Marvel Heroes Omega Console Review: With Great Power Comes… oh you know.

By Jason Parker

Marvel Heroes Omega - Jean Grey City

By Jason Parker (Ragachak)

So I’ve been a fan of Marvel Heroes since the beta. I admittedly fell out of it and came back when the 2016 rebranding hit. That’s partial because I reviewed it, but I honestly love the idea of an isometric RPG using Marvel Heroes and Villains. It’s such a great idea, but I just… forgot, I suppose. Since then I’ve stuck around and played pretty much everyone by now. Time passed, and then the unthinkable happened. The one thing that I really felt the game needed happened: it came to console! Both PS4 and Xbox One have access to this fantastic game that PC users have been playing for years now. I love the console version, but there are some pretty major differences between this and the PC version that I’ll get into soon enough. Honestly? I love the Console version, perhaps even more than the PC version. I can play it longer without fatigue or pain, thanks to using a controller, and the game was built for utilizing a controller. I recently chatted with one of their game designers, Brian Waggoner, and one of the things the chat asked me was “If it hurts to play at your desk, why not play Marvel Heroes with a controller on Steam?” and honestly, that’s a good question. But I have a very important answer, which ties into why I like it on console more.

Sure, PC finally has controller support. But that’s all it is: Controller Support. It’s not made for a controller. The UI and setup for PS4? It was made for a controller. It doesn’t have to change, adjust, or anything. It’s made for console, everything makes sense, and I don’t have to jump through any hoops to make it happen! I’ve tried using a controller on Steam before for Marvel Heroes, and it didn’t really work. PS4 control support is spotty at best, and I connect it to my PC via Bluetooth adapter. There are some other issues at play here, but it’s not really all that important. The end of it is: It doesn’t work perfectly the way I’d like it to. So, I don’t bother with it. Enter the PS4 version, which has a UI that works, is comfortable, and frankly fun. It’s a little weird to hit L2 to use the other four powers, but you get used to it and put all the really important character powers on the first four buttons anyway. The only thing that’s slowed me down on playing on PS4 versus PC is the ease of typing with people on PC, and my PC account has Cosmic Prestige Cyclops. For those of you who are new, once you hit level 60, you can Prestige, which does nothing other than give you a pretty easy-to-get skin [but you can blend them on PC to make new random skins. Positives!], and a new color for your name on that character. That’s it. And I did …read more


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