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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Gameplay: Marvel Ultimate Alliance

The Girl and I started playing Sunday afternoon and we've been hooked since. I'm prepared to say it's the best Diablo-esque game for the PlayStation 2 since the original Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. The new combat moves bring a much needed layer of complexity to the melee - not ... complex per se ... but you have a few more options to your buttonmashing as it were. Raven finally revamped the gear system so that it's not an annoying treasure chest management minigame. Powers are more streamlined so as to avoid useless branches and overall character management is much smoother (even though oddly the menus feel kinda clunky).

Oh, and the game looks better than most of the genre before it. GG, Raven, gg. I don't see us putting down this one for a while.

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