This month, Josh and I completed our first videogame together. Boys will be boys — Josh enjoys anything related to Star Wars and superheroes. We’ve watched a number of DC and Marvel cartoons, such as Batman: The Animated Series, the occasional Superman cartoon, Justice League, Young Justice, old school 1982 Spiderman and His Amazing Friends, and the newest Avengers cartoon series on Disney.
Recently, we’ve been borrowing Ultimate Alliance 2, which is your typical button-mashing videogame, but it features the pantheon of superheroes and supervillains from the Marvel Universe. I thought it was an okay game, but Josh enjoys the game. He likes to switch to different characters, and trying them out. I wouldn’t say it was a tough game to beat, or one with a thought-provoking storyline. There is a story, but it’s an excuse for the players to mash buttons against waves of indiscriminate foes. Soldiers, robots, and boss battles against other heroes and villains. The character models look good too.
What I found to be the best feature was the co-op play. Up to four local players can play together, so we played through most of the levels. Uncle Robby came to assist midway when we reached a difficult boss, but for the most part, casual difficulty was the level best suited for the casual gamer and his five year old son. We haven’t unlocked all the characters, so we’ll probably replay it again. Josh wants to be the Hulk.