Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Review: 7 Ups & 6 Downs

A sequel 10 years in the making, but does it live up to the hype?

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It only took 10 years, a brand new developer and a whole other platform to launch on, but Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is finally a reality. The previous two entries in the series were beloved cult-classics, with the original in particular delivering the, uh, ultimate superhero team up game, building on the foundations laid by the X-Men: Legends series, and introducing characters from the entire Marvel universe.

A fabled third game has been pretty much fawned over since the second title dropped in 2009, but with a new developer in Team Ninja and a deal with Nintendo that's resulted in it being a Switch exclusive, it hasn't quite materialised in the form many expected.

After so much time away, there have been worries that a game like MUA 3 might not work in the modern gaming climate, but the developers and publisher have come out swinging with spectacular trailers and stylish gameplay reveals.

Fortunately the long-overdue sequel lives up to its confident pre-release hype, but it's not without its flaws...


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