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Earth’s Mightiest

July 22, 2019 by Tim

I’m loving Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3. I’ve been playing it with my boys, and even though it’s more challenging than I expected it to be, we’ve been doing alright on the default ‘Mighty” difficulty setting. My three-year-old can navigate and mash buttons, with no concept of power move strategy, but typically I can carry him through the tougher fights and he’s happy just to be playing.

The camera in this game, though. Most of the time, it’s fine. But when it derps, it derps hard. Catching on corners, flipping around in front of our characters super close so we’re looking behind us as we move forward, or zooming way out so nobody can even tell who’s who. It’s not ruining the whole game for me, but it’s definitely noticeable. We’re playing on a TV, I’m not sure how you could even deal with this camera on the tiny Switch screen.

Still, it’s a lot of chaotic fighting and flashy special moves with characters we love, so, it’s a good time overall.


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Crestlinger
Crestlinger
2 years ago

Camera voiced by Clark Gregg.

Erik B
Erik B
2 years ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

I was thinking Steven Merchant, a la Wheatley from Portal2.

Charlie
Charlie
2 years ago
Reply to  Crestlinger

nah…Stan Lee would be more appropriate. Plus it would be a cameo.

alybarbaa
alybarbaa
2 years ago
Reply to  Charlie

CAMeo

foducool
foducool
2 years ago

literally unplayable lmao

FITCamaro
FITCamaro
2 years ago

How’d you get your three year old to even move the sticks around correctly?

Taylor
Taylor
2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I admire your ability to put up with such a task. I remember playing the campaign for Halo 2 with my dad when I was a kid and I can only imagine how frustrating that must have been. I remember intentionally jumping off that moving temple repeatedly just to dick around.

foducool
foducool
2 years ago
Reply to  FITCamaro

there’s probably a lot of bumping into virtual walls involved ^^

Jakk Frost
Jakk Frost
2 years ago

Reminds me of a similar issue in WoW regarding terrain. You can fly all over the world and fight godlike monsters 1 on 1, but the tiniest tip of a branch or root can withstand your every mighty attempt to move forward, making you have to take a step back and go around it.

Digi
Digi
2 years ago

Iron Mans Armor looks like a mashup of Iron Spider.

Leon
Leon
2 years ago

Evil and incompetence aren’t the same….

trappski
trappski
2 years ago

I’ve been playing solo in handheld and mostly the camera is not terrible. But the are instances where it is really wonky.
Really annoying when it starts going wild on a bossfight making it hard to see and dodge boss attacks.

Overall I do enjoy the game though. The roster is playing it a little safe with the playable characters though with mostly recently heavily featured ones with few exceptions. That said i still have a few more to unlock.

Brent
Brent
2 years ago

I blame Ultron. It’s his last vengeance and a hint at his eventual return.

VanillaCokeMule
VanillaCokeMule
2 years ago

Yep, a buddy of mine bought the game and had my two younger brothers and I over to play on release day. Loved everything about it save for the god awful camera. Brought flashbacks of Sonic Adventure 2 and every Devil May Cry 1-4.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
2 years ago

My three-year-old is at the stage where she can, with great focus and effort, make Mario run off a cliff in Odyssey over and over and over again.

And she LOVES it.

I don’t think she quite understands the concept of ‘winning’, though, and that it’s better than watching the character yell over and over as “they fall down!” over and over, so I think I’m going to wait until we’re four for the co-op games.

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
6 months ago

It’s always harder to defeat the evil when it’s technically supposed to be an ally…