Looking back, there aren’t many games that meant as much to me as Marvel’s sequence of Ultimate Alliance related video games. There are games I played more – Super Smash Bros, Donkey Kong 64, and Metroid all come to mind – but you know, I didn’t wind up calling this site Banjo Kazooie Herald Dot Com (although… don’t tempt me).
It’s not just that the X-Men Legends franchise (which segues into Ultimate Alliance) was a piece of Marvel Comics lore in my life during the 2000’s, it was *the* primary touchpoint. The first X-Men Legends was released in 2004 when I was in high school, and I wouldn’t really start reading comics with any regularity for another four years. I wouldn’t step into a comic shop for another seven.
I hear the tired cliche that a lot of readers fall out of love with comics in high school as they discover sexy things, but honestly I didn’t really have comics to fall out of love with. I had never started reading, and wouldn’t even have known where to start. [Read more…] about Previously On #76: The Road to Ultimate Alliance 3 – The Black Order