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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Marvel Avengers: Alliance Facebook Game Review

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Marvel: Avengers Alliance Game Review for Facebook

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Marvel Avengers Alliance Combat Screen shot iron man   Marvel: Avengers Alliance is a turn-based role playing game from Playdom, featuring a huge number of Marvel heroes and villains in a game style similar to old Final Fantasy turn based game play. You can create your own S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent using a limited selection of hair styles and colors, and he will level up through combat, and can be accompanied by 2 other Marvel Heroes. Using research, you can unlock items, equipment, and new suits for your own agent, which changes his class type, and allows you to purchase new and powerful equipment to keep up with your enemies!

 earning S.H.I.E.L.D. points will allow you to research these items, as well as train (level up) heroes, and purchase certain items, such as suits and so forth. Command Points are points used to recruit new heroes to join your side, and each have different point values, from low to high cost. You can earn more S.H.I.E.L.D points by visiting allies, as well as earning Distress Calls. Distress Calls are a free action used in combat to summon a friend to help you in missions, which can turn the tide of a tough fight.

 The combat in this game is turn based, and with each turn you are allowed to attack with your equipment (your own character), or your heroes' special attacks (depending on hero), with each action costing a specific amount of stamina. If you are running low on stamina, you can recharge it, but you will cost a turn to recharge it, or you can use items and distress calls if your turn is your agent. Each character has their own class, which has a counter class, and using these strategically can mean the difference between success, or failure.
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 Another aspect to customization is the training feature, which will open up "Iso slots", which are slots that allow you to purchase and add stat boosters, which are a permanent upgrade (unless replaced). These slots allow you to add more power to your heroes, enhancing their strengths or bettering their weaknesses.

 Marvel: Avengers Alliance features a large story, setup in chapters and episodes, where you will do most of your game time, and allow you to unlock more story arcs with each successful completion. The missions are presented on a city map, and the combat scenarios presented are shown, allowing you face low,medium, and high threats of standard enemies. Sometimes you will be allowed to deploy heroes on deploy missions, which will net you an item after x amount of turns, but will occupy the selected hero until it is done. Mini-boss and Boss fights are also shown in each mission, allowing you to fight super villains and henchman from Marvel Lore, such as Magneto, Loki, and many more! Completing these fights will also net you items, although completely random, like Deploy Missions.
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 For Player versus Player enthusiasts, there is also tournaments, which allow you to fight other players and their selected heroes for exclusive items! You can purchase player versus player specific items to give you a boost in these season tournaments, to help give you an edge over your competition, and you will need it. My only complaint about these tournaments, is that they need to add a little more balance over certain heroes, but other than that it is pretty fun!

  Overall, I found this game to be a fun distraction that adds lots of play time to this facebook game, as well as challenge! Definitely for the classic role playing game fan, as well as any fan of the Marvel Universe!

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