Daredevil Month: DD’s Game Collection (Part Two)

Posted: March 27, 2015 in Comic Book Study
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Image taken from playstation.com

Welcome back to Daredevil Month everyone. Yesterday, I began to cover a few of the other video games Daredevil appeared in. Today, we’ll take a look at some of the other games our red clad superhero physically showed up in.

Ultimate Alliance (2006) and Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009) (Role: Active Player)

Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and Xbox

*This segment is for the 360 version of the game.

Plot: Dr. Doom works alongside a number of Marvel supervillains in yet another bid to obtain ultimate power. Nick Fury recruits as many superheroes as he possibly can to thwart Doom’s schemes and save the world. In UA 2, the game follows the plot of the “Civil War” series.

UA 1 is yet another fun and soon to be classic game; UA 2 is similar, but feels a little bland compared to the charm of the original. Gameplay consists of the player creating a four person team before taking on hordes of enemies and special bosses, including HYDRA/A.I.M., Dormammu, and Galactus. The gameplay isn’t hard to pick up, but it’s definitely not a button masher. A guaranteed good time, should you find yourself bored and in need of a good video game.

In the first game, Daredevil is pretty much a secret character. In order to unlock and play him, the player needs to locate and collect a certain number of DD action figures, all of which are scattered throughout the game. Alternate costumes for him include his classic red suit, his original yellow suit, his 1990s armor, and his Marvel Knights look.

In the sequel, the Daredevil character leans towards Anti-Registration (in the Wii and PS2 versions, Daredevil is an Anti-Registration exclusive).

LittleBigPlanet (2010) (Role: Costume Change)

Platforms: Playstation 3

Plot: LittleBigPlanet is a platforming/puzzle game. Taking control of their own sackperson, players are able to explore a number of pre-made levels, while also having the option to create and customize their own levels. Sony eventually created different versions of LittleBigPlanet, including a Marvel variant on the PS Vita.

This is one of the few games Daredevil appears in that I haven’t played yet. However, the game does have a large number of high praise reviews online, so take from that what you will.

Sony released a downloadable Marvel costume pack for LittleBigPlanet and its sequel in 2010. The pack, which contained a number of alternate costumes for a player’s sackperson, included a Daredevil costume (skip to around the 8:24 mark in the video below to see the costume).

Marvel vs Capcom 3 (2011) (Role: Cameo)

Image taken from manwithoutfear.com

Plot: Dr. Doom and Albert Wesker have joined forces to merge their respective universes together, in an effort to make both easier to conquer. While the heroes work to put a stop to the duo, they also have to contend with the newly awoken Galactus.

Not my absolute favorite personally, but a still enjoyable title on this list. Players command three characters as they battle against the game’s “arcade mode”/story mode and other players. With an expanded roster from the previous title in the franchise, it’s no wonder to see why a lot of people really enjoyed this game.

Daredevil isn’t a playable character, although he does appear a few times in cameo roles. In Chris Redfield’s ending, Matt Murdock appears as his lawyer, defending him from events in earlier Resident Evil games. There’s also a level dubbed “Shadowland”, based on the run of the same name, in which you can see both the Hand and Daredevil himself.

Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Platforms: Adobe Flash, iOS, Android

Plot: Marvel superheroes and former villains unite to protect the world from a number of different emerging threats, including incursions and the devastating plans of a number of still evil supervillains.

One of the best Facebook games out there, Avengers Alliance allows the player to build themselves an army of super powered individuals. A little like Pokemon, these characters can be leveled up, equipped with special items, and be used to fight against other players. Look forward to a full review of this game and its version of Daredevil tomorrow.

One of the cheaper options for players (at 48 Command points), Daredevil has access to four comic book accurate moves, including his radar sense. Completion of Season 2’s Chapter 3 awards the player Daredevil’s classic yellow costume, which also comes with an extra move exclusive to the costume.

Are you looking forward to the review of Avengers Alliance? Are you still looking forward to a Daredevil-centric video game? Leave a comment below, follow me on Twitter, and don’t forget to check out the Comic Books vs The World Youtube channel. Keep returning to the blog to enjoy daily content during Daredevil Month!

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