Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

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Black Panther
Black Widow
Captain America
Captain Marvel
Crystal
Daredevil
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Drax
Elektra
Elsa Bloodstone
Falcon
Gamora
Ghost Rider
Groot & Rocket Raccoon
Hawkeye
Hulk
Iron Fist
Iron Man
Loki
Luke Cage
Magneto
Miles Morales
Ms. Marvel
Nightcrawler
Psylocke
Scarlet Witch
Spider-Gwen
Spider-Man
Star-Lord
Storm
Thanos
Thor
Venom
Wasp
Wolverine
Free via update (August 30th)
Cyclops
Colossus

DLC Pack 1 - Marvel Knights (September 30th)
Blade
Moon Knight
Punisher
Morbius

Future DLC Packs (X-Men and Fantastic Four)
To be added later, when announced
Free update characters:
Black Bolt
Medusa
Vision
Valkyrie

With that out of the way, feel free to use this thread for general discussion/speculation, as well as to find potential people to join up with for online co-op.

I'm personally glad this even exists. Been having a blast playing co-op both offline and online, albeit it gets kind of rough at times (Switch does what it can)
 
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This game is just better than I expected on many ways.

The only nitpicks I have is the difficulty after a certain point in the game and the kind of character grinding it has, but outside of that it is incredibly fun to play through.
The Free DLC and Season Pass will just make it even more awesome.

My main character right now is Magneto with Black Panther, Crystal or Ghost Rider being close.
 

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I haven't made as much progress as I would ordinarily have (due to playing Splatoon 2 all weekend for the final Splatfest). Barely getting to the Mansion section.

My go-to heroes thus far as have been Star-Lord, Iron Man, Falcon, Wolverine, Hulk, Venom, Miles Morales/Spider-Gwen, Iron Fist and now Wasp. Play in co-op so I rarely get to the luxury of swapping very much, and some heroes I want to use are taken by friends (Gwen/Miles, Nightcrawler/Psylocke, Scarlet Witch/Captain America/Captain Marvel/Spider-Man, and so on).

I'm really hoping for Gambit/Cable, Doom/Super Skrull, and some more NPCs/bosses (Green Goblin/Nova/Mystique) to eventually be made playable.
 

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Finally beat the game and unlocked the final character. It took a LOT of grinding and I'm not even close to being done. lol

Am calling it quits for now until the DLC comes out. I only got through completing Energy/Strength Alliance Enhancements, 1/5 Infinity Rifts, Four characters at Lvl 100, and the entire roster at at least Lvl 40. Hopefully some QoL improvements happen somewhere down the line.

Tips:
Focus on clearing the Energy/Blue Alliance Enhancement bonus first. 10% extra exp goes a long way.
Ms. Marvel might be the best character in the game, or at least for grinding, due to her abilities being great for clearing screens/damaging bosses.
You can find a EXP ISO in the Superior Mode version of Asgard (by the Odin Statue).
When playing solo, to use synergy attacks remember to use the R2 button.
 

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In game models look about as good as I expected. Hope they include more costumes.
 

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I loved the first two, played them over and over again.

I miss the grabbing/unique throws each character had from the first game

I liked the fusion attacks in 2.

and the combos (Launch, Stun, Trip) of the first two, I miss those as well, the combat has really been watered down.

But this one is pretty fun too, and I get to use Nightcrawler, my favorite Marvel character, so I cant complain. (Hoping for Iceman and Juggernaut in X-Men dlc)
 

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Haven't purchased the Season Pass yet, though I like that it'll include 13 characters. My bet is the Fantastic 4 pack will include Dr. Doom or She-Hulk.

The recent updates have been pretty hefty, but it is a bummer there are no major new story elements, environments, or bosses. Just the same old missions with slightly different objectives. Gauntlet mode is an interesting idea, but the loading times suck and the rewards beyond objectives aren't worth it. Shield Depot is a good idea; hopefully it'll be feasible to obtain enough tokens to unlock everything.

That said I'm loving how Colossus & Cyclops play. I'm surprised the September 4th Direct didn't mention them or tease the Pack 1 update.

Also MORE Alliance Enhancement hexes and levels now cap at 150. Just when I thought I was done grinding my team.

What exactly does Nightmare mode do compared to the other modes?
 

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^ I read a blurb from an article somewhere.

"Keeping with the Curse of the Vampire theme is Nightmare, a new game difficulty that adds an evil twist to the main story. Recommended for a party of characters at level 40 or higher, Nightmare features random enemies infected by a vampiric curse. Defeating them earns S.H.I.E.L.D. Tokens, but infected enemies may be revived as Reborn, which gives them completely new powers."

The "vampiric curse" in the Gauntlet ranges from enemies constantly having drain effects (for either or both MP and HP), to having unique effects on regular grunt type enemies that aren't ordinarily supposed to have them. The idea is you grind Gaunlet/this mode until you can get really overpowered ISO-8s (the rainbow ones).

Also turbo charges boss characters, similar to certain Infinity Trials. I've yet to start my run as I've been busy to the point of not being able to play much recently.
 

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It has been a long while since I've last played Marvel Ultimate Alliance which was the second one. Anyways, if I were to speculate which other Marvel characters they could possibly add as future DLC:
  • Shang-Chi
  • She-Hulk
  • An Eternal (between Ikaris, Sersi, Makkari or Thena.)
 

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It has been a long while since I've last played Marvel Ultimate Alliance which was the second one. Anyways, if I were to speculate which other Marvel characters they could possibly add as future DLC:
  • Shang-Chi
  • She-Hulk
  • An Eternal (between Ikaris, Sersi, Makkari or Thena.)
I would hope they add Gwenpool too.
 

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I'm enjoying the Danger Room DLC so far. It's a shame that the rewards that are tied to it are apparently only accessible for a limited time (you'd think they'd do something similar to the update for Symbiote Spider-Man, Carol Danvers' Ms. Marvel costume, etc., where you unlock the costumes through another series of Infinite trials), but it gives me an opportunity to try out a variety of characters and combinations since level, apparently, does not matter. (you can buy the alternate palettes for Old Man Logan, Mohawk Storm, etc. with SHIELD points, but they don't unlock the concept art)

It's probably going to be slow going - I'm going to stick to playing against the AI, and I can only play on the Beta difficulty (presumably because I don't have anyone whose level is high enough for the other difficulties) at the highest. This means that, at best, each playthrough gets me 2/5 of the way towards reaching the next tier of rewards, and since I've got 26 more tiers to get through to unlock the costumes (seeing as I've unlocked tier 2 and the last costume is unlocked at 28), I'll be doing this for a while.

EDIT: I just unlocked the final character in the base game (whose name I won't mention for spoiler purposes), along with the Gamma difficulty for training (which gets me 3/5 of the way through a tier), though it might help if I get my characters close to that level. (the bonus boss at the end is quite difficult, and it closer resembles a bullet hell game than Marvel Ultimate Alliance's gameplay)

I also reached tier 4, and I really like one of the new voice lines that it apparently unlocked for Wolverine. ("This never happens in Canada. Just sayin'...")

EDIT 2: I got all of the costumes from the latest event (I don't have some of the alternate palettes yet, but that's not a big deal), along with the World War Hulk costume. I'm glad that playing online increases your rank whether you win or lose, because playing against the AI doesn't do that (it only increases if you win), and the AI outright cheats on the highest difficulty. (ex. jumping seven times in a fraction of a second, which restores the boss to full health when I had taken away 90% of her health)
 
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THEY ARE FINALLY COMING
 
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