Nintendo Switch First Look – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
It’s been a while since I played a multiplayer co-operation game. That was in the year 2000, playing a Fighting Force game on PlayStation One.
Well, unfortunately this article is not about PlayStation One games. Instead we’re going to take a look at the upcoming game on Nintendo Switch; the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.
My first outlook about this game is that it is furnished with cartoonish animation on the Marvel characters, whether a superhero or supervillain, on their battle environments.
Four Points on My First Outlook
Multiplayer Co-Op Mode
The game is designed with up to four players to co-operate for a single objective. Similar to other co-op fighting games, you’ll be tested on your work-rate and ability to work as a team, using the abilities that adds value to the overall objective. For example, a berserk type of character like Wolverine is more suitable to face a strong supervillain like Juggernaut.
The best part in multiplayer co-operation mode is that it adds fun during those intense battles with those formidable bosses. Engaging with friends or online players on your next battle strategies, weapon selections, and superhero selections add more competitive atmosphere during the pre-game battles.
The game offers 26 characters excluding unlockable ones. All 26 characters have different fighting styles and abilities for you to explore. My personal favourites the Spider-Man and Wolverine are also available to select in the game.
Top notorious supervillains are also available to be encounter with such as Thanos, Magneto, Wilson Fisk as the Kingpin, Electro, Dr Octopus and many more.
The beauty of this game is that you’ll have the opportunity to develop your superhero. Missions and side missions allow you to earn coins to upgrade your hero’s ability and perhaps weapons as well.
The game’s storyline is built around the X-Men’s environment, most notably the Xavier’s academy. The super-villains, most notably Thanos and Magneto will be part of the storyline, which adds a bit of movie atmosphere during the game.
As a Marvel fan, I would definitely buy this game as I’m given the opportunity to explore the Marvel characters. So, that may add better replayability value to the game.
However, the game could be repetitive when performing battles against the enemies. It really depends on how the Marvel Alliance series develop the A.I (Artificial Intelligence) on each battle that strikes a balance between fun factor and challenge factor.