*note* this is a c/p from my GS blog so its not exactly brand spankin' new.
Sadly, that's how I've felt the past few days. 2 games I was looking forward to...2 games I couldn't wait to stop playing.
Bleach the 3rd phantom....Pretty much 2 minutes after starting I wanted to end and go back to playing Theresia. The second...well it came as a slight surprise...Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. My husband and I LOVED the first MUA, we've played it on the PS2, we've played it on the 360 and I've played it on the PSP (We REALLY loved that game). Our team of awesome is always made up of Wolverine (That's me), Deadpool (Husband) , Blade (I swear his AI is ALWAYS on aggressive, he also hogs my kills and coins) and Johnny Storm (he's pretty awesome once I stopped giggling every time he said "flame on"). First, why a save point? Because if I ever play the game again, I DO NOT WANT to have to suffer through the opening again and why Ultimate Alliance 2....oh sadly....lots of reasons.
First, I was surprised and disappointed to see the characters. Now, considering all the DS games I play and also the fact I still love Atari and Coleco games, I am not really a graphics person however as if I didn't hate Nick Fury enough, every time he went off on one of his monologues he looked like his face was melting off. While I give props to the costume detailing, right down to the stitching and piping...WTH happened to the faces? I remember playing the 1st one (not so long ago) and finding the character models awesome and pretty realistic. So on looks. Then, stripped down customization. I liked being able to tweak my character’s attacks and change costume and all that jazz. Sure we're not too far in but so far, its kinda meh...
Character selection...I know I know, you unlock characters as you go along, but at the start, you really have no choices at all. Not to mention that due to the Civil War story line I won't be able to be ANY of my usual characters since eventually you'll have to choose a side and its a given we'll be on Deadpool's side (pro registration) *sigh* and finally...fusions are cool, fusions are fun...I don't really care. I miss the screen pause and the voice crying out "Feral Rage" from the first game. Also, Yay more enemies...Boo more enemies. As if it wasn't hard enough to find my character on screen in the first game, now I'm constantly lost. I think I spent like 5 minutes smacking Nick Fury ‘til I realized He wasn't an enemy (I don't consider those 5 minutes wasted though because smacking Nick Fury is always a good thing). So...we got past the first section, made it to Stark Tower, decided to take a break. We spent our break reminiscing about the good times we had playing MUA and we came back in and without saying a word to each other we both tried opening the menu at the same time in order to save and quit.
Will we finish it? Possibly.
Will we like it? Doubtful.
Will we go replay the first one? Definitely.
So many games for me to play and I decide to spend $60 and my time on this one...how sad...Then again, its not like there are too many co-op games out there for us to play together so we gotta settle for this garbage. Rereading this I felt a little guilty about all the hate so I thought I'd say something nice about the game....Remy LeBeau.
Gambit has always been my favorite character from the X-Men, followed by Wolverine (there I said it, I think he's cooler than Wolverine). Not to mention he was dreamy, that red hair, those red eyes, that cute cajun accent. *sigh* Ok, so he's got all that in the game, except that his character model is ugly, but that's ok because he kicks MASSIVE ass.
So there ya go....the one wonderful thing that MUA2 has that MUA didn't....the Ragin' Cajun....though I still don't think he's worth $60.