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« on: July 24, 2016, 04:52:26 PM »

It looks like these two classic games are getting ported to modern consoles on Tuesday, July 26th, as announced at Comic Con today.  I'm assuming this is not a full HD fix-up, as they say:

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Fans can expect some graphics, UI and performance tweaks to get the games running as smoothly as possible, but otherwise they’re the same outstanding action role-playing games that make the series one of Marvel’s best gaming ventures to date.

http://kotaku.com/marvel-ultimate-alliance-coming-to-playstation-4-xbox-1784192280

They will be $40 each or $60 for both of them, which seems pretty pricey to me, but I guess I barely played them originally so my opinion isn't worth anything (according to Kotaku).
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 09:39:57 PM »

I've played both, and I'm still wondering why they cost so much.  $40 would be fair for both of them, but $40 each is ludicrous.  They are good games, but so are Dark Cloud 2, Rogue Galaxy, and the other PS2 games on PS4, and they sell for $10-$15.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 09:48:25 PM »

The original games were published by Activision, weren't they?  That's the same company that still tries to sell a 7-year old game like Prototype 2 for $40 on Steam or the "franchise pack" of 1 & 2 for $60. 

They just don't seem to understand the concept of higher volume sold at lower price, or they don't give a shit because CoD and Blizzard games sell so much at those inflated prices.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 01:30:51 PM »

I absolutely loved Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 back in the day, but there is no chance I'm paying that much money to play them again.
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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 01:37:11 PM »

Yeah same. I would be all over this at a reasonable price, but for that amount of money I'd expect a full HD makeover plus bonus content.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 06:14:47 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 24, 2016, 09:48:25 PM

The original games were published by Activision, weren't they?  That's the same company that still tries to sell a 7-year old game like Prototype 2 for $40 on Steam or the "franchise pack" of 1 & 2 for $60. 

They just don't seem to understand the concept of higher volume sold at lower price, or they don't give a shit because CoD and Blizzard games sell so much at those inflated prices.

Either or, or some of both in the end.

Also, based on Steam reviews, both games are absolutely terrible buggy as all get out ports and should be utterly avoided due to said problems. It was obvious that no testing (or care) was put into either game. Heck - they don't even come with the DLC of the extra characters and such.

That said, the bugs and DLC are both to be fixed soonish, but until then, both titles are to be avoided. Even then I still wouldn't buy them at $60.

...damn this generation has been nothing but previous generation ports.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2016, 08:38:35 PM »

I picked up the bundle on XBox One and have been playing the first game the last couple days.  Graphics look like they've been given a slight improvement with modern tech and the frame rate runs smooth almost all the time.  I've played up to Mandarin's realm on MUA1, only played MUA2 for about 5 minutes but it's pretty much the same.

Overall I'm very pleased with the purchase, even if the price is salty as hell.  For the casual player a $60 price tag really should be for a complete remaster, not a port with a slight graphical touch up.  For the hard core fan like myself it wasn't a big deal since I have been looking to pick them both up again for awhile now.  My only complaint is the missing DLC from the first game, but according to the article below that issue may be rectified soon:

https://www.destructoid.com/marvel-creative-director-says-the-ultimate-alliance-mess-is-getting-cleaned-up-377783.phtml
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