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App description: In MARVEL Strike Force, ready for battle alongside allies and arch-rivals in this action-packed, visually-stunning free-to-play game for your iPhone or iPad. An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it! Lead the charge by assembling your ultimate squad, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man, as you enter strategic combat against an all-new enemy threat. Its time to fight! Gather your squad and prepare for the battle to save Earth!

ASSEMBLE YOUR SQUAD
Recruit your strike force and form a squad of powerful MARVEL Super Heroes and Super Villains like Iron Man, Captain America, Loki, Elektra, Dr. Strange and more.

STRENGTH THROUGH EVOLUTION
Outfit and upgrade your Super Heroes and Super Villains to become stronger than ever before.

STRATEGIC DOMINATION
Who you bring to the fight matters. Pair up specific Super Heroes and Super Villains to perform combo moves to take out enemies. Expert in-fight tactics in 5v5 battles give you the power to vanquish the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe.

EPIC COMBAT
Experience groundbreaking gameplay cinematics, as your heroes unleash dynamic chain combos with a single tap.

STUNNING VISUALS
Play one of the most visually stunning mobile game experiences that has ever been released. Your Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains look as close to life-like as possible on your phone!

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Boardumb's comments:


03-29-2018, 08:14 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,650
Im enjoying Strike Force so far. Played Avengers Alliance 1 & 2. This is similar, but more like the Star Wars and DC games of the same type. I find it to load way faster and run way smoother than either of those on my mid-low end Moto Android, which was a huge and welcome surprise (especially for a newer game). I really expected to delete this quickly because it would run poorly, but it seems to auto adjust graphics and frame rates.

The story is mildly interesting. Spider-Man and Daredevil are in my top 5 favorite comic characters, so I love that I had to do nothing except pre-register to have both of them. X-Men will obviously be added later since Wolverine is already in the game.

Its not straight vanilla, but its sort of more of the same in comic games. I see myself playing for a while, and then well see how quality of life goes for long term.

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03-30-2018, 01:12 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 414
Are you able to reroll or is there any point?
Certainly looks good at this stage with plenty to do, but energy timers seem to be everywhere.
I pulled Luke cage for my first character and his Taunt ability helps a lot.
03-30-2018, 01:42 AM
#4
It's literally another almost exact clone of Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, good lord this is just pathetic how little effort is put into some of these games. And yet it will make a ton of money and the cycle will continue. sigh

Last edited by Serenityinaz12; 03-30-2018 at 11:15 PM.
04-09-2018, 07:29 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
And it being a clone of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is so bad why? There are plenty of similar Match-3 games or Fire Age games or Summoners War games or Clash of Clan games or others. A good formula gets copied. It's not as if that's new to iOS games.

Personally I'm really enjoying Marvel Strike Force and I've been playing Galaxy of Heroes for years. It's just like having a different flavor of ice cream.
04-10-2018, 10:46 AM
#6
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 208
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Originally Posted by Serenityinaz12 View Post
It's literally another almost exact clone of Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes, good lord this is just pathetic how little effort is put into some of these games. And yet it will make a ton of money and the cycle will continue. sigh
And yet I enjoy it MUCH more than I ever liked GoH. I haven't spent a dollar and have been playing for like 6+ months (since Beta). I really missed the old Marvel turn-based battlers and so this scratches the itch perfectly...

Also, the amazing graphics and speedy combo attacks don't hurt.
04-10-2018, 03:58 PM
#7
I don't have any SW:GoH experience, but I've played a variety of other party-battlers like this. It's a pretty normal formula at this point, so I don't see the point in complaining about it. My main complaint would be that there's just too much to do. With alliance raiding, blitz, arena and challenges (alongside the numerous story-driven campaigns) all using their own energy currency, everything just feels super bloated and it takes forever just to do the basic keep-up-with-jones daily things. It's particularly annoying in that all these different modes are basically the same battler game, just for earning different types of other currencies. If you're going to have all these modes, at least make them feel unique. The only one that feels even remotely unique is the raid mechanic, because your party doesn't heal between battles (which is hardly that innovative, obviously).

Apple highlighted this on their front page, but the animations in this game are spectacular. I know that, from a strategic perspective, it's better to simply focus on your primary party, but when every character has such cool, unique animations I can't help wanting to train up my new recruits and through them into battle to check out their moves for myself. As a character-collecting experience, having so many unique animations, most of which only trigger off of special events (such as critical hits or knock outs), is much more fulfilling than just providing new art and general strategic flexibility.

In summary, I'm enjoying it and will probably continue playing it right up until the Harry Potter game comes out. However, there's no way I'm going to devote the amount of time this game wants me to, so I'm definitely feeling myself fall further and further behind from the main population.
04-10-2018, 05:02 PM
#8
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Originally Posted by sirgrail View Post
And it being a clone of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is so bad why? There are plenty of similar Match-3 games or Fire Age games or Summoners War games or Clash of Clan games or others. A good formula gets copied. It's not as if that's new to iOS games.
It is bad because the genre has corrupted turn-based combat systems into a funnel to extract as much money as possible from its players but little else.

They are little more than idle clickers with the illusion of player agency. Your progress is not your own, other than how much time and money you choose to spend. Every player is pushing towards one solution, one squad that beats the meta game, until the developers artificially change it to keep you on the treadmill. There's no sense of accomplishment, no narrative, just a neverending parade of hollow victories or appeals to the baser instincts of impatience and one-upsmanship. You might as well be playing the games in an Excel spreadsheet, since it's all about gaming a bunch of numbers anyway.

Look, we all know that pleasurable experiences release dopamine and that's one big reason why we engage in them. For most people, that's not the only reason they play video games. Games like this are designed to be weaponized dopamine peddlers, with the bare-minimum gameplay necessary to obscure that fact. If that's your thing, more power to you.
04-11-2018, 04:27 AM
#9
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Originally Posted by sirgrail View Post
And it being a clone of Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes is so bad why? There are plenty of similar Match-3 games or Fire Age games or Summoners War games or Clash of Clan games or others. A good formula gets copied. It's not as if that's new to iOS games.

Personally I'm really enjoying Marvel Strike Force and I've been playing Galaxy of Heroes for years. It's just like having a different flavor of ice cream.
Because it's absolute garbage, an entire game built around microtransactions and ways to annoy you into spending money. If that's your idea of a good game though have at it.
04-11-2018, 06:54 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by Serenityinaz12 View Post
Because it's absolute garbage, an entire game built around microtransactions and ways to annoy you into spending money. If that's your idea of a good game though have at it.
and this is very subject that Eli commented aqbout when the whole thread goes into a argument over micro transcations and nothing about the game itself can see why people stay away.

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