Marvel: Avengers Alliance
I’m going to continue my trend of just posting about whatever I’m playing. Right now, I’m spending hours grinding on Marvel: Avengers Alliance by Playdom. It’s a game that can be played on Facebook or via Playdom’s website. Let me just say that this is the one and only Facebook game that I’ve stuck with for an extended period of time. Usually I just get bored with having to do the same thing over-and-over or I run into the dreaded brick wall – Spend all your monies to keep playing! I’ve been playing this game for about 2 years straight and the only money I spent was when I first started and didn’t know how to grind out gold. Yes, you can spend your own money to more quickly obtain items, characters, or costumes but the beauty is that you don’t HAVE to. So many social games basically require you to spend money if you want to enjoy the game. Avengers Alliance does not. I’ve spent my free gold freely and I’m currently sitting on about $50 worth. I hope I’ve enticed you enough with “Avengers” and “actual free social game.”
If not, I shall continue ever onward! Your favorite character is in the game. If they aren’t then you either like an obscure hero or Iceman. Bobby Drake isn’t in game yet. It saddens me too. Even so, I’ve got pretty much every other damn X-Man or Avenger I could possibly want. Currently there are 58 characters to recruit and that number increases at a rapid pace. New content is added all the time.
OK. I’m going to consider your appetite to be thoroughly whetted. Now let us talk about the game play. Marvel: Avengers Alliance is a turn-based game. You bring yourself (as a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent) and two characters into the fight. You will face any number of villains. From lowly AIM agents on up to Magneto, Red Skull, Kang, etc. You do these through a series of missions laid out in a story. Sorry, I can’t report anything on the story line. I just click through until I can fight. Season one took me all these two years to finish and it consists of 12 chapters of 6 missions each. Season two will be released shortly. You can play every mission as many times as you like. Accumulate points to earn stars on the mission. Each mission can be five-starred. You are, of course, rewarded for each star and receive a better reward the higher the star. I could go into spectacular detail on all the items you can win or earn but I won’t.
In fact, I’m going to attempt to wrap this up and hope you’ll just try the game for yourself. Each character is assigned one of five classes or has no class. Ba-dum-bum. Each class an advantage and weakness over one other class. For example: The bruiser class (The Hulk) gains advantage over the scrapper class (Daredevil) but is susceptible to blasters (Iron Man).
Great! Now go play the game and friend me so we can send gifts to one another!