I've been reading 616 stuff from Marvel for a few years now and for the most part, I really like it. It's not as messy as the New 52 is and the quality of writing is really great. But now, after Age of Ultron ended and Hunger is being hyped, I kind of want to get into the Ultimate side of Marvel.
My brother has been reading from the Ultimate Comics relaunch (and hasn't read anything from before that), but he isn't a critical reader, so asking him if it's a good story without the previous context is a hopeless endeavor.
I could theoretically start from the very beginning with Ultimate Spider-Man and X-Men (which wouldn't be a problem thanks to Marvel Unlimited), but that would take a long time to read. It's also confusing because there are a ton of little miniseries that I'm finding in the MU app, which is fine, but it would be easier for me to just pick up the three Ultimate Comics ongoings than try and decipher all these older comics.
Ideally, I'd be able to catch up on a few years of the happenings in the Ultimate Universe, read the three UC ongoings, and catch up with Hunger sooner rather than next year. Help?