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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance announced

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance announced

Activision and Raven Software have announced Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, an action/RPG for Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PSP, Game Boy Advance and PC, to be released this fall. Over 20 well-known Marvel characters will be playable, while 140 will appear in various forms. First images inside.


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Commented on 2006-05-01 15:52:17
Next Gen pic doesn't look great, they got some work to do!
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:05:47
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Commented on 2006-05-01 16:06:24
yeah, i think that the next gen-version isn't really that impressive (IMO)
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:06:55
Is current-gen going to really be in 720p?
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:14:24
is it me or did they made the current gen image look bad to make the next gen image look abit better????
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:27:50
Fan boy goodness for me whether it's "next-gen" or not
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:32:43
Next-gen in this case appears to mean poorly implemented normal mapping on everything! WOOHOO!
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:33:01 In reply to OriginalBuckRogers
Posted by OriginalBuckRogers
yeah, i think that the next gen-version isn't really that impressive (IMO)
Neither was Marvel Legends 1 or 2 but those two games are solid titles and this is just like said games.
Commented on 2006-05-01 16:34:57
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Commented on 2006-05-01 16:52:58
yuuuuuuuck
marvel plastic heroes!!!
Commented on 2006-05-01 17:03:07
i hate it when theres games for xbox, ps2 and a so called next gen version....which is a load of b0ll0x...i think its time we finaly put the xbox to sleep now...
Commented on 2006-05-01 17:04:14 In reply to sojo_sama
Posted by sojo_sama
Is current-gen going to really be in 720p?
X-Men Legends 2 for Xbox is 720p--as are a handful of other Xbox 1 games--so why not?

The hate is strong in this thread..but I have a lot of faith in this game. X-men Legends rocked--and Raven is a more than capable developer. I'm usually one of the first around here to be critical of average visuals--but this game IS going to be a lot of fun..internet multiplayer seems to be a given..and a modern dungeon crawler is perfect for this platform.

I'm as sick up porting games up as anyone else, but I think that's it's sort of obsurd that you WOULDN'T want the best version of a game..I mean--sure, it may not be a show stopper--but this WILL be the best version of this game, on any platform..and there's a good chance it will be a damn good multiplayer game..AND it's early--so why not wait until more than ONE SS is available to completely write off a game?
Commented on 2006-05-01 17:04:29
if the next image was xbox/ps2 i would of still said it looks bad..
Commented on 2006-05-01 17:42:41
GriftGFX, don't forget that this was is made by Snowblind this time and not Raven, so it's destined to be incredible, no matter how slackjawed it looks. For those who don't know, Snowblind created the excellent engine that is used for basically every single game of this type on last-gen systems, and created the fantastic Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath and Chapions: Return to Arms. I've got high hopes, to say the least.
Commented on 2006-05-01 18:09:06 In reply to Drunkenshaolin
If any system needs to be put to sleep right now, it's the PS2. The Xbox still has enough under the hood to strut it's muscle. If it weren' t for the PS2, multiplatform titles would look more impressive. The PS2 console is holding everyone back and that's not just a theory. PS2 $129 price drop my ass. That system should have been $99 before the Gamecube even started selling at $99. Sony felt that if they lowered the PS2 under the Xbox price, it would show weakness.
Commented on 2006-05-01 18:09:51
wow!

that game looks bad,also current gen graphics are not that poor,that looks like an n64 screen
Commented on 2006-05-01 18:32:35
Needs more shine! MORE SHINE!
Commented on 2006-05-01 18:57:17
I think a lot of you guys forget that the perspective of these games is extremely far away from the characters themselves. The fact that they took up close shots is quite daring when their models wouldn't ever be played at that level.
Commented on 2006-05-01 19:16:20
Another last gen game on a next gen console? They might as well make sure they are backwards compatible, oh wait, but then where's the milking?
Commented on 2006-05-01 19:18:26
X-Men Legends was ace. I expect this to be the same.
Commented on 2006-05-01 19:19:01 In reply to rustykaks
Posted by rustykaks
wow!

that game looks bad,also current gen graphics are not that poor,that looks like an n64 screen
they are that poor because there is no xbox version so its ps2. And ps2 graphics are that bad lol. I noticed when I tried playing kingdom hearts the other week.
Commented on 2006-05-01 19:46:47
Writing "a multi-platform title for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii" sounds really stupid now. I think we'll just write "Nintendo consoles" instead.
Commented on 2006-05-01 21:05:08
ugh...all that plastic.

i know they arent going for realistic with their art style, but being that shiny and plastic looking is bad no matter what theyre trying to get made.
Commented on 2006-05-01 21:44:33 In reply to munkieNS
Posted by munkieNS
GriftGFX, don't forget that this was is made by Snowblind this time and not Raven, so it's destined to be incredible, no matter how slackjawed it looks. For those who don't know, Snowblind created the excellent engine that is used for basically every single game of this type on last-gen systems, and created the fantastic Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath and Chapions: Return to Arms. I've got high hopes, to say the least.
Woah I did not know that--I thought Raven was doing this as well. Either dev. gets a thumbs up from me--they've both shown they can make a solid dungeon crawl.
Commented on 2006-05-01 22:00:55
Roflcakes. I guess the 360 has 64MB of RAM instead of 512 judging by those textures. But fear not. At least the loading times will take 20 seconds each time you die because the RAM is emptied and re-precached whenever the scene is reset (ala Tomb Raide Legend).

God I love quality programming that has the morals and work ethic of true professionals.

And fyi Baldurs Gate DA (and 2) were and still are jaw-droppingly good looking games for the PS2, with amazing use of geometry and snazzy water physics. I played through #1 in co-op (more props for co-op!) but got bored of 2

Why this company is reduced to pushing out sub-par garbage like this is anybodys guess. If its sub-par in ANY quality its sub-par in everything. High work ethic does not let you slack off in any aspect.
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