By Chocolate Lantern 31 Comments
First there was MARVEL Ultimate Alliance, then Batman Arkham Asylum (Batman), and most recently MARVEL Ultimate Alliance 2 (MUA2) was released. It just so happens that MUA2 came out just shortly after Batman coincidence? I think not! It seems as though Marvel and DC could be starting a trend of going back and fourth with who has the best videogame. IF you have noticed they have posted ads in all of your comics, and have came out with 2 good games. I believe this could be a good thing for people who love comic based videogames. I think we do not see enough competition in videogames and having the two biggest names in Comics make videogames to compete with each other can only bring out the best in their games. Personally I am a DC guy and L!O!V!E!D! Batman Arkham Asylum and wish I could play it all day every day (but I have other things to do... work etc). I have only played the first Marvel Ultimate Alliance, my opinion on that is not positive or negative. It was a game that took a little while to get into, but once you did the story was good, the graphics ok, the controls WEAK! I am looking forward to trying MUA2, but only once I have heard from a couple friends how they liked the game. I believe this little competition might spark some life into more videogames. There are Spider-Man, Wolverine, X-Men, Transformers, Superman games out there, but they have all sucked because they were solely based on the one of the movies and were just a little crappy games put together to coincide with the movie release date to make more money. Batman and MUA2 are different. They seem to be made for the comic videogamers who want a good story, good graphics, and want to be able to become the character! Keep it coming DC and Marvel we want more awesome videogames and we want to see who can come up with the best videogame.
Don't forget DC has DC Universe Online still coming out... no one knows when but if its taking them like 5 years to make it should be AMAZING!
For those of you that have played both games which one did you like better? Do you think there is a deep competition going on between DC and Marvel for the best videogame? What do you want to see for the next DC videogame?