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« on: September 13, 2007, 05:01:21 PM »

First of all, this game is not at all what I was expecting.

It's a 2D sidescrolling beat 'em up in 3D.  I've got to say, while it was very simple and I'm not sure how well that's going to go over a full game, I had a lot of fun with the demo.  The graphics are simplistic, to say the least, but crisp and colorful.  The whole thing reminded me of Duke Nukem: The Manhattan Project, which was a very underrated 2D platformer in 3D.  It also reminded me a bit of Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu.  It's probably closer to that game, actually.  There are moves to unlock, it seems.  And partners.  Not sure why the enemies as teammates gimmick is here, but it works in a way.

I don't know that this is a $60 title, but I'm more interested than I was when the first trailer was released.  Back then, I was led to expect the game would be something to make up for Spidey 3, but it's a whole different animal.  It has a lighter, goofier tone in both style and feel.  Now that I know what to expect, I was a bit more open minded.  I had fun.  I could see this being a blast with two players.  If only I could convince the wife...
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 06:20:24 PM »

wow, I thought the gameplay was going to be along the lines of Spiderman 2 & 3.  A side scroller you say?  very odd.
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 06:24:29 PM »

from the looks of it, i was expecting an ultimate spiderman style redux of sm3.  basically the game they would have made if it weren't for the movie requirement
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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 06:51:48 PM »

If the $60 tag is a concern, you might notice the PC version is $19.99.     
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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 10:13:54 PM »

Quote from: stuntgibbon on September 13, 2007, 06:51:48 PM

If the $60 tag is a concern, you might notice the PC version is $19.99.     

This pisses me off, assuming they are the same game.  If you are going to release it for $19.99 on PC, why not at least mark it down to whatever the bargain XBox 360 price is (is it $39.99?).
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 10:25:23 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on September 13, 2007, 10:13:54 PM

Quote from: stuntgibbon on September 13, 2007, 06:51:48 PM

If the $60 tag is a concern, you might notice the PC version is $19.99.     

This pisses me off, assuming they are the same game.  If you are going to release it for $19.99 on PC, why not at least mark it down to whatever the bargain XBox 360 price is (is it $39.99?).

It is $49.99, but it's still pretty insulting.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 11:57:15 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 13, 2007, 10:25:23 PM

Quote from: The Grue on September 13, 2007, 10:13:54 PM

Quote from: stuntgibbon on September 13, 2007, 06:51:48 PM

If the $60 tag is a concern, you might notice the PC version is $19.99.     

This pisses me off, assuming they are the same game.  If you are going to release it for $19.99 on PC, why not at least mark it down to whatever the bargain XBox 360 price is (is it $39.99?).

It is $49.99, but it's still pretty insulting.

from recent Spiderman ports it wouldn't surprise me if it's not even worth 20 bucks.
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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 12:05:09 AM »

Just finishing playing the demo.

Not bad but not for $50.00.

I can see myself getting this game when it is about $20-$30.
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 12:33:08 AM »

i liked spider-man 3,and i even liked marvel ultimate alliance,but i didnt like this...i was suprised,i thought it would just be my thing icon_frown
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007, 05:27:15 AM »

Quote from: biggercup on September 14, 2007, 12:05:09 AM

Just finishing playing the demo.

Not bad but not for $50.00.

I can see myself getting this game when it is about $20-$30.

+1 I'm thinking the same thing.
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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2007, 04:33:32 PM »

It was fun.

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2007, 06:21:34 PM »

Seemed like Ultimate Alliance Lite to me.
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