Solid action-fighting game with some good ideas but not the best execution.
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Some of my thoughts are forwarded towards the simulator discs, or the comic missions, which show us some very brief battles certain characters had during one of their missions in that specified comic. Although I like the idea, it was not executed very well for within many comics, the area in which you fight in is repetitive, you tend to do a comic mission for another character in the same sort of level, and the only thing that changes is the boss battle at the end of the comic mission. I like the concept but the execution wasn’t really the best way to go
Combat is fun and easy, receptivity isn’t too annoying, but the spawn points the enemies have are not very next generation. This is a complaint because I’m expecting to see enemies rush in from an area unseen, to make it look like they’re back-up, but they tend to spawn right in front of your characters, they just fade in. And the poor AI, fun as it is to bash away at the creeps, is too simplistic even at higher difficulty. This goes for the boss battles as well. I like the idea of pressing buttons at the right time to finish them off but the simplicity in all of it make it seem like the boss is easier than the normal enemies.
The effects are alright but the in-game cut-scenes are not very good to look at or even consider calling next generation. The effects for fights and battling enemies are solid, the webs from Spider-Man and the power shots from Spider-Women look good but the cut-scenes when done in-game are disastrous, they look like cheap little explosions, the 2d background doesn’t help make them feel very true to the next generation, and the pure idea of having these flashes come up instead of explosions are pretty bad. Although, you won’t really have anything against seeing them all that much but the first couple of times will probably throw you off. The graphics for the game are also not top notch, considering it’s an Xbox 360 game, and it just doesn’t look good from up close. The super hero models are better then the model for the bad guys and the normal civilians, but it’s acceptable.
The music and value is rock solid. Good music going in the background with okay sound effects make it average enough to play with and enjoy. The voice acting sounds great but sometimes feels like the voice actors are just trying to get their roles over with. Other than that, the music overall is okay and will keep you good the whole way through. As for the value, you will be playing this game in and out, the achievements might help, so the value might be better for bigger fans to the Marvel universe or the action-fighting type of genre, otherwise you might have a hard time adapting to the game.
So my synopsis on the game is that it’s worth trying, not a bad game. Solid gameplay and it really works the whole way through. Some bosses are disappointing and the simulation disks could have been more fleshed out but it still feels like an alright game with okay graphics and sounds.