Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a fun, if fairly simple, comic book beat-em-up that's enjoyable alone or with friends alike.
With this surprise Switch exclusive, Nintendo has taken an old-school approach - for better and for worse.
Come for the crunchy combat and stay for the seductive systems that will keep you playing long after the compelling campaign has been conquered.
Shallow, stupid, and very repetitive but as long as you play with friends there's a goofy charm to what is, for better or worse, the best Marvel team-up game in a long while.
The bland level designs and baffling character progression hold the action back and make it somewhat of a slog
The long-dormant series returns in a superhero caper that excels because of its diversity and synergized action.
If an animated rehash of 10 years’ worth of movies and television is the framing needed to get me an action role-playing game as rich, challenging and satisfying as Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, then so be it.
The Ultimate Alliance comes roaring back with this Nintendo Switch exclusive. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 pulls inspiration for Marvel comics, movies, TV, and more to create an homage to the brand's long history. Unfortunately, some camera issues and general readability mar the overall experience, and the alternate costumes fall short of the Ultimate Alliance standard. Despite that, this is a great couch co-op adventure with all your Marvel favorites.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is a fun beat ’em up with a wide variety of unique heroes to choose from, though stumbles when it comes to offering players more than the basics.
There's plenty of room for improvement, but I had fun playing through Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. With the Marvel IP less muddled and the simplicity of this deal between Marvel and Nintendo, I'd love to see another with enhancements in tow.