Marvel Ultimate Alliance is back you guys! But hold up, it is not a new game in the series it is a repackaging of the previous games all rolled up in one bag. So as a long time fan of both Marvel and the Ultimate Alliance series I was eager to check out how they preformed on the new consoles and got my grabby pawas on the Ultimate Alliance Bundle which comes with both games for the Playstation 4
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 was first developed for the PS2, PS3, Xbox and Xbox 360 by Raven Software and published by Activision. Later the game saw a PSP port, a Wii port and a PC port by different developers. While Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, the sequel to MUA 1, was developed by Vicarious Visions, n-Space and Savage Entertainment, all published by Activision.
While both releases saw mostly positive feedback it is well-known that the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance is most peoples favourite, however in my opinion they are both great games that brings the Marvel universe to a Diablo-styled game, which is just a double win in my book. And the main difference between the two is the loot system in MUA 1 seems more limited while the second game introduced the double-team attacks. And with a multiplayer option this game already is scoring high in my book seeing as my daughter is also a huge Marvel fan.
I might be biased writing this review seeing as a game that can have me and my daughter sit down and play a comic book game co-op for hours comes far and few between it already gives me great joy. And the nostalgic feel of the previous releases still lingers in the back of my mind whenever I replay these two games. However, your opinion might be different depending on how you felt when they were first released.
However, if this is your first meeting with these two games there is no reason, if you are a comic book or Marvel fan for that matter, that you shouldn't try this out. If you got a friend that shares this love with you then you have yourself a great experience ahead of you. See it all depends on these factors, because the difference between the two releases, meaning the first released version and this, is the look of the game, which isn't going to blow your mind visually but it is nice enough for it not to really matter that much unless graphics is all you care about.