|Dev: Gazillion Entertainment|
|Pub: Gazillion Entertainment / Marvel|
|Release: June 4, 2013|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Cartoon Violence|
Graphically, the game is hit or miss. Before missions, you get awesome motion comic-style cutscenes made up of some very impressive comic book-style art. The environments of the game are also impressive, changing as you traverse through them. Actually being able to see Eddie Brock bond with the Venom symbiote in the intro level is pretty cool.
Unfortunately, the in-game graphics leave something to be desired. Characters move and attack awkwardly and character models are so tiny it’s hard to appreciate any detail in them. Text boxes are small and hard to read and they disappear quickly. On the flip side, boss dialogue is large and doesn’t disappear until you close it, but this make it overlap the action, and that can kill you in an intense boss fight! Characters also appear and disappear out of thin air, and transitions between areas are sudden and jolting. In truth, the game looks like it’s a generation late.
Still, Marvel Heroes is free, and for a free game it’s pretty fun. The missions, while simple, will keep you playing just to see what villains you run into. The voice acting is pretty good in cutscenes, though it can get repetitive in game. Superhero powers are cool and varied but boil down to standing in place while clicking on an enemy. The game gives you tons of options, but, unfortunately, those options are all locked behind a microtransaction pay wall.
The best way to describe Marvel Heroes is, truthfully, average. Everyone should give this game a shot, just because it’s free and a fun distraction. But chances are you won’t be compelled to spend extra money on it. I wouldn’t describe these heroes as “super,” just “fun.”
Angelo M. D’Argenio
Date: June 4, 2013