I know I won’t be disappointed in that regard. The levelling-up mechanism, however, wasn’t touched upon much. And from what they do say, this is where I have a little cause for worry.
One of the most fun aspects of Champions and its ilk is building up a character and his/her abilities. It just doesn’t look like this will be part of the game.