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Game informer: first Marvel Ultimate alliance 3 footage

Oct 26, 2017
8,771
Madrid
I mean it is a mua successor and intended to be more arcadey. Also it’s four regular powers(3 that you have to level up to unlock), a synergy and an extreme attack
Literally said "four regular powers" because I knew someone would want to correct me about the synergy and extreme attack. :P

MUA2 released 10 years ago. Omega was clearly an improvement in terms of gameplay, while this is a huge regression. "More arcadey" is a beautiful sentiment, but you can do that without dumbing the game down to the absolute bare Playskool essentials. The game seems entirely braindead in the video, plus characters seem to play very similarly (Captain Marvel and Iron Man have the exact same kind of beam attack, which is pretty bad considering the already reduced number of powers per character on top of the reduced character count). Enemies standing there waiting for their turn to be killed, bossed being slow motioned in place by attacks for several seconds (which BTW looks silly as fuck). And of course the framerate is not looking good either.

I didn't expect Omega levels of complex skill interactions and builds, but this is shaping up not to be much deeper than the Lego Marvel games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
737
It looks like a lot of fun! Me and my cousin played the older games so I'm looking forward to going through with him co-op on this. Framerate is a bit rough but thats kind of how a lot of these mass beat em ups go lol.
 
Oct 27, 2017
17,675
Some people seem really disappointed by the fact that this Marvel Ultimate Alliance game looks like a Marvel Ultimate Alliance game...
i feel like there's quite a bit of concern trolling going on itt. we already knew what the game looked like, it's the 3rd entry in a series and the gameplay is similar to the past two games, so i don't know what people expected, exactly.
 
Jan 2, 2018
2,558
i feel like there's quite a bit of concern trolling going on itt. we already knew what the game looked like, it's the 3rd entry in a series and the gameplay is similar to the past two games, so i don't know what people expected, exactly.
We even saw glimpses of this exact gameplay at TGA and the last Nintendo Direct.
Some reactions in here are confusing.

Still looks like an iPad game. :(

Oh! That's new!
So far we have:

"It looks like a PSP game"
"It looks like a PS2 game"
"It looks like a Mobile game"

And now "It looks like an iPad game"
 
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Mandos
Nov 27, 2017
5,001
Literally said "four regular powers" because I knew someone would want to correct me about the synergy and extreme attack. :P

MUA2 released 10 years ago. Omega was clearly an improvement in terms of gameplay, while this is a huge regression. "More arcadey" is a beautiful sentiment, but you can do that without dumbing the game down to the absolute bare Playskool essentials. The game seems entirely braindead in the video, plus characters seem to play very similarly (Captain Marvel and Iron Man have the exact same kind of beam attack, which is pretty bad considering the already reduced number of powers per character on top of the reduced character count). Enemies standing there waiting for their turn to be killed, bossed being slow motioned in place by attacks for several seconds (which BTW looks silly as fuck). And of course the framerate is not looking good either.

I didn't expect Omega levels of complex skill interactions and builds, but this is shaping up not to be much deeper than the Lego Marvel games.
FYI this is likely friendly game difficulty where the entire point is to have a fun time button smashing with friends and there will be two higher difficulties including one that you have to beat the game to unlock and requires more skill and tact
I can already tell that most of the fighting will take place in a big open space that gets surrounded by an invisible barrier.
To keep from spoilers most of the gameplay in from infinity trial arenas which are what you describe and a mini boss fight with nebula. There is indicator of larger and smaller corridor and varies inviroments. Be patient for ther full game they are intentionally trying not to spoil the story(Nintendo). This is gameplay not story footage
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,755
FYI this is likely friendly game difficulty where the entire point is to have a fun time button smashing with friends and there will be two higher difficulties including one that you have to beat the game to unlock and requires more skill and tact

To keep from spoilers most of the gameplay in from infinity trial arenas which are what you describe and a mini boss fight with nebula. There is indicator of larger and smaller corridor and varies inviroments. Be patient for ther full game they are intentionally trying not to spoil the story(Nintendo). This is gameplay not story footage
Not to mention the article the other day said boss battles will require strategy. Like having to lure venom in the way of sonic weapons.
 
Oct 27, 2017
869
Norway
Looks pretty fun, colorful and some nice effects on attack. Love the third person camera too, makes it seem more intimate and more like a actual third person action rpg. Shame they made Cap so dorkly patriotic though.

I just hope they will support this for a long long time with new content. Some sort of infinitely replayable mode would be so awesome for this. The Infinity Trials are just the same every time and so will get repetitive after a while.
 
Jan 26, 2018
172
i feel like there's quite a bit of concern trolling going on itt. we already knew what the game looked like, it's the 3rd entry in a series and the gameplay is similar to the past two games, so i don't know what people expected, exactly.
High-powered consoles have created the illusion that every game has to be of high graphic fidelity with ridiculous presentation standards, otherwise it's simply not worth the $60 price, and deemed unplayable. That's where we are with gaming.
 
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Mandos
Nov 27, 2017
5,001
I hope that its difficult, one of the cool parts of Xmen Legends was that the games were actually tough
There’s three(?) difficulty levels including one you have to beat the story to unlock. They go from button mashing with friends to your better plan this out and think this through or we’ll destroy you. I think two of the confirmed names were Friendly and Mighty
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,663
Texas
What does an iPad game look like? Is it a new genre, alongside indie?
It's pretty clear they mean it looks like a mobile title. However, mobile titles have been looking better and better, so it's not that big of an insult these days. It definitely looks like a game designed for a portable system. There are many PS3 games that look significantly better. That's not an indictment of the Switch, only one of this game's bad graphics. The frame rate looked pretty bad, too.

I personally think it looks fucking rough, but the first two weren't lookers either.
 
Feb 22, 2018
57
Quasi-related, but as someone who doesn't watch their stuff on a regular basis, it has been stunning how bad their coverage has been thus far. Did anyone watch the GI Show where they first talk about the game? They seriously spend, like, 40 minutes on it and mention almost nothing of any meaning. At one point one of the hosts literally says something like 'I think Marvel is a lot more popular now than in 2004.'
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,893
Lima, Peru
There’s three(?) difficulty levels including one you have to beat the story to unlock. They go from button mashing with friends to your better plan this out and think this through or we’ll destroy you. I think two of the confirmed names were Friendly and Mighty
great to hear! will probably pick it up then. I had fun playing Xmen Legends with my brother, will be cool to go back to a Marvel action game after all this time
 
Oct 28, 2017
424
I'm more interested in this than I expected to be. I think I just like the idea of a simple beat 'em up right now, hopefully this fits the role.

Footage looks pretty good. Feedback on hitting enemies doesn't look as satisfying as I would hope though. Might just be from not really listening to it.

Anyway, this game has my attention. Will probably wait for reviews and see how it turns out (pretty rare that I'm on the fence enough to actually use reviews for their purpose). If it turns out not great I'll probably buy one of the older games, or a musou or something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,815
It's pretty clear they mean it looks like a mobile title. However, mobile titles have been looking better and better, so it's not that big of an insult these days.
It was absolutely meant as an insult though. I actually couldn't care less if someone doesn't think the game looks great, but equating mobile with ugly is very dumb and as usual, it's coming from so-called enthusiasts (not you specifically).