Marvel: Avengers Alliance on Facebook packs a wham and a thwhack
That's the most impressive feature in Avengers Alliance: its dedication to accuracy and story. You have to imagine that Playdom and Marvel treated this game as if it were the next feature film, fretting over how the legions of Iron Man fans would react to how he fires his Repulsor Rays or whether the game references the Kree in one of Ms. Marvel's attacks. (Don't ask.) And the duo has done so flawlessly throughout all 28 available Marvel characters at launch.
As a new recruit of S.H.I.E.L.D., the organization that rallies the world's superheroes, you must stop the baddies and find out just what the hell this Pulse is all about. And how do superheroes solve problems? Beat the living pulp out of the opposition, that's how. Those familiar with turn-based role-playing games like Final Fantasy will feel right at home in this superhero simulator's combat system.
Potential audiences aside, Avengers Alliance is one of the most impressive social games we've seen to date. From its beautifully balanced battle system to its slick presentation and exciting animation, Avengers Alliance serves the Marvel fan well. And the dedication to crafting an interesting story shines through almost instantly. The story in Avengers Alliance is largely optional for those who don't give a hoot, but thanks to the words of comic book author Alex Irvine, you might give at least one.
All in all, Avengers Alliance is one stunning Facebook game. From its glistening presentation and story that actually turns out to be interesting as far as Facebook games are concerned, Playdom and Marvel have a potential hit on their hands. And judging from the amount of content already in the game, it's clear they're ready for the long haul. However, the only thing in the way of Avengers Alliance becoming Playdom's next hit is finding a large enough audience. Consider this writer sold, but here's to hoping the rest of Marvel fandom will be too. Marvel: Avengers Alliance is coming soon.
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