Happy Holidays true believers and welcome to this review of the new pvp beta in Marvel Heroes. On our last review, I just touched base on the game itself, but now there have been a lot of new upgrades and additions added since its debut and I finally had a chance to try out the new pvp matches. I have to say that as a whole the entire MMO Action Role-playing experience has been amazing and being a fan of the Marvel Universe just makes it even better. I have unlocked on my own another superhero, T’Challa or Black Panther. This was an awesome unlock, but I am going to continue using Ben Grimm a.k.a The Thing until I max him out. That being said lets take a look at my pvp match.
I know the first thing that comes to your mind is, “Damn Kuma, wtf were you doing in all that?” Yes I know I did a pretty horrible job, but we ended up winning anyway. In my defense I was not sure what to expect or what in the name of Galactus I was doing in the first place. I obtained this mission after I defended Asgard in the new expansion and met with Lady Sif to acquire this mode.
It takes on the M.O.B.A style where you have to defend your territory from the oppositions and in this case it is called “Fire and Ice”. I was on the Fire side and honestly their was so much chaos going on was the reason why I kept getting getting killed, because my character was lost in the crowd. It took me a while to figure out the right tactic to keep getting in and as we we chipped away the defenses of the ice clan. I have to admit that the Loki user was way too over powered and baffles me why they made him into a playable “hero” for not really being a hero. I know it was all done for the movie, but still come on, they should of gave us control of Thors other warrior buddies.
The abilities that you have used in the regular game are now in a cool down state so you won’t over use them too much. This gives you enough time to run back and strategize your next move.I felt limited, but my opponents seemed to not have been tied down to those rules of cooldowns, but that could be the runes they were using. In speaking of runes, before you dive into the match the first thing you would want to do is check your equipment for med kits and of course the runes.
I was a noob and I made sure to read specific ones hoping to gain an advantage, but it seems my low level and of course first time status worked against me. The best part was at least my team was pretty decent and revived me wen needed, there is a 2 minute revive time, which is more than enough time to make a decision on re-spawning or waiting. If done correctly or patiently while the other enemy is regrouping, a team-mate can swoop in and help you continue the fight. Now if you do decide to head back to your starting point, the currency you acquired during battle will be used to buy runes. The game ends when you take out all the opponents guardians and the final tower guardian at the center of their starting point.
The fact that they give you real minions to utilize in battle was the best part of the game. These minions were elemental giants that held their own against the other heroes and I felt like I had actual back up. In other M.O.B.A style games, you get this dwarf minions or something of that nature, but I like Gazillion Entertainments style by saying, “Hell no, we want to give you proper minions for a fight!” Not really said by them, but that’s how I felt when I saw my Fire giants go pass me as if they said, “Yo, go after their defenses while we take on the heroes!” That was fine by me.
All and all I wish there was better communication between the team, but that has to do with us not with the game. It was enjoyable and I have to give this mode a 4 out of 5 in the end. To be fair, if the ice team didn’t bail out of the match we would of lost, but we all said “good game” to each other and gave props to the other team for staying. I hope you all enjoyed this review and please check out Marvel Heroes which is free to play and there are many black Friday deals going on as we speak. They just added Gambit as a playable hero and other hero packs at low prices. I hope to see you all on the battlefield sometime in the future. Stay frosty true believers!