Wednesday, 19 April 2017

MARVEL's Ultimate Alliance II Review


I have just finished this fairly old game twice so that I could play both the Anti-Reg and the Pro-Reg stories (which, truth be told, are very similar). On the first run of the game, I chose Anti-Reg (Captain America's team), and uncovered every character except the Hulk which is a special character.
There are three special characters which can only be obtained by finding special tokens:

  • For Thor you have to find 5 of the 10 Asgardian Runes to play as him.

  • For Jean Grey you have to find 5 of the 10 M'Kraan Crystals to play as her.

  • And for Hulk, you have to find 5 of the 10 Gamma Regulator to play as him.

Most characters (with the exception of Nick Fury) have a different costume which can be obtained after defeating 50 characters. Some of the characters' costumes are obtained through choosing either Anti-reg or Pro-reg: like choosing Anti-reg and getting a new suit for Captain America, or choosing Pro-reg and getting a new suit for Iron man.

The characters that you can get new suits for if you choose Pro-reg:
  • Iron man
  • Spiderman
  • Mr Fantastic
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Songbird
  • Deadpool

The characters that you can get new suits for if you choose Anti-reg:
  • Captain America
  • Wolverine
  • Invisible Woman
  • Human Torch
  • Iron Fist
  • Luke Cage

The rest of the characters' suits (as seen below) can be unlocked at any time after choosing either side of the Civil War:

  • Daredevil
  • Gambit
  • Iceman
  • Storm
  • The Thing
  • Venom
  • Hulk
  • Jean Grey
  • Thor
  • Green Goblin
  • Penance
Overall, I think that this game is one of my favourite games that I have ever played, nearly as good as the original game (which I played with my brother and Old Man Geek when I was younger) as this game closely followed the Secret Wars and Civil War story (except for the-SPOILER ALERT- Nanite control attack) whereas the first game didn't really follow a story and just had a load of different Boss battles. I would highly recommend this game as it has some amazing gameplay and a fascinating story line. 

Courtesy of Flickast

Thursday, 6 April 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie review


May Contain Spoilers

The LEGO Batman franchise has been going for a few years now, with boat loads of LEGO sets being sold all around the world. Batman (voiced by Will Arnett)  even got a small part in the LEGO Movie as Wyldstyle's boyfriend. But now he has his own brick-filled movie, where he along with Alfred the butler ( Ralph Fiennes), his new adopted son Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin (Michael Cera) and the new police commissioner for Gotham, Barbara Gordon a.k.a. Batgirl (Rosario Dawson) must fight Batman's infamous baddie, The Joker, who is angry at Batman for "fighting around" with other villains.

                                          Courtesy of Brickset

The movie was, in my humble opinion, a smash hit, and by far the best LEGO movie/animated short since, well, ever. With the release of a LEGO movie there was the usual amount of movie sets released, and it was accompanied by a LEGO minifigure series, just like there was a minifigure series for the original LEGO Movie.Will this be something that LEGO does with every LEGO movie? Will they do it to the upcoming LEGO Ninjago movie? Only time (and image leaks) will tell...