Ultimate Alliance Add-On Kicks Ass … Your Ass!
So I make no secret of the fact that I'm addicted to my Nintendo Wii. It's totally awesome. My whole plan tonight is to go home and play the Godfather game, which allows me to beat people to death by swinging the motion controllers around in the air like fists. My blood pressure goes down 20 points every time I pick up a baseball bat in the game.
But before the Godfather, my true love on the Wii was Marvel Ultimate Alliance. While it doesn't make the best (or any) use of the Wii's unique controls, it does feature the most amazing line-up of heroes and villains that I have ever seen. It's a Marvel Zombie's dream come true. I played that game for hours and hours and hours, watching in awe as I used Iron Man and Nick Fury to beat up The Wrecking Crew. It's about as perfect a comic book-based game as could be. Only one thing could have made it better and that's simply more of the same in the form of more playable characters. Where's the Hulk? Why can't I be Dr. Doom? Venom? Well I guess it sucks that I don't own an Xbox360.
In an article over at IGN there is an interview with the guys who make the game and have them explain the new add-ons for the game on the Xbox 360 that allow you to play with The Hulk, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Hawkeye, Venom, Magneto, Sabretooth, and Doctor Doom.
This game is so detailed and so fun that just playing with the characters from the expansion pack would be worth it. Seriously – if you're a comics fan and any sort of a gamer you need to be playing this game. I might go buy an Xbox 360 tonight just so I can play this game again. But I have a compulsive buying problem. That's how I ended up with 4,000 cans of soup in my kitchen and a box of Spawn #1's under my bed.